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What Is A Chemical Peel Skin Treatment?

Posted on January 28, 2021

Chemical Peel

Your facial skin may appear rough, dull, or tired because of sun exposure, aging, genes, and wind among other factors. Chemical peels are a non-surgical treatment to address these skin problems and restore youthful and beautiful skin. The uppermost skin layer is resurfaced by a chemical peel through a personalized peeling action.

Chemical peels tend to remove the damaged outer skin layers to diminish the appearance of acne scars, enlarged pores, wrinkles, fine lines, freckles, and spots. It can help in evening out the skin tone and improving skin texture. They can also increase elasticity of the skin by stimulating the production of elastin and collagen.

Your treatment provider will recommend a specific potency and type of chemical peel depending on your skin type. High strength or advanced chemical peels can be used for attaining longer-lasting and deeper results. During your initial consultation, you should discuss about the most suitable treatment options for your skin.

Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide chemical peel procedures to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding communities.

Choosing a Chemical Peel Treatment

People looking to avoid facial cosmetic surgery for the following skin conditions may opt for a chemical peel:

  • Fine lines and minor wrinkles
  • Blotchy or discolored facial skin
  • Brown spots
  • Damaged skin due to wind and sun exposure
  • Irregular skin surface on the face because of scars
  • Precancerous growth on the face

Chemical peel provider will determine whether a patient is a suitable candidate or not during the pre-op consultation. Patients need to compare the procedure with other facial rejuvenation options before taking a final decision.

Superficial Chemical Peels

Mild treatment for minor aberrations is usually performed using light or superficial chemical peels. These peels are effective on all skin types and have negligible complications. They don’t involve any downtime and use only a mild form of glycolic acid.

Medium Chemical Peels

These are performed as in-office treatment and involve some downtime. These peels contain a peeling agent called TCA which goes deeper than superficial peels. Pain is insignificant in these peels. However, the skin flakes and peels for a few days to reveal younger looking dazzling underlying skin.

Deep Chemical Peels

Advanced or deep chemical peels provide the best and most dramatic results. This is usually recommended for people requiring major skin improvements in a minimally invasive manner. Deep chemical peels tend to contain higher concentrations of TCA. This allows for removing the topmost skin layer.

New skin shall emerge within two weeks of applying the deep chemical peel. The patient shall need to account for a recovery period of two weeks. Redness on the face takes about three weeks to dissipate completely. You will notice dramatic improvements on your face over the next few months as the results manifest fully.

Achieving Longer Lasting Results

Long lasting outcomes are usually provided in deeper chemical peels. Superficial peels require more frequent periodical treatments to sustain results. You will need to get multiple medium peels as well if you are looking for long-lasting outcome. Cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for chemical peel treatments.

Contact The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas for More Information

For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.
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