A chemical peel is a great way to refresh and rejuvenate your skin by removing damaged, discolored, and aged skin cells. Texas Dermatology offers chemical peels for men and women in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels, and other areas of Texas.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are a painless, cosmetic treatment that works by using a proprietary blend of botanical and physician-approved acids to peel off layers of damaged, discolored, and aged skin. As the layers peel, the more youthful, plump skin is brought to the surface, revealing a more brighter, clearer, and refined complexion.
How Much Does a Chemical Peel Cost?
The cost of chemical peels can vary, depending on the type of peel you choose and your unique skin concerns. During your consultation, we can provide details on the cost of treatment and discuss financing options through CareCredit®.
What Are the Benefits of a Chemical Peel?
You can experience multiple benefits from a chemical peel. This includes:
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduction of discoloration and redness (including freckles, age, and liver spots)
- Increased collagen production
- Reduction of acne scarring and blemishes
- Sun damage reversal
- Improved skin texture
- Smooths out rough skin and scaly patches
- Increases the appearance of firmness and taut skin
- Can also be administered on neck and hands, or anywhere else on the body
What is a Salicylic Acid Peel?
A salicylic acid peel is a gentle, exfoliating peel that works by eliminating old skin cells and encouraging regrowth of new, healthy cells. This peel is a great option for those who want to address common skin concerns such as large pores, dull complexion, uneven skin tone, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, and sun damage.
At Texas Dermatology, we offer a variety of different chemical peels, including: VI Peel® PURIFY for acne, GlyDerm®, PCA Skin®, glycolic, and salicylic peels.
What Can I Expect During a Chemical Peel?
An appointment for a chemical peel is usually between 30 to 45 minutes. The aesthetician will cleanse your skin with a mild cleanser to prep for treatment. The chemical peel is then applied in thin layers on the area to be treated, avoiding the eye area. The aesthetician will gauge your level of comfort by using the standard pain tolerance scale of one to 10. Typically, no more than three to six layers are applied, depending on the area and severity of skin condition.
What Happens After a Chemical Peel?
After application of the chemical peel, the patient will be given a post-procedure kit with products that will assist in the skin’s peeling process over the next several days. There is no need to remove the chemical peel, as our choice of chemical peels are self-neutralizing. This means that the chemicals will only penetrate to a certain depth and will not need to be wiped off. As a result, your appointment is quicker, you will have fewer post-care instructions, and you will not have to worry about skin damage or burns due to your chemical peel treatment.
The first two days usually have no peeling, but by day three through day seven, patients will experience the skin peeling in sheets. Some patients feel more comfortable not being in public during this process and schedule their chemical peel mid-week, so they have the weekend to recover in private.
Dr. John Browning is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology. He leads a team of expert dermatologists who offer chemical peels in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels and the surrounding areas of Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Alamo Heights, Dominion, Kenedy, Mission Trail, and New Braunfels.