The team of Dallas Dermatology Partners is skilled in non-invasive therapies to improve the health and appearance of mature and sun-damaged skin and produce a more even skin tone. A chemical face peel is one of the simplest ways to address uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and textural issues with little to no downtime. Regardless of skin type or aesthetic concerns, our dermatologists can recommend a medical-grade chemical peel that’s right for you. Our patients often see impressive results in just one session, with improvements in skin tone, fine lines, and radiance.
What is a chemical peel facial?
A chemical peel removes surface skin cells. After the procedure over a period of several days, the topmost layer of sun-damaged skin is shed, signaling the body to ramp up collagen and hyaluronic acid production, which will improve texture, elasticity, and appearance.
Chemical peels are precisely controlled, low-risk treatments customized according to patient goals and skin type. The strength of acid solutions will determine the depth of exfoliation, along with the amount of post-treatment peeling and results. Once the outer layers have sloughed off, healthier, more even-toned skin is revealed.
Whether you’re looking to restore a more youthful complexion or want to correct decades of UV damage, we can suggest a peel that is best suited for your cosmetic goals and lifestyle.
Chemical Peel Treatment Benefits
Luminous, younger-looking skin is the key benefit of a chemical peel treatment. The skin is also much more receptive to topical products. Actives like Vitamin C, retinoids, and other potent ingredients can penetrate more deeply to work their magic.
The benefits of chemical peels are numerous:
- Reduce the appearance of scars
- Fades hyperpigmentation
- Evens out skin tone
- Lightens freckles and sunspots
- Improves acne scars
- Softens wrinkles and fine lines
- Lightens melasma
- Brightens the complexion
- Smooths texture
What ingredients are used in a chemical peel?
Dallas Dermatology Partners offers the full range of VI Peels, glycolic acid peels, and medium depth trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels .
- The VI Peel -Combines anti-aging actives like vitamin C and retinoic acid with salicylic acid, phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and is suitable for all skin types. This peel will help improve the tone, texture, and clarity of your skin and provide anti-aging benefits.
- The VI Precision Plus Peel - Contains a powerhouse formula that effectively suppresses melanogenesis and promotes rapid cell turnover and thus is an excellent option for individuals with melasma or pigmentation.
- Glycolic Acid Peel - Glycolic acid is an AHA derived from sugar cane. This provides a superficial peel with zero downtime and is a great choice for acne-prone skin and sensitive skin.
What conditions does a chemical peel treatment correct?
Chemical peels are highly effective for minimizing the appearance of dark spots, a blotchy complexion, actinic keratoses, fine lines, acne scars, melasma, rough texture, large pores, freckles, and other signs of photo-aged skin. Those with deep scars, broken capillaries, or extreme skin laxity may also benefit from laser skin resurfacing treatments.
What can I expect during a chemical peel?
The VI peel and light Glycolic acid peels are virtually painless and take roughly 20-35 minutes. Patients may feel a slight stinging sensation for a few moments, which resolves quickly.
What are the side effects and risks of chemical peels?
Mild skin redness, known as erythema, and some swelling are normal with superficial chemical peels and typically resolve within a couple of days. With deeper peels, skin redness and inflammation can last a week or longer, as the skin sloughs off. Complications are rare in the hands of an experienced dermatologist and may include prolonged erythema, allergic reaction, and pigmentation changes.
How do I maintain results after a chemical face peel?
Sun avoidance and protection is critical for at least one month. Right after a chemical peel, proper skincare is essential such as daily moisturizing. Follow all post-treatment instructions and do not pick at peeling skin, which may hamper healing and cause scarring. Your physician may place you on a regimen with certain lightening agents or prescription topicals.
What is the recovery time after a chemical peel?
The recovery time will range from zero downtime to several weeks, depending on the depth of the peel. For glycolic acid peels, there is no downtime and only minimal or no peeling. For Vi Peels, there is 4-5 days of peeling. Facial sweating should be avoided for 7 days after your Vi Peel since this can blunt results. For medium depth peels, there is 1-2 weeks of peeling and redness.
How often do you need chemical peels?
We recommend a series of 2-5 peels depending on your skin concerns and goals. Maintenance schedules will vary from one individual to the next, but most patients benefit from a chemical peel once every four to six months.
Are chemical peels limited to the face?
No, chemical peels may be tailored to correct sun damage on the neck, chest, décolletage, arms, and hands. It can also be used to improve keratosis pilaris, hereditary rough red bumps, on the arms or thighs.
Chemical Peel Dermatologist In Dallas
To find out what this skin resurfacing treatment can do for you, book an appointment with a chemical peel dermatologist today. Profound improvements in skin tone, clarity and radiance are attainable with Dallas Dermatology Partners, serving residents in the greater Dallas Forth Worth region, including Addison, Frisco, and Plano.