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The Benefits of A Chemical Peel Treatment on Aging Skin

The human skin sheds every 21-28 days. This shedding process automatically eliminates the topmost layer of the skin revealing the new skin underneath.  

As we age, this process becomes unreliable. In layman’s terms, the skin becomes “lazy”. The skin no longer sheds on a regular basis and the dead skin cells pile up giving the appearance of dull, uneven, rough, flaky skin. This is where a chemical peel becomes useful.  A chemical peel dissolves the bond between skin cells and helps slough it off revealing new, glowing bright skin underneath.

There are different types of chemical peels and the choice will depend on your skin condition and if your schedule allows for downtime.

CHEMICAL PEEL FOR MILD DISCOLORATION
For mild discoloration that is present on the superficial layers of the skin or if improvement in skin texture is the concern, a glycolic acid or salicylic acid peel is a good choice.  It is a micro peel meaning, you won’t see any evident peeling after the procedure.  

CHEMICAL PEEL FOR MELASMA
To lighten skin conditions that are situated deeper into the skin such as in mixed-melasma or pigmentation from a scar, a medium-depth peel such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel is better suited to handle this condition.

At HOO Dermatology, we offer mild to medium-depth chemical peel. Consult a board-certified dermatologist to know which chemical peel would best suit your specific skin concern. Contact our HOO Factor Hotline at 0917 576-2326.