4 Common Skin Issues a Chemical Peel Can Help

4 Common Skin Issues a Chemical Peel Can Help

You may think of a chemical peel as a way to make your skin look younger and fresher and rejuvenated. And, yes, it’s true that the procedure does peel away, or exfoliate, the outer layer of your skin to reveal fresh cells beneath.

But the real power of a chemical peel is the variety of skin conditions it can address.

In fact, the expert team at Melanie Adams Dermatology in Columbia, Maryland, recommends chemical peels to treat a number of skin imperfections. Here are four common skin complaints a chemical peel can help:

Wrinkles and lines

Fine lines and wrinkles are among the biggest complaints people make as they age, and chemical peels are a great way to address these skin texture problems. Your provider examines the area you want to renew and determines the best peel for the job.

First, they apply the solution to your skin for 5-10 minutes. When the peel comes off, it removes the outer layer of skin that contains the wrinkles and lines. As your skin cells regenerate, the old cells are replaced with newer, fresher cells that leave your face looking younger.

Acne and scarring

A chemical peel to deal with an acne issue includes glycolic acid, which helps remove excess oil from your face, reduce blockages in your pores, and lower your breakout incidents.

If you have acne scars or other minor scars, a chemical peel can remove the layer of skin that contains the scar, diminishing its appearance and leaving fresher, smoother skin. A chemical peel for scars works best with mild, shallow scars — it won’t reach deeper scars.

Crow’s feet

Crow’s feet are those fine lines that bunch up at the corner of your eyes when you laugh. They indicate a life of laughter and fun, but you may not want to see them every time you look in a mirror. As with wrinkles, a chemical peel works well to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet.

The skin around your eyes is delicate, so this procedure is especially effective to stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production in that area.

Pigmentation issues

The wide range of pigmentation problems includes age spots, freckles, and melasma (patches of brown pigmentation). A chemical peel is ideal to treat these problems — the solution lifts the discoloration from the epidermis (top layer of skin), leaving you with a more even skin tone.

If you’re dealing with any of these skin issues and are looking for an effective solution, contact Melanie Adams Dermatology by phone or online request form to schedule a consultation. You may be surprised at just how effective a chemical peel can be.

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