How to Choose Between Chemical Peels for my skin type?

Chemical peels are a great way to smooth and clarify the skin, and reduce fine lines. They get rid of dead skin and debris to reveal skin that’s clear, fresh, and glowing.  There are several versions of chemical peels on the market, so you might be wondering – how is it possible to choose between chemical peels for my skin type?

Types of Chemical peels
Chemical peels can be used to treat a range of skin conditions including wrinkles, acne, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. Chemical peels vary based on the depth of penetration, strength, and the type of peeling agent used. Peels are available in superficial, medium, or deep varieties.

Superficial peels have the least amount of downtime. There is usually some dryness, and light flaking for a few days. Medium and deep peels require a longer recovery time, as there is more peeling. The results from the peel are not immediate. It typically takes 4-6 treatments spaced about 3 to 4 weeks apart, to achieve optimal benefits.

Which peel is right for your skin type?
The choice of peel depends on your skin concerns, and the condition of your skin. Skin tone is another important factor in determining which peeling agent is most suitable for your skin.

Before deciding which peel is right for your skin type, it’s important to understand the conditions that each type of peel is designed to treat.

The Skin Care Center, with offices in Chicago, Glenview, and Lake Forest, offers chemical peels to rejuvenate and renew your skin. Our board certified dermatologists will help you achieve beautiful skin. Call 773-296-3636 to schedule an appointment at the Chicago office, 847-901-0252 for Glenview, or 847-234-6121 for Lake Forest.

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