Which Type of Chemical Peel Is Right for You?

Chemical peels are a skin treatment that gets rid of the top layer of cells to reveal a healthier layer of new skin underneath. After a chemical peel, you will find your skin looking bright and refreshed. There are different chemical peels available for different skin types and conditions. Rao Dermatology offers chemical peels your skin will love. Here are the types of chemical peels available so that you can decide which one is right for you.
Glycolic Peel
A glycolic peel is one of the most well-known chemical peel options. It’s a lighter peel than some of the other options, and it only penetrates the very top layers of skin. It will get rid of any skin build-up, as well as any residue or debris, to leave your skin looking bright and refreshed. If you are looking for a chemical peel that is appropriate for sensitive skin, a glycolic peel is a good option because it’s not overwhelming or irritating. These peels are also a good option for someone who has never had a chemical peel before.
TCA Peel
TCA stands for trichloroacetic acid, and it can be applied at light or medium depths, depending on your skin condition and your personal preferences. This peel is particularly good for removing abnormal skin cells. It is also very effective for reducing the appearance of sun damage, scarring, and other marks on the skin. These peels are much more intense than a glycolic peel.
Jessner Peel
This is a light to medium peel that will penetrate deeper than a glycolic peel, but not as deep as a TCA peel. It combines a few different types of skin treatment acids to remove dead skin cells and calm inflammation. It contains resorcinol, which sends the other acids deeper into the skin than they would be able to go on their own. These peels can be adjusted depending on your personal skin care needs.
Before you get a chemical peel you will talk to our dermatologist about your skin type and preferences, and they will also assess your skin to determine what type of chemical peel is going to be most effective for you. The great thing about getting a chemical peel is that they really are adjustable to fit your needs, so you won’t end up with something that’s too intense or not powerful enough. Rao Dermatology has offices located in Manhattan, NY, Atlantic Highlands and Woodbridge, NJ, and Fresno and Hanford, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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