Chemical peels can be used on most areas of the body, but the commonest use is to improve the appearance of sun damaged skin on the face, or the backs of the hands.
They can also be used to improve certain skin spots, blemishes or lesions such as acne and actinic keratosis. If you are considering having a chemical peel, you must go to an experienced practitioner as the success of the treatment depends on a variety of factors. Your skin type and the problem which requires attention both need to be investigated fully by you and your practitioner.
Below is a list of the treatments and the type of skin problems which they can reduce:
Can help to lessen rough skin texture, dry or flaking skin, fine lines due to sun damage, mild acne marks, “age spots” (brownish patches which can be caused by sun damage) and balancing irregular skin tones (i.e. skin which may be uneven in colour.)
MEDIUM DEPTH PEELS
Can reduce small wrinkle lines, some acne scars, and certain pigmentation problems (again, making different coloured skin more even.)
Can help to reduce the appearance of deeper lines, wrinkles and scars.
PLEASE BE AWARE: chemical peels may not change your pore size, or improve loose skin (saggy skin generally needs to be treated by surgery), or deal with deep scarring.