Thanks to continued advancements and more accessible technology, it is easier than ever before to take care of your skin! Patients who are interested in improving the texture, tone, and overall health of their skin will want to ask their doctor about the best solution for their unique needs. For many patients, improving the skin is as easy as asking about a chemical peel.
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are an exfoliating treatment that is designed to remove dead skin cells on the outer layer of the skin and to stimulate healthy skin cell turnover. In doing this, it can improve a wide range of skin concerns on the face.
What can a chemical peel treat?
Below are just a few of the conditions that patients might be able to improve or resolve with chemical peels:
- Acne and acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots/sun spots
- Crow’s feet
- Sun-damaged skin
- Skin laxity
What are the different types of chemical peels available?
Not all chemical peels are the same. Chemical peels range from superficial to deep, and the healing process for each depends on the type. Superficial peels use chemicals that only penetrate the upper layer of skin and have a short healing and recovery time, typically just a few days. Medium peels are more aggressive, and can target the outer and middle layers of skin to remove damaged cells. These typically include ingredients such as trichloroacetic acid or glycolic acid and require up to two weeks for recovery. Deep peels give the best results, but require up to three weeks for recovery and downtime.
What other treatments can help improve my skin’s texture and tone?
Alternatively, patients may also want to ask Dr. Samuel Lin about other skin surfaces available at his office, such as laser skin resurfacing. This may be combined with chemical peels to achieve dramatic results over time. Patients can also ask about specific skincare products they can use at home, including gentle cleansers, topical medications, and moisturizers that will maintain youthful, supple skin.
How do I learn more about chemical peels?
The best way to learn more about chemical peels is to book a consultation visit at Boston Plastic Surgery by calling (617) 632-7827. Dr. Samuel Lin’s practice is readily available for new and existing patients at 8 Binney Street Ground Floor, Boston, MA 02215.