After years of sun exposure takes its toll on your face, you may be left with rough, dull skin and splotchy, uneven color and tone. There is a myriad of options available for treating skin that is showing symptoms of age and sun damage, but for best results, professional facial treatments are the best solution. The AKJN Skin & Laser Clinic offers several options to help restore your skin, giving you back that fresh, youthful glow. One such option is a chemical peel, a treatment designed to improve not only the appearance but the quality of the skin on your face and neck. Depending on the condition of your skin and the degree of damage, as well as your desired results, a chemical peel is an effective, minimally invasive way to immediately rejuvenate your skin.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels work by removing the outer layers of damaged skin, revealing the fresh, healthy skin underneath. Despite the name, chemical peels are derived from acids found in milk, fruit and other naturally occurring acids. Peels are available in several strengths, including light, medium and deep peels. As you progress from a mild to a deep chemical peel, a stronger acid is used in a higher concentration to penetrate deeper into your skin to treat more severe skin conditions.
Before undergoing a chemical peel, you will consult with one of our highly trained and experienced staff to make certain that this type of treatment is the best way to address your skin concerns and provide you with optimal results. While patients with darker skin may see favorable results from a chemical peel, patients with fair skin are generally better candidates for chemical peels, as there is less risk for pigmentation issues and uneven skin tone post-procedure. Additionally, patients with a history of scarring, recurring cold sores, or skin sensitivities from certain medications may not be ideal candidates for a chemical peel. To help ensure safe and beautiful results, it is essential that discuss your medical history with us to determine if a chemical peel is the right treatment for you.