Do you have fine lines and wrinkles, oily skin, or troublesome pigment changes? If so, the experts at 817 Surgical Arts in Fort Worth, Texas, can help. Triple board-certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Emily Johnson, DO offers a variety of chemical peels to help combat these issues. Call the office to schedule a consultation or use the online booking feature today.
What is a chemical peel?
Chemical peels are excellent for exfoliating to help resurface the outermost layer. This helps expose the healthy, new skin underneath. At 817 Surgical Arts, we offer a variety of medical-grade chemical peels composed of different formulations and concentrations to help best address your specific needs including: dull/dry skin, oily skin, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, pigment changes, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and texture. Best results may require a series of 3-6 peels depending on the depth and concentration of the peel as well as the skin issues being address.
What are the benefits of chemical peels?
Micropeel 30: This Glycolic Acid peel is an alpha hydroxy acid which is great for weakening the bonds that hold dead, damaged skin cells on the surface. This chemically exfoliates and accelerates cellular renewal to help improve the appearance of skin tone and texture.
Micropeel Plus 30: This Salicylic Acid peel is a beta hydroxy acid that is ideal for oily and acne prone skin. The salicylic acid helps dissolve excess oil and cellular debris in the pores.
Advanced Corrective Peel: This peel is a combination of clinical-grade acids to help reduce the appearance of discoloration and restore a brighter, more clarified skin tone. It can also help improve texture changes.
Smart TCA Peel: This Trichloroacetic Acid peel is great for exfoliating dead, dry skin cells and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps improve skin laxity, shrink enlarged pores, and improve stubborn discoloration.
How should I prepare for my chemical peel?
Prior to your chemical peel treatment, it is best to refrain from using skincare products containing exfoliants and retinols for at least 5 days prior and 5 days after treatment. Avoiding alcohol the night before treatment is also advised. Please tell your physician if you have a history of cold sores or underlying skin disorders. It is also best to avoid a chemical peel during an acne flare up.
What happens during the chemical peel?
While each chemical peel composition is different, the process is is fairly similar. The technician will cleanse your skin and prepare it for optimal peel application. Tingling or burning sensation is not uncommon during the peel application. The peel is followed by various skincare product applications to help soothe your skin and aid in healing.
What should I expect after my chemical peel?
Depending on the peel selected and the patient, you may experience redness and peeling. Downtime will vary depending on the chemical peel performed.
To find out if you’re a candidate for a chemical peel at 817 Surgical Arts, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.