Chemical peels are topically applied formulas that revitalize the skin surface by creating an even, and controlled shedding of skin cell. Chemical peels remove old, dead skin cells from the outer layers of the skin in order to reveal new under layers of skin that are softer, smoother, brighter, even toned, and more radiant appearance. Peels can address a myriad of skin issues including acne, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and lines, clogged pores, and even pre-cancerous skin lesions. Everyone is unique in both the characteristics of their skin, and the issues they seek to correct. Fortunately, chemical peels can be customized, and may be tailored to meet the needs of each patient. Chemical peels are often categorized as superficial, medium and deep depending on their percentage of active ingredients, and PH level.
This patient of mine had a total of 4 medium depth peels for his acne and acne scarring. He was very happy with his results, and felt more confident about his skin. We may use chemical peels for the face, and the torso. The skin on your torso is generally thicker than your face, and you may need a series of 4-6 peels to see results.
Dr. Cindy N. Berthelot, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist treating patients in the greater Houston community, including Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood, Pasadena, Deer Park, Dickinson, Pearland, Alvin, Seabrook, Kemah, Webster, Galveston, Texas City, La Marque, and Santa Fe, Texas. To make an appointment with Dr. Berthelot, please contact us at 281.480.7272.