Can Chemical Peels Help Treat My Acne Scarring?

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Acne scars can provide a deep source of embarrassment for many people who are self-conscious about this common condition. Most people escape their acne years unscathed, while some have lingering scars from their bouts with acne and wish to remove these scars to improve their appearance. Chemical peels have helped many people dealing with acne scars to reduce their appearance greatly and improve their lives as a result.

Light Chemical Peels

As the name implies, light peels are the most gentle chemical peels available. They only remove the outer skin layer and can make your skin more radiant, while also improving its texture.

Light peels are effective in minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, dry skin, and mild acne scarring.

Some light peels actually offer the benefits of deeper peels without the side effects of those types of peels. Most find light peels to not be uncomfortable and only experience minor redness or skin flaking. You should expect little to no downtime with a light chemical peel.

Medium Peels

You can get even more dramatic results with a medium chemical peel. They penetrate more deeply than other peels.

Medium peels are effective in treating wrinkles, discoloration, sun damage, and minor acne scars. This type of peel can involve some mild discomfort.

You will need some downtime after a medium peel, as your face may become red and itchy. A medium chemical peel can leave your skin more radiant and flawless as it encourages cellular renewal while minimizing imperfections.

Deep Peels

Deep peels offer the most dramatic results. This type of peel is very effective at treating deep lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and acne scarring.

Of all three levels of chemical peels, deep peels do require the most downtime as it gently removes layers of aged and damaged skin. Afterwards, you can expect a deep chemical peel to give you full facial rejuvenation. A deep chemical peel works to leave your skin moisturized, cleansed, and, most of all, renewed to a more youthful appearance.

Deep chemical peels offer one of the most effective and long-lasting treatment options for acne scars.

For More Information

For more information, you can contact our Old Town office today at Old Town Medspa in Chicago. We would be happy to discuss the health benefits of all three levels of chemical peels and which one would be right for your desired results!

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