Chemical Peels

Advanced Surgical Arts

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics located in Plano, TX

Chemical peels rejuvenate your appearance by peeling away dry, damaged, and aging skin. Doohi Lee, MD, FAARM, at Advanced Surgical Arts offers a variety of chemical peels that are safe for all skin types. The team provides different levels of treatment, from exfoliation that brightens your complexion to peels that diminish acne, wrinkles, and sun spots. To schedule a chemical peel, call the office in Plano, Texas, or book an appointment online.

Chemical Peels Q & A

Which skin conditions are treated with a chemical peel?

Chemical peels work by removing one or more layers of your skin, which eliminates damaged and blemished skin and replaces it with fresh, strong, unspoiled skin.

Chemical peels are great for all skin types, and they effectively treat a variety of skin conditions, such as:

  • Dry, dull skin
  • Clogged pores
  • Skin redness
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Sun damage, age spots, and other skin discolorations

The results you achieve depend on the type of chemical peel you choose.

What are the different types of chemical peels?

Chemical peels have different strengths, which determines how deeply they penetrate and the amount of skin removed. At each level, you’ll see a difference in cosmetic results.

Light peel

A light peel exfoliates the outer layer of your skin. This is a good peel for alleviating dry skin, improving blotchy skin, and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and acne. Light peels are so mild you can come back for treatments at regular intervals to maintain a bright complexion.

Medium peel

A medium peel goes deeper, so it exfoliates the outer layer and removes the upper part of the middle layer of skin. This treatment is great for minimizing age spots and moderate wrinkles. You may also use a medium peel to improve your skin’s texture and to treat uneven skin tone and acne scars.

Deep peel

This type of deep treatment penetrates to the lower layer of your skin. Because it removes more skin, it’s a good choice for more significant problems such as severe hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and deeper wrinkles. It produces dramatic improvement, but you’ll also need a longer time to recover.

How much downtime will I need to take?

You may not need any downtime following a light chemical peel. When you undergo a medium peel, your skin is red and slightly swollen for a few days, then it starts to peel and flake off.

Healing time for a medium peel is estimated to be about 7-14 days, but most patients take a week off. It’s also important to protect your new skin by avoiding sun exposure for a month.

A deep peel requires about two weeks of downtime to recover, although everyone heals at a different pace, so you may need more or less time.

To learn how a chemical peel can improve your skin problems, call Advanced Surgical Arts or book an appointment online.