Chemical Peels

What Type of Chemical Peel Should I Choose?

woman touching soft cheek and smile with clean and fresh skinChemical peels have always been a reliable and predictable skin rejuvenation service provided at the office of Dr. Sean R. Weiss. This exfoliation process is an affordable solution when imperfections on the skin are a concern. But there are many varieties of chemical peels, and choosing the right one is essential in getting the results you truly desire.

What Type of Chemical Peel Should I Choose?

You will want to choose a chemical peel that is suitable for your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, opt for a milder peel, such as glycolic acid or lactic acid peels, which have low concentrations of active ingredients. For those with more resilient skin, stronger peels such as TCA (trichloroacetic acid) and Jessner’s may provide greater improvement. Your provider can help you decide on the best option for your individual needs.

In addition to the strength of the solution used in the peel, the number of layers applied can also affect its intensity and effectiveness. Deeper, longer-lasting results are typically achieved with multi-layered treatments. But be aware that peels containing higher concentrations of active ingredients can cause more discomfort and require longer healing times.

Ultimately, you should discuss your concerns with an experienced provider such as Dr. Sean R. Weiss, who can recommend the best type and strength of chemical peel based on your individual goals. With the right treatment, you can enjoy brighter, healthier-looking skin in no time!

What Are Some Possible Complications That Can Occur With Chemical Peels?

It is also important to be aware of the potential side effects associated with chemical peels. Possible risks include redness, swelling, burning sensation, or tenderness; scabbing; hyperpigmentation (darkening of pigmented areas); hypopigmentation (lightening of pigmented areas); infection; scarring; and crusting. These possible complications can be minimized by following pre-treatment and post-treatment instructions from your provider. By working with a double-board-certified professional such as Dr. Sean R. Weiss, you can significantly reduce your risk of complications following your chemical peel treatment.

How Do I Learn More About Chemical Peels?

If you reside in the community of Metairie, LA, and want to find out more about whether or not you are a good fit for chemical peels or other skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments, call our office at 504-814-3223 to request a consultation visit with our board-certified professional. We are here to provide patients with a reliable, trustworthy professional who has experience providing the facial surgeries and treatments necessary to maintain youthful, healthy skin!