Chemical Peels Specialist

Elaine Phuah, DO, MBA, FACOI  -  - Aesthetics

Hanami Medspa

Elaine Phuah, DO, MBA, FACOI

Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in Fort Worth, TX

A medical-grade chemical peel can address a variety of skin concerns and enhance your skin’s appearance for a refreshed, healthier glow. Under the direction of board-certified physician Dr. Elaine Phuah, the medical aesthetics team at Hanami Medspa, in Fort Worth, Texas, performs chemical peels using their top-of-the-line BelleDerm skin care products. During your initial consultation, Dr. Phuah recommends the type of chemical peel that’s best for your skin type and areas of concern. Schedule an appointment online or call the office today.

Chemical Peels

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a medical aesthetics, skin-resurfacing treatment that improves the appearance of your overall skin tone and texture through the application of a chemical solution. The team at Hanami Medspa offers superficial and medium chemical peels. Each type of chemical peel uses a different solution, and the deeper the peel, the longer the recovery time, but also the more dramatic the results.

Light and medium chemical peels are in-office procedures and you can get them more than once. A deep chemical peel is reserved for severe skin conditions and you can only receive one. In some cases, you may combine a light or medium peel with a microdermabrasion treatment or facial.


How do chemical peels work?

Based on your individual skin care needs, your provider selects the type of peel that gently exfoliates your skin and addresses problems. Chemical peels use solutions that include:

  • Lactic acid for sensitive skin, gentle exfoliation, and deep hydration
  • Glycolic acid for deeper exfoliation and to address signs of aging
  • Salicylic acid for oily, acne-prone skin and deeper penetration

Other types of chemical peels use different types of acids to treat hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and rosacea.


What can I expect during a chemical peel?

During the procedure, your aesthetic specialist applies the solution to your face for a certain amount of time. You may feel a tingling sensation or mild stinging while the chemical solution is on your skin. After, you might receive a neutralizing solution to end the treatment, or your provider washes the acid from your skin.

Afterward, your skin will be red and mildly irritated. You’ll receive an application of hydrating skin care cream to protect your skin. Depending on the type of peel you have, you can expect your skin to peel, as if you have a slight sunburn.


Am I a good candidate for a chemical peel?

Chemical peels address a variety of skin concerns, so if you have any of the following, this may be an ideal solution:

  • Age spots and discoloration
  • Freckles
  • Rough skin texture
  • Sun damage
  • Acne or acne scarring
  • Blotchy skin tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull skin

Find out how a mild or medium chemical peel can renew your complexion and improve the appearance of problem skin. Call to schedule an appointment or book online today.