Chemical peels

Are Chemical Peels Safe for Older Skin?

Age is not a hindering factor when using a chemical peel. In fact, deeper chemical peels are often more suitable for older adults, as they are specifically formulated to address more advanced signs of aging. Your consultation with the doctor will help determine the most suitable peel type based on your skin’s condition and your goals for treatment. Results may vary from person to person, but individuals with mature skin often find that a chemical peel can effectively address wrinkles, blemishes, and discoloration. Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center offers a wide range of chemical peels catering to different needs and preferences.

Different Levels of Chemical Peels

Mild: Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Peel

An AHA peel is the mildest chemical peel used to treat dry skin, fine wrinkles, blotchy skin pigmentation, and acne. The treatment can be used in the clinic weekly until the desired effect is achieved. It can also be used daily with a cream or skin cleanser.

Medium: Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Peel

A TCA peel is medium strength and can be used to treat fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes, and uneven skin coloration. Often, a TCA peel is recommended for those with darker skin. It can be used on the face, neck, and other parts of the body.

Strong: Phenol Peel

A phenol peel is the strongest type of chemical peel. When used on older facial skin, it can lighten the skin color, remove freckles, treat coarse face wrinkles, improve damaged skin due to sun exposure, and smooth out blotchy areas. A phenol peel is generally not used on other parts of the body.

Risks Associated With Chemical Peels

The effectiveness of a chemical peel relies on the specific chemical used and the duration of its application on the skin. Choosing the right peel for your skin involves considering factors such as your skin type, sun sensitivity, and the specific condition you wish to address. You can learn all these and more when you book your next chemical peel consultation at Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center.

Discover Your Best Chemical Peel in Dade City, FL, and Tampa, FL

Visit Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center in Tampa or Dade City, Florida. Feel free to call us at 813-877-4811 and schedule an appointment for a personalized consultation with one of our experienced doctors. This consultation will help determine if a chemical peel is right for you.

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