Sun damage, scars, and other effects of time and the elements can change clear, smooth skin into a weathered and worn surface that reveals a person's years to the world. Fortunately, though, there is a treatment that can remove those visible signs of aging and stress: a chemical peel. Texas men and women can find the popular procedure at Skin Care Fort Worth.
Dr. Peter Damico's practice offers three types of chemical peels to help patients with differing needs.
Let us create a skin care plan that is right for you.
Many facial aesthetic imperfections are less than skin deep, extending just below the surface, if at all. Applying a peel causes a reaction that removes the outermost layers of skin, exposing a smoother, newer, clearer layer beneath.
A variety of marks, lines, and blemishes can be reduced or eliminated with a peel. Patients may consider the treatment to address:
Note that a peel does not change the appearance of deeper folds, creases, or scars; sagging; spider veins; or large pores. Talk with the team to find out whether the conditions you want to address are appropriate for a chemical peel or another treatment available.
This is a superficial alpha-hydroxy acid peel for mild skin imperfections, giving you a radiant glow as it reduces signs of aging. Despite it being called a "peel," most patients can expect to avoid visibly peeling skin as they heal. It is gentle enough to be repeated every two weeks.
This is a medium-level peel for mild to moderate skin imperfections. Patients will notice results after just one session, though an ideal outcome may require more. It can be repeated every three to four weeks, and it may require three to six treatments to achieve ideal results.
Like Vitalize Peel®, this chemical peel can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as smooth away skin roughness, after just one session. Three to six peels spaced four to six weeks apart may be required to achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals.
A chemical peel will start with a thorough face cleaning, followed by the application of the chosen solution. Exact steps, both before you arrive and for recovery after you leave, will be determined by the level of peel you choose.
Note that the stronger the peel and the deeper it penetrates, the longer the recovery time will be. The strongest peels may also require an anesthetic to dull sensation in the face.
Every peel will ultimately result in a sensation similar to a sunburn, followed by color change or flaking as the outermost layer falls away. Patients must take extra care to avoid sunlight and other sources of UV radiation while they are healing.
A light chemical peel can give skin a healthy, youthful glow for months. Deeper peels can generate results that last for years.
Patients seeking a revitalized look can also consider microneedling, which is a minimally invasive treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and blemishes by triggering new collagen production.