Our skin is one of the very first things that others notice about us — and over time, the complexion can start to become damaged by blemishes, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and other flaws that can make us feel self-conscious about how we look.
Different Types of Chemical Peels Available
AHA peel: This type of chemical peel is ideal for patients seeking minimal downtime and a seamless, stress-free experience. Using glycolic acid, fruit acids, and lactic acid, an AHA peel helps to minimize wrinkles and fine lines while correcting hyperpigmentation and rough skin patches. The AHA chemical peel is safe and non-invasive enough to be used with your daily skincare protocol.
Phenol peel: The phenol peel is the most stringent and aggressive type of chemical peel. It penetrates the skin deeply, targeting entrenched wrinkles, folds, and creases that are a result of sun damage over time. It can also correct pre-cancerous lesions. Because a phenol peel requires a significant amount of downtime and has the potential to scar the skin, it should only be performed by an experienced and precision-minded practitioner. After treatment, you will need to stay out of the sun and wear sunblock continuously.
TCA peel: The TCA peel is a middle-ground chemical peel between the AHA and the phenol peel. It can help reverse wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin texture, and blemishes. While it does have a slightly longer recovery than the AHA peel, the TCA peel can accomplish remarkable anti-aging results without the lengthy downtime of the phenol peel. The TCA peel can be repeated several times to accomplish the same goals as a phenol peel without the more intense recuperation required.