Glowing skin conveys youth and beauty, dull skin doesn’t. If you feel as though your skin has plateaued and you’re looking for a way to take your skincare to the next level, look no further. At Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, TX, we offer different chemical peels that can treat problematic skin conditions, rejuvenate the skin, and help you get a natural glow.
How Often Should You Get Chemical Peels?
The benefit of chemical peels is that they are customizable. There are different strength peels that can meet different needs at different times. How often you can experience these peels will vary based on the type of peel you choose. Light peels can be performed once a month, medium peels every few months, and deep peels once every few years.
The light peel is a treatment that you can schedule monthly. It uses mild acids and fruit-based vitamins to remove the top layer of your skin, revealing a fresh new layer beneath. These peels help with cell turnover and will give you the kind of results that your skincare products cannot. Once your peel is complete, you can resume all of your normal daily activities.
Medium peels take the effects of light peels to the next level. They address more significant skin problems and provide more dramatic results. These peels use stronger acids and TCA to reach deeper into the skin and exfoliate the skin at a deeper level.
If you qualify for this type of peel, you’ll need more than one month between treatments to let your skin recover. A series of medium peels can help change and improve your skin for the better and resolve your most pressing skin problems.
Deep peels are the strongest chemical peels and can reach into the deepest layers of the skin. They use the strongest acids and should only be performed every few years. We typically only recommend these types of peels for those with fair skin and significant skin problems whose skin requires this kind of extra-strength treatment. Those with darker skin tones can suffer from pigmentation issues after this peel, which is why we don’t recommend it for such individuals.
These peels provide the deepest form of exfoliation and take the longest to recover from, but if you qualify for this peel, your results will be well worth it. Once you experience a deep peel, you may benefit from scheduling regular light peels throughout the year as well.
Chemical Peel FAQ’s
How Do Peels Work?
Chemical peels are a form of chemical exfoliation that uses acids to dissolve the top layer of the skin. In doing so, they remove all of the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. After a chemical peel, your skin will only continue to improve post-treatment as your skin reaps all the benefits of chemical exfoliation.
Which Peel Is Right For Me?
To determine which peel is right for you, we’ll examine your current skin condition and review your skincare goals. Light peels are good options for those who have never experience a peel before and want to try one for the first time. Medium peels can help those who have tried the light peel and want to take their results to the next level.
Deep peels are typically intended for those who have deep wrinkles and significant skin damage. During your initial consultation, one of our experts will analyze your skin to determine which of these peels will help you reach all of your skin goals.
Will I Peel?
It may be called a chemical peel, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that your skin will peel post-treatment. Some people experience peeling, others don’t. It depends on your skin type and the kind of peel that is used during your treatment. During your consultation, we’ll give you more information about these peels and what you can expect post-treatment.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Once you experience a peel, you’ll notice an immediate improvement in your skin. If you have problematic skin conditions, your results will continue to improve in the weeks following your treatment. During your initial consultation, we’ll give you a better idea of what kind of results you can expect based on the peel we determine is right for your skin.
Do At-Home Peels Work?
If you want to find an at-home alternative for an effective in-office treatment, it’s easy to do so, but it doesn’t mean you should. Most at-home peels are formulated with very mild ingredients and as a result, they don’t offer the same kind of results that professional peels do.o.
There is a reason that in-office peels are not sold in stores; their application process can only be administered by a trained professional. If you want visible results and skin improvements, an in-office peel is your best option.
Schedule Your Peel Today
If you want to take your skincare to the next level, a peel is the best way to do so. All you need to do is schedule your appointment and we’ll take care of the rest. Don’t wait another month before adding this treatment to your skincare routine. Contact us today at Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, TX, and schedule your initial consultation with one of our skincare experts to find out which of our chemical peels can help transform your skin.