Skin Tone, Clarity & Color Treatments
Facial peels can address mild acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, freckles and pigment changes. A facial peel is the perfect choice for patients who want to improve the overall appearance of their skin, instead of targeting a smaller area of scarring or discoloration. Facial peels increase the elasticity of the skin and offer a smoother texture while also making the skin appear more toned.
Patients who are interested in improving their appearance but who are not ready for a facelift or other facial surgery may want to consider a chemical peel. Peels also work very well when combined with facial surgery for a total rejuvenation of the face.
There are a variety of different types of peels available, ranging from heavy to medium to light. Choosing a chemical peel that’s right for you depends on your cosmetic goals and the current condition of your skin.
Light Chemical Peels
Many patients choose light fruit acid peels as a part of their normal skin routines to maintain a youthful glow. Light peels reduce fine lines, reduce the occurrence of acne, lighten uneven pigmentation and make the skin softer and smoother.
The Micropeel® is a light fruit acid peel that won’t irritate the skin but will gradually improve skin clarity, texture and tone. Many patients opt for this light peel during their lunch breaks. Micropeels are recommended to enhance and accelerate the efficacy of other skin products and routines. By removing layers of dead skin on a regular basis, your skin care products are enhancing the very best of your skin for a better, more youthful appearance. Micropeels are most effective with 5 to 6 treatments scheduled over a period of several weeks or months.
Medium to Heavy Chemical Peels
Stronger, deeper peel treatments are available that will provide more dramatic results in just one session. One of these is the Obagi Blue Peel. This is a medium to heavy peel that is excellent at addressing more advanced skin issues like coarse skin and uneven pigmentation. The Obagi Blue Peel causes a true peeling action that stimulates the regeneration of new, youthful skin. This level of peel may require one to two weeks of recovery time.