Acne, breakouts, sunspots, and fine lines as we get older are all common skin issues that many of us deal with. If you find yourself experiencing some of these issues, maybe it’s time you explore the many benefits of a chemical skin peel.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Chemical peels remove the damaged and exposed top layer of skin, revealing a healthier, more radiant layer below. The new skin can appear smoother, firmer, with an even skin tone.
Chemical peels can be used for the following:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and scars
- Promote even skin tone
- Improve skin texture
- Reduce the severity of certain types of acne
There are various types and strengths of peels depending on the severity of the patient’s skin. Superficial peels use a mild acid to remove only the topmost layer of skin. Medium peels use a stronger acid, TCA, to penetrate deeper into the skin. Deep peels penetrate farthest into the skin, and is typically used on fair skin types, as they can cause pigmentation issues in darker complexions.
The Chemical Peel Procedure
When you book an appointment with a Westover Hills Dermatology specialist in San Antonio, TX., they will first give you a brief overview of the procedure, as well as address any concerns or questions you might have. Then, choose a treatment based on your skin type and condition to select a peel that is most suitable for your needs. Once the best depth of peel and chemical solution are determined, the specialist may apply the peel to your desired area and let it sit for a certain amount of time. It is then wiped off, revealing the smoother, new layer of skin.
The specialist can then make recommendations for care following your treatment, as your skin may be sensitive and require some healing time. Depending on the depth of the peel, the recovery time may vary, and results are typically seen fairly shortly after the treatment.
If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your skin, or if you are struggling with any of the skin issues previously listed. Contact our office at the Westover Hills Dermatology clinic in San Antonio, Texas, and schedule your consultation today!