A chemical peel involves the application of medical acids to remove the damaged skin layers in order to produce more youthful appearance. A healing response to the peel can also trigger new collagen formation so the skin appears tighter and more elastic. Chemical peels are most commonly used on the face, but can be used on other body areas such as the chest, back, shoulders and arms to eliminate lines, freckles, age spots, wrinkles, uneven skin coloration, and a dull complexion. It may stimulate new collagen to be formed improving skin texture. Patients with more extensive sun damage on the legs can also be treated with chemical peels.
Chemical peels are typically performed as an outpatient procedure in an office setting. Depending on what is being treated, you may often see results immediately with little or no recovery time. During your consultation with us, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and treatment can be customized according to your skin type, skin damage and desired results. After your peel, avoid sun exposure immediately after and use sunscreen during the healing process since the new skin is fragile and more susceptible to injury.
To learn more about the new and innovative uses for this traditional favorite cosmetic procedure, schedule a facial rejuvenation appointment at the Houston Institute of Dermatology today.