Chemical Peels

Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Addison, TX

From sun damage to fine lines to acne scars, chemical peels are a versatile aesthetic treatment that can refresh your skin and your look. At Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics, Julie Reihsen, MD, and her skilled team offer several chemical peel options, courtesy of SkinCeuticals, to suit any skin care need. To schedule a consultation, call the office in Addison, Texas, or use the online booking tool today.

Chemical Peels Q&A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is an aesthetic treatment that uses an acidic solution to exfoliate your skin to improve its appearance. Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics uses chemical peels to treat many beauty concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Acne
  • Dull complexion
  • Rough textures
  • Melasma

Chemical peels can help you fight against the signs of aging, as well as treat skin conditions or imperfections.

What are the types of chemical peels?

Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics offers a number of chemical peel options, courtesy of SkinCeuticals. Chemical peels are generally classified by the intensity of the acid, which includes:

Superficial chemical peel

The superficial chemical peel, also referred to as the lunchtime peel, uses the lightest of acidic solutions to exfoliate the surface of your skin gently. This type of chemical peel can brighten and refresh your look.

Medium chemical peel

A medium chemical peel contains a slightly stronger acid than the superficial chemical peel. The solution in this type of peel penetrates your skin to remove damaged skin cells and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars. 

Deep chemical peel

The deep chemical peel contains the strongest acid for deeper penetration and removal of damaged cells. This type of peel can only be performed once.

Your Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics provider can review the types of chemical peels offered and determine the one best suited to meet your needs after your aesthetics consultation.

What can I expect during a chemical peel?

Your chemical peel takes place in-office at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics. Your provider gives you specific instructions on how to prepare for your chemical peel before your appointment, which may include modifications to your skin care routine so that you get the best possible results.

First, your provider thoroughly cleanses your skin and then applies your chemical peel in even strokes. Then they monitor you and your skin closely during your peel and remove the solution after a set period of time. 

Once your provider removes the peel, they treat your skin with a cooling agent, which is then followed by the application of sunblock. Depending on the type of chemical peel you have, you may experience some skin redness and tightness, similar to what you’d expect after a sunburn.

What can I expect after my chemical peel?

Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics provides specific information about what to expect after your chemical peel based on the type of peel applied to your skin. These instructions include healing time, how to care for your skin, and whether additional peels are needed to get the best results.

Chemical peels can address many skin concerns and refresh your look. To schedule a consultation to discuss the types of chemical peels available at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics, call the office or use the online booking tool today.