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Chemical Peel in Houston, TX

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What is a Chemical Peel?

A great way to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin is with a quality chemical peel. Offered by Medical Aesthetician, Annie Christenson at Dr. Anthony Brissett's Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Houston, chemical peels can be adjusted to address a variety of skin conditions. Peels run from light to deep to address fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, acne scars, acne, and more. Chemical peels work by removing the top layers of skin to reveal brighter, fresher, more glowing skin. After the peel, new skin will regenerate creating collagen and elastin to firm and renew the skin Chemical peels can greatly improve the look of skin after just a single treatment, but multiple treatments are usually needed.

What Are The Benefits Of A Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel treatment personalized for you at our aesthetic spa in Houston, TX, offers a wide range of benefits to improve the health and appearance of your skin, including:

  • Reducing wrinkles and lines
  • Diminishing skin discoloration, spots, veins, and more
  • Removing dead, damaged skin cells
  • Balancing skin tone
  • Improving skin texture
  • Creating softer, smoother skin
  • Brightening the complexion
  • Reducing large pores and acne scars
  • Pairing well with other aesthetic treatments

Who is a candidate for CHEMICAL PEELs?

The best candidates for chemical peels:

  • Have any skin tone and complexion
  • Have fine lines and wrinkles, acne and acne scars, hyperpigmentation, uneven texture and tone, and need skin firming and lifting
  • Desire long-term results
  • Desire youthful, better-looking skin

Chemical Peel Options

Superficial/Light Peels

The superficial/light chemical peels are the mildest form of peels and work by removing the outermost layer of skin. Depending on desired effect, a specific type of peel or peels will be used on the skin. Afterwards, the skin will be slightly red, but there will be little to no downtime. The patient’s skin may slough slightly for 3 – 5 days and a series of treatments are usually required.

Medium Depth Peels

Medium depth peels penetrate deeper into the skin to treat more troublesome skin problems. These peels are good for moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, as well as moderate scars, acne, discoloration, and other skin problems. Depending on the skin concern, a peel or several peels are layered on the skin by a medical professional in a safe, controlled manner. After the peel, the skin may feel tingly and be red. Peeling or sloughing may occur for 3 - 7 days, however the effectiveness of the peel is not related to how much the skin peels. The recovery period is typically about 5-7 days for these peels and the results will be more dramatic than a light peel. 

Deep Peel

Deep peels produce the most dramatic results and are reserved for more serious skin conditions. Generally, a combination of peel solutions are used for the optimal result. The skin is watched carefully during this peel allowing the aesthetician to decide the safest method and the best ingredients to use. The Minus 10 Medical Peel” is an amazing deep peel that provides yearly rejuvenation. 

What happens during a CHEMICAL PEEL?

Before any chemical peel, the skin will be thoroughly assessed to determine the exact skin concerns and the most appropriate peel. The skin will be thoroughly cleansed and prepped prior to the peel. The peel can have many days of peeling starting on about the 3rd day and lasting up to about 14 days. Afterwards, the patient will need to follow a post treatment routine from the aesthetician to protect the skin and enhance the effects of the peel. If additional treatments are needed, the medical professional will schedule as needed for maximum results.

What Can I Expect After A Chemical Peel?

Based on the level of the peel you choose, you can expect the treated area to itch, peel, and flake from several days to two or more weeks. Annie or a member of our experienced team will give instructions on ways to care for your skin after a chemical peel during your appointment. Please remember that no matter how much your skin itches throughout the healing process, it is never good to pull the skin off. You may cause scarring to your skin! We will give you recommendations, such as using a handheld fan or a soothing ointment that will help you during the recovery period.

Chemical Peel FAQ

How much does a chemical peel cost?
Dr. Brissett or a member of his experienced team will talk about your costs in your consultation once they have decided on your personalized treatment plan. Costs for a chemical peel can vary depending on the intensity and type of peel you get. Brissett Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods, and there are often specials on treatments like chemical peels. Buying a package with several chemical peel treatments can also help you save money.

What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
The best chemical peel for you will vary based on your specific skin concerns and cosmetic goals. During your initial consultation with Dr. Brissett, he can help you select which chemical peel is best for your skin. Some factors you may consider are your general health, your skin type, how deep you want the peel to work, the time you can commit to recovery, and what concerns you have about the appearance of your skin. Initially, it's better to try a lighter peel and decide what you think of the results. After this, you and Dr. Brissett might tweak your treatment plan to find the best type of peel for you.

Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Both dermabrasion and chemical peels are facial rejuvenation procedures that address surface irregularities to make your skin a smoother appearance. The main difference is that dermabrasion uses surgical tools (a shaving instrument or rotating brush) to clear away the top layer of skin with a careful exfoliating process. A chemical peel uses a caustic solution that is applied to your skin to dissolve dead skin cells. During your consultation, Dr. Brissett will explain the pros and cons of both options and help you decide whether a chemical peel or dermabrasion is better to achieve your needs and goals.

Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Based on the chemicals used, you may feel mild discomfort when it is on your skin. If you get a lighter peel, you will feel a little discomfort; however, this goes away quickly with the use of a small fan. Medium and deep peels are good for deeper damage and longer-lasting results, but they usually cause greater discomfort. Topical anesthetics, medications, and ointments can be used to minimize your discomfort during your chemical peel. Dr. Brissett or a member of his team will explain skin care after your chemical peel to help your skin heal.

Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
A chemical peel may be combined with another skin treatment at Brissett Plastic Surgery. In your consultation, be open with Dr. Brissett about your skin wants so he can develop a unique treatment plan to best address your goals. This may include adding injectable wrinkle treatments ( like JUVÉDERM® or BOTOX®) along with your chemical peel to refresh your whole face.

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Problematic skin problems can be peeled away with a light, medium, or deep chemical peel. The peels are great at clearing up a number of skin issues, such as fine lines and wrinkles and tone and texture issues, to leave you with better, clearer, more rejuvenated skin. Call our office to schedule a consultation to learn how a chemical peel could benefit you.

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