Medium Peels—The Secret to Perfect, Glowing Skin

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Are you tired of using skincare creams, scrubs, exfoliants, and masks only to see poor results? Have you tried countless skincare products and treatments that haven’t improved your skin as promised?

If so, you may want to try a medium chemical peel. Medium chemical peels are a safe and effective way to combat multiple skin issues in one treatment. Read on to see why so many have chosen medium peels to resolve their skin woes.

Medium Peels Can Make Your Skin Look Better

Medium chemical peels offer numerous benefits, such as improved skin texture, reduced acne and acne scarring, results that last for months, and a safe treatment process. Patients love what these peels do for their skin.

Additional benefits of medium peels include the following:

1.They work for every skin tone.

2. The process is simple and convenient.

3. The process is comfortable from preparation to recovery.

When considering a medium peel, you should think about all the skin-related goals you want to achieve from it. Then, discuss all these goals at your consultation with your skin specialist. As a result, your practitioner can devise a personalized treatment plan and use a specialized acid for your peel.

How Do Medium Chemical Peels Work?

Medium chemical peels involve a consultation, a preparation process for the peel, the peel appointment, and skin aftercare. Results can last 3–9 months.

The chosen acid peels back the epidermis (top layer) to expose the dermis (the layer beneath). In the process, the outer layer sheds to reveal a deeper, smoother layer of skin. The outcome is more youthful, glowing skin.

Medium peels also infuse the skin with collagen and healthy nutrients to enhance its texture and physical appearance.

Before Your Medium Chemical Peel

Medium chemical peels start with an initial consultation. Your skin specialist will assess your skin texture and skin type during your visit. During your consultation, an expert, such as Dr. James, will determine the best treatment plan for your upcoming peel.

Your specialist will also record your current medications and skin product usage. They will also advise you to avoid using facial scrubs, facial exfoliants, and waxing or bleaching your skin. You need to be upfront about all your skin products to avoid complications from the peel.

For instance, if you use Accutane, you must stop using it for six months before your chemical peel. If you use a retinol treatment, you must stop using it 48 hours before the peel. The peel will work best if it encounters no interference from other skin treatments.

During Your Medium Chemical Peel

After your consultation, you’ll go in for the peel procedure.

Your specialist will first apply an exfoliant acid to the thicker layers of your skin before moving on to the thinner areas. Throughout the process, your practitioner will utilize cooling saline compresses and remove the remaining exfoliant left behind.

The procedure usually takes between 30 and 90 minutes; however, the length of the treatment depends on your skin type and skincare goals. A peel for more severe skin issues may take up to 90 minutes.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Medium Peel?

A medium chemical peel works best for those requiring a deeper peel. For example, those with wrinkles or deep acne scars can benefit from a medium chemical peel. In all, medium peels deliver quicker results and deeper exfoliation.

The chemical peel you need also depends on the skin issues you’re experiencing. Those with more intense skin issues may need a more aggressive chemical solution. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is a common acid used for those needing a deeper chemical peel.

Who Should Receive a Light Chemical Peel?

A good candidate for a light chemical peel is someone with mild skin issues. For example, people who want superficial acne scars to fade are good candidates for these peels.

Light chemical peels (also called superficial peels) require less recovery than medium peels.

Who Should Receive a Deep Chemical Peel?

Deep chemical peels are for people with severe skin issues. Most practitioners perform these intense peels infrequently as they involve more risks.

The healing process for a deep peel takes between 14 and 24 days. During recovery, you must avoid makeup for two weeks, sun exposure for 3–6 months, and apply a prescribed moisturizer for 14 days. Overall, a deep peel entails a significantly longer process that can disrupt normal activities.

Deep peels typically require only one session; however, most skin specialists recommend a person receives a deep peel only once in their lifetime due to the treatment’s intensity.

Furthermore, most practitioners do not recommend a deep peel for anyone with darker skin or people of color. These people face higher risks from deep peels that include scarring and discoloration of the skin.

What Should You Expect During Your Medium Peel Recovery?

Another reason people love medium chemical peels is their smooth, straightforward recovery process. For that reason, most people choose medium peels as their preferred peel out of the three types. The overall recovery time for a medium chemical peel is 7–14 days.

Medium peel recovery involves some lifestyle changes but nothing overly disruptive. The best practices for medium peel recovery are as follows:

1. Moisturize your face twice a day if you have dry skin.

2. Moisturize your face once a day if you have oily or normal skin.

3. Allow your skin to peel naturally after treatment. Do not pick at your skin!

4. Avoid total sun exposure until after the healing process.

5. Wear makeup only after 5–7 days.

6. Take an antiviral medication for 10–14 days if prescribed to you.

Medium Chemical Peels Before and After Treatment

Before your chemical peel treatment, you may have areas of your skin you’d like to see improved. These areas could have hyperpigmentation, damage, or scarring, to name a few. After your chemical peel, a youthful appearance and glowing, beautiful skin will replace these affected areas.

Before your chemical peel, you may suffer from any combination of the following:

1. Damaged or dry skin

2. Hyperpigmentation

3. Uneven skin tone

4. Enlarged or clogged pores

5. Rosacea or redness

6. Acne scarring or frequent acne

7. Visible skin damage

Your medium chemical peel will give you immediate results lasting 3–9 months. You will also enjoy the following benefits:

1. Fewer problems with acne

2. Fewer wrinkles and lines

3. Younger-looking appearance in general

4. Reduction of melasma (dark patches)

5. Lightening or reduction of acne scars

6. Smoother skin texture

7. Radiant-looking skin

Contact Dr. James to Schedule Your Medium Chemical Peel

If you desire the best skin of your life, consider a medium chemical peel. Medium chemical peels are proven dermatology treatments that improve your skin like few treatments can. Whatever peel treatment you choose, you are in safe hands with award-winning international skincare expert Dr. James.

Beautiful, rejuvenated skin is only a chemical peel away! Put your trust in Dr. James and his team, who love helping clients feel good about their skin. Call the office of Dr. James Wang in Chicago, IL, at 312-695-8182 to book a consultation!

About The Author

Dr. James Wang - Facial Plastic Surgeon

By Dr. James Wang MD PhD

Dr. James C. Wang, MD and Ph.D., is the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He graduated with Honors from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences Program at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.