A chemical peel involves the application of an exfoliating agent of precisely determined strength, causing shedding of a predictable, uniform and calculated thickness of damaged skin. This stimulates regeneration of the skin with a more healthful, youthful appearance. With an expertly applied chemical peel, you can expect a marked improvement of tone, color and overall texture of the skin.
Superficial peels are the mildest variety and may be used on all skin types. Alpha hydroxy acid peels produce a light, superficial exfoliation peel for treatment of fine lines, areas of dryness, and uneven pigmentation. Beta hydroxy acid peels can penetrate deeper into skin pores and to exfoliate more effectively, unclogging pores and reducing sebum production. These peels are particularly effective in patients prone to acne.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is used as an intermediate to deep peeling agent. Strength of the peel varies depending on the concentration of the formula. TCA peels are effective in softening fine lines, reducing the appearance of skin discoloration, and improving skin texture to restore a fresh appearance to the skin with enhanced color, smoothness, and a more even tone. TCA peels are often performed in conjunction with other facial surgical procedures, such as eyelid lift, endo-brow lift, facelift, facial fat transfer, and other facial cosmetic surgical procedures.
The TOC surgical team is committed to extraordinary results for every patient and dedicated to the uncompromising care required to achieve them. As a TOC patient you or your loved one will receive evaluation and treatment by one of our elite oculoplastic surgeons, each with extensive experience in the repair and improvement of facial skin.
Most procedures may be performed in an ambulatory surgery center setting. Outpatient (ambulatory) surgery helps to reduce hospital costs, personal expense, and length of stay for patients needing surgery. For those times when surgery is best performed at a hospital, TOC physicians have surgical privileges at all Austin-area hospitals and many ambulatory surgery centers.
We understand that any patient may feel anxious or apprehensive about treatment. Our goal is to help you or your loved one feel at ease and treat each patient with sensitivity and respect for his or her particular needs.
The main risks of eyelid/brow surgery are rare and include bleeding causing vision loss (extremely rare), infection, asymmetry, scarring, over or under-correction, need for more surgery, and dry eye.
If you would like more information on chemical peels, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also schedule a private consultation with a TOC physician.