Chemical Peels Specialist

Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic

Jean-Denis Boucher, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist located in San Antonio, TX

If you’re ready to rejuvenate your skin for a fresher, more youthful appearance, you’ll love the results offered by Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher at the Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic in San Antonio. Dr. Boucher is experienced with retinol peels to refresh and revive tired-looking skin. Erase visible signs of aging and enjoy healthier skin. Use the online booking features to schedule your appointment today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

by Jean-Denis Boucher, MD, FAAD

What are chemical peels?

Dr. Boucher uses chemical peels to rehydrate your skin and refresh your complexion. He may also recommend a retinol peel as an effective treatment for preventing acne flare-ups. Chemical peels are safe for most skin types, especially for those who want to get rid of darkened skin pigmentation or acne problems.

At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, you can choose between two different chemical peels: the retin peel, which improves your skin’s texture, and the glycolic acid peel, which improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Both treatments can be done at home and in the office.

How do the chemical peels work?

The retin peel uses retinol, a form of vitamin A, that Dr. Boucher applies to the skin. The retinol penetrates the deep layers of skin and encourages the natural growth of skin cells. New cells gravitate to the surface of the skin, replacing old and dead cells and providing a fresh, youthful glow. Retin peels are ideal for improving the texture of your skin.

Glycolic acid is a substance that comes from sugar cane. It helps to remove the thick, older layer of skin fibers to reveal the fresher, healthier skin underneath. Glycolic acid peels are ideal for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

What are the benefits of chemical peels?

Dr. Boucher offers chemical peels as a general skin care treatment and may also use them to treat acne-prone skin, especially if other acne treatments aren’t working. These treatments can unclog blocked pores and prevent future acne breakouts.

Chemical peels reduce the severity of wrinkles and fine lines around the face, improving the skin’s natural elasticity and minimizing the natural breakdown of collagen. Skin is hydrated efficiently, and the results are long-lasting.

What are the side effects of chemical peels?

After the initial treatment, you may experience increased sensitivity in the treated area. There may also be redness, flaking, and itchiness for the first few days following treatment.

Sun exposure can also increase side effects, and you should always wear a high-quality sunscreen with proper SPF protection when going outdoors. Dr. Boucher may recommend moisturizers and other treatments to relieve irritation and itching afterward.

Am I a good candidate for retinol peels?

Men and women of various skin types tolerate chemical peels well. Dr. Boucher uses the peels to treat acne and hyperpigmentation of the skin, and as a skin rejuvenator.

Dr. Boucher may not recommend a chemical peel if you have sensitive skin conditions, including rosacea and eczema, as it can increase skin inflammation and sensitivity. He will review your medical history and complete a physical examination of your skin’s condition before recommending a chemical peel or other skin treatment.

To schedule your initial consultation, call or use the online booking tool.