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Posted October 19, 2020 in Non-Surgical, Skin Rejuvenation

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When it comes to achieving dramatic, long-lasting results, over-the-counter at-home skin care products often are not the answer. Drug store skin care products usually only affect the top layer of your skin. So, if you’re worried about acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin tone, you need a solution that impacts the deeper layers of your skin. Luckily, there are advanced skin care techniques that produce significant results.

Woman undergoing a microdermabrasion treatment with her cosmetic provider.

How Can a Chemical Peel Renew My Skin?

A chemical peel is a treatment where a chemical solution is applied to the skin. This solution makes the skin “blister” and eventually peel off. The new skin that is revealed is much smoother and less wrinkled. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, and hands.

Chemical peels can be used to treat a wide variety of skin issues. These chemical peels:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines
  • Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage or aging
  • Reduce the appearance of scars
  • Improve the recurrence of active acne and the look of acne scars
  • Reduce skin spots, freckles, and uneven skin tones
  • Restore an improved look and feel to the skin

Dr. Terry Hand offers three types of chemical peels: AHA peels with dermaplaning, TCA peels, and phenol peels.

Does Dermabrasion Restore Youthfulness?

Dermabrasion is an exfoliating skin treatment that uses a rotating instrument to remove the skin’s outermost layers, usually on the face. Before treatment, the physician will apply numbing cream or anesthesia to the treatment area before removing the surface skin. This treatment exposes the new layer of skin, which is younger and smoother.

Some reasons for getting dermabrasion include the treatment of:

  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Precancerous skin patches
  • Rhinophyma
  • Scars
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone


For patients with mild skin conditions, the right medical-grade skin care product might work. Additionally, patients who have had chemical peels or dermabrasion treatments will want to follow up with a proper skin care routine.

With years of experience in the skincare industry, Dr. Hand prefers the Obagi® skincare line. This product has proven to show results on people of all skin types and with various skin issues. Dr. Hand will help patients establish a tailored skin care plan to maximally correct facial issues such as discoloration, acne, and fine wrinkles.

Want to Learn More?

Dr. Hand is one of the most respected plastic surgeons in Northern California. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Skin issues can leave people feeling insecure. There is no reason you have to live with skin problems. With the help of Dr. Terry L. Hand, you can find a solution that you’re comfortable with and will achieve dramatic results.

Book your consultation today by calling 415-461-6742 or scheduling online.