Chemical Peels

Do Chemical Peels Still Have a Place in Dermatology?

Facial Chemical Peel

It seems in recent years that the world of dermatology has been taken over by new, technologically advanced anti-aging treatments and devices. With all these new-fangled options for improving the appearance of skin, do old-fashioned chemical peels still have a place in today’s world of varied skin rejuvenation options?

What a Peel Does

During a chemical peel, a solution is applied to the face, causing the top layer of cells to separate from underlying layers and peel off. By removing that top layer of dull and damaged skin cells, the treatment starts a natural process of rejuvenation resulting in the emergence of healthier, younger-looking skin.

Chemical peels can be customized to address your unique complexion concerns. Fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and pigmentation problems such as sun damage and age spots can all typically see improvement and correction when targeted with the right chemical peels.

Peels Nominated for Best Supporting Treatment

The anti-aging market is more innovative than ever. For example, Thermage® offers patients dramatic skin tightening results, while the Fraxel® Dual Laser can improve wrinkles, scars and pigmentation issues. Many of these newest methods of renewing aging skin deliver exceptional results with limited downtime, just like chemical peels themselves.

Despite the introduction of more options, most dermatologists agree that chemical peels still remain a viable and effective treatment for many patients. Although peels may not offer immediate, dramatic results, they’re much less expensive, which makes them more easily incorporated into a medical-grade skincare routine than more complex treatments. In other words, chemical peels aren’t quite the stars of the show anymore, but there’s no denying they can still play a pivotal part in skin health and rejuvenation.

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