4 Reasons to Consider a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a great way to restore a healthy glow to your skin. This treatment is also an effective way to treat a range of skin issues that may make you feel self-conscious about your skin’s complexion and appearance.


At Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, we offer chemical peels at varying depths that can refresh your appearance and address the cosmetic issues that bother you most.


Board-certified dermatologist David A. Bushore, MD, provides comprehensive evaluations to assess your skin’s health and identify which peel will provide the results you desire.

How chemical peels work

A chemical peel involves the application of a chemical solution to the surface of your skin. The solution causes the upper layers of your skin to peel away, taking any dead skin cells along with it. This reveals the healthy skin below that’s more youthful and firm.

4 Reasons to Consider a Chemical Peel



Chemical peels are a minimally invasive way to improve your skin’s texture and tone and restore its youthful appearance. Learn how chemical peels work and four reasons why you should consider adding a peel to your skin care routine. 

We offer several types of peels to address a range of skin issues. Board-certified dermatologist David A. Bushore, MD, can determine if you’re a candidate for a:

Superficial peel

Superficial peels exfoliate the very top layer of your skin to address a dull complexion and improve your skin’s texture.

Medium peel

A medium peel removes the top and middle layers of your skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and other skin discolorations.

Deep peel

A deep peel exfoliates deep layers of your skin. We use croton oil, which offers the most dramatic anti-aging benefits to restore your skin’s youthful appearance.

4 reasons to consider a chemical peel

A deep peel is the most invasive type of peel, and it requires 8-12 weeks of healing. It’s also a treatment that is usually done once, as the benefits can last for up to 10 years.

Chemical peels are an effective way to address many common skin flaws that occur from sun damage and the natural aging process. Here are four reasons to consider adding a chemical peel to your skin care routine:

1. Stimulate new collagen

Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep skin healthy. Applying the chemical solution to your face stimulates your body’s natural wound healing processes, which triggers your body to produce new collagen.


The extra collagen supports your skin from the inside and helps to firm skin and give it a more youthful, dewy glow.

2. Prevent acne breakouts

A chemical peel can help treat acne by decreasing oil production, destroying bacteria, and easing skin inflammation.


Following a peel, your skin may also absorb topical acne treatments more efficiently to prevent acne breakouts.

3. Treat discoloration

Chemical peels can address discoloration and hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage and skin conditions, such as melasma.


Light and medium peels can reduce the appearance of age spots, sunspots, and even freckles.

4. Minimize wrinkles and scars

Chemical peels minimize the appearance of scars from acne and minor injuries. A peel also triggers new collagen growth to firm up skin and smooth out mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines.

If you’re interested in learning how a skin peel can improve your skin’s health and appearance, call 512-459-4869 or book an appointment online with Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics today.

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