West Houston Dermatology

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Aesthetic Treatments

Chemical Peels

Aesthetic Treatments with Janet Platt our Medical Aesthetician

Chemical peels are procedures where different acidic solutions are applied to the skin in an attempt to promote exfoliation of older sun damaged cells and minor pigmentation changes in the skin. The process improves the superficial tone and texture of your skin as it stimulates the production of collagen and newer, healthier skin.

The strength of a chemical peel can vary, with peels ranging from very mild and exfoliating to deeper peels used for acne scarring or severe sun damaged wrinkles. After evaluating your skin and determining desired results, we will choose the peel deemed most suitable.

Conditions most appropriate for peels:

  • Melasma – brown spots on face from sun, pregnancy or birth control pills
  • Acne – with or without scarring Sun damaged skin/photoaging/wrinkles.
  • Photoaging (sun damage) with wrinkles

Milder peels (Beta Lift/Retin A) peels will cause peeling for 2-3 days, while deeper peels (TCA) can peel for up to 1 week. Milder peels can be repeated every 2-4 weeks, while stronger peels should be repeated at a 4-6 week interval. The number of peels required will depend upon the severity of your skin condition. Peel packages are available if additional peels are necessary.