Many different types and strengths of peels are often used to treat different types of skin conditions and skin types. The reason patients and potential patients for that matter are normally advised to seek the advice of a dermatologist or a qualified beauty specialist before embarking on a particular type of chemical peel therapy is the fact that these different methods are normally used in the treatment of different skin conditions. Some skin conditions can be easily treated with a Glycolic peel or a light TCA peel solution, while others will require a deep chemical peel to achieve the most effective results.
For instance, Alphahydroxy acids, which are normally acronymed as AHAs, are commonly used in light chemical peel treatments. The benefits of such a treatment plan are varied and may include: smoother skin, improvement of the skin condition, especially skin that has been impaired by the sun and acne. These light chemical peel treatments can also be used as precursors to the TCA peel therapies. They help clean the surface of the skin and prepare it for the deeper tissue TCA peels. When combined with a bleaching agent, the AHAs have a reputation for controlling hyper-pigmentation of the skin. As such, these treatments can be used in controlling as well as eliminating pigmentation problem.
On the other hand, the TCA medium depth chemical peels do not differ much from the light tissue chemical peel solutions. Some of the benefits that are associated with this kind of treatment include: the removal of the thin facial lines, the elimination of skin flaws and birthmarks as well as the improvement of skin pigmentation. Some of these benefits would require numerous treatments with lighter peels. The downside of medium and deeper chemical peels is the required amount of healing time and pain associated with a deeper peel. It’s sound advice to start out with light peels and eventually work your way up to a medium depth strength solution. This will allow you to get better acquainted with the process and application as well as the healing and aftercare.