Are you unhappy with the appearance of your skin because of problems like scars, blemishes, wrinkles, or an uneven skin tone? Skin problems like these can lead to feelings of diminished self-esteem and self-confidence. Fortunately, we live in an exciting era of numerous advances in the field of dermatology that allow us to safely and effectively treat problems like these in an office setting. We’re talking about chemical peels.
Many people with common skin problems are seeking treatment methods that do not involve surgery they see as too risky, expensive, or involving lengthy downtimes. A growing number of minimally-invasive treatments are available that offer results that are significant and noticeable.
Chemical peels are medical-grade treatments that involve the removal of certain skin portions that trigger your body into a self-repair process. The removal of this outer skin layer forces your body to replace old, damaged skin with fresh, new skin that displays fewer signs of skin problems like lines, wrinkles, scars, and blemishes.
Types of Chemical Peels
There are different types of chemical peels, including superficial and deeper. If your skin conditions are relatively mild, you may benefit from a superficial skin peel. This is the gentlest form of chemical peel available and treats mild scars, wrinkles, and other minor blemishes. Superficial chemical peels usually utilize glycolic or lactic acids to remove only the outer skin layer or epidermis.
Superficial peels do not require sedation and involve little to no downtime. You may notice a mild stinging or tingling sensation during a superficial peel treatment. Since this type of peel is so gentle, you may require multiple treatments in order to experience significant results.
If you have more serious skin problems like deeper scars, wrinkles, or blemishes, you may require a deeper type of chemical peel. This type of treatment offers the most dramatic results available in terms of skin rejuvenation. Patients are almost always very pleased with their dramatic results in the diminishment of scars, wrinkles, and skin blotches.
Getting Started with Chemical Peels
Whether you are dealing with rosacea, sun damage, or acne, our team at the Center for Dermatology can help you. Schedule a consultation at our office in Lawrenceville to see if chemical peels can work for you. We happily serve clients in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Dacula, Duluth, Buford, and Snellville. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started.