What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are a popular nonsurgical treatment used to smooth brighten the skin on the face and neck. At Dermatology Center of Dallas, our professional team offers customized chemical peel treatments that help to decrease skin abnormalities, including scars, wrinkles, fine lines, rough patches, hyperpigmentation problems, and more. With a chemical peel, a medical-grade chemical solution (such as salicylic, glycolic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids) is applied to the face to dissolve damaged, dead skin cells layer by layer. As the skin recovers and starts to rejuvenate and repair itself, patients will notice a clearer, smoother complexion.
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What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
Depending on the intensity of your treatment, you might expect a mix of the following perks from your chemical peel session at Dermatology Center of Dallas:
- Moisturized, revived skin texture
- Decrease in fine lines and signs of aging
- Balanced and neutral skin tone
- Reduction of visible pores and different skin irregularities
What to Expect with Chemical Peels
Chemical peels generally work well for individuals who have visible issues in their skin, such as scars, discoloration, flaky skin, wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and more. We can recommend different types of chemical peels to meet your concerns. During your procedure at Dermatology Center of Dallas, we will spread the solution onto your face and allow it to work for a specific amount of time. Then, we will clean it off and apply a neutralizing agent. You should bring sunscreen or a hat to wear outside following the treatment to protect from environmental exposure. Based on the level of the chemical peel you have, you should expect the face to itch and peel from a few days to two or more weeks, but be sure not to peel the skin off. Our team will go over methods to treat your skin during your consultation.
Chemical Peel FAQ
How much does a chemical peel cost?
Our team can discuss your costs during your consultation as soon as they come up with your chemical peel treatment plan. Costs for a chemical peel can vary based on the intensity you select. Dermatology Center of Dallas takes several payment methods, and there are often specials on treatments like chemical peels. Buying a package with several chemical peel treatments can also help you save money.
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
Which level of chemical peel is best for you will vary based on your unique skin concerns and cosmetic goals. During your initial consultation with skin care professionals, we will help you choose which chemical peel is best for your skin. A few things you might consider are your general health, your skin type, the depth of your skin concerns, how long you can spend in recovery, and what concerns you have about the appearance of your skin. For first-time patients, it's better to try a light chemical peel and decide what you think of the results. From there, we might alter your treatment plan to decide the best chemical peel level for you.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Both dermabrasion and chemical peels are facial treatments that treat surface blemishes to give your skin a smoother appearance. The major difference is that dermabrasion uses special tools (a shaving instrument or rotating brush) to remove the top layer of skin with a careful scraping process. A chemical peel uses a caustic solution that is applied to your skin to dissolve damaged skin cells. During your initial consultation, our team will go over the pros and cons of each treatment and help you decide if a chemical peel or dermabrasion is best for your skin goals.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Depending on the chemicals used, you may have some discomfort while it is actively treating your skin. If you get a light peel, you will notice some stinging, but this goes away quickly with a small fan. Deep or medium peels are better for deeper problems and offer results that last a long time; however, they usually are more uncomfortable. Topical anesthetics, medications, and soothing ointments can be applied to help you feel more comfortable during the chemical peel. Our team will discuss how to care for your skin after a peel to maintain your results.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
For even greater improvements to your skin, you may combine a chemical peel with another skin treatment at Dermatology Center of Dallas. During your consultation, be open with our aesthetic team when describing your skin problems so we can develop a personalized treatment plan to best address your goals. Your plan may include an injectable treatment for wrinkles (such as BOTOX® or JUVÉDERM®) along with your chemical peel to refresh your whole appearance.
Great Skin Starts here
If you are seeking a professional facial treatment, the experienced team at Dermatology Center of Dallas can help you determine the best option for your goals. After a chemical peel, your newly rejuvenated skin will appear healthier and touchably smooth. Contact our office in Dallas, TX today to schedule your skin consultation.