Chemical Peels Specialist

Texas Skin Center

Dermatology Clinic located in Pearland, Houston, Kingwood, TX.

No matter how many great products you use, your skin continues to accumulate damage on layers near the surface. At Texas Skin Center in Houston, Pearland, Kingwood, Texas, dermatologist Joseph Sedrak, MD, uses chemical peels to exfoliate your skin more than you can at home, revealing a fresh and smoother surface with fewer noticeable blemishes. To explore your options for chemical peels, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are exfoliative skin treatments that strip your skin of its uppermost damaged layers of cells and debris. After a chemical peel, you can enjoy smoother and brighter skin with fewer visible blemishes. 

During a chemical peel at Texas Skin Center, Dr. Sedrak applies a chemical solution evenly across the treatment area you specify. You might feel some tingling or burning as the chemicals dissolve your skin cells, but any discomfort doesn’t last long. With chemical peels, you can target the skin on your face, neck, chest, or other areas. 

Dr. Sedrak makes sure you know what to expect for your peel and how long it’ll take for your skin to heal. That way, you can plan your chemical peel around any important events or photo opportunities. 

Which type of chemical peel is right for me?

Dr. Sedrak offers several types of chemical peels at Texas Skin Center. He evaluates your skin and discusses your skin’s health before working with you to find the right chemical peel for your goals. Two of the most popular types of chemical peel available at Texas Skin Center are:

Glycolic peels

Glycolic peels are a mild option for a chemical peel. The glycolic acid within them penetrates the first few layers of skin to dissolve dead cells and sebum.

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels

TCA peels are medium peels. They’re not the harshest option, but they penetrate deeper layers than mild peels like glycolic peels. They dissolve the first few cell layers and promote cellular regeneration on your skin’s surface. 

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

Chemical peels benefit your skin by removing the layers where most of the damage is concentrated. This results in several significant improvements in your skin’s appearance and texture. 

A chemical peel might be a great option for you if you’d like to improve:

  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Other small scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dryness and peeling
  • Sun damage

For longer-lasting results, you should try to avoid direct sunlight for a while after your chemical peel and wear sunscreen as often as possible. Dr. Sedrak can tell you how often you can safely get your chemical peel of choice. 

A chemical peel can transform your skin into a smoother and more manageable state. To choose the right chemical peel for your skin with expert guidance, call Texas Skin Center or book an appointment online today.