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Can A Chemical Peel Reduce the Effects of Acne?

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A Chemical Peel May Reduce the Effects of a Lifetime of Acne

Chemical peels are acids that when applied to the skin exfoliate the top layers and stimulate the growth of new skin underneath. This creation of new skin and the exfoliation of the old can resurface the skin, reducing some forms of active acne, and dramatically diminishing the presence of acne scarring.

In addition to the reduced appearance of acne and acne scars, a chemical peel has many other benefits for evening out your skin tone and helping to create the fresh, clean, youthful appearance you’re searching for.

Chemical peels reduce the effects of sun damage, eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, reduces age spots and freckles

A mild chemical peel procedure can be performed every 4-6 weeks, while a more aggressive treatment should be reserved for once every 6 to 12 months. Depending on the level of the peel, you may experience redness, swelling and some cracking and peeling of the skin, as the new skin emerges.

After a chemical peel, your skin will be hypersensitive to the sun. Be sure to use a wide spectrum sunscren on the treated areas every day.

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