Chemical peels are normally divided into three sections by doctors. There are some of them:
Surface Peels: Only the outer layers of the skin are affected by these peels. Acne, melasma, and hyperpigmentation are all disorders that they can help with. Peels with glycolic, lactic, or low trichloroacetic acid amounts are examples.
Medium Peel: These peels go further into the skin’s dermis. Medium-depth peels are used to cure conditions such as pigmentation defects, such as sunspots, and wrinkles. A medium-depth peel has a higher concentration of trichloroacetic acid peel (35 to 50 percent).
Deep Peel: These peels have the ability to penetrate deep into the dermis, even into the reticular dermis’ middle layer. They can cure skin issues including extreme scarring, deep acne, and serious sun exposure and are only available at a doctor’s office. A Baker-Gordon peel, phenol, or a high percentage of trichloroacetic acid are both examples.
The depth of a salicylic acid peel is determined by the percentage of acid used, as well as the number of layers or passes used for the solvent and skin preparation. Salicylic acid peels sold over the counter are just superficial.
At Clinics & Medispas, the acid peel are medical grade and can only be handle by professionals. The effects of medical grade peels can penetrate deeper into the dermis layers compared to home products.
A smoother medium-depth peel may also be applied by a dermatologist.