The Benefits of Chemical Peels for Hyperpigmentation
Do you suffer from patches of dark or discolored skin? If so, then you may have hyperpigmentation, a skin condition that, while harmless, may leave you feeling self-conscious.
Fortunately, if you’re suffering from hyperpigmentation, chemical peels can be a viable solution to reduce its appearance by removing dead skin cells and stimulating natural skin renewal.
At Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting, our expert team is ready to help treat your hyperpigmentation so you can look and feel your best.
What Are Chemical Peels?
Specifically, chemical peels are a safe way to treat hyperpigmentation by reducing the appearance of darker skin patches. This is done by applying a specialized chemical solution to the affected area of the skin, which then removes just the top layers of skin to reveal a more even complexion.
In our office, we use superficial chemical peels rather than deeper phenol or trichloroacetic (TCA) peels because they tend to be safer and less invasive. This, in turn, reduces the risk of side effects while delivering noticeable results.
Delving Deeper: Types of Chemical Peels
When it comes to chemical peels for hyperpigmentation, two of the most common include alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid treatment.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid Treatment
This chemical peel is made of naturally derived glycolic and lactic acid from sugar cane and milk. These ingredients are known to be effective as exfoliants, allowing them to effectively remove dead skin cells while improving overall skin texture and reducing discoloration.
Beta Hydroxy Acid Treatment
With this treatment, we use a salicylic acid derived from the bark of a willow tree. Using patented microsponge technology, we can precisely apply this treatment to areas of the skin with hyperpigmentation for incredible results.
Not sure which treatment is right for you? Our team takes a tailored approach to treatment, reviewing your condition and ultimately recommending the best chemical peel to treat your hyperpigmentation.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
There are many advantages to using a chemical peel, such as an alpha hydroxy acid or beta hydroxy acid treatment, to improve the appearance of your skin.
Achieving Youthful Skin
For starters, peels can address and improve the damaged outer layer of your skin, leading to a more youthful appearance. After just one chemical peel treatment, many people notice an enhancement in the skin’s overall color, clarity and texture.
Addressing Skin Imperfections
Chemical peels also minimize the appearance of skin issues, such as dark spots, premature aging, sun spots and other damage from sun exposure. This is done by gently exfoliating and removing dead skin cells from the outer layers of the skin, which reveals a healthier and more even complexion.
Many people notice results from a chemical peel after just one treatment, but results for hyperpigmentation patients are usually optimized after three to six treatments. Our team can recommend the treatment regimen that’s right for you.
Combination Peel Treatments: A Comprehensive Approach
In some cases, a combination peel treatment using more than one type of chemical peel may be recommended to maximize results. Combining peels can also be a preventive measure against premature aging, keeping skin looking and feeling its best.
If you’re interested in evening out your skin tone and complexion and reducing refined lines and signs of aging, ask our team about a combined peel treatment.
Post-Treatment Care and Home Recommendations
After receiving any chemical peel in our office, we recommend using sunscreen with at least 30 SPF since the new layer of skin on treated areas can be especially sensitive to sun exposure. Ask our team about our specially compounded foundations to help you protect your skin and enhance results!
Why Choose Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting for Chemical Peels?
At our clinic, we take great pride in the level of experience and expertise our dermatological team offers, especially when treating skin conditions like hyperpigmentation. In fact, our dermatologists share more than 100 years of combined experience, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands with your custom-tailored treatment.
Our clinic serves The Main Line, Chestnut Hill, Blue Bell, Gwynedd, Flourtown and the surrounding areas.
Schedule Your Consultation With Our Team Today
Chemical peels can truly transform the look and feel of your skin, especially if you’re suffering from hyperpigmentation and uneven complexion. Ready to find out which chemical peel treatment is right for you? Get in touch with our team at (610) 947-4322 to schedule your consultation!