All over the world, the acne problem wreaks havoc on people of different ages. The most affected age group for this issue is teenagers. People who have acne often complain about their lack of confidence and low self-esteem due to this issue. Fortunately, different treatment options are available such as physical therapies (laser therapy and chemical peeling), topical therapies, and systemic therapies (oral antibiotics). However, the most effective treatment is chemical peels. Most skincare experts often suggest chemical peels to cure acne. How effective are chemical peels for acne? This blog post discusses their effectiveness.

Chemical Peels and Tissue Regeneration

The chemical peeling technique promotes tissue regeneration and improves the natural healing process of the skin. As a result, it helps naturally treat skin injuries. Based on the depth, the chemical peels can be:

  • superficial
  • medium
  • deep

However, experts recommend superficial chemical peels to cure acne due to their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.

Excess oil production often causes acne and superficial peels can decrease the production of oily secretions. Though skin care professionals and dermatologists recommend chemical peels to cure acne, in some cases, this treatment may not deliver desired results.

Reviewing Previous Studies on Chemical Peels

Some researchers have studied and published works on the effectiveness of chemical peels for acne. They found that this treatment is effective in solving the acne issue. Different research studies suggest that chemical peels can solve acne up to a particular level.

The skincare experts and dermatologists often know the type of acne that can be easily solved using this treatment. The problem arises when this procedure is used without analysis of the acne and skin. Research studies highlight the following acids common in chemical peels:

  • Pyruvic acid (PA)
  • Salicylic acid (SA)
  • Jessner’s solution
  • Glycolic acid (GA)
  • Amino fruit acid (AFA)
  • Lipohydroxy acid (LHA)
  • Trichloracetic acid (TCA)
  • Salicylic acid plus Mandelic acid (MA)

Chemical Peels – An Effective Acne Treatment

Upon the analysis of research-based studies, it has been found that chemical peels are a positive method of acne treatment in general. However, there are cases where it is not good to perform chemical peels for acne removal.

In case the treatment is not able to solve the acne issue, it can remove impurities by removing blackheads and opening the pores, such as:

  • dirt
  • bacteria
  • dead skin cells
  • excess oils

The removal of the topmost dull skin layer is also a plus point.


From the above discussion, it is clear that the chemical peel treatment delivers promising results to contain or solve the acne problem. If you have mild to moderate acne, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

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