Discover the Restorative Benefits of Chemical Peels
Have you ever looked at the lines on your face and hands and wished you could just peel away these inevitable signs of aging? Well, you’ll be happy to know there’s a way to do just that. It’s called chemexfoliation, more commonly known as a chemical peel.
Chemical peels are popular among the various procedures used to treat certain skin issues because they’re non-invasive and very effective. Some people have the idea that removing fine lines, freckles, age spots and other skin conditions means they have to “go under the knife.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
How chemical peels work
This procedure, which is sometimes referred to as “derma peeling,” uses a chemical solution that’s applied to specific areas of the body and then peeled off, similar to waxing. Chemical peels remove damaged outer skin layers, leaving a new surface layer that’s smoother and softer.
This method of skin treatment is ideal for the face, hands, neck and chest. It’s a relatively simple outpatient procedure that should only be performed by a dermatologist who is trained in this treatment method.
Benefits of chemical peels
Most people desire to look younger, but unfortunately the body usually has other ideas. Chemical peels are great for bringing a more youthful appearance to your skin, whether your skin issues are just beginning or have been developing over time. What sorts of conditions are commonly treated with this procedure?
- Certain types of acne
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines that appear around the mouth and beneath the eyes
- Age spots
- Skin discoloration
- Rough skin and scaly patches
- Skin that is sun-damaged
- Melasma (brown or brown-gray patches on areas of the face)
- Overall dull complexion
As you can see, a wide range of some of the most common skin problems can be effectively treated with a chemical peel. For other skin conditions such as very deep facial lines, sagging skin, broken capillaries and deep scarring, other procedures are available that provide wonderful solutions.
If you’re dealing with fine lines, skin pigmentation issues, sun damage or other conditions that you wish could be peeled away, contact DermSurgery Associates of Houston and find out if a chemical peel is a good treatment option for you. Our helpful staff is available to answer all your questions and schedule an appointment.
DermSurgery Associates is a Greater Houston area dermatology practice offering cosmetic, surgical and non-invasive dermatology treatments with industry-leading physicians trained and experienced with the most current dermatology technologies and procedures. For more information, contact
7515 Main, Suite 240
Houston, TX 77030