A growing number of Worcester residents are discovering for themselves the tremendous benefits in the appearance of their skin following treatment with chemical peels. Medical-grade chemical peels can refresh and revitalize your skin by minimizing the appearance of scars, wrinkles, blemishes, and other issues.
Each type of peel utilizes different solutions to remove outer skin layers, revealing fresher skin underneath that displays fewer imperfections. Some peels are so gentle that they qualify as skin exfoliation, while others are more powerful and remove significant amounts of skin tissue to promote new skin formation. Let’s take a look at each type of peel to determine which one may be right for your individual skin condition.
Light chemical peels involve a gentle exfoliation of the outer skin layer, which is actually not composed of living tissue at all. The outer skin layer or stratum corneum is composed of dead skin cells, lipids, cellular debris, and dirt. Removing this dull skin layer reveals fresh skin underneath that is more youthful and radiant.
A medium chemical peel offers a stronger result than a light peel and normally involves the use of a solution containing something called TCA. It will remove the stratum corneum and some of the epidermis. Medium peels usually require no sedation and little downtime.
Deep chemical peels represent the strongest type of medical-grade peel available. They are useful for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation. A deep peel usually involves the use of a high-strength solution to remove both the epidermis and portions of the dermis skin layers. This type of peel does involve more downtime and side effects.
Chemical peel procedures in Worcester are normally performed in a series of treatment sessions. If multiple treatment sessions are required, they will be spaced several weeks apart to give your skin time to heal adequately.
Make an appointment at Worcester Dermatology Associates or Chelmsford Dermatology Associates to see if chemical peels can work for you. Our offices are conveniently located in Worcester and Chelmsford. Contact us today to set up a consultation and get started.