Aging and environmental factors can result in age spots, fine lines, and uneven skin texture. Fortunately, chemical facial peels effectively rejuvenate your skin. They remove dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. Renew MD offers a range of chemical peels that can help you achieve your goals.
What is a Chemical Facial Peel?
A chemical peel uses a solution to remove the top layers of the skin, revealing a fresh, new layer of skin underneath. The solution contains various chemicals such as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), and trichloroacetic acid (TCA). The type of solution used will depend on the individual’s skin type and the desired results. We customize your facial peel to address your specific skin concerns.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Chemical peels work by exfoliating the outer layers of the skin. The solution is applied to the skin and left on for a specific amount of time, depending on the type of peel.
Depending on the skin layers’ depth, chemical peels can be superficial, medium-depth, or deep. Superficial peels target only the top layer of skin and are the mildest chemical peel. Medium-depth peels target the middle layer of skin and can effectively treat fine lines, age spots, and sun damage. Deep peels penetrate the deeper layers of skin and can address more severe skin concerns such as deep wrinkles and acne scarring.
How Long Do Chemical Peels Last?
The duration of the results from a chemical peel can vary depending on the individual’s skin type, the type of peel, and the depth of the peel. Superficial peels typically last between one to two months, while medium-depth peels can last up to six months. Deep peels are so intensive that you will usually only have one once. Maintaining the results of a chemical peel requires proper skincare and regular maintenance treatments.
What Do Chemical Peels Treat?
Facial peels can treat various skin concerns, including textural issues and signs of aging.
Age spots and sun damage
Chemical peels can help to reduce the appearance of age spots and sun damage by exfoliating the outer layers of the skin.
Fine lines and wrinkles
Chemical peels can improve the texture of the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Uneven skin texture and tone
Chemical peels can help to even out the skin tone and texture, leaving the skin smoother and more radiant.
Acne and acne scars
Chemical peels can help reduce acne and acne scars by exfoliating the skin and promoting cell turnover.
Chemical peels can help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, such as melasma and dark spots.
Is There Any Downtime With Chemical Peels?
The downtime associated with a chemical peel can vary depending on the type of peel and the depth of the peel. Superficial peels typically have little to no downtime. Medium-depth peels may cause some redness and peeling for a few days after the treatment. Deep peels can cause significant peeling and redness and may require up to two weeks of downtime.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more about chemical peels, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with Renew MD in Reno, Nevada. Call us at (775) 852-4500 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!