A Toronto Chemical Peel Can Work Magic on Acne Scarring
Acne, or acne vulgaris, is a skin condition that is characterized by the persistent development of whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
Although acne can appear on various parts of the body, it occurs most frequently on the face, which can have a devastating impact on the affected individual’s self-esteem and confidence, and consequently, often results in anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, even when the blemishes heal, they often leave behind scars, which can be just as bothersome as the acne itself. While there are a number of different treatment options for acne on the market, acne scarring is much more difficult to treat. Thankfully, a Toronto chemical peel can work magic on acne scarring.
Softer, Smoother, and More Youthful Skin
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a popular cosmetic treatment that utilizes alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) to rejuvenate the skin. When applied, this chemical solution effectively exfoliates the skin, removing the outer layer of skin to reveal a softer, smoother, and more youthful new layer of skin. As a result, this procedure is used to treat a number of common skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, freckles, sunspots, and scarring.
There are three different types of Toronto chemical peels: superficial peels, medium peel, and deep peels. A superficial peel is ideal for patients who are hoping to improve their skin tone, as it gently exfoliates the epidermal layer of the skin, smoothing imperfections and rejuvenating the skin. A medium peel is suitable for individuals who hope to address signs of aging such as fine lines, age spots, and wrinkles, as it reaches both the outer and middle layer of skin cells. Finally, the deep peel is recommended for patients who are bothered by acne scarring, as it penetrates the middle layer of skin, effectively removing discoloration and shallow scars.
Effective Treatment Option for Acne Scars
How can a chemical peel help with acne scarring?
A chemical peel has been proven to be an effective treatment option for people with acne scars. Although this treatment may not be able to eradicate severe acne scars, it can drastically improve the tone and texture of your skin by deeply penetrating the skin to stimulate cell regeneration and target damaged skin cells.
Because acne scars are treated with a deep chemical peel, it is important to be aware that you may experience some side effects such as redness, irritation, and peeling, much like the effects of a sunburn. However, these symptoms are short-lived and can be soothed with a cream provided by your practitioner.
If you are bothered by the appearance of acne scarring, you are not alone. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. Patients with moderate to severe acne often develop scars. However, these scars, which can be a painful reminder of the condition itself, do not have to be permanent. Contact our clinic today to learn how a Toronto chemical peel can eliminate unsightly scarring, improving your appearance and self-esteem.
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