Chemical Peels Specialist

Secret Expressions Medical Spa

Medical Spa located in The Woodlands, TX

Several factors – like acne and sun exposure -- wreak havoc on your skin as you age, causing new scars, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, and dullness. If you’re unhappy with the changes you’ve noticed in your skin over time, a chemical peel can peel away dull, scarred skin allowing new, vibrant skin to replace it. Chemical peels are a great way to achieve a natural, youthful appearance without surgery or injections. Schedule your consultation appointment with the experienced team at Secret Expressions Med Spa in The Woodlands, Texas, to take the first step toward brighter, healthier skin and improved confidence.

Chemical Peels Q & A

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How Do Chemical Peels Work?

A doctor or certified aesthetician applies a solution to your skin, which causes the targeted layers to exfoliate and peel away over time. The new skin beneath the surface is smoother and brighter than your old skin, resulting in improvement.

Chemical peels can be used on your face, neck, or hands.

How Do I Know Which Chemical Peel I Need?

Chemical peels are either superficial -- sometimes called a lunchtime peel -- medium, or deep. The best way to find out which chemical peel is the best option for you to is to schedule a consultation appointment.

A doctor or aesthetician will examine your skin and ask questions about your concerns and treatment goals before making a recommendation. Generally speaking:

  • Superficial chemical peels target the outermost layer of skin to treat mild discoloration and rough skin and provide general rejuvenation
  • Medium peels target the outer layer and middle layer of skin to treat freckles, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, moderate discoloration, and some precancerous growths
  • Deep peels can achieve more success with the middle layer of skin, making them a better solution for scarring and more moderate wrinkles

What is Recovery Like After A Chemical Peel?

Your recovery will depend on the kind of chemical peel you receive. You can expect to experience redness and peeling for up to seven days after a superficial peel, 14 days after a medium peel, and 21 days after a deep peel. During this time it’s imperative to avoid exposure to the sun without adequate coverage.

Additionally, swelling and blistering are more common after medium and deep peels, so many people time some time off of work while they recover. You can resume wearing makeup one day after a superficial peel, a week after a medium peel, and two weeks after a deep peel.

Who is a Good Candidate for Chemical Peels?

If you’re suffering from a condition that can be improved by a chemical peel, you’re likely a good candidate for the treatment. The following criteria may impact your eligibility for a chemical peel:

  • Being pregnant or nursing
  • Taking Accutane currently or in the recent past
  • Having certain skin conditions, like dermatitis, rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis

Which Conditions Can Chemical Peels Improve?

Chemical peels are often effective in improving the appearance of age spots, acne scars, blemishes, melasma, crow’s feet, sun damage, and wrinkles.

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