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Which Type of Chemical Peel Is Right for You?

Which Type of Chemical Peel Is Right for You?

Each year, medical aesthetics specialists look back on which treatments were most popular. As we await results for 2021, one thing is fairly predictable. Chemical peels will rank high on this list, as they did in 2020 and years prior. Peels consistently secure a top spot because they’re a reliable way to get results without a single injection or incision. 

That’s why we offer several types of chemical peels at our LUX Dermatology offices throughout California and Nevada. Our team of dermatologists can help you decide which peel is appropriate for your skin and your ideal outcomes. 

To help you determine which chemical peel is right for you, we examine the following areas with you.

Your cosmetic goals

A major determinant in our peel recommendation is the result you’d like to achieve. We can use peels to address: 

The number and severity of cosmetic concerns that your peel corrects depend on the depth of the peel. If you’re looking for a way to refresh your skin by smoothing its texture and minimizing discoloration, a superficial peel may be all you need. 

But if you’re looking for results like reducing age spots and fine lines, we may recommend a medium-depth peel.

For the most dramatic improvement, we can perform a deep peel. 

Your tolerance for downtime

Chemical peels come with a recovery period. The chemical solution we apply to your skin works by removing a certain amount of skin cells. The deeper the peel, the more we remove — and the longer your downtime. 

With a superficial peel, you only need to worry about a few days of downtime, making it ideal for people with a busy schedule. On the other hand, deep peels can require as much as three weeks to recover. 

To help you decide on the right peel, we discuss your ability to take time off work or away from your other commitments. 

Your unique skin

Not all peels are right for all people. If you have sensitive or darker-toned skin, for example, certain peels may not be a good option for you. Our LUX Dermatology team analyzes your skin before making peel recommendations to ensure we’re selecting the right type for you. 

Your personal preferences

Maybe you’re the type of person who likes to periodically get appearance-refreshing treatments. Or maybe you prefer to have one major treatment performed, then maintain your results on your own at home. 

We take the time to talk with you about your personal preferences to ensure our peel recommendation aligns with them.

If you’d like to learn more about chemical peels or schedule an appointment to find out which type is best for you, call one of our offices in California or Nevada, or book your visit online today. 

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