If you’ve ever looked into the benefits of chemical peels, you probably found a list of benefits that they can provide for your skin including helping with sun damage, uneven skin tone, acne, and treating wrinkles and fine lines.
How do chemical peels do all this and make your skin look brighter and more youthful after just a single treatment? The answer lies in the ingredients which can include AHA Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid, TCA, and Salicylic Acid, just to name a few. These ingredients work together to solve a myriad of skin care concerns leaving you with healthy, beautiful skin as the end result.
Here we’ll discuss, specifically, how chemical peels help treat fine lines and can give you a more youthful appearance.
In general, there are 3 types of chemical peels that can help treat fine lines. Which one to use, or is best suited for you, depends on the severity of your fine lines:
- Light Strength Chemical Peels - Light strength, or superficial chemical peels gently exfoliate dead skin cells and focus on the outermost layers of the skin. These peels are best for sensitive skin or new users who are looking to achieve results with minimal to no downtime.
- Medium Strength Chemical Peels - Medium strength chemical peels focus on the outer and middle layers of the skin to treat fine lines that are a bit deeper than the ones that are treated with light strength peels. These peels are recommended for experienced peelers and new users with non-sensitive skin looking for mild to moderate downtime.
- Deep Strength Chemical Peels - Deep strength chemical peels are best suited for treating fine lines that are deeper than the ones treated with light or medium strength peels. They consist of the highest acid percentage in a given category. While these are the strongest in their category, it is important to note that each acid penetrates the skin at different levels. For example, glycolic acid is not a deep penetrating acid, so even though a Glycolic 70% is classified as deep strength it only causes flaking, while TCA, which is the deepest penetrating acid, will penetrate deeper and cause more peeling than any Glycolic peel even at its lowest percentage of 10%.
When using chemical peels to treat fine lines, you’ll more than likely need to repeat treatment every 2-4 weeks for a series of 5-7 treatments to achieve the best results.
With over 25 years of professional skin care experience, Medpeel specializes in professional-grade, chemical peels and skin care treatments that can be safely performed by clients in the comfort of their own home. To learn more about how you can use chemical peels to treat fine lines, visit our Peels By Type page and talk to one of our licensed professionals today!
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