For the patient with acne, peeling allows for the cleansing of clogged pores, aids in scarring prevention and improves the scarred surface. Benefits derived from treatment rival those of deeper chemical peeling and dermabrasion, with reduced pain, costs, and risks. Also, many other acne therapies can be used in conjunction with peeling.
Natural pigmentary darkening or pigment changes caused by sun, pregnancy, and birth control pills usually respond rapidly to treatment.
For patients with moderate wrinkling or shallow scarring, the results are gratifying. Superficial peeling has only minimal effects on pits, depressed scars, furrows, and folds.
Dermatologists began using chemical peeling near the turn of the century for therapeutic and cosmetic benefits. Advancements in techniques and chemical agents have made Superficial Chemical Peeling an exciting treatment of choice for today, with more research underway.