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What are the Most Common Chemical Peel Results?

Diane Goettel
Updated May 17, 2024
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Chemical peel results depend on a number of factors, including the condition of the skin prior to the treatment and the intensity of the chemical peel. There are three basic levels of chemical peels. There are light chemical peels, medium chemical peels, and deep chemical peels. These peels are differentiated by the kinds of acids that are applied to the skin and how long the acids are allowed to remain on the skin.

In order to get the best chemical peel results, one must work with a reputable doctor who is skilled at administering chemical peels. Also, chemical peel results are dependent on proper treatment of the skin after the procedure, which should also be overseen by a doctor. If the aftercare instructions are not followed, the skin could become infected or scarred.

A light chemical peel results, in most cases, in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. This kind of peel can also help to reduce uneven pigmentation in the skin, especially when the uneven pigmentation is cause by acne scarring. Sometimes a light chemical peel results in the reduction of acne. A medium chemical peel results in the more advanced reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.

Chemical peel results of a deep chemical peel are the most drastic. A deep chemical peel removes the most layers of skin and can even the texture of the skin. It can also treat deep wrinkles as well as large sun spots.

The immediate chemical peel results are usually redness, swelling, and crusting of the skin. There may also be some stinging. The severity of the side effects depend on the type of chemical peel that is applied to the skin and the state of the skin prior to the peel. Deep chemical peel results are usually only possible to assess after multiple weeks of recovery.

One of the best ways to assess the results that one might achieve through a chemical peel is to speak with a doctor who regularly performs this treatment. In consultation, a doctor will be able to show before and after photos of people with similar skin issues after different kinds of chemical peels. Although every experiences slightly different results, a consultation with a skilled doctor should be able to provide a pretty clear picture of what can be expected after the procedure and after the healing.

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Diane Goettel
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