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How Often Do I Need to Get a Chemical Peel?

Medical-grade chemical peels are an ideal solution for men and women who are looking for total facial rejuvenation. The procedure can be customized to treat a wide variety of skin conditions from fine lines and wrinkles to pigmentation concerns to stubborn acne scars. Results can be as subtle or as dramatic as you’d like and often require little to no downtime.

The number of treatments you’ll need to see initial results may vary based on your individual concerns. Patients with severe acne might need a light peel every two weeks until they get the results they want. Other patients could only need one medical-grade peel to achieve their desired results.

Patients can also choose a series of lighter peels rather than a single deep peel to meet their goals without any downtime. There are three basic types of chemical peels; light, medium, and deep. Let’s take a closer look at each to help determine which may be best for you.

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Light Peels

A light or superficial peel uses a lower concentration of active ingredients. The treatment removes the topmost layers of dead or dull skin leaving you with a fresh glow. Light peels can safely and effectively be performed every 4-6 weeks to keep your skin looking its best.

Medium Chemical Peels

Medium peels use a higher percentage of active acids to penetrate the skin on a deeper level. The procedure helps reduce the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles, acne, pigmentation issues, and rejuvenates your overall complexion. Maintenance treatments can be done anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

Deep Peels

These peels are able to deeply exfoliate the skin and reach the lower levels of the dermis. In most cases, a deep chemical peel is used for severe concerns such as coarse wrinkles, problem acne, and serious sun-damage. A deep peel is meant to be done as a one-time single treatment with results lasting for years.

It’s essential to choose a professional aesthetician for your peel to ensure an optimal outcome without risking your skin’s health. During your in-person consultation, one of our skilled specialists will help create a customized treatment plan to meet your goals.

Interested in learning more about Chemical Peels? Schedule your consultation today with Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at 865-671-3888.