How Often to Receive Chemical Peels to See a Significant Change

  • posted: Jun. 28, 2023

Are you struggling with persistent skin issues such as acne scars, hyperpigmentation, or signs of aging? These common skin concerns can sometimes be difficult to address on your own and may not respond to regular skincare routines or over-the-counter products. However, there are effective treatments that are specifically designed to address more stubborn concerns and help your skin to be more flawless and youthful.

Chemical peels are a cosmetic treatment that can address many different skin concerns. At Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN, we use this dermatological technique to exfoliate and peel off the superficial layer of the skin, revealing fresh, rejuvenated skin underneath. Chemical peels offer a targeted approach to managing skin imperfections, serving as a reliable resource in the realm of aesthetic skincare.

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are a treatment used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin through exfoliation. During the treatment, we apply a chemical solution for a specific amount of time. The chemicals remove the outer layers of the skin before being neutralized and removed from the skin. Different degrees of intensity can provide customized chemical peels for dark skin, sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, and much more.

What Do Chemical Peels Do?

  • Treat fine lines and wrinkles: By promoting the growth of new skin, chemical peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful complexion.
  • Address hyperpigmentation: Chemical peels can lighten areas of the skin affected by hyperpigmentation, providing a more even skin tone.
  • Improve acne and reduce scars: Chemical peels can reduce acne by unclogging pores and removing dead skin cells. We can also use chemical peels for acne scars to make them less visible.
  • Enhance skin texture: By peeling away the outer layer of skin, chemical peels reveal a smoother, fresher layer underneath, improving overall skin texture.
  • Reduce the effects of sun damage: Chemical peels can remove sun-damaged skin cells, lessening the appearance of sun spots and other related skin concerns.

Different Types of Chemical Peels

Light Chemical Peels

Also known as superficial peels, these gently exfoliate the outermost layer of skin. They are used to treat mild skin issues like fine lines, acne, and uneven skin tone.

Medium Chemical Peels

Medium peels go deeper than light peels, reaching more layers of skin. They are more effective for treating significant pigmentation issues, visible aging signs, and moderate acne scars.

Deep Chemical Peels

The most intense of the three, deep chemical peels penetrate several layers of skin to treat severe skin issues. These are used for deep-set wrinkles, extensive sun damage, or significant scarring. Deep peels are performed less frequently due to their intensity and longer recovery time.

What Chemical Peels Do We Offer?

  • Glytone: Glytone offers several professional in-office chemical peels of different depths and strengths for aging skin, skin that is prone to redness, acne-prone skin, and much more.
  • SkinMedica: SkinMedica’s® professional peels including the Illuminize Peel®, the Vitalize Peel®, and the Rejuvenize Peel™ can treat everything from mild to severe skin imperfections with a wide range of exfoliating ingredients.
  • SkinBetter Science®: SkinBetter Science offers a chemical peel treatment that is designed to tackle photodamage and improve the overall tone and texture of the skin.
  • 40% Mandelic: This is a lighter peel that can be good for those with sensitive skin, rosacea-prone skin, or acne-prone skin. It can also be a good chemical peel for dark skin.
  • TCA & Lactic Hand Peel: This is a peel specifically designed for the hands, using trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and lactic acid. These peels are effective in treating age spots, fine lines, and dryness on the hands.

How Long Do Chemical Peels Last?

The length of your results from your chemical peel will depend on the type of peel you receive, the concerns that you are having treated, and your individual treatment plan. Lighter peels may last for around a month or two while deeper peels can last much longer.

How Often Should You Schedule a Chemical Peel?

If you are having a light peel done, you may want to schedule an appointment as part of your monthly skincare routine. They can be a good way to exfoliate dead skin cells regularly for brighter skin. To get the results you want from a medium peel, you may want to have one done 3 or 4 times each year to maintain youthful and even-textured skin. Deeper peels may be a one-time treatment to resolve more severe skin concerns.

5 Tips for Determining How Often to Receive Chemical Peels

  1. Identify Your Skin Concerns: Understand the specific issues you want to address with the peel. For example, are you looking to reduce fine lines, address hyperpigmentation, or improve acne scars? Your specific concerns will guide the type and frequency of peel needed.
  2. Understand Your Skin Type: Certain skin types may respond better to certain types of peels. For instance, sensitive skin might require a more gentle peel or a longer interval between treatments.
  3. Consult a Professional: A dermatologist or skincare professional can help determine the best type of peel for your skin and how often you should receive it. They can also monitor your skin’s progress and make adjustments as necessary.
  4. Consider Your Lifestyle: Some peels require downtime for recovery. Your schedule and lifestyle can impact how frequently you’re able to receive treatments.
  5. Monitor Your Skin’s Reaction: Everyone’s skin reacts differently to chemical peels. By paying attention to how your skin responds, including how long it takes to heal and how it looks and feels after recovering, we can gauge the optimal frequency for your treatments.

Chemical Peels for Acne Scars, Wrinkles, Hyperpigmentation, and More

Chemical peels have proven to be a transformative treatment for a multitude of skin concerns. Whether you’re battling hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, acne scars, or simply looking to refresh your skin, at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN, we are ready to guide you toward the ideal peel regimen. Contact us at (615) 625-6338 or schedule a consultation online to explore the transformative potential of chemical peels personalized to your skin needs.