Medical Peels in Arlington, TX
Do you ever wish you could turn back time? With medical peels, you can rewind the clock with one easy visit to Daireds Salon & Spa Pangea, the premier med spa in Arlington, TX.
Our experts can help you get rid of blemishes and feel good in your skin. Unlike plastic surgery, this procedure requires minimal downtime while offering rejuvenation and age-defying results.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
First, let’s talk about what medical-grade chemical peels actually are. At their core, they’re skin treatments that remove damaged layers to reveal the new cells beneath. In some cases, they can even prompt healing, which may decrease the appearance of certain blemishes.
To do this, medical-grade acids are applied to the desired areas. The strength of the acid varies; your dermatologist will decide how intense the procedure should be based on the blemishes you wish to treat and the depth of your skin tone.
Deep Chemical Peels
Deep chemical peels are the most intense option. They remove both the epidermis and the dermis, which are the first and second layers of skin. This type of peel is used to treat the following:
- Moderate to severe hyperpigmentation
- Moderate to severe wrinkles
- Moderate to severe sun damage
Medium Chemical Peels
Medium chemical peels don’t go quite as deep as the previous option, only penetrating the epidermis and the papillary dermis, which is the top of the second skin layer. Medium peels are more common than deep treatments and are used to combat less serious issues:
- Minor acne scars
- Minor hyperpigmentation
- Minor to moderate sun damage
- Fine wrinkles
Superficial Chemical Peels
The least intense of the three types, superficial chemical peels affect only the epidermis. They address the most minor problems:
- Slight discoloration
- Uneven texture
- Dry skin
What Can You Expect During Your Appointment?
One of the best things about medical peels is how quickly they’re done, as a typical procedure can take between 30 minutes and 90 minutes. Before the actual peel is applied, the dermatologist will cleanse your face and apply a topical anesthetic, which should minimize any stinging sensations.
Once the anesthetic has taken effect, your dermatologist will apply the chemical peel using a brush or cotton ball. The solution will then be allowed to rest on your skin to do its work. When the procedure is over, your dermatologist will either apply a neutralizing agent or remove the solution.
How Long Does It Take To Recover?
Medical peels require recovery time, but how much depends on the intensity of the treatment. Deep treatments can take several weeks to recover from — in some cases, you may notice redness for up to a few months afterward. Medium peels take about a week for recovery, though again, redness can persist for months. Superficial treatments require the least amount of recovery time; side effects disappear in less than a week and there’s typically no lingering redness.
How Can You Take Care of Your Skin After a Chemical Peel?
After deep and medium peels, you’ll notice swelling and redness, which can be reduced with ice packs. Your dermatologist will likely prescribe or provide ointment to alleviate pain and keep skin moisturized. Light peels usually have less intense side effects that you can manage with petroleum jelly.
Over the next few weeks, you can start wearing makeup again. You should also wear sunscreen to protect your sensitive skin from the Arlington, TX, sun.
How Can You Make an Appointment With Daireds Salon & Spa Pangea?
Located in Arlington, TX, Daireds Salon & Spa Pangea is known for our anti-aging med spa treatments. Our team is dedicated to helping visitors look and feel rejuvenated. For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (817) 465-9797 or contact us online.