How Chemical Peels Work

April 3, 2017
By: Dermatology Consultants of Frisco

How Chemical Peels Rejuvenate Your Skin

It’s the time of year for freshening up. Spring cleaning, new wardrobes, landscaping the yard, renovation work: It’s all brought on by the start of spring.

But what about your look? Isn’t it time to freshen yourself up to bring in the new season? Spring makeovers are a great way to come out of your winter hibernation. Taking on a new look can give you a more favorable outlook for the brand new year and helps you put your best foot forward. There’s no better way to kick off a brand new you for the warmer seasons than getting a chemical peel in Frisco TX.

Chemical peels are the perfect way to rejuvenate your skin. It is a safe and easy way to get clean, glowing skin without damaging side effects. Chemical peels are used to exfoliate and remove the outer layer of skin, revealing a fresh, new layer of skin beneath. Perfect for removing blemishes, evening skin tone, and lessening the effects of aging, chemical peels can give you smooth and soft skin with one treatment. A dermatologist can also use chemical peels to treat acne outbreaks and lessen the depth of acne scarring.

Dermatology has perfected the chemical peel over thousands of years and has now come to use it as an effective method for getting quick results for patients. There are different types and intensity of chemical peels and what will work best for your personal needs will be determined by you and your dermatologist.

There are three levels of peels available: the superficial peel, the medium peel, and the deep peel. The depth of the peel determines the amount of healing time required post-peel and the results. A superficial peel will leave you with a freshened appearance, but won’t be as effective with removing deeper wrinkles or blotches from sun damage.  A deep peel will remove more complex skin blemishes but will take more time to heal. Your dermatologist will need to assess your skin type, what results from the peel you want, and decide what type of peel you will need.

Different types of chemicals are used for different depths of peels. A phenol peel is deep and is typically only used on those with profound issues they are looking to correct. Due to the after-effects of a phenol peel that cause the skin to become permanently pale, these peels tend to be suggested only to patients whose skin is already pale and are freckle-free. This treatment is best suited for those with deep wrinkles they intend to remove or severe skin damage from the sun. 

TCA peels, on the other hand, are medium or light depth and are effective for treating melasma and sun damage as well as general skin rejuvenation. A TCA peel takes less time to heal and is typically performed once or twice a year to maintain results.

Dermatology Consultants can provide medical consultations and help you arrange your chemical peel in Frisco. Their expert advice will guide you towards the right type of chemical peel for you. Trained to administer chemical peels safely, Dermatology Consultants expert care staff will provide gentle and professional care. To set up an appointment and learn more about your skin and the potential benefits a chemical peel holds for you, call Dermatology Consultants site in Frisco by dialing (972) 335-2727.