If you struggle with aging or damaged skin, chemical peels may provide the relief you desperately need. Chemical peels are a safe and effective treatment used to improve skin tone and quality on your face, hands, or neck. At RenewMD, we offer different chemical peels to help you reach your individual goals. 

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are chemical solutions applied to the skin to remove superficial layers and encourage the growth of newer, healthier skin. Often chemical peels are used on the face to diminish the appearance of dark spots, sun spots, acne scars, uneven skin tone, or other blemishes. The treatment is a form of exfoliation and improves the skin’s complexion. 

What Does a Chemical Peel Do?

Chemical peels remove the superficial layers of skin (some deeper ones may go deeper) to remove damaged skin cells. Sun damage and debris damage our skin cells as we live, resulting in dull, uneven skin. Chemical peels remove the damaged cells to allow healthier, glowing skin to surface for a younger, brighter complexion. 

Types of Chemical Peels

RenewMD offers a plethora of chemical peel treatments to improve various skin conditions. Some of the types of chemical peels are:

Glycolic Peels

Glycolic peels exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin by penetrating the deepest layers. They are available at different strengths to allow for the most effective treatment. 

Beta Peels

Beta peel formulas are often used to treat acne. They use salicylic acid to control the amount of oil on the skin and target bacteria responsible for acne. 

Lactic Peels

Lactic peels are best for dry or sensitive skin. They are made of milk and have active ingredients such as retinol to smooth the skin while balancing PH levels.

Chemical Peel Strengths

Depending on your needs, chemical peels are available at different strengths. Deeper chemical peels provide more dramatic results but with a longer recovery time. The different strengths of chemical peels are:

Light Peels

Light chemical peels remove only the most superficial layers of skin to treat fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tones, and dryness. You may need multiple treatments between two to five weeks for ideal results but have little to no downtime. 

Medium Peels

Medium chemical peels touch the upper middle layer of skin treating wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. You may need a repeat treatment for ideal results, and downtime may last up to two weeks. 

Deep Peels

Deep chemical peels penetrate the deepest layers of damaged skin cells and often treat deep wrinkles, scars, and precancerous growth. No repeat procedures are needed, but recovery time may take two to three weeks, with persisting redness lasting months. 

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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!