COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY AND SKIN CARE FOR Plano, Frisco, and the Dallas Fortworth metroplex in Texas
What is a Chemical Peel?
What do you think when you hear the words chemical peel? Do you think of the Sex and the City episode where Samantha was talked into a peel and ends up looking like a tomato right before a big event and you immediately cringe? Well lets clear the air… they are not all that way!
Men and women alike share a common desire to have healthy, youthful skin. Chemical peels have been used for over 100 years, and are commonly performed for those that are unhappy with sun damaged skin, age spots, uneven pigmentation, rough skin and acne scarring.
Some chemical peels are not limited to the face and can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs. In addition, they also may be coupled with other forms of skin rejuvenation therapy
Results of a Chemical Peel
To achieve optimal results, Dr. Wright and her team of aestheticians assess your skin to determine if you are a proper candidate and to ensure appropriate expectations regarding your concerns.
When younger layers of skin are exposed, your skin will look brighter, tighter and fresher than before. Deeper lines, wrinkles and other flaws may require a series of treatments or advanced techniques.
During the treatment, your skin is prepped, and the designated peel is applied to the area of concern. Your skin care specialist will review post-procedure care and you will return to the clinic for reassessment of the area and expert medical advice on your next step for younger looking skin.
At the SKIN M.D. and Beyond, we combine the science of skin care with our professional expertise to help you achieve smoother, firmer, healthier and more beautiful skin!
What Types of Chemical Peels Are There?
Chemical peels in Plano, TX are applied topically to the skin and aid in the restoration and rejuvenation of the skin’s surface. Light, medium and deep peels penetrate to different levels and each will create a different cosmetic outcome.
Chemical Peels “melt” away the fine outer layers of the skin. Light chemical agents such as Skin MD’s lactic and glycolic peels accomplish a polishing of the skin by sloughing off dead cells with little to no downtime to immediately give you the brighter softer skin you want. You may experience minimal flaking. This is a great add on to a microdermabrasion or with any facial to get the glow you’ve been wanting!
Our popular Vitality Peel is a Vitamin A based peel and is great for acne prone skin. The Vitality Peel addresses your skin’s restoration in a more aggressive way by creating an even and controlled shedding of several layers of skin lasting anywhere from 3-5 days. These peels are also very popular anywhere you may have breakouts including the chest, back, and shoulders. Put your best face forward and put an end to the acne.
Our Jessner Peels act to improve skins surface texture and pigmentation. The solutions are available in several strengths, depending on the degree of peeling desired. Jessner Peels are a combination of lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol, an exfoliating agent. Healing can take from 3-7 days until a new, smoother layer of skin is then formed. Generally, these chemical peels are medium peels and will help improve your overall texture and remove the years of sun worshiping you regret!
For those of you suffering from acne and pigment issues, the Pigment Lifting Peel may be the perfect combination. Peeling may last 3-7 days. Using blended acids it will targets the browns in the skin, lightening them and giving your skin a much more even tone while also clearing that acne!
TCA peels are intermediate to deep peels used to smooth out fine surface wrinkles, remove superficial blemishes and correct skin pigment problems. For Acne scarring healing may take several days depending on the peel depth, usually ranging 4-7 days. Your skin will require the use of sun block for several months after this procedure. This is a must! TCA peels are aggressive and do require limited to no sun exposure for 4-6 weeks after treatment. Deep chemicals peels are available however due to the unpredictability we tend to use safer more reliable lasers for these treatments.
Chemical Peels for Acne Scarring
For those who have residual scarring from acne, there is a technique called TCA Cross, which can be used to correct Ice-pick scars. This involves careful placement of high concentrations chemical called TCA (trichloroacetic acid) into the scar. This stimulates the production of new collagen and remodeling of existing collagen to fill in the acne scar. The advantage of this treatment is that it is localized to the problem only and not the unaffected skin. TCA has been used for over 50 years to rejuvenate and repair the skin in a variety of conditions. The CROSS Technique, (Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars) using 80-100% TCA, has the advantage of reconstructing acne scars by focusing on the dermal thickening and collagen production that occurs with higher TCA concentrations.