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Acne Treatment in Toronto – Have You Tried a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a treatment that involves applying an acid such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid to the skin to exfoliate skin cells and trigger their regeneration.

This procedure resurfaces the skin, revealing younger skin cells that are more even in tone and preventing pores from becoming clogged. As a result, it is an incredibly effective treatment option for patients who struggle with acne and acne scarring. Although there are a number of at-home peel products on the market, a professional chemical peel in Toronto yields the best results, because it penetrates deeper into the skin, thereby clearing and plumping the skin.

Rejuvenate the Skin by Encouraging the Regeneration of Cells

Deep Peels

Deep chemical peels are recommended for patients who are troubled by acne scarring. As their name implies, deep peels penetrate deeply into the skin, using strong acids. Deep peels use phenol acid at a concentration rate of 88% to break down the skin’s proteins and trigger the production of collagen. As a result, they rejuvenate the skin by encouraging the regeneration of cells. Although the more intense nature of this peel means that there is a greater chance of temporary side effects such as redness and swelling, phenol peels can reduce acne scarring by as much as 75%, which makes them an incredibly effective solution.

Although everyone gets a blemish from time to time, acne, or acne vulgaris, is a long-term skin condition that results in the frequent formation of blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. This condition can have a detrimental impact on a person’s self-esteem and frequently causes feelings of anxiety and depression. Luckily, a Toronto chemical peel can effectively treat both acne and its resulting scars by resurfacing your skin to reveal a softer, smoother, and more even complexion.

Effective in Reducing the Skin’s Oil Secretion

Superficial Peels

Superficial peels target the surface layer of the skin, which helps exfoliate outer skin cells. In addition, they include anti-inflammatory properties. That means that they are effective in reducing the skin’s oil secretion. In most cases, superficial peels use acids that are classified as alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) such as glycolic acid (AHA) and salicylic acid (BHA), which are administered at a concentration of 30%. Studies indicate that salicylic acid peels are capable of reducing acne by as much as 47% to 75%, while glycolic acid peels reduce acne by 50% to 95%. The results of a superficial Toronto chemical peel typically last for 1 to 2 months, so a series of treatments are recommended for optimal results.

Moderate peels

Moderate peels, which typically use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) at a strength of 30% to 35%, can also be used to treat acne. This treatment penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin and thereby improving the skin’s elasticity. Although moderate peels are not commonly used to treat acne, studies indicate that they are effective in treating inflamed acne such as papules and pustules, and 85% of patients note some improvement in acne. Moderate peels can also be used to treat minor acne scarring.

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