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Chemical peels

A chemical peel is a procedure used to improve the way certain skin problems look. These problems include acne, acne scars, rosacea, wrinkles, or skin changes caused by long-term sun exposure.

A chemical solution is put on the skin to dissolve the top layers of skin cells. Also called chemabrasion, dermabrasion, and chemexfoliation.

ABC Aesthetics Chemical peels
Chemical peels are divided into 3 categories depending on the depth of penetration created by the peel. Superficial peels penetrate the epidermis only, medium-depth peels damage the entire epidermis and papillary dermis, and deep peels create a wound to the deeper level of the dermis.
At ABC Aesthetics, we are dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible skin health. Our team of experienced medical aestheticians use a combination of medical-grade products and state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the best results. We use a variety of safe medical-grade products to target from superficial to deeper skin layers. With brands such as iS Clinical, ZO Obagi, Mesoestetic, Simildiet, Elain Brennan, Lamelle, MD:Ceuticals, and pHformula, you can trust us to help you achieve the beautiful skin you deserve.
What are the benefits?
Chemical peels can improve many skin issues. Let’s look at some of the most common ones that chemical peels may help treat.
Acne is a common inflammatory skin condition. It’s often treated with topical products or oral medication, but chemical peels may also help.
The procedure can:
  • break down comedones (blackheads)
  • decrease oil production
  • kill bacteria
  • reduce inflammation
  • increase absorption of topical treatments
Light and medium chemical peels are usually used to improve acne.
Acne scars
As acne heals, the skin creates new collagen fibers in an attempt to repair lesions that have been created by inflamed skin.
The production of new collagen fibers can create hypertrophic scars, which are bumpy and raised, or atrophic scars, which create depressions in your skin.
A chemical peel can help by exfoliating the top skin layer, which removes excess collagen. Medium chemical peels are typically recommended for acne scars.
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes redness, swelling, and red bumps. If it also causes acne-like breakouts, it’s known as acne rosacea.
Certain chemical peels can help relieve these symptoms. It’s typically recommended for mild or moderate rosacea.
Aging skin

Chemical peels may reduce signs of aging, including:
  • wrinkles
  • fine lines
  • age spots
  • uneven skin tone
  • roughness
  • dryness
  • liver spots
When skin grows back after a chemical peel, it triggers the production of collagen and elastin. This can help make your skin supple and strong, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
The new skin that grows back is also smoother, which helps decrease roughness and dryness.
Chemical peels aren’t recommended for removing deep wrinkles, however. It also won’t tighten sagging skin.
In addition to acne scars and age spots, chemical peels can improve other forms of hyperpigmentation, such as:
  • uneven skin tone
  • melasma
  • freckles
  • surgical scars
  • scars due to injury
  • discoloration due to sun damage
If you have a dull complexion, you may benefit from chemical peels.
The treatment allows new skin to resurface, which may help your complexion look brighter and healthier.
Precancerous Growths
Actinic keratoses are rough skin patches caused by years of sun exposure. They’re known as precancerous growths since they can potentially turn into skin cancer.
A deep chemical peel can remove these growths and decrease your risk of skin cancer.
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