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Using Chemical Peels for Acne Scars

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While it’s easy to buy an OTC medication for acne, dealing with acne scars is a completely different story! 50 million people in the U.S. complain about having some form of acne. Out of these people, 15% of them suffer from acne that’s severe enough to leave scars.

So let’s get one thing clear; if you have acne, you are not alone.

Studies show that severe acne significantly affects one’s social life and relationships, often leading to depression in teen years. 

Before this gets any more depressing, let us tell you that there’s a treatment for your acne scars!

Chemical peels are an effective solution to treat acne scars, leading to a more confident and happier you.

Chemical Peels

Medically known as Alphahydroxy Acid, chemical peels treat acne scars by exfoliating the skin. Applied to your neck, face, and hands, they eventually cause your skin to peel off, leading to smoother skin.

What does Chemical Peel do for Acne Scars?

Depending on your skin type and severity of acne scars, a variety of chemical peels is applied. For minor skin conditions, a ‘superficial peel’ is preferred which doesn’t penetrate beyond your skin’s epidermal layer.

For freckles, wrinkles, and age spots the ‘medium peel’ addresses skin damage beyond the upper skin layer.

The most thorough chemical treatment involves the ‘deep peel’. As the name suggests, it penetrates deep into your skin to remove discoloration, wrinkles, and shallow scars.

Chemical peels often get a bad rep because people generally refrain from using anything that says ‘chemicals’ on their skin, let alone their face. In reality, these products are immensely helpful in addressing issues like scars, freckles and discoloration—some problems that often result in lack of confidence and low self-esteem.

However, a chemical peel involves a minor or no chemical sting in case of the superficial peel. Although slight irritation and redness may occur in case of a deep peel, it can be managed with medication and creams. Rest assured, the irritation only lasts a day or two, leaving you with rejuvenated skin!

Looking for skin rejuvenation treatments in Cincinnati, Ohio? Get in touch with Reflection Medical Spa!

We offer an extensive range of clinically proven chemical peels to give you fresh and healthy skin. Depending on your skin condition, our professionals will develop a treatment plan to give your skin the care it needs!

Book an appointment today for clearer and smoother skin!

January 7, 2019

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