Can Plano area residents use chemical peels for acne?

Chemical peels are skin treatments that are used for both medical and cosmetic dermatology. Patients who are struggling with imperfect skin may benefit from one or more chemical peels to rejuvenate their appearance and address problems such as sun damage, acne, and the signs of aging. Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell of DSA Dermatology in Plano, TX use these treatments for both men and women who want to stimulate skin cell turnover and enjoy amazing results.

Chemical peels can be used for several conditions, including acne. These treatments require a dermatologist to administer specific chemicals onto the skin to stimulate skin cell turnover and chemically exfoliate the upper layers of the skin. By doing this, patients will notice improved texture and tone, while also seeing reduction of the depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Patients may also see a dramatic improvement in conditions such as acne.

Chemical peels administered by a dermatologist are stronger and more effective than those used in spas. It is important to work with a quality dermatologist to ensure treatment is done correctly and minimal side effects are experienced. Patients can expect their skin to become red and sensitive after the procedure, which is completely normal. Peeling may begin to occur after a few days, during which the skin starts to rejuvenate and the older skin peels away. During this turnover, patients are strongly encouraged to reduce or eliminate sun exposure and wear a strong SPF physical sunscreen to protect their new skin. This is vital in protecting the skin throughout the transformation. After healing is complete, patients will notice dramatic changes to their skin that make it look refreshed and more youthful.

At DSA Dermatology, we provide several different types of chemical peels for our patients which may include:
  • Glycolic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Trichloracetic acid
  • Retinoic acid
  • Arbutin
If you reside in Plano, TX or any of the surrounding communities and have considered chemical peels to address active acne and acne scarring, Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell provide a wide range of therapies that can assist. Contact them today to book a consultation visit at DSA Dermatology and get started addressing problem skin.

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