About Chemical Peels
To provide the best results from chemical peel aesthetic treatments, Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa offers you multiple options. Your customized facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) will give you healthier, smoother skin. At our Houston, TX office, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marcos Ikeda offers chemical peel treatments that help to resolve skin flaws, including scars, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels work by removing dead or damaged skin cells with the application of a customized solution on your skin, which causes the top layer to peel off. As your skin heals and begins to rejuvenate and repair itself, you should notice a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive way to make your skin bright and is appropriate for the face and neck.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our Houston, TX office, we provide chemical peels in different levels (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients' skin care needs.
Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel on your lunch break and get back to your day. This strength of peel will remove the top layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a brighter appearance and softer texture. We typically suggest that you get a light treatment around once a month for the best glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: This strength of chemical peel penetrates deeper into your skin, and you'll usually prefer to do this level of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. You may also prefer to prepare yourself for more discomfort during and around an hour after the chemical peel. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have significant damage to their skin, such as deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation issues.
Deep peels: The most advanced of the three types of chemical peels is the deep peel treatment, and it will require the most recovery time. This is an aggressive cosmetic treatment that could leave your face swollen, itchy, and peeling for several weeks. Patients who receive a deep peel usually have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, significant acne scars, or deep-seated scars. As this strength of peel is typically uncomfortable for most patients, we will provide you with mild anesthesia prior to your procedure.
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Receiving the suggestions of an aesthetic professional is the first step in the journey to healthier skin. A team member at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa can assess your skin in a consultation in our Houston, TX office before choosing a chemical peel treatment for ideal results. Chemical peel candidates of both genders typically have noticeable problems in their skin, like acne scars, rough patches, flaky skin, discoloration, sun spots, fine lines, and much more. We will suggest multiple types of chemical peels to fit your needs.
At your procedure at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa, we will have you lie down in a relaxed position to administer your peel. We will make sure your skin is cleansed before applying the customized solution to your treatment areas. We will massage the solution onto your face and let it sit for a specific amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment planning session. Finally, we will wash the solution off your face and apply a neutralizing agent. You are encouraged to bring a light sunscreen or a hat to wear outside after the procedure to protect from environmental exposure.
What to Expect
Depending on the level of the peel you choose, you can expect the face to itch and peel from a few days to a couple of weeks. Dr. Marcos or a member of his team will explain methods to care for your skin during your consultation. Please keep in mind that no matter how much your skin itches during the post-treatment process, it is never helpful to pick the skin off. You could cause scarring to your delicate skin!
Great Skin Starts here
Even if you know nothing about facial rejuvenation treatments, Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa will help you choose the ideal procedure for your goals. Your newly renewed skin will thank you by looking healthy and caressingly silky. Call our office in Houston, TX to get your skin examination today for a chemical peel treatment.