Everything You Need to Know About Chemical Peels for Acne Scars

Everything You Need to Know About Chemical Peels for Acne Scars

The cause of acne, a skin condition that frustrates, saddens, and irritates all of us who have had it or have it, is when the hair follicles on your skin become clogged with oil and dead skin cells.  Pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads form on the skin and affects the appearance of the skin.  Acne can be an ongoing, persistent problem of people of all ages, but it is particularly common in teenagers and young adults.

Beyond causing you stress and distress, severe acne can scar the skin.  Sometimes, varied treatments intended to make acne go away can also scar the skin, and exacerbate an existing acne condition.

There is a great deal of information online about the symptoms of acne but that’s not the topic of our article today.   We are here to consider a form of treatment that is becoming more and more popular due to its low cost, safe and uncomplicated type of process, and incredible success rate in the treatment of acne scars.

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a non-surgical procedure in which an expert applies a solution to the top layer of skin to remove it.  The skin then grows back, and grows back smoother than the outer layer that has been removed.  There are different kinds and “levels” or “degrees” of chemical peel, based upon the need and the condition of the skin, as well as the type of skin the patient has.  Chemical peels are not a “one size fits all” type of procedure, so it is important to go to a top, medically supervised provider like Southeast Regional Med Spa who have done thousands of successful chemical peels through the years. 

Chemical Peels for Acne Scars are Becoming More Common

Because severe, or even moderate acne can scar the skin, a procedure in which the outer layer of skin can be removed, and the superficial scarring removed with it, can eliminate or lessen the impact of acne scars.  Chemical peels for acne scars didn’t exist years ago, when people used severe and untested methods and could often suffer facial or other skin scarring for life.

How Different Types of Chemical Peels for Acne Scars Can Impact Your Skin’s Appearance

A light chemical peel is the most superficial of all chemical peels, and removes the epidermis, our outermost layer of the skin.  This type of peel can successfully treat wrinkles, skin blemishes or tone disparities, and acne or acne scars.  Often a light chemical peel will need to be repeated more than once to get the desired effect on acne scars.

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Medium and Deep Chemical Peels Can Work to Remove Deeper Acne Scars

A medium chemical peel, which goes deeper than just the epidermis to the middle layer of your skin, can help even more, while a deep chemical peel, if a doctor recommends it, can completely eliminate deep wrinkles and deeper acne scars.  A full effect of a deep chemical peel can be achieved through only one treatment, depending upon your individual circumstances.

Try a Chemical Peel at Southeast Regional Med Spa for Treating and Removing Acne Scars

If you have acne scars that you want to disappear, it is a great idea to visit the best Med Spa in the South, where chemical peels are medically supervised and you can consult with top technical staff for a treatment plan that works for you.  Chemical peels for acne are not painful, and the Southeast Regional Med Spa team will help you take the easy steps to prepare for a chemical peel for acne scars.  You can also read some FAQ’s on chemical peels here.

Give Southeast Regional Med Spa a call for chemical peels in Columbus or Newnan, GA.  They are here to help and are the best in the business!