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Are Chemical Face Peels Safe? February 4, 2020

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Are Chemical Face Peels Safe?, Hartford, Connecticut

Achieving smooth, blemish-free skin requires the right skin care treatment. From moisturizing each day to seeing a dermatologist, there are various steps you can take to achieve beautiful, clear skin. If you want to restore your skin and obtain a youthful look, chemical face peels are an excellent choice. Here are a few facts to keep in mind if you’re considering this procedure. 

What Is a Chemical Face Peel?

Chemical peels are a type of exfoliation that takes off the dead outer layer of skin, revealing youthful, glowing skin underneath. This option is preferred by many because it helps remove years of dead skin cells in a matter of minutes. There are three types of chemical peels to choose from:

  • Light Peel: Light peels are used to treat issues such as mild acne and fine facial lines by removing the epidermis, or the outer layer of skin. This option may remove redness, but it’s mainly used to polish the surface of the skin.
  • Medium Peel: Medium peels also remove the epidermis, but penetrate deeper into the middle layer of skin, known as the dermis. They’re used to treat deeper set lines and wrinkles, along with other issues such as acne scars. 
  • Deep Peel: A deep peel makes its way into the lower layer of the dermis. Unlike the above peels, a deep peel can only be performed one time because it’s incredibly strong. A dermatologist will recommend this peel if you want to get rid of deep acne scars, growths, or wrinkles. 

Is This Skin Care Treatment Safe?

chemical face peelPeels are associated with certain side effects, which are usually minimal. You might experience redness after a peel, and with deeper peels, this redness could last for months. Some people also experience changes in skin color, which may be permanent. Your dermatologist will help determine whether a chemical peel is right for you, which is the best way to minimize your risk of side effects. 

What Benefits Can Chemical Peels Offer?

Chemical face peels reduce the appearance of skin defects, including scarring, blemishes, wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. Deep peels can also be used to remove precancerous growths. Along with improving the look of your skin, peels can also create a softer texture.

Depending on the peel, you can expect results to last from two weeks to several months. You can preserve the results by moisturizing daily, using a chemical-free toner solution to reduce redness, and thoroughly washing your face each evening to remove makeup and impurities. 



Working with a skilled dermatologist is a must when undergoing chemical peels or other skin care procedures. In Hartford, CT, Lauren A. Daman, MD, PC combines extensive knowledge with personalized care to best treat her patients. Whether you’re interested in Botox® or a chemical face peel, she will take the time to explain every step of the procedure. Call (860) 246-3533 to schedule an appointment or visit her website for more information about her services. 

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