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What Are Chemical Peels Good For?

If your skin is dull, mottled, uneven, or aging, a chemical peel could help you achieve a glowing complexion. At ADF Dermatology and Skin Surgical Center, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Alfredo Fernandez uses this skin rejuvenation treatment for everything from acne scars to discoloration. Read on to find out if a chemical peel could benefit your skin.

Who Can Benefit From a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are an excellent anti-aging treatment, with milder peels addressing fine lines and medium to deep peels tackling wrinkles. They’re also an effective skin discoloration treatment that can fade hyperpigmentation like sunspots or melasma. In addition, a chemical peel can significantly improve uneven skin texture, minimizing your pores or acne scars by sloughing away damaged skin cells. 

It’s important to visit a skilled dermatologist like Dr. Fernandez for your chemical peel, especially if you have a brown or olive complexion. Some strengths of chemical peels carry a higher risk of hyperpigmentation for patients with darker skin tones, but a highly trained provider can determine which treatment will be safe and effective for you.

What Type of Chemical Peel Is Right for Me?

Chemical peels come in different strengths and formulations, with several peeling agents used to resurface the skin. These include:

  • Alpha hydroxy acid: AHA peels are a mild option for treating hyperpigmentation, large pores, fine lines, acne, and dull skin tone. Glycolic acid, a type of AHA, is typically considered the safest option for darker skin tones when applied by a qualified provider.
  • Trichloroacetic acid: TCA peels are a medium-depth treatment for age spots, melasma, leathery texture, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and more.
  • Phenol: Deep chemical peels address advanced signs of aging, significant scarring, extensive sun damage, and severe pigmentation issues. Phenol peels require downtime after treatment.

ADF Dermatology’s skilled providers can recommend the best chemical peel for your skin type and cosmetic goals.

Book Your Chemical Peel in Sarasota or Port Charlotte

ADF Dermatology and Skin Surgical Center loves helping patients achieve skin that’s as beautiful as it is healthy. If you want a smooth, even, younger-looking complexion, a chemical peel could be right for you. Book your professional chemical peel appointment in Sarasota, Florida, at 941-906-7546 or Port Charlotte, Florida, at 941-743-7546. 


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