Chemical peels improve the overall appearance of your facial skin by removing the damaged outer layer, and as a result, facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation will hopefully be virtually eliminated. There are a variety of peeling agents and formulations that can be used, but 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 the ones used in the past and are less likely to leave your skin feeling raw.
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Chemical peels come in a variety of strengths: mild, medium, and deep peels. Side effects are more common when using medium or deep peels. The depth and type of chemical peel used by a skincare professional depend on the condition of the skin. At SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology in San Ramon, our professional clinicians will discuss the chemical peel and the common side effects you might experience, including redness, burning, numbness, crusting and scabbing, and more. You will also be able to consult with one of our skin care professionals to discuss the best way to introduce chemical peels into your skincare routine. Give us a call at (925) 275-9333 to get started today!