What are Chemical Peels?
To provide the best results from chemical peel treatments, Starwood Med Spa provides our patients with many options. Your customized facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids) will reveal smoother, healthier skin. At our Frisco, TX office, our team offers chemical peel treatments that remove skin abnormalities like fine lines, wrinkles, scars, dry patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels remove damaged, dead skin cells with an individualized treatment on your skin, which causes the oldest layer to slough off. As your skin recovers and begins to repair and rejuvenate itself, you may see a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive technique to make your complexion luminous and may be used for the face and neck.
What are the Different Types of Chemical Peels?
At our Frisco, TX office, we offer chemical peels in different levels of strength to the unique needs and goals of our patients.
Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel on your lunch break and go right back to your routine. This level of peel will remove the top skin layer, giving your complexion a brighter appearance and softer texture. We usually recommend that you get a light peel at least once a month for the best glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: This level of peel reaches further into your skin, and patients generally decide to have this level of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. You may also need to ready yourself for increased discomfort during and up to one hour after a peel. Medium-depth peels are for patients who have significant damage to their skin, including deeper lines and darker pigmentation issues.
Deep peels: The strongest of the three types of peels is the deep peel, and it will require the most recovery time. This is an aggressive treatment that could leave your face itchy, peeling, and swollen for 2 – 3 weeks. Patients who get a deep chemical peel usually have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, entrenched acne scars, or deep-seated scars. Since this type of peel is typically uncomfortable for patients, your aesthetician will provide you with an anesthetic as a part of your treatment.
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How Are Chemical Peels Performed?
On the day of your procedure at Starwood Med Spa, we will have you lying in a comfortable position to administer your treatment. We will ensure your skin is cleaned before applying the customized solution to your treatment areas. Our staff will then massage the solution onto the skin and allow it to work for an appropriate length of time, which will be determined in your chemical peel consultation. Finally, we will clean the solution off your face and apply a neutralizing agent. Patients may want to bring a light sunscreen and/or a hat to wear outside following the treatment to avoid environmental exposure.
Chemical Peel FAQ
How much does a chemical peel cost?
We can discuss your costs in your consultation once our team has developed your personalized treatment plan. The cost of a chemical peel will vary depending on the intensity you get. Starwood Med Spa accepts several payments methods, and there are often specials on skin treatments like chemical peels. Buying a package with several chemical peel treatments can also help you save money.
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
Which level of chemical peel is best for you will vary based on your unique skin needs and cosmetic goals. In your initial consultation, we can help you select which type of peel is best for your skin. A few factors you might want to consider are your overall health, your skin type, how deep you want the peel to work, how long you can spend in recovery, and what you want the peel to accomplish. For first-time patients, it's better to select a light chemical peel and decide what you think of the results. From there, we can adjust your treatment plan to determine the best type of peel for your skin.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Both dermabrasion and chemical peels are facial rejuvenation procedures that address surface irregularities to give your skin a softer appearance. The main difference is that dermabrasion uses a rotating brush or shaving instrument to remove the surface skin layer with a careful exfoliating process. A chemical peel uses a caustic solution that is applied to your skin to dissolve dead skin cells. During your consultation, our staff will go over the pros and cons of both options and help you choose if a chemical peel or dermabrasion is better to achieve your needs and goals.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Based on the chemicals used, you may have mild discomfort throughout the treatment and shortly after. If you choose a lighter peel, you will feel some discomfort; however, this goes away quickly with the use of a small fan. Medium and deep peels are better for deeper issues and longer-lasting results, but they are usually more uncomfortable. Numbing cream, medications, and ointments may be used to help you feel more comfortable during your chemical peel. Our team will talk to you about skin care after your chemical peel to help your skin heal.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
A chemical peel may be combined with another skin treatment. In your consultation, be honest with us when describing your skin and cosmetic wants so we can create a unique treatment plan to achieve your goals. This may include adding injectable wrinkle treatments (like BOTOX or JUVÉDERM®) along with your chemical peel to refresh your whole appearance.
Great Skin Starts here
If you are new to treatments to rejuvenate the skin, Starwood Med Spa will help you determine the best option for your goals. Your freshly renewed skin will thank you by looking bright and caressingly soft. Call our office in Frisco, TX, to get your skin assessment today for a professional chemical peel.