20 December 2013Skin Peels carried out by a qualified Cosmetic Surgery Practitioner fall into three categories, and a writer on a leading Los Angeles-based fashion blog has given an in-depth explanation of the relative merits of each type. Writing for TheLosAngelesFashion.com, Christina-Lauren Pollack, notes that Skin Peels can achieve a number of objectives, including reducing the appearance of skin pores, minimising uneven skin texture, helping improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and brightening up dull-looking skin. Superficial Skin Peels, commonly referred to as 'lunchtime peels', have the benefit of not requiring any recovery time, and will only remove the uppermost layer of skin, but will give added radiance to a patient's appearance, Pollack says.Meanwhile, Chemical or Laser Peels and Medical Microdermabrasion treatments are more effective for tackling deeper skin problems, including acne scars, wrinkles and dark spots which can have a range of causes. For the most severely damaged skin, an Obagi Blue Skin Peel is sometimes the most effective solution. This Skin Peel penetrates deep into the skin to remove the damaged and aged layers, which are replaced by healthier-looking skin. Bringing the potential for substantial improvements in the appearance of problem areas, such a procedure must, nevertheless, be carried only after consultation with a Doctor, Pollack writes. It will involve a recovery time of about two weeks.