I’m in my late 30’s and am considering a chemical peel. I have severely dry skin and wanted to know if a chemical peel was the right treatment for me.
There are several factors that are important in deciding whether a chemical peel is right for you. There are also several different types of chemical peels of varying depths. Superficial chemical peels such as the alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) can improve skin texture, acne and mild skin discolorations, while deeper peels such as TCA and phenol based solutions can improve wrinkles, acne scars and age spots. It is important to be evaluated by a qualified facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for a chemical peel. Most superficial peels are safe on most skin types, deeper peels should only be performed on lighter skin types. Laser resurfacing is an alternative treatment modality to improve overall skin texture, fine lines, skin tightening, acne scars and sun spots.
-Dr. Jessica Kulak