Chemical Peels are a great way to reduce rosacea and redness in general. Chemical Peels consists of an acid solution (that can be mild or medium) that is adjusted to fit the patient’s specific needs and it is applied to the face. After the chemical peel solution is applied to the patient’s face, the outermost layer of the skin is sluffed off and it allows your skin to regenerate itself. Ultimately, the redness and acne in your skin that you have experienced from rosacea will be dramatically reduced. Chemical Peels require very little downtime, cleanses your skin from within, and increases cell turnover rate. There are multiple types of chemical peels- each contains a different type of acid. Most chemical peels are composed of carefully customized portions of glycolic acid, salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid BHA) or lactic acid (alpha hydroxyl acid AHA).
Chemical peels cannot completely treat rosacea, but it can significantly reduce the redness, acne and bumps that can be caused by it.