A chemical peel is a method to get rid of surface skin imperfections by means of a special chemical compound aimed at causing “controlled” skin damage leading to a superficial wound.
Our skin has the natural ability to repair damage by producing new collagen and new surface cells which leads to improvement in the skin’s appearance.
Several types of chemical peels are utilized by physicians and aestheticians depending on multitude of factors. Type of skin (light or dark, oily or dry, sensitive skin or rosacea prone skin etc.), nature of skin problem (acne, poor texture, brown pigmentation, fine lines and so forth), current medications, history of scarring and prior response to skin treatments are some of the factors taken into consideration when selecting a particular type of chemical peel. Chemical peels vary based on the PH and the depth at which they can penetrate the skin and incur skin damage.
Chemical peels should always be done by an experienced aesthetician and deeper, prescription medicated chemical peels should be done under physician supervision by a physician experienced in cosmetic skincare.
At our Dallas and Southlake skincare offices we custom compound ALL of our chemical peels to address specific skin problems for various skin types we treat. We have strict safety protocols for all chemical peel treatments and I personally supervise all treatments for your safety and to attain the best possible outcome of your cosmetic skin treatment. In our experience, skin problems that respond best to chemical peels are acne, hyper-pigmentation, melasma and photo-aging.
Because chemical skin peels damage the skin, we recommend a period of rest and repair in between chemical peels for optimum results.
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks involved with chemical peels and include possibility of infection, scarring and pigment changes.
At our Dallas and Southlake cosmetic skincare offices we use various types of chemical peels in conjunction with other cosmetic skin treatments to treat acne, dark spots, dark and other acne scarring, photo-aging (fine lines and poor texture). Some of the cosmetic skincare treatments used in synergy with chemical peels in our skincare practice are, microdermabrasion, DOT CO2 laser skin resurfacing, IPL fotofacial and prescription skincare topical or oral medication.
For more information or to schedule your appointment for a chemical peel consult, please call our office at 888-210-9693 and we will be glad to help you.