Who is a Good Candidate?

All skin colors are able to have chemical peels, but individuals with fair skin and light hair are often better candidates for more aggressive chemical peels. Those who are pregnant or nursing, or have psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea should not receive chemical peels. The best way to determine if this treatment option is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Homas.

The Treatment

There are different types of chemical peels, including light, medium and deep. The deeper the peel, the more dramatic the results, and the more downtime needed. At our office, we offer Replenix MD Perfect 10 Peels and TCA peels, so we will have a peel that is right for you. During treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin which removes the outermost layer of dull and dead skin cells, revealing healthy, more vibrant skin underneath.

Results and Recovery

Following a chemical peel, it may feel as if the treatment area has a mild sunburn. Peeling and redness will also occur within 3-7 days. The skin will be temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so a broad-spectrum sunscreen above SPF 30 should be worn. Overall, recovery time will vary depending on the depth of the peel.

Patients in the San Antonio area who are looking to rejuvenate their complexion with a chemical peel can contact our office today! We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation.