Steven Camp MD Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics
3416 Lovell Avenue, Suite 200
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Phone: (817) 228-4315
Fax: (817) 719-9323
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Chemical peels are a popular facial treatment because they are customizable, nonsurgical, and work on various skin concerns. Whether you want gentle rejuvenation or a more targeted treatment, you can find the right level of intensity for your skin type. Our Bowtie Babes use SkinCeuticals® chemical peels at our Fort Worth, TX, practice for patients who want smoother, brighter, healthier-looking skin.
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
A chemical peel exfoliates your skin with the help of glycolic, trichloroacetic, lactic, and salicylic acids. Depending on the types of acid used, the peel penetrates the skin’s top, middle, or deeper layers to unveil the smooth, glowing skin beneath. Typically, your skin will start peeling 2 to 3 days after the treatment, and you will begin to see the results of your chemical peel emerge.
What Does a Chemical Peel Do for You?
Since a chemical peel can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, it can improve more significant skin concerns than a regular facial, including:
- Rough skin texture
- Age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Scarring and freckles
What To Expect During a Chemical Peel
Your chemical peel treatment will typically be fast and easy with minimal discomfort. Your provider will cleanse your skin and apply a peeling solution to the desired areas. Some patients experience a mild burning sensation after the treatment, but overall, you should be comfortable during your chemical peel.
Once your skin starts peeling after your treatment, it’s important to protect your face with sunscreen when you spend time outdoors.
How Long Will Your Chemical Peel Results Last?
The intensity of the peel partially determines the longevity of your results. If you had a light peel, your results should last approximately 1 to 2 months, and a medium peel provides results that can last up to 6 months. Deep peel results typically last much longer.
Following your provider’s aftercare instructions is essential to avoid damaging your skin and ensure you get the best results. Remember to diligently care for your skin after a peel and use only gentle skincare products during recovery.
How Often Should You Have a Chemical Peel To Maintain Results?
You can have superficial chemical peels as often as 4 weeks as long as your skin has healed from the previous treatment; deep peels should be reserved for once every few years.
Chemical peels are excellent additions to your customized skincare plan. You can also follow up your chemical peel with a HydraFacial® to restore moisture loss and protect your skin barrier.
If you are ready to see how a chemical peel can transform dull skin, discuss your concerns with our knowledgeable team. We will customize your treatment based on your skin analysis and goals. Request a consultation using our online form or call us at (817) 228-4315 to schedule an appointment.