Over time, skin can become dry, dull, and less vibrant. Often, using skincare products at home isn’t enough to keep skin looking radiant even if you invest in quality products. This is because dead skin cells can often build up on the surface of the skin making the skin look more lifeless. Chemical peels are treatments that are designed to exfoliate the surface of the skin, helping it appear more radiant while also resolving concerns such as hyperpigmentation, acne, acne scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles.
At BeYOUtiful Anti-Aging Studio in Houston, TX, we offer several different chemical peels to help target various concerns. This treatment can be a valuable addition to your skincare routine if you have been noticing your skin looking more dull.
A chemical peel is a treatment that uses a special customized chemical solution to exfoliate the skin. The solution will change based on the sensitivity of your skin, the severity of the concerns you wish to address, and your skin’s response to previous treatments. At our anti-aging studio, we offer the BeYOUtiful Peel, which comes in light, medium, or deep options for mild to severe concerns.
Chemical peels use acidic solutions to remove the outer layers of skin. This is a controlled process where the solution is left on the surface of the skin for a specific amount of time before being neutralized or removed. When the outer layers are removed, healthier skin underneath is revealed leading to a more youthful and glowing appearance.
Skin that has a build-up of dead skin cells can often have a rough or dry texture. By exfoliating the area, we can help to make the skin softer and smoother. Other texture concerns can be resolved because of the stimulation of collagen production in the skin, which is why we often use chemical peels for acne scars, sun damage, or other textural issues.
Lines and wrinkles form as a result of the loss of collagen in the skin. By helping new skin to grow and by encouraging collagen and elastin production in the skin, chemical peels can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Acne breakouts occur as a result of dead skin cells mixed with sebum which blocks pores and cause inflammation. By removing dead skin cells and unclogging the pores on the skin, chemical peels can help reduce acne breakouts. Chemical peels can also be used for acne scars by removing damaged layers of skin and replacing them with newer, healthier skin.
Hyperpigmentation can often result from injury to the skin or as a result of sun exposure. Chemical peels help remove the skin that has more melanin than the surrounding skin. The new skin that is revealed and that takes its place can be much more even in color, matching your regular skin tone.
Light chemical peels are often a good starting point for individuals who have never had a chemical peel before. This gentler treatment only removes the very outer layer of skin and can produce more subtle effects. If you choose this type of treatment, you may need to schedule more than one to receive the benefits you are looking for.
A medium chemical peel goes slightly deeper than a light chemical peel and can address more moderate concerns. These treatments can also be performed more than once to increase results.
Deep chemical peels address the most severe concerns such as deep acne scarring or more severe lines and wrinkles. The results from a deep chemical peel are often more dramatic. However, this type of treatment can only be done one session at a time and comes with a longer downtime.
The length of your results will depend on the concerns that you are having addressed as well as the type of chemical peel that you choose. Light and medium chemical peels can last for several months while deep chemical peels can last much longer.
When administered by an experienced practitioner, chemical peels can be done to individuals with darker skin. The safety of all treatments for individual circumstances should always be discussed with your doctor before proceeding as the skin needs of every person are different. You can talk to us about our chemical peels for dark skin, and we will help guide you to the right treatments for your skin.
You may have a different experience depending on the type of chemical peel you are receiving. During a light chemical peel, you may feel a slight burning or tingling sensation on your skin. Deeper chemical peels can be administered using methods to relieve discomfort such as local anesthesia, sedation, or pain medications.
After a light or medium peel, you will have less downtime. You may experience some peeling or flaking for one or two weeks. After this, you may start seeing the results of your chemical peel. Deep chemical peels come with a longer recovery process. We will walk you through what to expect after your deep chemical peel.
If your skin has started feeling dull, or you are beginning to notice more lines and wrinkles, we would be happy to talk to you about our chemical peels in Houston, TX. At BeYOUtiful Anti-Aging Studio, we are dedicated to helping each person with their personal journey to beautiful and healthy skin, and we look forward to building a customized treatment plan for you. Call us today at (713) LIP-5656 or contact us online.