What Does a Chemical Peel Treat?

Chemical PeelsIf you want smoother, younger-looking skin, you may be curious whether a chemical peel can help. At American Dermatology Associates, Inc., our care team is here to help you look and feel your best. Here, we will look at what chemical peels are used for and what you can expect.

What Are Chemical Peels Used For?

A chemical peel is used to remove the top few layers of the skin. This type of treatment can be used to treat scars, discolored skin, wrinkles, acne marks, precancerous skin lesions, and uneven skin tone. Our dermatologist will work with you to evaluate your skin and help you decide whether moving forward with a chemical peel makes sense.

What Are the Depths of Chemical Peels?

There are three depths for chemical peels: light, medium, and deep. Deeper peels are more intense and require a longer healing time than lighter peels. A light chemical peel is used for issues like dryness and uneven skin tone. A medium chemical peel can treat acne scars and wrinkles. A deep chemical peel can help with deep wrinkles, scarring, and precancerous tissues.

Healing From a Chemical Peel

It takes time to heal from a chemical peel, and our dermatologist will talk with you about what to expect following your treatment. Some people may experience scabbing and swelling, along with redness. Others may experience changes in skin color. Our team may recommend that you use petroleum jelly on the irritated areas of your skin following your treatment. In some cases, it can be helpful to use ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers to provide comfort as your skin goes through the healing process.

Schedule a Consultation Today

At American Dermatology Associates Inc., our team is here to help you with all of your skincare needs. Whether you are ready for a chemical peel or are interested in an evaluation of your skin to determine your needs, we have got you covered. Schedule a consultation today by calling our Sarasota, FL, office at 941-379-6647. Award-winning Dr. Jennifer Trent can help determine the best treatment options to help improve the look and feel of your skin.

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