While a chemical peel may seem intimidating, there are many benefits that make the peeling phase worth it. There are a few types of chemical peels that you can choose from to provide you with the desired results.

Types of Chemical Peels

Light chemical peels are superficial and remove only the outermost layer of skin. This type of chemical peel can target wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, and dryness.

A medium chemical peel removes skin cells from the outer layer of skin and a portion of the middle layer of skin. This can target the same issues as light chemical peels but provide more noticeable results.

A deep chemical peel removes skin cells from the outer layer of skin and mid to lower layers of your middle layer of skin. This is an intense chemical peel that may be recommended for deeper wrinkles, scars, or precancerous growths.

Who Can Benefit?

Chemical peels aren’t for everyone. They are best for those with fair skin and light hair. If you have darker skin, you may achieve good results but you may be more likely to have uneven skin tone after this procedure.

How It Is Done

During a chemical peel treatment, your skin will be cleaned thoroughly. The chemical solution or solutions will be applied to the skin. You may experience a burning sensation that lasts for about 10 minutes and is followed by a stinging feeling. If you are getting a deeper peel, you may need pain medication.

After the treatment, your skin will react similarly to a sunburn. You may notice your skin turn red and become scaly. Your skin will peel and reveal healthy and new skin. Chemical peels cause the skin to be more sensitive to the sun, so it is important to wear sunscreen every day.

If you are interested in a chemical peel, contact Carole Neuman, MD Aesthetics & Gynecology today. We will answer any questions you may have and help you achieve the look you want. We also offer a variety of other aesthetic services at our Jacksonville office.