If you are currently dealing with skin problems like scars, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation, a chemical peel may be just what you need to restore the youthful smoothness of your skin. Many patients have undergone a peel to help reduce common skin problems caused by sun exposure or the effects of aging.
Treatment with Chemical Peels
The chemical peel is a medical-grade topical solution that we apply to your skin to remove some of the outer skin tissue. Your body will respond to a peel by removing damaged skin tissue and replacing it with newer skin. The result is a minimization of many common skin problems like those due to the effects of aging or prolonged sun exposure. All chemical peels can be used on the face, and most are also suitable for treating the neck and hands.
Light Chemical Peels
Think of a superficial peel as a mild type of exfoliation. We use a gentle acid like glycolic or lactic acid to remove the buildup of dead skin cells on the very surface of your skin. This treatment is beneficial for those who have a dull skin tone and wish to brighten their complexion.
Medium Chemical Peels
The medium peel addresses skin problems like light lines and wrinkles, superficial scars, and skin blemishes. This type of peel often utilizes a chemical called TCA to remove some of the epidermis skin layer and encourage the formation of fresher skin tissue.
Deep Chemical Peels
A deep peel is appropriate when you are dealing with skin problems that affect deeper skin layers. Problems like deep scars, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation are often treated with a deep peel containing an acid solution like phenol or carbolic acid.
After your peel treatment, you will want to follow certain guidelines to safeguard the health and appearance of your skin. Avoid prolonged sun exposure before and after your treatment. Be sure to apply a good moisturizer to lock in moisture, as peels tend to have a drying effect on the skin.
Visit Us to Get More Information
If you would like to experience for yourself what a chemical peel can do for your face, neck, or hands, we invite you to make an appointment with Riverwalk Medical and Wellness! At our convenient location in Corona, CA, our caring and dedicated professionals will be pleased to explain your full range of options and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!