By Aesthetica Med Spa

Get a Fresh, Rejuvenated Look with Chemical Peels

Chemical peeling is a skin rejuvenation technique used to restore skin to a smoother, healthier and younger look. A chemical peel, also known as a chemexfoliation, works by removing the outermost damaged layers of a patient’s skin. Chemical peeling is one of the most popular treatments for diminishing the signs of facial aging. However, it is also very effective for reducing the appearance of scars, acne and light freckling as well. Although chemical peels are typically performed on a patient’s face, it is also sometimes used on areas like the neck and hands. Not everyone’s skin is the same. Based on an individual’s lifestyle and where they live, the skin can be subjected to a variety of different elements, which cause it to age a certain way. For this reason, there are a number of different types of chemical peels available on the market today. Your chemical peel may include just one type of chemical, such as glycolic acid of trichloroacetic acid, or a mixture of different solutions. Chemical peeling solutions come in a range of different strengths and are usually classified as either a light, superficial, medium or deep peel. Unlike many cosmetic procedures, chemical peeling doesn’t try to hide behind its name. A chemical peel is exactly what it claims to be. During the treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes it to blister and eventually peel away, revealing younger, fresher skin beneath. While the process may sound a bit scary at first, when you know all the facts the treatment makes more sense. Chemical peels work by taking advantage of the natural biological process of skin cell turnover that is continually at work in our bodies. A chemical peel simply accelerates the skin’s natural exfoliation process in which skin gets rid of the dead, outer skin cells and stimulates young cell renewal. A deep chemical peel is one of the most effective, non-surgical skin rejuvenation techniques for dramatically improving the aesthetic quality of one’s skin. This type of chemical peeling treatment penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in the regeneration of collagen, the essential protein that is a major component in the body’s connective tissue. While, other chemical peels often need to be performed in a series to achieve optimal results, a single deep chemical peeling treatment can render results that last for many years. On the flip side however, the recovery period for a deep chemical peel is longer compared to other types. During the recovery phase, patients may experience some degree of discomfort, redness, oozing, crusting, flaking and peeling as the skin repairs itself. Once healed, the skin may appear sunburned for a couple months as it continues to grow new, healthy skin. This discoloration can typically be covered with makeup at around two weeks post-treatment. During the months after your deep chemical peel, it is essential that you protect this new, sensitive skin from sun exposure. At Aesthetica Med Spa, we offer a variety of Austin chemical peeling treatments for all types of skin, whether you’re looking for a quick and cost-effective light chemical peel to exfoliate and wash away dead skin, or a deeper treatment like our Obagi Blue Peel. This procedure is a true skin rejuvenation miracle, using Trichloroacetic Acid to penetrate deeper layers of skin in order to correct brown spots and skin texture issues, while providing a wonderful skin tightening effect. Premature wrinkles and blemished skin do not have to be a way of life, it’s time to take control of your image and improve the appearance of your skin. Call us today or fill out the form on this page to schedule a free consultation and skin analysis, so we can recommend the best treatment plan for you!