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If you have been nursing the feeling to visit a dermatologist for Fair Lawn chem peels, it is understandable that you may be lost in deliberation regarding the best treatment procedures to choose and how effective chemical peels are. 

While chemical peels are becoming more common again and have been revealed to offer a wide range of advantages to the skin, removing the dull, dead layer, while exposing the glowing tender under-layer of the skin, below are some of the important things you need to know in addition to the benefits you stand to gain from this skin care treatment.

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are described as skin-resurfacing in nature. The procedure uses a solution of different chemical mixtures to remove the dull and dead outer layer of the skin thus exposing the smooth and tender inner layer. Chemical peels, in addition to peeling off the top layer of the skin offers additional benefits including ability to fade fine lines and scars from the skin. Most chemical peels are known to be gelatinous in nature and can be applied to areas in the body such as the face, and sometimes to other parts of the body such as the neck, chest and hand.

The chemical peel, after its application, intentionally peels off the top skin layer by causing it to blister. Chemical peels are now considered to be safer than in the past and rea less likely to leave the skin with injuries.

The purpose of applying the chemical peel basically is to remove the dull surface skin cells and this typically leads to improvement in appearance of the skin and better management of conditions such as skin discoloration, acne and fine lines.

Recent advances in chemical peel procedures have however led to better tailoring of chemical peel mixtures such that they deposit skin-healing ingredients into the skin. Some of the constituents are collagen which is capable of reducing the lines and help improve the tone of the skin.


There are different types of chemical peels that are now available, some are performed by dermatologists and others can be applied in the comfort of your home.

Below are the three main types of chemical peels.

Mild peels: 

These treatment peels are designed mostly to cater to skin problems. A major advantage of this peels is that they require less recovery time. Results are usually less visible and dramatic, especially after one treatment. Mild peels are usually appropriate for every skin type, skin color, and are devoid of risks of hyperpigmentation.

Medium-depth peels:

These peels are designed to help remove markings such as face scars, facial lines, birthmarks and more. However, a major disadvantage of this procedure is that they ca case side effects which may take longer to heal. Some customers may see visible results in just one treatment, however, for full effect, multiple treatments are usually needed. Some dermatologists may recommend mild to medium chemical peel treatment that uses multiple acids rather than a single acid as this reduces the likelihood of skin irritation.

Deep peels:

This can be used to remove pre-cancerous growths, deep scar wrinkles, serious age spots and also battle serious acne. A deep chemical peel usually exhibits visible result in one treatment.

 There are many types of chemical formulas used. Some of the common active ingredients include

  • Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
  • Lactic acid
  • Alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA)
  • Vitamin C
  • Hydroquinone
  • Salicylic acid
  • Resorcinol efoxiliant
  • Polyphenols

To learn more about chemical peels, visit

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