If you’re looking for a great option to firm and tighten your skin, as well as soften lines and wrinkles, consider having a professional chemical peel.
At Starkey Medical Esthetics in Salem, Virginia, Michele Meinhart, FNP, is a master esthetician with 22 years of experience helping clients like you with their skincare needs. If you’re considering a chemical peel, we’ve provided a guide so you can determine the type that’s best for your skin.
What are chemical peels?
To improve the overall appearance of your skin, Dr. Meinhart and her skilled team frequently use chemical peels. It works especially well on your face, hands, and neck. In general, the procedure involves the use of medical-grade chemicals that are applied to your trouble areas. The chemicals work to exfoliate your skin so that it slowly sloughs away to reveal a new, smoother layer.
Chemical peels help address a range of skin problems, such as:
- Age spots
- Damaged skin cells
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines
- Sagging skin
In addition, if your skin is often red or blotchy, a chemical peel may be a good choice for you as well.
Which chemical peel is right for me?
This is a common question. There’s no one chemical peel that’s the “best”; it’s a matter of individual needs and preferences. We consider your skin type, what improvements you’d like to make, and your health history. We’ll meet together to talk about your goals and discuss which chemical peel is best for you.
What are the types of chemical peels?
At Starkey Medical Esthetics, we offer a wide range of options, including:
This peel uses trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to strip off dead skin and boost new cell growth. It’s a popular treatment for melasma, acne scars, or simply to enjoy younger-looking skin.
Alpha is short for alpha hydroxyacid. Alpha peels are versatile and treat a number of skin conditions, like liver spots, dry skin, and acne.
Retinoic acid and Vitamin C work together to remove the unwelcome brown areas on your skin from sun and aging.
Hydropeptide peel repairs and rejuvenates tired, lackluster skin. Restores hydration and smoothes lines and wrinkles.
Circadia peels are an innovative line of chemical peels that work with your body’s natural circadian rhythms to stimulate new, healthy skin cell growth. The line can treat a wide range of skin conditions.
Who should not get a chemical peel?
Chemical peels are best for people with fair or lighter skin tones. If you have a darker skin tone, the procedure may leave the tone of your skin uneven, so Dr. Meinhart may recommend a different procedure.
For fresh new skin and a youthful glow, give yourself the gift of a chemical peel. Call the office to book a consultation or use the online scheduling option.