What Chemical Peels Can and Can’t Do

iStock_000020383481MediumChemical peels have been around for a while. Although their popularity may have lessened when lasers were introduced for improving skin tone and texture, chemical peels remain one of the truly effective skin resurfacing treatments.

When considering chemical peels, it is important to note that not all skin care issues will respond well to the procedure. Chemical peels in any form or strength cannot refine the appearance of enlarged pores, reduced the appearance of spider veins, or help improve skin color for those who have inherently dark skin tones.

Chemical peels can make your skin appear smoother, reduce uneven skin spots due to sun exposure, and reduce fine lines that usually appear around the eyes and mouth. In some cases, peels have also been shown to improve the appearance of mild acne scarring.

Making the Decision

Chemical peels vary in strength and choosing which type is best for you depends on your skin type, the current condition of your skin, and your expectations. To achieve the results you seek, it may be best to combine chemical peels with other cosmetic treatments. An excellent example would be combining dermal fillers and chemical peels. Fillers can fill in volume-deficient areas that peels alone can’t address.

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to skin care routine. A consultation with an experienced, knowledgeable dermatologist will help you figure out which treatments are ideal for your skin care needs and issues. Schedule a personal consultation today by calling 808-949-7568 or by filling out our contact form.