Different Types of Chemical Peels
Superficial, light, or “lunchtime” chemical acid peels utilize alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or
other mild acids, such as lactic and salicylic acid, to penetrate and exfoliate only the
outer layer of skin. In turn, this reveals younger, smoother, refreshed-looking skin free
from mild skin discoloration and rough skin on the face, neck, chest or hands.
Medium level chemical acid peels use glycolic or trichloroacetic acid to penetrate the outer
and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. This medium depth peel is effective
in treating age spots, fine lines, wrinkles and mid-level skin discoloration. It is also
effective in treating precancerous skin growths known as “actinic keratosis.”
Deep chemical peels utilize tricholoracetic acid, or phenol, to deeply penetrate the midtier
layer of skin to remove damaged and dead skin cells. This deep chemical peel produces
dramatic results in treating moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Deep
chemical peels can only be performed once.
Why do you want a Chemical Peel in Houston, Texas?
Patients with acne scarring, age spots, aging skin, crow’s feet, hyperpigmentation, melasma,
general scarring, sun-damaged skin, sagging skin and wrinkles may all benefit from a
chemical peel at The Oaks Plastic Surgery (TOPS).
What procedures are often performed along with Chemical Peel?
A Chemical Peel can be performed in conjunction with a facelift and other cosmetic
procedures. Dr. Danielle Andry, Dr. Courtney El-Zokm or Dr. Nandi Wijay will be happy to
discuss this with patients during the initial procedure consultation.