If you are like most people living in Scottsdale, you take great pride and enjoyment in living in such a beautiful area of the country. However, one drawback is the toll that the harsh climate can take upon your skin. Scottsdale residents have a higher incidence of skin problems like premature wrinkles, sun spots, and skin cancer. This is just one reason why a proper skincare routine is so important.
What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are medical-grade skincare solutions containing chemicals of varying strengths. The treatment is designed to peel away outer portions of the skin to reveal fresher skin underneath that displays fewer signs of lines, wrinkles, scars, sun spots, or large pores.
Chemical peels come in three forms–light, medium, and deep–that vary in strength. Each type of chemical peel is appropriate for a given skin condition. Each one can be customized specifically to target your skin issues. We will determine the appropriate chemical peel that is right for you during your consultation.
What is a Light Chemical Peel?
Think of a light chemical peel as being similar to a gentle exfoliation of your skin. Light chemical peels usually employ glycolic or lactic acids to remove only the very outermost skin layer. They are able to brighten your complexion in a safe and effective manner.
Since light chemical peels are the most gentle form of peel available, they sometimes require multiple applications to produce noticeable results.
What is a Medium Chemical Peel?
The medium chemical peel is a treatment suitable for more serious skin conditions. It usually involves the application of a chemical solution containing something called TCA to peel away the epidermis or outer skin layer. Medium chemical peels are appropriate for the correction of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and sunspots.
What is a Deep Chemical Peel?
If you have moderate to severe wrinkles, scars, blemishes, or sunspots, a deep chemical peel can offer you the most dramatic results in skincare and rejuvenation. A deep peel typically involves the application of a chemical solution containing carbolic acid for a stronger peel that penetrates deeper.
Although deep peels are very effective treatments, you will need to set aside some time to remain indoors while your skin heals and renews.
If you’re looking to enhance your skincare routine, chemical peels are a great way to do it. Here at Aesthetic Assets, we can help you meet your aesthetic needs. Call our Scottsdale, AZ office today to schedule a consultation.