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By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
January 04, 2021
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Chemical Peels  

Fresh, glowing skin can be yours with the skin doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists. We have multiple locations in Mt. Arlington, PA, Bridgewater, PA, and Morristown, PA.
 

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a skincare treatment that usually introduces safe, low-risk acids to the skin to resurface the skin to brighten, even and soften the complexion. There are several kinds of chemical peels:
 

Superficial Peel

You or your dermatologist applies alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acid to the area. This acid breaks down the top layer of the epidermis and removes any skin cells that may contribute to a dull complexion or a tired appearance.

Benefits: This type of peel is known as a “lunchtime peel” -- known to be quick enough to get during your lunch hour at work.
 

Medium Layer Peel

To treat further into the skin and remove freckles and lines, your dermatologist will administer stronger actives like glycolic or trichloroacetic acid.

Benefits: This kind of peel handles all the skin concerns that the superficial peel addressed, but this treatment moves into the epidermis and reaches the dermis of the skin.
 

Deep Dermis Peel

With this type of peel trichloroacetic acid or phenol is applied to the skin. Because these are very potent chemicals, it is sure to encourage cellular turnover and banish dead skin cells that refuse to slough off.

Benefit: This treatment resurfaces deeper lines, age spots, and freckles. The procedure dramatically changes the way the face looks.
 

What are the other benefits of a chemical peel?

  • A more toned skin color that is even and does not look as blotchy
  • Skin that looks brighter in appearance
  • A face that is softer to the touch

Learn more about how a chemical peel can get rid of sallow, tired skin? Contact the skin doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists, serving Mt. Arlington, PA, Bridgewater, PA, and Morristown, PA. You may reach us at 973-267-0300.