What Can Chemical Peels Do for You?

What Can Chemical Peels Do for You?

If you’re looking for solutions to revitalize your complexion, it might be time to consider the many benefits of chemical peels.

Board-certified dermatologist David A. Bushore, MD, provides chemical peels in-office at Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics in Austin, Texas. Dr. Bushore and our medical esthetician, Kayla, use chemical peels to address a wide range of common skin flaws and conditions, so you can look and feel your best.

How a chemical peel works

A chemical peel is a nonsurgical procedure that uses a chemical agent to remove layers of your skin. The solution exfoliates dry, dead skin cells, so the healthy, more youthful skin beneath can shine through.

Depending on the health of your skin and the condition you’re treating, board-certified dermatologist David A. Bushore, MD, may recommend one of these chemical peels:

Superficial chemical peel

A superficial chemical peel targets only the top layer of your skin to address mild skin conditions. This procedure produces noticeable results immediately and requires no downtime.

Medium chemical peel

Medium chemical peels remove the top and middle layers of your skin to address skin discoloration and age-related skin flaws.

Deep chemical peel

Deep chemical peels remove deeper levels of your skin to dramatically improve the appearance and health of your skin. This is the most invasive type of peel and requires anesthesia. You also need to schedule downtime, so your skin can recover fully.

Skin improvements you can expect from a chemical peel

Chemical peels can improve your facial skin in different ways, depending on the type of peel you have.

Board-certified dermatologist David A. Bushore, MD, may recommend a superficial peel if you’re looking to revive a dull complexion and give your skin a more youthful glow. You can have a superficial peel a few times a year to maintain your results.

You might be a candidate for a medium-depth peel if you want to address age-related fine lines or brown spots. You can also treat skin discoloration from melasma and redness with this type of peel.

If you’re unhappy with your appearance because of more serious wrinkles, acne scars, or visible sun damage, Dr. Bushore may recommend a deep peel. Because of the nature of this type of peel, you should only have it once.

Other benefits of chemical peels

Superficial and medium chemical peels are a fast and effective way to revitalize the health and appearance of your skin. These in-office treatments are ideal for people who want to address minor skin issues without downtime. We can also recommend ways to maintain your peel results with a regular skin care routine.

For our deep peels, we use a croton oil agent that provides predictable results that won’t make your skin look waxy. While a deep peel is invasive and requires about two weeks of downtime, your skin will feel smooth and look healthy and youthful.

If you’re interested in a chemical peel for its anti-aging benefits, you may also be a candidate for the other cosmetic services we offer on-site. Board-certified dermatologist David A. Bushore, MD, can use dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm®, to restore lost volume in your face to compliment the results of your peel.

To learn more about chemical peels and to see if one could help you, call 512-459-4869 or book an appointment online with Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics today.

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