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Chemical Peels San Antonio

Chemical Peels in San Antonio


What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is technique that is used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, hands or neck. This treatment uses acid solution to remove the damaged layers of the skin. A chemical peel basically exfoliates the outer layer of dead skin, revealing a new and improved layer of skin.


What Conditions Do Chemical Peels Treat?

  • Improve the look and feel of skin
  • Treat certain types of acne
  • Improve the appearance of mild scars
  • Reduce fine under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
  • Reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches


Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?

The ideal candidates for a chemical peel are people who are unsatisfied with the appearance of their skin, have realistic expectations for their skin after the chemical peel and do not smoke. Chemical peels are not recommended to be used if you have an active skin infection, cuts, sunburns or sores. Chemical peels can safely be used on dark skinned patients as long as the correct strength and type is used.


What Is the Recovery Time for Chemical Peel?

Since each type of peel affects the skin in a different way, a chemical peels recovery time depends on the type of chemical peel that is done. Light Chemical peels require almost no recovery time. Medium chemical peels take about three to seven days for the new layer of skin to appear. Deep chemical peels take around seven to ten days for the new layer of skin to appear.


What are types of chemical peels?

There are several different types of chemical peels that are done, the type of peel you choose depends on the kind of results you want. Below we have listed the types of peels and what they are used for.

  • Light Chemical Peels: Light chemical peels are used for treating fine wrinkling, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne. Light chemical peels are the best choice for people who want the benefits of a facial peel but don’t wish to have as long of a recovery time as you would with a deeper peel.
  • Medium Chemical Peels: Medium chemical peels are used for treating fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes, and pigmentation problems. Like light chemical peels, this peel requires less downtime than a deeper peel.
  • Deep Chemical Peels: Deep chemical peels are the strongest of all the peels. This peel is used for treating coarse facial wrinkles, blotches caused by aging or sun exposure, and pre-cancerous risks. This chemical peel produces the longest lasting results, but the procedure and recovery time are the longest. The procedure usually last one to two hours and the recovery is around seven to ten days.


What are the benefits and risks of chemical peels?

Chemical peels very rarely result of serious complications, but some risks that can happen include –

  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Swelling
  • Change in skin tones
  • Cold sore outbreaks

A chemical peel can provide patients with several benefits such as –

  • Restoring a more youthful appearance to skin
  • Reducing wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improving un-even pigmentation, sun-damage and blotchy patches

Agave Laser & Aesthetic Clinic offers Chemical Peels treatment. Contact us to schedule an appointment or call on (210)-595-3500 for more information.


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