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Treating Acne with Chemical Peels

treating-acne-with-chemical-peels-nyChemical peels can provide an excellent benefit to the skin in many ways.  Chemical peels are used to brighten the dull appearance of the skin, light areas of hyperpigmentation on the skin, decrease the appearance of acne scarring, and treat active acne.  Treating active acne is a use for chemical peels that is often overlooked.  Prescription medications and in-office laser treatments for acne are very effective, so sometimes patients are surprised when we recommend a series of chemical peels.  Peels can be used either in place of other treatments, or in addition to other treatments.  Acne expert Dr. Schweiger explains that, "Chemical peels can be used to effectively treat acne, by unclogging the pores and getting rid of excess sebum that can attract acne-causing bacteria." The chemical peels most commonly used to treat acne are salicylic acid peels, glycolic peels, and Jessners peels.  These chemical peels not only help to unclog blocked pores (therefore preventing the attraction of acne-causing p. acnes bacteria to these pores), but they help to simultaneously lighten dark marks left behind from old acne.  While laser treatments for acne primarily treat inflammatory acne, chemical peels can improve both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne.  That means that both pimples and comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) can benefit from the use of chemical peels. Most patients require a series of chemical peels for the best improvement of their acne.  Chemical peels are performed in the office; the treatment itself takes approximately 15-30 minutes.  Some peels produce mild redness and peeling after their application, while other peels do not cause any downtime at all. Click here to learn more about treating acne with chemical peels.
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