Now that we have gone over the three different types of chemical peels available from the Delaware dermatologists at Premier Dermatology And Cosmetic Surgery, it is important to understand the benefits. Chemical peels have proven to help tremendously improve several common skin issues that people of all ages and skin types deal with. Here are some of the most common skin issues that chemical peels can help treat:
Acne is a common skin condition that happens when hair follicles under the skin become clogged. Delaware dermatologists often treat acne with topical products or oral medication, but depending on the severity of your acne, chemical peels may also help. The procedure can break down comedones, which are clogged hair follicles, decrease oil production, kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, and increase absorption of topical treatments. Light and medium chemical peels are usually used to improve acne.
As acne heals, the skin creates new collagen fibers in an attempt to repair lesions that have been created by inflamed skin. This can then create hypertrophic scars, which are bumpy and raised, or atrophic scars, which create depressions in your skin. A chemical peel can help with these scars by exfoliating the top skin layer, which removes excess collagen. Medium chemical peels are typically recommended for acne scars.
Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that affects more than 16 million Americans. Its trademark symptom is small, red, pus-filled bumps on the skin that are present during flare-ups. Sometimes, a chemical peel can help relieve these symptoms. This is typically recommended for mild or moderate rosacea.
Chemical peels may reduce signs of aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, uneven skin tone, roughness, dryness, and liver spots. When skin grows back after a chemical peel, it triggers the production of collagen and elastin. This can help make your skin supple and strong, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The new skin that grows back is also smoother, which helps decrease roughness and dryness.
In addition to acne scars and age spots, chemical peels can also improve other forms of hyperpigmentation, such as uneven skin tone, melasma, freckles, surgical scars, scars due to injury, and discoloration due to sun damage. On the other hand, if you have a dull complexion, you too can benefit from chemical peels. The treatment allows new skin to resurface, which may help your complexion look brighter and healthier.
If you are interested in finding out if you are a good candidate for a chemical peel, contact the Delaware dermatologists at Premier Dermatology And Cosmetic Surgery today!