Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels Plano - Cosmetic Club
If you have ever gotten a sunburn that caused you to peel, you have been given a glimpse into the principles behind chemical peels. The primary and vital difference between the two is that peeling from excessive sun exposure is a sign of damage, where chemical peels use various safe solutions to remove dead skin cells to reveal fresh, healthy skin.

The practice of chemical peels has been around for more than a century, and is designed to create controlled shedding of dead skin cells while stimulating collagen and elastin production at the same time. A chemical peel is safe and non-damaging to healthy skin, and leaves the skin looking smoother, lighter, and more youthful.

Today, there various solutions made of enzymes and chemicals that can be applied to the surface of skin to promote mild to moderate peeling.

A chemical peel can diminish the appearance of:
  • Freckles
  • Fine lines
  • Sun spots
  • Large pores
In some instances, a chemical peel may be incorporated into a treatment regimen to control acne or treat acne scars.

Types of Chemical Peels

There are a few common chemical peels used in cosmetic dermatology, including:

  • Light to medium peels based on alpha hydroxyl acid, lactic, fruit, or glycolic acid.
  • Stronger peels based on, trichloroacetic acid or Phenol, two types that reach greater depths of skin for stubborn conditions.
Most people benefit greatly from lighter peels, with deep chemical peels being used infrequently. Every person’s skin is unique. Chemical peels at Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery are customized to your personal skin type, tone, color, and needs. In a consultation with our licensed aesthetician, you will be able to determine the most suitable peel to accomplish your desired results.

Discussing your goals with us is important to the achievement of satisfactory results. In turn, our aesthetician will explain what can be accomplished with the various chemical peels we offer. Common results include improved, smooth skin texture, lightened spots, and softened lines. After a chemical peel, skin will have a nice glow, and pores will be less noticeable. Depending on the results you seek, our aesthetician may recommend a series of peels, or a combination of treatments to be completed over the course of time.

During your consultation, you should also disclose any history of cold sores, as special precautions might be necessary to avoid an outbreak. In such instances, Dr. Selkin may give you a prescription of antiviral medication for use before your chemical peel treatment.

Before skin rejuvenation with a chemical peel, it is necessary to stop waxing or using depilatories, as well as electrolysis. Use of Retin-A should cease, as should certain masks and hair dye. Your aesthetician will direct you on when to stop using certain products, and when use may resume.

Chemical peels are only mildly uncomfortable, if at all. Most patients feel a warming on the skin, or some slight stinging. These sensations are only temporary, usually diminishing within ten minutes.

You can enjoy brighter, tighter skin NOW! Contact Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery for your appointment in Plano, McKinney, or Flower Mound.

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