Acner.org: Acne treatment

Acner.org: Acne treatment

Chemical Peel for Acne Scarring

Chemical Peel for Acne Scarring Chemical Peel for Acne Scarring Chemical Peel for Acne Scarring

Overview

After acne has run its course, your formerly pristine complexion may be pocked with depressed scars. Severe acne is more likely to cause scarring, says the American Academy of Dermatology, or AAD, especially deep cysts and nodules that are likely to rupture. A chemical peel is one treatment you doctor can deliver that may reduce the appearance of acne scarring.

About Chemical Peels

Chemical peels employ various substances that are applied in different strengths: superficial, medium and deep. Information from the AAD lists various ingredients that can be used for chemical peeling, from glyclolic and salicylic acid for superficial "lunchtime" peels to potent phenol, an acid used in deep peels.

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