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Chemical Peels Specialist

Center for Women's Health

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in the areas of Sugar Land, TX & Richmond, TX

Sun damage and the natural aging process can result in a dull complexion, wrinkles, dark spots, and other skin concerns. A chemical peel offers smoother, younger-looking skin, and can even help with acne and scarring. At Center for Women’s Health, their skilled estheticians provide a variety of chemical peels at their offices in Sugar Land and Richmond, Texas. To learn more about how chemical peels can address many common skin complaints, call the office nearest you or schedule a consultation online today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is involved in a chemical peel?

When your esthetician at the Center for Women’s Health performs a chemical peel, they apply a chemical solution to your skin. This solution damages the top layers of your skin in a safe, controlled way, allowing new, healthier skin cells to come to the surface. 

This results in an improvement in the appearance of skin blemishes and visible signs of aging for smoother, softer, younger-looking skin.

Which conditions can a chemical peel address?

Chemical peels are most often performed on the face, but they can also be used to improve the appearance of the skin on your neck or hands. Some of the most common skin concerns that benefit from chemical peels include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Age spots
  • Dark patches and sun damage
  • Freckles
  • Mild to moderate acne
  • Mild scarring

Chemical peels can also brighten your overall complexion and make your skin softer and more even in texture.

What are the different types of chemical peels?

Chemical peels are divided into types based on how deeply the chemical solution can penetrate your skin. The team at the Center for Women’s Health offers both superficial and deep chemical peels.

Superficial peels

A superficial peel typically uses a gentle solution, such as glycolic acid, which penetrates only the top layers of your skin. Superficial peels do not cause much discomfort and result in minimal redness and peeling. They can brighten and refresh your skin without the need for downtime or aftercare.

Deep peels

Deep peels typically use salicylic acid to penetrate into the deeper skin layers for maximum exfoliation. Deep peels purify pores and dramatically reduce skin blemishes, including acne and scars. These peels require anesthesia and can take up to three weeks for healing to be complete, but they result in beautiful, youthful-looking skin.

What are the risks of a chemical peel?

The estheticians who perform chemical peels at the Center for Women’s Health have extensive experience performing chemical peels safely. However, there is some risk associated with chemical peels. 

The deeper the peel, the more risk is involved. During your consultation, your esthetician will explain all the risks so you can make an informed decision about whether a chemical peel is right for you.

During the early healing period after a chemical peel (before the skin has finished peeling), you will need to avoid sun exposure. After the early healing period has passed, you will need to wear sunscreen every day and limit sun exposure as much as possible. The new skin is more susceptible to damage and discoloration from sunlight.

To schedule a consultation for a chemical peel at the Center for Women’s Health, call the clinic nearest you, or make an appointment online.