Brighten and improve skin with chemical peel treatments

Keeping the skin healthy and beautiful sometimes requires the assistance of a medical professional. Dr. Robyn Roberts of Splendid Aesthetics in Kyle, Texas, is a board-certified surgeon pleased to offer transformational skin services such as chemical peels to boost skin health and youthfulness.

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are a treatment intended to help skin appear smoother and less wrinkled. A blend of acidic ingredients, which include common acids such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid, is applied to the face, neck, or hands. The resulting reaction causes the skin to blister and peel off, which can help reduce the lines under the eyes, reduce age spots, and improve the look and feel of the skin.

How often do I need chemical peels?

Chemical peels are categorized as light, medium, and deep. The effectiveness of the chemical peel depends on its intensity. Light peels can be repeated every two to five weeks, while medium and deep may not need to be repeated.

What conditions and skin concerns can chemical peels treat?

If you are experiencing any of the following skin conditions, a chemical peel can be a good solution:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Skin dryness
  • Acne scars
  • Deeper scars
  • Precancerous growths

Recovery time following chemical peels

The time needed to heal and recover following your chemical peel will vary greatly depending on the type of chemical peel that was completed, including light, medium, or deep peels:

After light chemical peels, your skin may take up to seven days to heal. You can begin to wear makeup after the first day
After medium chemical peels, your skin may take between 7-14 days to heal. You can begin to use cosmetics after the first week
After deep chemical peels, new skin will begin to cover the treated area after two weeks

Schedule a visit with Splendid Aesthetics to learn more!

Dr. Robyn Roberts of Kyle, Texas, is available to help you find out if chemical peels can assist you in looking and feeling your best!

Call (512) 607-9377 to request a consultation visit. The office accepts new patients from Wimberly, South Austin, Buda, and San Marcos, TX.