Choosing the Right Chemical Peel

Looking for a way to freshen up your skin? Consider having a chemical peel with Dr. Amr Agha and the team at Advanced Dermatology in Douglasville and Acworth, GA.

Choosing the Right Chemical Peel for Your Skin

Chemical peels are a type of skin treatment in which older skin is removed, allowing fresher and smoother skin to take its place. They can be used to help patients achieve a variety of skin beauty goals. Unfortunately, there are so many types available that choosing one for your needs can be overwhelming. Dr. Agha and the team at Advanced Dermatology in Douglasville and Acworth, GA share some factors that can help you decide below.

Types of Peels 

There are different types of chemical peels available, but they tend to fall into two groups: light and medium. Light chemical peels are used for issues within the epidermis, or the outer layer of your skin. Medium chemical peels focus on issues that go a bit deeper into the dermis, or the middle layer of skin. 

Additionally, there are different acids used with each chemical peel. Whether you need a light peel or a medium peel and which acid is used depend on the following factors. 

Your Skin 

Skin type and skin tone can play very important roles in the peel you need. For example, those with oily skin will need different chemicals than those with dry skin. And darker skin tones tend to need lighter strength peels than lighter skin tones. 

Your Goals 

What you are aiming for can also determine which chemical peel is right for you. The following are some of the various things that peels can help with: 

  • Mild discoloration 
  • Fine lines
  • Age spots 
  • Skin texture, for instance, rough skin
  • Acne scars 
  • Freckles 
  • Sun damage 
  • Tired-looking skin
  • Crow’s feet 
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Deep scars 

Each of these requires specific types of chemical peels, which may or may not need to be combined with other treatments like laser therapy. 

How to Determine the Best Type of Chemical Peel

The most effective and safest way of choosing chemical peels is doing so with the help of an experienced dermatologist. They will recommend the best peel according to your skin type and the goals you hope to achieve. They can also recommend any additional or alternative types of treatment that can help you achieve those goals. 

Let Dr. Agha and the team at Advanced Dermatology in Douglasville and Acworth, GA help you determine the best chemical peel and other treatment techniques for your goals and needs. Call (770) 739-7546 to schedule an appointment today.

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