Superficial Chemical Peel
Chemical Peels are classified according to strength, with Superficial Peels being the mildest form, so gentle it’s often called, “the lunchtime peel.” The most common peeling agents in a Superficial Peels are Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid, and more gentle ones are based with simple fruit enzymes.
These peeling agents are blended with other mild potions to create a liquid or paste formula that is applied to the skin for a duration of time long enough to penetrate only the epidermis. This process breaks down the binding elements of the skin’s top layer, causing dead skin cells to shed off to reveal the fresh, healthy underlying skin.
Chemical Peels are tailored per patient. Superficial Peels are customized to address minor skin irregularities like discoloration, acne, surface scarring, fine lines, and sun spots. Superficial Peels are also used to prepare the skin for deeper peels or to enhance the efficacy of other more invasive procedures that treat severe conditions like cystic acne, melasma, photodamage, dyschromias, and actinic keratoses.
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