There are 3 different levels of Chemical Peels:
Light chemical peel
A superficial chemical peel that typically contains a glycolic acid or salicylic acid that removes the top layer of skin (epidermis). It’s most commonly used to treat fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, and dryness.
Can be performed every two to five weeks for optimal results.
Medium chemical peel
This solution contains trichloroacetic acid, sometimes in combination with glycolic acid, to remove the skin cells from the epidermis and portions of the upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis). This peel is also used to treat wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. Some patients may require multiple treatments to achieve or maintain their desired results.
This treatment can usually be performed every four to six months.
Deep chemical peel
The most extreme peel, it contains carbolic acid (phenol) and provides an even deeper treatment, and is used for deeper wrinkles, scars, or precancerous growths. Intravenous (IV) fluids will be administered to keep you comfortable and your body as cool as possible.
Due to the intensive nature of a deep peel, it should only be performed once to correct more severe skin conditions.