The chemical peel is an amazing treatment that has the power to completely transform the appearance of your skin. Whether you are affected by acne scars, stretch marks, blemishes, or wrinkles, there is a peel for you. These products work by gently removing a portion of the outer skin layer to reveal new skin underneath. They come in various formulations and strengths, depending upon what is necessary for your needs.
A chemical peel comes in three basic types: superficial, medium, and deep. This refers to the depth of penetration of the particular peel. Peels are also categorized by their ingredients, concentration of ingredients, and penetration depth. The type of peel that works best for you can be determined at your consultation.
Before undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure, it is important that you become informed about what is involved with each type of treatment so that there are no surprises and you understand every step of the treatment process before going into it. You will likely have certain questions that need to be answered as you consider your treatment options.
What Type of Peel Works Best for a Dull Complexion?
The best choice is a superficial chemical peel to remove buildup of inorganic material on the surface of your skin. Once this material is removed, fresh skin will be evident underneath. Superficial peels typically involve the application of mild acids like lactic or glycolic acid.
What is the Best Type of Peel for Lines and Wrinkles?
Signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles can be tackled using a medium peel. This type of peel normally contains an acid called TCA to remove portions of the epidermis skin layer. This encourages the formation of new skin tissue displaying fewer wrinkles.
I Have Deep Scars and Wrinkles. Can a Chemical Peel Help?
A deep chemical peel is your best choice here. It typically involves the application of a chemical solution containing either carbolic acid or phenol to peel away the epidermis skin layer and some of the lower dermis layer. Although this type of peel is extremely effective at removing deep wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation, it is not for everyone.
How Should I Care for My Skin After My Peel?
It is very important to realize that your skin will be more sensitive and vulnerable after your peel, since some of the outer protective barrier of the skin has been removed. Use a good moisturizer and avoid activities that could dehydrate your skin like vigorous exercise or very hot showers.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of a chemical peel, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Texas Laser and Aesthetics. At our convenient location in Austin, TX, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!