01.02.24 in Facials + Skin Care

Chemical Peels For Different Skin Types At Our Med Spa In San Antonio

Chemical Peels For Different Skin Types At Our Med Spa In San Antonio

We use chemical peels at our med spa in San Antonio to treat a variety of skin concerns including scarring, pigmentation disorders, and acne. As a way to encourage skin regeneration, peels work by removing the outer layer of the skin in a controlled manner.

The depth of peeling varies according to the chemicals being used, but is typically classified as deep, medium or superficial. One of the important factors we consider when choosing chemical peels for clients at our med spa in San Antonio is the client’s skin type.

Continue reading to learn more about chemical peels for different skin types, as well as some necessary precautions.

Types Of Chemical Peels We Use For Dark Skin At Our Med Spa In San Antonio

Clients with black skin that’s heavily pigmented are generally not suitable for medium and deep chemical peels. Reason being is that deeper chemical peels poses an increased risk of hyperpigmentation on this skin type. However, there is a range of superficial, as well as some medium depth peels that are safe for darker skin types.

Peels suitable for darker skin types include:

  • Pyruvic acid
  • CO2
  • Salicylic acid (20-30%)
  • Jessner’s solution
  • Trichloroacetic acid (10-35%)
  • Glycolic acid (20-70%)

Patient 1 Chemical Peels San Antonio Before & After Photo

While the best chemical peel for dark skin depends on the client’s skin concerns, generally, superficial peels are the most suitable. Generally speaking, choosing from all the different types of chemical peels can be confusing. But our expert skin specialists are available to help you choose the most appropriate peels during your med spa appointment in San Antonio.

Your skin care specialist will analyze your skin, discuss your skin concerns, and provide the most effective and safe chemical peel options for you. In the meantime, you can check out the different types of face treatments we offer.

Chemical Peels For Fair Skin

People with fairer skin usually tolerate chemical peels of all depths. At Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics, we provide a wide range of peels. So, regardless of your skin concerns, we have a suitable, safe and effective peel for you.

Chemical Peel Precautions

For at least 3 days before the chemical peel, avoid using products that contain retinoid. You should also not have any exfoliating treatments or waxing the week beforehand.

After your chemical peel treatment, it’s crucial that you minimize sun exposure and use UVA and UVB protecting SPF. If you have dark skin and concerned about the sunscreen film effect on your face, choose a tinted sunscreen. Just let your skincare specialist know your preference; tinted or untinted.

Additionally, following a chemical peel, itching and mild redness is not uncommon. But do not peel, scratch or pick your face.

Request an Appointment at Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics

Book online or call (210) 600-3335 to learn more about our different chemical peels.