Powerful Acne Chemical Peel Treatments
Most of us thought that those pesky acne flare-ups that wreaked havoc on our skin complexion as teens would be a thing of the past once we reached adulthood. Yet many young adults find themselves dealing with the (unfair) cosmetic double whammy of acne and wrinkles. Unfortunately, adult acne is very common and can often persist well into one’s 30s and 40s. Fortunately, there are a number of viable options for effectively treating both teen and adult acne.
Chemical peels are a useful treatment option when it comes to cleaning out clogged pores and reducing inflammation of the skin. Our acne chemical peel treatments are typically of light-to-medium strength and utilize a safe chemical solution that causes the skin to peel off.
There are a number of different types of active ingredients used in chemical peels for the treatment of acne. Glycolic acid or Salicylic acid are two of the most common active ingredients in acne chemical peels. Both are very effective agents for sloughing off dead skin cells. Which type of acne peel is right for you will often depend on the type of acne you have and the severity of your condition. Glycolic acid is the stronger of the two, therefore if you have sensitive skin, a Salicylic acid peel may be the best option.
Acne chemical peels work by penetrating deep into the skin to dislodge and unclog debris from the pores, while lifting away unwanted dead cells from the surface of the skin. The result is softer, smoother skin and reduced pore size. An added benefit of acne chemical peels is the reduction of fine lines and plumper, more hydrated skin, making it a great treatment option for adults dealing with both acne and the visible signs of aging.
For more information about our Austin acne peels or to schedule a visit, call (512) 459-6800 now.