Chemical peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin imperfections, fade dark spots, and assist in clearing acne and blemishes. A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. Chemical peels vary in type and strength so it is important that you work with a trained medical professional to determine the depth of the peel that will be right for your skin.
There are several types of chemical peels. We use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) alone or in combination with alphahydroxy acid (AHA) or salicylic acid depending on the strength needed for your face. We also do chemical peels with Vitamin A, which are very effective in treating sun-induced wrinkles and pigmentation associated with aging skin. It smoothes fine lines and is great for dull skin. Glycolic chemical peels work very well on acneic skin.
During a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin that accelerates exfoliation and eventually peeling will begin. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so a good sun block is a must.
Depending upon the type of peel, a reaction similar to a sunburn occurs following a chemical peel. Superficial peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days.
If you are considering a chemical peel, please call Laurie Wood, RN, at 214.368.4970 or email her at email@example.com. She will be happy to answer any questions and set up a free consultation at your convenience to determine how a chemical peel can work for you.