The surface of your skin endures constant damage from the sun, cosmetics, and other environmental and lifestyle factors. At Magnolia Dermatology in Cypress, Texas, board-certified dermatologist Samantha Robare, MD, performs varying levels of chemical peels to rejuvenate the skin. Chemical peels are safe, effective, nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. To learn more about chemical peels, call Magnolia Dermatology today or schedule an appointment online.
Chemical peels are nonsurgical treatments that carefully remove the surface layer of the skin through exfoliation. Dr. Robare and the team apply a safe chemical solution to your skin to dry out the top layer (epidermis), which endures cosmetic and environmental damage each day. By removing this damaged layer, a chemical peel reveals the fresh skin underneath.
Dr. Robare and the team can tailor your chemical peel to target your specific skin concerns. After assessing your skin and discussing your concerns and cosmetic goals, Dr. Robare can recommend the right peel level for you.
A light chemical peel is the gentlest type, as it only addresses the outermost layer of the skin. Many patients use light peels to minimize fine lines, acne, and tone and texture abnormalities. Because light chemical peels don’t penetrate deeply, you can have one every month or two without damaging your skin.
A medium peel penetrates through the epidermis and some of the tissue in the middle layer, called the dermis. It’s a deeper peel than its light counterpart but can also target more serious skin concerns, like wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, and pigmentation abnormalities.
Deep chemical peels penetrate through the dermis to address advanced skin concerns, such as deep wrinkles, prominent scarring, and textural abnormalities.
At Magnolia Dermatology, Dr. Robare and the team offer the VI Peel®, a popular medium-strength chemical peel that targets acne, acne scars, and many early signs of aging without downtime.
A chemical peel may be right for you if you have any of the following skin concerns:
The deeper the peel, the more likely you are to see visible, dramatic results that last.
Chemical peels typically take 90 minutes or less. After your treatment, you should avoid sun exposure for at least 1-2 weeks after your procedure. Wear sun protection if you can’t avoid spending time outside. Within days of your peel, your skin may start to flake. Most patients see noticeably brighter, smoother skin within two weeks of their treatment.
To learn more about chemical peels, call Magnolia Dermatology today or schedule an appointment online.