Chemical peels use special chemical solutions to remove the superficial layers of your skin so healthy, fresh skin is revealed. As top medical aesthetics practitioners in Austin, Texas, Dr. Christopher Seeker and Casey Friesenhahn, WHCNP, are skilled in selecting the best chemical peel products for your specific needs. To learn more about the chemical peels offered at Seeker Professional Aesthetics, call the office or use the online system to schedule an office visit today.
Chemical peels use specially developed solutions designed to lift away the superficial layers of dead or damaged skin to reveal fresh skin beneath. Chemical peels are available in different strengths, based on your needs and the results you’re looking for. Peels can:
During your office visit, you learn about the types of peels that can help you get the results you’re looking for.
A light chemical peel removes only the most superficial layers of your skin. It can improve the texture of your skin and even to reduce some signs of sun damage and aging. After a light chemical peel, your skin may be slightly pink, but this effect fades soon after your peel.
A deep peel is designed to affect deeper layers of your skin to remove more significant signs of aging and sun damage, revealing softer, smoother skin. Deep peels can leave your skin red and sore for several days, and most deep peels are followed by scabbing before the deeper layers of skin are exposed. Following a deep peel, you may have a mild pinkish hue for a few weeks.
Once your skin is thoroughly cleansed, Dr. Seeker applies the chemical peel solution and allows it to remain on your skin for a specific period of time — usually less than a half-hour. Once the time limit is reached, Dr. Seeker thoroughly rinses away the chemical.
With some peels, he may apply a special neutralizing solution to stop the chemical action before rinsing the peel solution away. After any type of peel — mild, medium, or deep — you need to protect your skin from the sun so you don’t delay healing and damage your newly revealed skin.
Dr. Seeker provides you with complete instructions about how to care for your skin while it heals, including when you can begin to wear makeup following a medium or deep peel. After a light peel, you may be able to wear makeup right away.
That depends on the depth of your peel. Deeper peels provide longer-lasting results than mild peels, but you can have a mild peel repeated to extend the benefits. You can also maintain your results longer with proper skin care, including the use of moisturizers and sunscreen.