Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of your skin because of a rough texture or the development of lines and wrinkles? If so, you may benefit from medical-grade chemical peels. This treatment can enhance your skin’s smoothness and diminish the signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
Types of Chemical Peels
Many people have heard of chemicals peels, but are confused by the sheer number of them. The process involves the application of some type of solution to the surface of the skin, removing outer layers. The strength of the individual peel will vary, depending upon the type of solution used and the amount of time the peel is left on the skin.
Each peel will contain an active ingredient of varying strengths or concentrations. The percentage of the peel tells you how much of that active ingredient is present in the formulation. The higher the percentage, the stronger the peel for that particular ingredient.
A light peel may be right for you if you want to have noticeable results without a requirement for much downtime. This type of peel is the gentlest type available, typically involving the removal of only the top layer of skin or epidermis.
Light peels can help rapidly improve the appearance of your skin, leading to a brighter, smoother look and a smoother skin texture. They can diminish the signs of fine lines and light wrinkles and reduce sun damage, age spots, acne scars and dry skin.
Light chemical peels are most effective in a series of treatment sessions. They involve virtually no downtime.
Medium depth chemical peels give more noticeable results than light peels because they reach deeper layers of the skin. They are helpful in the treatment of wrinkles, discoloration and sun damage. Since they are stronger, medium peels require a longer recovery period and may result in more side effects.
Deep chemical peels are the strongest form available and offer dramatic results for those suffering from certain types of scarring, deep lines and wrinkles and sun damage. They penetrate deep into the skin. A deep peel offers the most dramatic improvements in skin quality and texture.
Learn More About Medical-Grade Chemical Peels
At Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, we offer a variety of medical-grade chemical peels. You can find out which one is right for you during a consultation at our office in Wayzata. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!