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    A Look at Different Types of Chemical Peels

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Chemical peels are among the most popular ways to refresh and restore your appearance, but choosing the right type of peel is not always an easy task for beginners. 

    In this video, you will get a closer look at the types of chemical peels used today. Superficial peels, or light peels, are the most commonly performed type of chemical peel. These peels utilize glycolic acid to make the skin smoother, restore sheen and luster, and create a more even skin tone. Watch this clip to learn more.

    Dr. R. Scott Yarish, M.D., offers a wide variety of non-surgical rejuvenation treatments and chemical peels, including the Obagi Blue peel and the Radiance Peel. Learn more about your options by calling our Houston office at (713) 469-3449. 

    Deciding Which Kind of Chemical Peel Is Right for You

    Last updated 1 year ago

    A chemical peel is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment designed to penetrate the layers of your skin using a variety of solutions, ultimately rejuvenating your face and creating younger, more supple-looking skin. Continue reading to learn more about chemical peels and which one may be right for revitalizing your look. 

    Consider the Type of Peel

    The first step when choosing to undergo a chemical peel is to investigate all your options. For example, superficial or light chemical peels are the mildest treatments and typically utilize diluted glycolic acid. Comparatively, medium peels penetrate the first and second layers of your skin using trichloroacetic acid. Deep peels are typically reserved for more serious skin conditions, as they are used to penetrate several layers of the skin and result in longer downtime.

    Think About Your Skin Type

    Once you’ve considered the type of peel and chemicals used, it’s time to think about your skin. Individuals suffering from uneven pigmentation, dryness, fine lines, or acne may benefit more from a light chemical peel—whereas medium peels may better suit individuals who have acne scars and deeper wrinkles. Individuals with extremely deep wrinkles, scars, pre-cancerous growths, and other evidence of sun damage may be better candidates for a deep peel.

    Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

    The best way to determine which type of chemical peel is right for you is to consult your plastic surgeon. He or she will have the knowledge necessary to assess the condition of your skin and determine which combination of solutions can meet your aesthetic goals.

    Don’t let the condition of your skin interfere with your self-confidence. For more information on undergoing a chemical peel, contact Dr. R. Scott Yarish, M.D., at (713) 469-3449. We offer salicylic peels, glycolic peels, Rejuvenize peels, and the Obagi Blue peel. Dr. Yarish also performs surgical procedures including tummy tucks, breast implants, liposuction, and face lifts for patients in the Houston area. 

    The Difference Between Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments are both non-surgical ways to improve the texture and appearance of your skin, but they work in completely different ways.

    A chemical peel uses various solutions to remove the superficial and middle layers of skin, based on the type and intensity of the chemical. By removing the skin and promoting the growth of new skin cells, chemical peels can be used to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, hyperpigmentation, acne, acne scars, and sun damage. 

    Microdermabrasion is a treatment in which fine crystals are sprayed onto the skin using a handheld device to gently remove dead skin cells along the outermost layer of skin. After the treatment is complete, the skin cells and remaining crystals are removed using a vacuum attachment—leaving the skin smoother and softer than before. Individuals with fine lines or skin discoloration may benefit from microdermabrasion, but it may not be successful for acne scars or other skin conditions.

    Get the information you need to choose the right skincare treatment for your needs by contacting Dr. R. Scott Yarish, M.D. Call (713) 469-3449 or visit our website to schedule a consultation at our Houston clinic. 

    Surprising Benefits of Chemical Peels

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Most individuals think that chemical peels are only designed to make your skin look softer or more hydrated; however, chemical peels can do a lot more than just soften your skin. Before you consult your plastic surgeon or skincare specialist, take a closer look at some of the surprising benefits of chemical peels. 

    Reduce Wrinkles and Lines

    With age, the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin begin to break down, making it harder for the skin to repair itself and leading to the development of lines and wrinkles. Light and medium chemical peels offer a great way to reduce the look of mild to moderate wrinkles, while deep chemical peels are better suited for severe creases and lines.

    Improve Color of Skin

    Skin discoloration is a common effect of the natural aging process but may also be caused by genetics and certain health conditions. Chemical peels not only reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but can also be used to improve skin discoloration, including blotchy or darkened patches of skin.

    Diminish Acne

    Acne is a difficult skin condition to live with, especially when it causes long-lasting scars. If you currently suffer from acne-prone skin, you may benefit from a light or medium chemical peel. Individuals with acne scars, on the other hand, can typically benefit from a deeper peel.

    Reverse Sun Damage

    Overexposure to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays has a direct impact on the skin. Over time, the sun can break down the fibers beneath your skin and interfere with your skin’s ability to reproduce healthy cells. Also known as photoaging, this can lead to a number of conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, and pre-cancerous growths—all of which can be diminished or corrected by undergoing a chemical peel. 

    Find out if a chemical peel is the right treatment option for you by contacting Dr. R. Scott Yarish, M.D., at (713) 469-3449. You can also visit our website for more information on our services offered in the Houston area, including tummy tucks and breast implants. 

    Procedure Profile: Breast Uplift

    Last updated 1 year ago

    A breast uplift, or breast lift, is a plastic surgery that firms the breasts by tightening the tissues and eliminating excess skin. This surgery is ideal for those who wish to improve the appearance of sagging breasts that have diminished elasticity. Unlike a breast augmentation, a breast uplift does not involve implants to increase the volume of the breasts. However, many patients choose to combine a breast augmentation with a breast uplift to address both areas of concern.

    As with any plastic surgery, you should disclose your full medical history during your consultation with the plastic surgeon. Discuss your goals for your appearance. Your plastic surgeon will evaluate your overall health and take measurements of your breasts. He or she will also assess your skin elasticity. The consultation is a good time to ask your plastic surgeon any questions you might have, such as what you can expect from the procedure and the subsequent recovery.

    If you would like to improve your bust line with a breast uplift, schedule a consultation with Dr. R. Scott Yarish, M.D. You can reach our Houston plastic surgery practice at (713) 469-3449 or visit our website for more information.

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