What Are the Different Types of Chemical Peels?

Pores can easily become clogged with dirt, dead skin, and other debris, potentially resulting in some bad acne breakouts and a dry, rough texture. Blocked pores, poor blood circulation, and a damaged outer surface give your skin a discolored, tired, and blotchy appearance that no one wants. Sometimes you try what seems like every type of skin care product you can use at home to rejuvenate your skin, but nothing seems to work. Fortunately, chemical peels can be used to clear away the gunk and oil from the face, allowing the healthier skin beneath to be revealed. Not all chemical peels are the same, however. There are several types of facial peels available from our Westlake Village practice, including beta peels, Jessner peels, and TCA peels. 

The Pierre Skin Care Institute team will work with you to help you decide which type of approach will be best for you based on your aesthetic goals. Here’s how each of the different facial peels compares.

There are three different categories chemical peels can fall into: superficial peels, medium peels, and deep peels. Light or superficial peels only penetrate and polish away the outermost layer of the skin for gentle exfoliation, and they contain mild acids. Medium chemical peels provide more dramatic results because they get to not only the outer layer but also the upper area of the dermis. Deep peels penetrate completely into the middle layer of the skin to address more severe signs of aging and pre-cancerous lesions. 

Beta Peel

This is a light-duty peel that contains beta hydroxy acids (BHAs). It is most commonly made up of salicylic acid. This peel is great for getting rid of excess oil and bacteria to reduce acne breakouts. 

Jessner Peel

This medium-depth skin peel contains a mixture of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol in a 95 percent ethanol solution. It reduces hyperpigmentation, scars, and fine lines and wrinkles. 

TCA Peel

A strong, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) options, this formula is usually used as a deep peel to provide significant improvement to wrinkles and tighten the skin. 

Find out more about the benefits of skin resurfacing treatments like facial peels. If you’re ready for more radiant skin, call us at 805-496-9190 to talk more about what’s involved or submit a contact form to set up a consultation. 

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