Chemical Peels in Sugar Land, Texas
Chemical peels are a very popular cosmetic treatment that can improve your skin’s tone, texture and also reduce the signs of aging. At our Sugarland, Texas, office, we’re happy to offer patients chemical peels that help them achieve their skincare goals and give them a fresher, rejuvenated appearance.
Chemical peels are a great option for patients who want to improve the appearance of their skin, or for those who have specific skin concerns. When you consult with Dr. Keshwani, he will discuss your skin concerns and aesthetic goals to help you choose the right type of chemical peel.
What Can a Chemical Peel Do?
Chemical peels can do far more than just brighten your complexion. They also offer the following benefits:
- Improved skin tone and texture.
- Reduction or elimination of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Improvement in acne and acne scarring.
- Can prevent future acne flares.
- Improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin.
- Minimize pores.
- Tighten your skin.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Chemical peels involve the application of certain types of acid, usually glycolic or carbolic. After application, the acid is allowed to penetrate the skin and start the rejuvenation process. It creates the sun-burnt appearance of your skin, which then peels away the top layer. Once the dead skin peels away, healthier skin is revealed.
A chemical also improves collagen production, which helps keep your skin looking refreshed.
Types of Chemical Peels
In addition to Cosmelan depigmentation peels, there are other types of peels that rejuvenate the skin.
Glycolic peels are considered a deep peel, meaning it penetrates deep into the skin. It can remove years of sun damage and the ill effects of smoking. Deep peels will have a recovery period of a week or more.
Lactic Acid peels are a good choice for patients who have sensitive skin. These types of peels sligh deep skin away while simultaneously moisturizing the skin. Since it is a milder peel, the downtime is minimal, if at all. You will start to see peeling in two to three days, however, you can resume normal activity immediately after treatment.
Possible Risks of Chemical Peels
Even though chemical peels are a safe procedure, they aren’t without risk. Although rare, some of the most common risks include:
- Infection: There is a slight risk of infection associated with having a chemical peel. That’s why proper post-peel care and hygiene are so important. Following doctor’s orders can significantly reduce the risk of developing an infection.
- Skin Sensitivity: Some patients may experience redness, tingling, and irritation after treatment.
- Skin Discoloration: Hyperpigmentation(darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin) may develop after a chemical peel.
- Sun Sensitivity: Your skin may be more sensitive after a chemical peel, and become hypersensitive to sun exposure. It’s important to apply sunscreen whenever you’re outside.
Ideal Candidates for Chemical Peels
Ideal candidates for chemical peels are patients who are in reasonably good health and understand what a chemical peel can and cannot accomplish. They also understand that while the results are long-lasting, they will need to take the proper steps to maintain their results.
Schedule Your Chemical Peel Today
As a leading expert in skincare, Dr, Kashwani can tailor your chemical peel to your needs and aesthetic goals. If you’d like to learn more about chemical peels or schedule an appointment, contact our Sugarland office at (832) 446-3206.