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Chemical Peel Specialist

Hill Country Dermatology

Dermatology & Aesthetic Services located in New Braunfels, TX & Schertz, TX

Chemical peels are an easy and affordable option to help kickstart a new skin care regimen, prolong results after certain cosmetic procedures, or maintain your skin’s healthy appearance. At Hill Country Dermatology in New Braunfels, Texas, Danielle Brown, MD, Vicente Quintero, MD, and Board Certified Esthetician Brianna Dunn with their skilled team offer a variety of mild to deep chemical peels to treat acne, scarring, irregular pigmentation, and textural changes on your skin. To schedule your appointment, call the office today or request one online.

Chemical Peel Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a treatment that uses different chemical solutions to help remove the upper layers of damaged skin, revealing new skin and stimulating the body's natural production of collagen for continued improvement. Chemical peels can be used on the face, back, chest, neck, and hands. Peels can vary from mild to deep, depending on the formulation used and the amount of time the solution is left on your skin. Different peel depths are used to treat different conditions. 

What conditions do chemical peels treat?

Chemical peels can be used to treat:

  • Acne
  • Melasma
  • Age spots
  • Acne scars and other scars
  • Irregular pigmentation, including freckles
  • Roughness and other textural skin problems
  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

The team at Hill Country Dermatology works with you to determine what strength of your chemical peel will be most beneficial to address your skin concerns and can also suggest additional cosmetic dermatology services to achieve your desired results.

What happens during a chemical peel?

After cleaning your skin, a topical anesthetic may be applied to reduce any discomfort. The chemical solution is applied to the skin and left on for a specific period of time, based on your needs and whether you get a mild, moderate, or deep peel. You may feel a mild tingling or stinging sensation while the solution is on your skin. 

Once the time limit is reached, the peel is neutralized and rinsed away with water. Depending on the depth of your peel, a soothing ointment may be applied to reduce discomfort and protect your skin. Your provider at Hill Country Dermatology will provide you with complete instructions on how to care for your skin to protect it while new skin forms.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Immediately after your treatment, your skin will be red and possibly swollen. A few days later, your skin will start to peel and flake. You'll need to apply moisturizer and sunscreen as directed. In most cases, you'll be able to resume your regular activities immediately following your peel. Your specialist at Hill Country Dermatology will also let you know when it's okay to wear makeup again.

To learn more about chemical peels and find out if you're a good candidate, call the office or request your consultation online today.