Confused by your Choices in Chemical Peels? Check out this Basic Guide!

Chemical Peels Denver, COWe love chemical peels and perform a variety of peel treatments on a regular basis to help clients of our Denver-area medical spa look and feel their best. In our experience, chemical peels provide outstanding benefits. The problem is that, with so many options, some people never make their move to get a peel that will meet their needs.

The staff at Always Beautiful Medspa spends time developing a skincare program that works for each unique person. Here, we offer a few basic details about which peel may be right for your particular needs. Keep in mind, one of the greatest advantages of chemical peels is that they can be customized. So, even if you would fall into a category of needing a deep peel, you can gain a lot from less intense peels, too.

Our medically-directed peels can treat a variety of dermatologic and cosmetic concerns. Peels are also generally appropriate for all skin types (thanks to customization).

Light Peels

The basic chemical peel uses the gentlest acidic ingredients, such as hydroxy acid, to treat the uppermost layer of skin. A light peel may be right for you if you want to:

  • Smooth the texture of your skin and improve overall moisture.
  • Treat sun damage.
  • Control acne.
  • Improve skin color and vibrancy.
  • Treat the early signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles.

Light chemical peels can be performed as often as monthly for ongoing support. Slight redness and flaking may occur after treatment.

Medium Peels

A medium peel reaches medium depths of tissue using slightly stronger ingredients such as TCA, or trichloroacetic acid. A medium peel may be right for you if you want to:

  • Treat blemishes.
  • Correct hyperpigmentation.
  • Repair more advanced sun damage.
  • Create a smoother, more radiant surface

Medium peels may create a stinging or tingling sensation and do cause the skin to peel and possibly scab. The full transition of cellular turnover may take up to 10 days. New cells may cause the skin to appear rosy for a few weeks.

Deep Peels

The strongest peels have the farthest reach beneath the epidermis and thus achieve the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time. The deep peel may use carbolic or phenol acid or other ingredients to permeate the uppermost layers of tissue for the improvement of:

  • Skin blotchiness and hyperpigmentation caused by UV damage or hormones.
  • More prominent lines and wrinkles.
  • Freckles.
  • Pre-cancerous growths.

Because deep peels vastly increase cellular turnover, they also support collagen proliferation for lasting rejuvenation. Anesthetic or anesthesia may be used to make the deep chemical peel comfortable. After treatment, patients can expect swelling, redness, scabbing, oozing, and peeling. As new cells replace the old, skin appears years younger.

Learn more about chemical peels and our other skin boosting treatments at 720-280-7016.

Posted in: Chemical Peels, Medical Skincare

Ali McCoy
Ali McCoy

Meet Ali McCoy Stengel, LE, RN, BSN

Denver Area Aesthetic Injector, Speaker, and Trainer

My name is Ali and I am the founder, owner, and Master Nurse Injector at Always Beautiful® Medspa. I have been in medicine since 2002, although my passion for facial aesthetics began much earlier. Growing up with acne and self-esteem issues, it became my mission to help others feel comfortable in their skin. Bringing beauty and medicine together became the ultimate pairing to educate the patient, staff, and injector for a safe experience and natural results.

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