3 Pro-Strength Chemical Peels for Every Hyperpigmentation Problem
Lasers tend to steal the limelight, but chemical peels are another tried-and-true, dermatologist-approved method for fading pigmentation.
“A chemical peel involves the application of different types of chemical solutions to the skin,” explains New York City board-certified dermatologist Dr. Kautilya Shaurya. “These acids interact with proteins to cause peeling and exfoliation.” Different types, combinations, and concentrations of acids result in the skin’s peeling at different depths; there are superficial, medium, and deep-level chemical peels.
Not only are peels more cost-effective than laser treatments (typically a fraction of the price), but because they don’t utilize heat energy, they’re often considered a better line of treatment for pigmentation issues—like sunspots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (the dark marks pimples leave behind), and the notoriously stubborn melasma.
Source: RealSelf – 3 Pro-Strength Chemical Peels for Every Hyperpigmentation Problem By, Rebecca Dancer