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A light chemical peel might be the right choice if you have uneven pigmentation, dryness, acne or fine wrinkling.
This kind of peel removes just the outer layer of skin (epidermis) in a light exfoliation and can result in a healthier glow.
Common agents used in light peels may include combinations of alphahydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid and maleic acid. All of these chemicals are the milder choices than those used for deeper peels. You can repeat these treatments at regular intervals to achieve your desired results.
You are likely to experience some redness, stinging, skin flaking and irritation from a light chemical peel.
After repeated treatments, these side effects will likely subside.
Other light chemical peel risks include: