Different type of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a common procedures performed by dermatologist to improve the texture, tone and pigmentation of the skin. The depth of the peel, which varies based on the strength of the chemical solution employed, is an important factor to take into account during this process. Based on their depth of penetration, chemical peels can be divided into three primary categories: superficial, medium, and deep. Every kind addresses distinct skin issues and provides differing levels of exfoliation.

  1. Superficial Peels: The least invasive type of peel, superficial peels only affect the epidermis, which is the outermost layer. Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) are commonly used in these peels, which work well for moderate discoloration, rough texture, and fine wrinkles on the skin. Superficial peels are a popular option for people looking for a quick skin refresh due to the low downtime. This helps with fine lines, laxity, and texture.
  2. Medium Peels: Medium-depth peels reach the dermis by penetrating the skin’s mid-epidermis. Age spots, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone can all be effectively treated with this form of peel, which frequently uses trichloroacetic acid (TCA). Because the skin is more heavily exfoliated after a medium peel than after a superficial peel, healing times may be longer.
  3. Deep Peels: To treat serious pigment and wrinkles, deep peels penetrate to the dermal layers beneath the surface layer. Phenol is a very strong chemical that is commonly used in these peels and is useful in treating deep wrinkles, scars, and some precancerous growths. Deep peels are more intense than other types, necessitating a longer recovery period and frequently requiring sedation during the operation. Phenol peels can have exceptional , lifelong results because of their depth of penetration! However it is crucial that you have this peel performed only by a Board Certified Dermatologist with proper training and expertise in performing these peels.

At Mays Dermatology, every patient is evaluated and treated by our Dual Board Certified Dermatologist. Dr. Mays makes quick and proper skin assessment the first step to the most effective treatment. When it comes to aesthetic procedures. she cautions patients that you are not necessarily paying for the raw material, rather the expertise of your physician. Dr. Mays is fully trained in all depth peels, including phenol peels which she believes are more effective than the most aggressive lasers in turning back time. Schedule your consult HERE