Chemical peels improve the appearance of the skin and are an effective treatment for facial blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. If you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin, consider a chemical peel to restore your skin’s beauty.

Rely on top-quality cosmetic dermatologist Paul Wallace, MD, and the team at Wallace Skin and Body Institute to restore your skin’s natural beauty. Whether you’re dealing with age spots, uneven skin tone, or acne scars, we can help. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of chemical peels, one of the treatments used to resurface the skin.

How can a chemical peel rejuvenate your skin?

A chemical peel is a type of skin resurfacing treatment that exfoliates the skin, removing the outer layers to restore your skin’s vibrancy. A chemical solution, applied to the skin, penetrates the top layers and stimulates the body’s natural skin turnover.

Your provider chooses the right chemical and the right depth for a highly individualized treatment to address your unique skin’s issues. Common substances used in chemical peel treatment include:

  • Glycolic acid

  • Lactic acid

  • Salicylic acid

  • Trichloroacetic acid

Chemical peels can be used with other treatments to maximize results.

What are the different types of chemical peels?

Dr. Wallace tailors chemical peels to the needs of each patient. The following are different types of chemical peels employed to address various skin issues.

Superficial Chemical Peels

Light chemical peels are perfect when you need gentle exfoliation to address skin challenges such as:

  • Minor acne

  • Dry skin

  • Mild hyperpigmentation

Superficial chemical peels remove the outermost layer of skin (epidermis). Gentle chemical solutions such as alpha and beta hydroxy acid are commonly used for light chemical peels. This type of peel is useful in addressing oily, acne-prone skin. The acids unclog pores and reduce inflammation and irritation to calm skin and ease acne breakouts.

Medium depth chemical peels

Increasing the depth of the chemical peel penetrates deeper layers of skin. Chemicals such as TCA are most commonly used for medium depth peels. This type of peel is an excellent option for patients with sun damage, acne scars, wrinkles, and various pigment irregularities.

Deep chemical peels

Your provider may recommend a deep peel for patients who desire dramatic results. Deep chemical peels offer long-lasting facial resurfacing and can address dark spots, widespread hyperpigmentation, and deeper acne scars.

What kind of chemical peel do I need?

Dr. Wallace recommends a treatment regimen after a comprehensive evaluation of your skin and discussion of your skin goals, customizing a treatment plan designed to target and address specific skin concerns.

When you’re ready to reinvigorate your skin and restore your its natural radiance, then you’re ready for customized chemical peel treatment. Take your skin care up a notch. To get started, call our Los Angeles office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wallace. Your journey to healthier looking skin starts now.