3 Chemical Peel Tips

Many of our skin care patients in Louisville ask about chemical peels and their benefits. Chemical peels can be very helpful for improving the health and appearance of facial skin. Different levels of peels provide different benefits, and some provide more extensive correcting. So, knowing this information, you may be wondering, “Which peel is right for me?”

To help determine which level of peel you should consider for your skin care treatment, here are 3 tips:

  1. Know your skin type. Knowing whether you have acne prone, sensitive, or dry/damaged skin will help determine the level of peel necessary.
  2. Know the 3 types of peels. Chemical peels are divided into 3 categories which include: Alphahydroxy Acids (AHAs), Trichloroacetic Acids (TCAs), and Phenol (ranging from mildest to strongest).
  3. Know your lifestyle. It is important to be realistic when choosing a chemical peel. For instance, a deeper peel will have a longer recovery time than a milder one. If you cannot devote time to a longer recovery period, a lighter peel may be optimal for you. You will discuss this with your skincare specialist during your consultation.

What do you think? Do you have any other tips?

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