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Chemical Peels Specialist

Metroplex Dermatology

Cosmetic and General Dermatology located in Arlington, TX

Chemical peels are one of the oldest skin rejuvenation treatments and address a wide range of skin needs. Board-certified dermatologist David Hensley, MD, and the team at Metroplex Dermatology specialize in cosmetic and general dermatology. They use chemical peels to treat cosmetic concerns and dermatological skin conditions. To learn more about the benefits of chemical peels, call the office in Arlington, Texas, or book an appointment online today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a type of skin treatment that evenly exfoliate the surface layer of your skin. Metroplex Dermatology offers chemical peels of varying strengths to address many beauty needs.

Dr. Hensley uses chemical peels to:

  • Treat acne and acne scars
  • Smooth out lines and wrinkles
  • Minimize the appearance of scars
  • Lighten sunspots
  • Improve skin tone and texture

Dr. Hensley may apply chemical peels to your face, hands, or neck. 

What are the types of chemical peels?

Metroplex Dermatology offers many types of chemical peels.

Light chemical peels

Light chemical peels contain glycolic or salicylic acid. They benefit people with dry skin, uneven skin tone, and mild sun damage. 

With a light chemical peel, you may need multiple treatments for optimal results. 

Medium chemical peels

Metroplex Dermatology uses medium chemical peels to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, mild blemishes, and hyperpigmentation. 

Medium chemical peels are safe to use on any part of your body. 

Deep chemical peels

Deep chemical peels smooth out deep wrinkles and remove major blotching caused by aging and excessive sun exposure. 

A deep chemical peel is a one-time treatment. 

Acne chemical peels

Dr. Hensley may use light, medium, or deep chemical peels for an acne chemical peel. These chemical peels may be used to control outbreaks or smooth out acne scars. 

What happens during treatment with chemical peels?

Dr. Hensley develops individualized treatment plans based on the type of peel being used and your skin needs and beauty goals. 

In general, he first cleanses your skin with an antibacterial agent and applies a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. He then applies the chemical peel solution, leaves it on your skin for a set period of time, and washes it off.

Dr. Hensley covers your treated skin with a soothing ointment and provides aftercare instructions based on the strength of your chemical peel. 

How long is recovery following treatment with chemical peels?

Recovery following a chemical peel depends on the strength of your chemical peel. With a light chemical peel, you may be able to resume most of your usual activities with little to no downtime.

With a medium or deep peel, Dr. Hensley may recommend you take it easy for a week or more so your skin has time to heal. 

To schedule your chemical peel consultation at Metroplex Dermatology, call or book online today. 

*Individual results may vary.