Chemical peels are a non-invasive and non-surgical way to give your face a youthful refresh.
They are essential for maintaining and restoring the skin’s health and appearance. Performed by our medical aestheticians, these exfoliating treatments help resurface the uppermost layer of the skin to reveal new, healthy skin underneath. Chemical peels are available in a variety of formulations and concentrations to target various skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone.
How do Chemical Peels Work?
They are most effective at enhancing cell turnover and improving the appearance on the surface of the skin. During the treatment, our medical aesthetician will apply one or more layers of a chemical peel solution onto skin for a specified amount of time. This is dependent on the type of chemical peel used, the concentration of the solution, skin type, and skin’s reactivity to the treatment. The goal is to create a controlled, safe injury to the skin, thereby prompting skin to naturally repair itself and reveal newer, brighter skin
Types of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are categorized by how deeply they penetrate the skin: superficial, medium, or deep. Superficial peels penetrate only the uppermost layer of the epidermis. They are often performed in a series to treat fine lines and wrinkles. A medium-depth peel is more effective for patients with moderate skin damage, including age spots, freckles, and actinic keratosis. Deep chemical peels are quite aggressive and affect the skin down to the reticular layer of the dermis. Deep chemical peels are less common today, as newer laser technology can deliver greater results with more control and less post-procedure discomfort.
What Type of Chemical Peel is Right for Me?
The type of chemical peel administered will depend on your skin type, concern, Fitzpatrick type, and skincare habits. Schedule a complimentary consult with our medical aesthetician to create a customized treatment plan for your specific skin needs and to understand how to maintain results with advanced homecare.
SkinCeuticals Micropeel for Sensitive Skin –
The Micropeel treatment we offer is safe for all skin types. Formulated with niacin, lactic acid, and usnic acid, the Micropeel gently exfoliates, decongests pores, hydrates skin, and helps improve the appearance of photodamage leaving your skin refreshed and glowing. For optimal results, a series of 3-5 treatments every 4 weeks is recommended.
Advanced Corrective Peel
Formulated with an exclusive blend of clinical-grade acids and a maximized peel concentration of phenol. This peel dramatically diminishes the appearance of discoloration, while smoothing texture and refining the appearance of pores, to restore a brighter, more clarified skin tone. For optimal results, a series of 4-6 treatments every 4 weeks is recommended
Every patient’s results will vary, and side effects will differ depending on the type of peel. The important thing is to protect your skin from the sun with a strong SPF and stay moisturized. Your skin may experience increased sensitivity due to the chemical exfoliation in the treated areas, these side effects are mild and short-term. Depending on the type of peel, you may experience flaking of the skin, the SPF will protect the new skin, it is very important to let the skin naturally flake off, peeling it off will only irritate the skin and slow the healing process.
$120.00 – Micropeel Sensitive Skin Solution gently exfoliates all types of skin, decongests pores, hydrates skin, and helps improve the appearance of photodamage.
SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel
$140.00 – Advanced Corrective Peel is formulated with an exclusive blend of clinical-grade acids that dramatically diminish the appearance of discoloration, while smoothing texture and refining the appearance of pores, to restore a brighter, more clarified skin tone.
Contact Dr. Venkata Erella and Aspira Plastic Surgery and Med Spa for more information on chemical peels or to schedule a complimentary consultation. Our office in Austin can be reached online or by phone at (512) 593-7699.