Chemical Peel in Houston
Chemical PeelsChemical peels are used to treat a variety of skin concerns such as: acne, dull dry skin, hyper-pigmentation, and prematurely aging skin. They are safely used on any area of the body but most often times are used primarily on the face, neck, chest, and back to safely reveal healthier more vibrant skin in all skin types of varying ages.
How Chemical Peels Work
We begin first by thoroughly cleansing the skin and using acetone, if needed, on areas with excess oil. The peel is then applied and left on the skin for a pre-determined amount of time to help you achieve the best results in the least amount of treatments. There are numerous peels available such as: salicylic, glycolic, retinoic, lactic, and TCA to help you address your individual concerns.
Recovery time varies based upon the type of peel used. Most peels do not require social downtime but the patient may experience some redness, “frosting” and swelling for 24 hours post treatment. Some chemical peels allow the action of peeling to actually occur in our office so there is no peeling post treatment while others may have sloughing of dead skin cells for up to 7 days. We recommend using mineral makeup to conceal any areas of redness and broad spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin from sun damage.
- Initial Consultation
- Procedure: 15-30 minutes per session
- Sessions Required for Optimal Results: 4-6
- Duration of Results: varies depending upon type of peel used
- Recovery Time: 0-7 days depending on type of peel