Ideal candidates for this type of peel are in their 20s and 30s, with minor sun damage, rough skin, and/or clogged pores. A superficial peel lifts surface cells and reveals a fresher and more radiant skin tone. It will, however take a minimum of three or four peels to lighten dark spots or unclog pores. Superficial peels are quick and have minimum side effects.
Salicylic acid peel (acne peel)
Glycolic acid peel
Microdermabrasion (a superficial “physical” peel instead of a chemical peel)
If you’re suffering from dark spots, uneven skin tone, and/or fine lines from sun damage, then you’re an excellent candidate for a Medium Depth peel. This type of peel breaks up embedded clumps of pigment and fine lines that dwell within the base of the epidermis. The solution used within this level is much stronger and requires a longer recovery process, but yields more dramatic and longer lasting results.
Vitalize peel (by Skin Medica)
Rejuvenize peel (by Skin Medica and stronger than the Vitalize)
VI Peel (Strongest In This Category And Comes With Post-Peel Kit/Products)
30% TCA (Dr. Blyumin only)
Erbium laser resurfacing (a light “laser peel”)
This type of peel is an excellent option for people over 40 with more wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, sun damage and texture changes, acne scars, and/or dark spots. Unlike the other two peel types, a Deep peel is accomplished with the use laser. The laser allows for all the benefits of deep peeling without the long-term recovery. An excellent option for someone who wants more dramatic results.
(more frequently referred to as “laser resurfacing”)
Mosaic laser (non-invasive – similar to Fraxel laser)
Fractional CO2 Laser (strongest/deepest resurfacing option)
Click the links below for more Peel information:
Introduction to Peels
Pre-Peel and Aftercare
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