Is your facial skin starting to look dull or less radiant than it once was? Rejuvenating facial treatments like chemical peels can help our facial skin look and feel younger. Chemical peels improve the overall appearance of our facial skin by removing the damaged outer layer. As a result, surface facial blemishes such as fine lines, uneven skin texture, and surficial pigmentation issues can be diminished. Chemical peels come in a variety of strengths: mild, medium, and deep peels. The depth and type of chemical peel used by a skincare professional depend on the condition of the patient’s skin.
A variety of peeling agents and formulations are now available. However, the most common and consistently used agents are alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and phenol. After being applied to the skin, chemical peels intentionally make the skin blister and then peel. The great thing about chemical peels today is that they are considered safer than those used in the past and are less likely to leave your skin feeling raw.
At SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery Medical Group in San Ramon, Pleasanton, San Jose, and Oakland, our professional clinicians will discuss which chemical peel is right for you and the common side effects you might experience. You will also discuss the best way to introduce chemical peels into your skincare routine. Give us a call to get started today!