A chemical peel is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin to remove the damaged outer layer, revealing smoother, brighter, and younger-looking skin. Chemical peels are a popular treatment option for individuals who want to rejuvenate their skin and improve their overall appearance. This blog post will explore the benefits of chemical peels, the different types, and how to know if it is time for a chemical peel.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
CHEMICAL PEEL treatments offer numerous benefits for individuals seeking to improve their skin’s appearance. Some of the benefits include:
Reducing wrinkles and fine lines
Chemical peels remove the outer layer of damaged or dead skin cells, stimulating collagen production and improving the skin’s texture, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Improving acne and acne scars
Chemical peels help to unclog pores, reduce inflammation, and improve the appearance of acne scars.
Treating sun damage and age spots
Chemical peels remove damaged skin cells and promote the growth of new, healthy skin cells, reducing the appearance of sun damage and age spots.
Smoothing and brightening the skin
Chemical peels can help to even out skin tone, reduce hyperpigmentation, and brighten the skin, resulting in a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion.
Types of Chemical Peels
There are three chemical peels: superficial, medium, and deep. Each of these includes varying ingredients like glycolic acid, salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and other exfoliating ingredients.
Superficial/light chemical peel: The superficial peel is the mildest type of chemical peel, and it only penetrates the outermost layer of the skin. They treat fine lines, uneven skin tone, and mild acne.
Medium chemical peels: Medium peels penetrate the outer and middle layers of the skin and are used to treat deeper wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage.
Deep chemical peels: A deep peel can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and is used to treat severe sun damage, deep wrinkles, and scars.
How to Know if it is Time for a Chemical Peel
If you are unhappy with uneven skin tone or texture and are looking for a nonsurgical option, it may be a great time to schedule a chemical peel procedure. Ideal candidates are those who are overall healthy and do not have an active infection like cold sores or acne at the treatment site. Also, you should not undergo a chemical peel if you have a sunburn. A deep or medium peel might not be the best choice right before a big event because it will cause peeling for several days. For a list of pre-treatment qualifications, please contact our office.
Setting up a Consultation with Drs. Papel, Kontis, and Brown at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme
If you are considering a chemical peel in Baltimore, it is essential to consult with a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme, Drs. Papel, Kontis, and Brown are renowned cosmetic surgeons with extensive experience in performing chemical peels. During your consultation, they will assess your skin’s condition, discuss your goals and expectations, and recommend the best treatment options. They will also provide detailed instructions on preparing for the procedure, what to expect during and after the treatment, and how to care for your skin following the procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
A chemical peel can be an effective way to rejuvenate and improve the overall appearance of your skin. If you are considering a chemical peel, it is essential to consult with a qualified provider to learn if you are a good candidate for the procedure and to ensure that you achieve the best possible results.
At the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme, Drs. Papel, Kontis, and Brown are dedicated to helping their patients achieve their aesthetic goals. With their expertise and state-of-the-art technology, they can provide safe, effective, and personalized treatment options to help you achieve a more youthful and radiant complexion. Don’t wait any longer to achieve the beautiful skin you deserve; SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION with Drs. Papel, Kontis, and Brown at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme today!
Dr. Ira D. Papel is certified in Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Papel earned his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from Boston University of Medicine. He completed a residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Papel is considered an international expert in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and facial aesthetic surgery.