If you feel your complexion is dull, rough, or uneven, a chemical peel could be right for you. Chemical peels exfoliate the damaged, outer layers of skin to reveal fresher, smoother skin underneath. Dr. Indira Misra-Higgins, the experienced dermatologist at Beverly Hills Skin Care Institute in Beverly Hills, MI, offers chemical peels for more radiant-looking skin with improved texture and tone.
Types of Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment for resurfacing the skin by exfoliating the top layers to reveal younger, fresher-looking skin beneath. Chemical peels can treat fine lines and wrinkles, an uneven skin tone, a dull or blotchy complexion, skin discoloration due to hyperpigmentation, sun damage, age spots, and acne scars.
Tree types of chemical peels are offered at our Beverly Hills, MI, skin care institute. These include:
- Light Peel — Exfoliates the top-most layer of skin and clients can return to work immediately afterward. This peel can be performed monthly.
- Medium Peel — Exfoliates the upper-middle layer of skin. A few days of healing might be needed before returning to normal activities. Medium peels can be performed every 4-6 months.
- Deep Layer Peel — Exfoliates deeper layers of skin, making it possible to remove scars and deep lines. There is a longer recovery time than the other types of peels.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels offer numerous benefits. A primary benefit is that they reveal skin that appears fresher and more youthful. Other benefits include smoother skin, a more even skin tone, fewer lines and wrinkles, and a brighter complexion. Another exciting benefit is that chemical peels can be performed on various areas of the body where the signs of aging are most visible, such as the face, neck, and hands. Finally, chemical peels are non-surgical so there is no need for incisions or deep anesthesia.
The Chemical Peel Process
Chemical peels are non-surgical outpatient procedures performed in our office. The treatment involves carefully applying a special topical solution to the skin containing alpha-hydroxy, glycolic, phenol, or trichloroacetic acid. The solution is left on the skin for some time before being neutralized or washed off, which allows it to exfoliate the specific layers of skin being targeted fully.
Some patients experience a mild stinging sensation during treatment while the solution works to exfoliate the skin. Depending on the type of chemical peel applied, the skin might be slightly swollen, red, or irritated for a while after treatment. It is important to follow the care instructions provided to gently care for and protect your skin as it recovers.
A chemical peel can dramatically improve your skin tone and texture. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Misra-Higgins to learn more about improving the appearance of your skin with chemical peels by calling the Beverly Hills Skin Care Institute in Beverly Hills, MI, at (248) 723-5802.