Chemical Peels in College Park, MD

Chemical peels are a form of exfoliation that have a number of benefits, primarily to improve the appearance of dull, aging skin and lessening fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels work because they are highly acidic, dissolving and eradicating dead cells on the skin’s surface, and revealing younger cells below. 

There is a wide range of chemical peels and they peel to different depths: very superficial, superficial, moderate, and deep. The depth of the peel is determined by three factors: how acidic it is (also known as the ph), the percentage or strength of the peel (20% glycolic vs 70% glycolic) and how long it stays on the skin.
Lighter peels exfoliate on the outermost layer of skin, called the epidermis. Moderate and deep peels go down into the skin’s living tissue, called the dermis, and involve more risk, more discomfort, and more healing time.

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