What are Chemical Peels?
To provide the best results from chemical peel aesthetic treatments, Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine offers numerous options. Your personalized chemical peel with exfoliating solutions (such as salicylic, glycolic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) can help you attain smoother, healthier skin. At our Grapevine, TX office, our team offers chemical peel treatments that help to remove skin irregularities like wrinkles, scars, fine lines, rough patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels can help to clear away damaged and dead skin cells using a special solution that causes the oldest layer of skin to slough off. As your skin heals and starts to rejuvenate and repair itself, you should notice a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a non-invasive way to make your skin luminous and can be used on your face, neck, and décolletage.
What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
A professional chemical peel conducted at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine is an ideal solution for individuals who want to revitalize their facial skin and obtain a more youthful look. Practical and cosmetic benefits of chemical peels at our Grapevine, TX office include:
- Customizable and personalized treatment options
- Eliminating dead and damaged skin cells
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Obtaining brighter complexion
- Balancing tone and texture
- Improving blemishes on the skin
- Diminishing the appearance of larger pores and scars
- They can be complemented by other aesthetic procedures
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Who is a Good Candidate for chemical peels?
Getting the professional input of an aesthetic professional is the first step in the journey to achieving smooth, healthy skin. A team member at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine can examine your skin during a consultation in our Grapevine, TX office before selecting a chemical peel treatment for optimal results. Chemical peel candidates, both women and men, have noticeable concerns with their skin, including acne scars, rough patches, discoloration, flaky skin, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and much more. We may suggest different types of chemical peels to match your needs and concerns.
How Are Chemical Peels performed?
During your appointment at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine, we'll ask you to lie in a comfortable position while we administer your peel. A team member will cleanse your skin prior to applying the customized solution to your face, neck, or both. We will spread the solution onto your face and let it sit for the length of time determined during your chemical peel consultation. Next, we'll clean the peel off of your skin and apply a neutralizing agent. We encourage you to bring a light sunscreen and a hat to wear outside following the procedure to protect your treated skin from UV exposure.
What Can I Expect After a Chemical Peel?
Depending on the type of peel you receive, you can expect your face to itch and peel from several days up to two or more weeks. Our team will give you special instructions to help you care for your face as you heal and recover. Please keep in mind that no matter how much your skin itches throughout the post-treatment process, do not pick the skin off. You could scar your delicate skin!
Chemical Peel FAQ
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
The best chemical peel for you will vary based on your unique skin concerns and cosmetic goals. During your consultation, we will help you choose which type of peel is best for your skin. Some things you might want to consider are your overall health, the type of skin you have, the depth of your skin concerns, how long you can spend in recovery, and what concerns you have about the appearance of your skin. For first-time patients, it may be better to try a lighter chemical peel and decide what you think of the results. After this, you and our team may tweak your treatment plan to find the best chemical peel level for your needs.
Should I get a chemical peel or facial treatment?
Facials and chemical peels are both facial rejuvenation procedures that address surface imperfections to make your skin a smoother appearance. A chemical peel applies a caustic solution to your skin to dissolve dead and damaged skin cells, while a facial uses a more gentle approach to treating skin concerns. During your consultation, we will discuss the advantages of each treatment and help you choose whether a chemical peel or facial is better to achieve your needs and goals.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Based on the formula selected, you may have mild discomfort throughout the treatment and shortly after. If you choose a lighter peel, you may feel a little stinging; however, this can be alleviated with a handheld fan. Medium and deep peels are better for deeper skin blemishes and longer-lasting results, but they can cause greater discomfort. Topical anesthetics, medications, and soothing ointments can be used to minimize your discomfort during your treatment. A member of our team will discuss skin care after your chemical peel to extend your results.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
A chemical peel may be combined with another nonsurgical skin treatment at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine. During your consultation, you should be open with a member of our Grapevine, TX team when describing your skin concerns so they can create a comprehensive treatment plan to help achieve your goals. Your plan might include adding injectable wrinkle treatments (like BOTOX or JUVÉDERM) along with your chemical peel to refresh your whole facial appearance.
How often can I get a chemical peel?
The frequency of your chemical peels will depend on the level of the peel, your skin's response to treatment sessions, and other attributes. Usually, patients can safely receive light chemical peels about once per month and medium-strength peels 2 – 3 times annually. Deep peels are generally reserved for use every 2 – 3 years.
SMOOTHER Skin Starts here
Our team at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine offers a range of different chemical peel options to suit your unique skin type and goals. During your private consultation with one of our aestheticians, we'll determine which products are ideal for your situation. Schedule your consultation at our Grapevine, TX office to learn more about chemical peels and other nonsurgical treatments we offer to enhance your appearance and elevate your skin.