As if acne wasn’t bad enough, this common skin condition is known for leaving behind disfiguring scars that can remain long after acne has been resolved. Many people suffer from these types of scars well into adulthood. Fortunately, a chemical peel for acne scars can help to minimize or eliminate your scarring.
A Closer Look at the Chemical Peel
Chemical peels are a type of treatment involving the application of a chemical solution to remove portions of the outer skin layer to stimulate the body into forming new skin tissue that is less affected by acne scars. Peels fall into different categories, based upon their penetration depth. They are also defined by their set of ingredients, concentration strength, and what they treat.
If you have very light acne scars, a superficial type of chemical peel for acne scars may be able to help. In addition to helping minimize light scars, this kind of peel treats enlarged pores and dull complexions.
The acids most commonly used in a chemical peels for acne scars include Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), Retinoic acid, and Salicylic acid, just to name a few. The mild nature of this type of peel means that multiple applications may be necessary in some cases. Or you could benefit from just one of these peels. It all depends on the unique situation.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Whether you are dealing with acne scarring, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, or other skin blemishes, it is very likely that a chemical peel could work for you. Our VI Peel treatment is versatile in that it can be used to address a number of complaints.
Good candidates for a chemical peel for acne scars are in good overall health and have realistic expectations regarding the treatment, the downtime, and the results. Good candidates also have a skin problem that this type of peel is able to treat. All of this can be discussed in detail during an initial consultation.
If you have decided to do something about your acne scars, please feel free to schedule a chemical peel consultation at Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center so that you can receive more information about your treatment options. Our office is conveniently located in Bastrop, TX. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started!