Chemical Peels in Parker County

Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic choice that can improve your skin’s appearance and texture. Our aesthetician, Jennifer Geyer, will work with you to choose the chemical peel that will give you the results for which you are looking.

Read on to learn more about chemical peels in Parker County, myths about chemical peels, and the pros and cons of using this non-surgical procedure.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

Mild acids are applied to the skin during a peel to create controlled damage. This triggers skin regeneration and remodeling, restoring a youthful appearance to the face, neck, and hands.

The skin is made up of three layers. The layer you see in the mirror is called the epidermis, and it has several layers which can show visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. The dermis is the layer below it. Each layer plays a significant role in anatomy and function, serving as a barrier against pathogens, harmful chemicals, and injury.

You can choose from three basic types of chemical peels, each of which causes controlled damage to a specific depth. A light chemical peel, sometimes called a lunchtime peel, removes just the outer layer of the epidermis.

A medium chemical peel goes deeper into the dermis, and a deep chemical peel will penetrate into the lower dermis. While these cosmetic procedures can help treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone, they do not remove deep scars or wrinkles and cannot tighten sagging skin.

Five Myths About Chemical Peels

Several myths about chemical peels may have prevented you from considering this procedure to improve the tone and texture of your skin.

First, chemical peels in Parker County are not reserved for only those with severe skin issues. They can benefit people with a wide range of skin concerns.

Next, while a deep chemical peel can be uncomfortable and require significant recovery time, your experience depends on the depth of the peel. Superficial peels typically require minimal recovery time with minimal discomfort.

The third myth is that peels are not safe and can cause permanent damage to the skin. When skilled and experienced estheticians like Jennifer perform chemical peels, they provide controlled exfoliation on the skin, and the risks are minimized.

People with darker skin tones may have heard a fourth myth that they cannot undergo a chemical peel. Years ago, chemical peels were not suitable for people with darker skin tones because they had an increased risk of triggering post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. However, when the right peel is selected under professional guidance today, all skin tones can safely undergo certain types of chemical peels.

Finally, the fifth myth is that at-home chemical peels are as effective as professional treatments. At-home chemical peels generally have lower concentrations of active ingredients, and while they can be helpful in a regular skincare routine for maintenance, professional chemical peels offer a more significant result. Stronger chemical peels should only be performed under the supervision of a skincare professional.

Pros and Cons of Chemical Peels

As with any cosmetic choice, chemical peels have advantages and disadvantages. Because there is a range of chemical exfoliation, chemical peels can be customized to meet your skin type, specific concerns, and allowable recovery time.

While most are not painful, deeper peels can cause discomfort. Depending on your pain threshold, you may need a painkiller.

Chemical peels in Parker County are generally less costly than laser resurfacing and result in a boost to your skin’s radiance. A deep chemical peel is done only once, while a series of light peels that require no downtime can make a noticeable difference over time.

Some of the acids used in chemical peels are less predictable than others and can cause reactions in people who have sensitive skin. People with dark skin tones should avoid deeper chemical peels that can increase the risk of hyperpigmentation.

While a deep skin peel can produce significant results, you may need a series of light or medium peels to achieve your desired results. However, a deep skin peel requires significant recovery time, while medium and light chemical peels do not.

After any chemical peel, you must follow post-procedure instructions to avoid complications, such as an infection. Chemical peels are not for everyone and should not be considered if you are pregnant, have taken the oral acne medication isotretinoin in the past 12 months, or have a personal or family history of overgrowth of scar tissue.

Schedule Your Consultation Today to Discuss Chemical Peels in Parker County

When you are considering outpatient cosmetic procedures that can improve the appearance and texture of your skin, call today to schedule a consultation with Jennifer Geyer to discuss chemical peels in Parker County. After a thorough evaluation of your skin type and cosmetic concerns, Jennifer will recommend the best chemical peel to meet your needs and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures that may help.