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Do Chemical Peels Help with Acne Scars?

Chemical peels are an increasingly popular treatment at spas and dermatologist offices, as they can help treat a variety of skin issues and concerns.

As you can tell by the name, chemical peels utilize chemicals—sometimes classified as acids—to loosen the top layer of the dermis and promote new skin cell renewal. By doing this, it can help treat a variety of skin issues, such as discoloration, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles.

One of most popular questions asked is if chemical peels help with acne scarring. Acne scarring can range from discoloration to pockmarks in the skin—can chemical peels treat all of those marks? And if so, which chemical peel is best?

Do Chemical Peels Help with Acne Scars?

Yes, chemical peels help with acne scars. Chemical peels work beneath the surface of the skin to turn over new skin cells and promote new skin cell growth, which can help lessen the appearance of acne scars over time.

Whether you have discoloration or pock marks from past acne, chemical peels can help reduce the appearance of multiple types of acne scarring.

What Type of Chemical Peel Should I Get for Acne Scars?

Here at Skin Spa New York, we offer two types of chemical peels that are suitable to help treat post-acne marks and scars. Read on to discover which is best for you, and then talk with one of our skilled aestheticians to get more information.

Glycolic Acid Power Peel

Power Peels are an exfoliating treatment that reveals fresh, refined skin without abrasion or down time. Our Power Peels will loosen the top layer of the dermis and promote new cell renewal. You’ll likely see results after a single treatment, but results will be best maintained with regular Power Peel treatments.

This treatment utilizes 25% Lactic, 22% Beta Salicylic, or 33% Glycolic properties. Your esthetician will determine the highest yielding choice during treatment to ensure that your skin receives the best combination of acids.

This peel is perfect for acne-prone or oily skin types. If you have severe eczema, psoriasis, or sunburn, it is not recommended that you receive a Power Peel.

PCA Peel

PCA Corrective Peels are one of the top five non-surgical procedures that improve skin texture and appearance. PCA Peels have been refined and are designed to deliver rejuvenated results without the burning of past peels or the downtime of surgery.

These peels are customized to improve your skin type. Whether you have oily or dehydrated skin, sun damage, melasma, or acne problems, you can restore your glowing, youthful skin—and, most importantly, reduce the appearance of acne scars.

PCA Peels are great for a variety of skin types, ages, and skintones, so you can feel confident that your skin will be treated with the type of chemical peel that is right for you. PCA Peels can be adjusted based on your skin needs, with gentler chemicals being used for less severe scarring, and more aggressive peels being used to treat deeper acne scars.

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