When your goal is to bring out the natural, healthy radiance of your skin, exfoliation procedures are one of the best treatments available today. Exfoliation is the process of removing the outermost layers of dead, dry skin cells on the dermal surface to reveal fresher, more youthful skin underneath. There are many methods of exfoliation to choose from, but the tried-and-true chemical peel continues to be a top choice for many men and women due to their long track record of safety and their consistent results.
a younger and more serene appearance
The Main Goal Of Chemical Peels
Enhance Natural Beauty
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
At Bayou City Dermatology, we’re committed to personalized care, and we only administer treatment if it’s truly in the client’s best interest. As such, we determine candidacy for all of our procedures on an individual basis, following a thorough discussion of your cosmetic goals, concerns and desires. However, most clients are considered to be candidates for a chemical peel if they want to improve the appearance of their skin, are non-smokers and are not currently taking the medication Accutane. To know for sure if you are a candidate for among the best chemical peels Houston has available, speak with a Dermatologist.
Who Should Consider a Chemical Peel?
Today, it is common for men and women of varying ages to have chemical peels. Chemical peels are for anyone who wants their skin to glow. Chemical peels also help fight acne and acne scars, enlarged pores, rough and oily skin, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (age spots) and photoaging by exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells, thus stimulating new skin cells to surface so that your underlying radiance can be revealed. If you feel as though you have poor skin quality, or dullness, you may be able to benefit from the rejuvenating results of a chemical peel.
How Often Can I Have a Chemical Peel?
The number of a chemical peels greatly depends on the condition of your skin. Chemical peels may be performed as frequently as every two weeks depending on your skin and the type of results desired.
What Can Chemical Peels Help With.
-Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
-Reduce acne and acne scars
-Treat uneven skin pigmentation
-Achieve a healthy and vibrant complexion
-Treat sun-damaged skin
Are Chemical Peels Painful?
Depending on the peel used, there may be some general discomfort. With the lighter peels, patients will feel some stinging but it goes away quickly with the use of a handheld fan. The peeling process itself does not cause any pain. Medium and deep peels are more painful, and thus skin medications and antibiotics may be used to assist with any discomfort.
What to Expect After a Chemical Peel?
-There may not be immediate peeling. In some cases, it may take up to three to five days before peeling begins. Once it starts, it can last three to seven days.
-Redness – this may be very mild, most people experience a “windburn” look and feel.
-Scaling and Peeling – it can be anywhere from very mild to somewhat intense with large flakes coming off.
-Possibly some swelling – this should be temporary.
Minimal to no pain.
-Some intermittent and dry feeling may occur which is usually relieved with moisturizing lotion.
-You can resume wearing makeup the next day, as tolerated. Mineral based make-up is preferred.