What are Chemical Peels?
For the best results from chemical peel aesthetic treatments, Clear Lake Dermatology provides you with many options, like the SkinCeuticals Micropeel and Melange Peel. Your individualized facial treatment with chemical solutions (like salicylic, glycolic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids) will reveal smoother, healthier skin. At our League City and Webster, TX offices, our board-certified dermatologists offer chemical peel treatments that minimize skin abnormalities like wrinkles, fine lines, scars, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels eliminate dead and damaged skin cells with the application of a specific solution, which causes the top layer of your skin to peel off. As your skin heals and begins to rejuvenate and repair itself, you'll notice a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive way to make your face, neck, and neckline radiant.
What Are The Benefits Of A Chemical Peel?
A custom chemical peel treatment at Clear Lake Dermatology offers a number of benefits to improve the health and appearance of your skin, including:
- Providing multiple treatment options
- Removing dead, damaged skin cells
- Diminishing wrinkles and lines
- Reducing skin irregularities
- Improving skin tone and texture
- Smoothing acne scarring
- Addressing sun damage and spots
- Brightening and softening the complexion
- Pairing well with other aesthetic treatments
What are different kinds of Chemical Peels?
At our League City and Webster, TX locations, we perform chemical peels of several strengths: light, medium, and deep to accommodate our Greater Houston patients' skin needs.
Light peels: You can get a light chemical peel on a lunch break and return to work. This type of peel will remove the outer layer of skin (the epidermis), giving you a brighter complexion and smoother texture. We usually suggest that you receive a light treatment at least once a month for the best glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: This type of chemical peel penetrates deeper into your skin, and patients generally prefer to undergo this level of facial treatment over a long weekend. You should prepare yourself for additional discomfort during and after your treatment. Medium-depth peels work best for patients who have more damaged skin, including deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation problems.
Deep peels: The most intense of the three levels of chemical peels is the deep peel, which requires the longest recovery time. This is an aggressive cosmetic treatment that may leave your face itchy, swollen, and peeling for several weeks. Patients who receive a deep peel usually have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, prominent acne scars, or deep-seated scars. Because this level of peel is uncomfortable for most patients, someone from our team will apply a numbing cream as part of the procedure.
Chemical Peel Reviews
"Met with Rachelle for chemical peel. She was great, knowledgeable, and professional. She did a great job. I would do it again for sure. I’m very happy with my results. Can’t wait until my next one. I have had some other treatment thru Rachelle too. Each one has gone smoothly with really good results. In each case she was very knowledgeable about what we were doing."- S.B. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2018
"Love love this place! I had a chemical peel done by Rachel and she made me feel so comfortable and at ease. Also left my skin feeling fresh and clean! Would definitely recommend this place."- T.B. / Google / Apr 12, 2019
"I didn’t have a appt but they didn’t waste any time getting someone to help me with my questions and concerns. The front desk was very polite and product knowledgeable. Aimee took the time to find the best products for me and even gave me her number in case I had anymore questions. I am scheduled for a chemical peel this week and I will let everyone know how it goes. Definitely recommend ❤️"- D.C. / Google / Jun 14, 2022
"My experience with this clinic is excellent every single time! I first saw Dr. Joe on last year! He treated my facial acne and I saw significant improvement! Next, I saw Rachel for a Chemical Peel! I was skeptical at first. It was my first cosmetic treatment ever! But, she was very detailed in the process. She answered all of my questions before, and after treatment! She's super sweet and made me feel very comfortable during my treatment! I am confident with my results. Most recently, Natalie treated me for a Clear and Brilliant laser treatment! She is very knowledgeable about all cosmetic treatments in the office. I felt as though I was at a spa during the treatment. She offered products that I should use post treatment and daily! I purchased them and I am pleased with the results and my experience with her."- K. / Google / May 08, 2018
"I have been seeing Natalie at CLD for over 2 years. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and skillful! My skin has improved tremendously under her guidance. Her recommendations are always excellent. I’ve tried micro needling, lasers, peels and every one has provided the promised results. The entire office is friendly and helpful. Reginae always calls to confirm my appointments and never minds when I have to juggle times. She’s so accommodating. I really love this place."- C.S. / Yelp / Oct 12, 2023
Am I A good candidate for a chemical peel?
Seeking the advice of a cosmetic professional is the first step on the journey to healthier skin. A team member at Clear Lake Dermatology will examine your skin and discuss your cosmetic goals before selecting the best chemical peel for optimal results. Chemical peel candidates, both men and women, should have noticeable concerns with their skin such as rough patches, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, or sun spots, among other concerns. We will suggest different levels of peels to match your needs and goals.
How do chemical peels work?
During your procedure at Clear Lake Dermatology, we'll have you lay in a comfortable position and clean your skin before administering your treatment. We'll brush a personalized solution onto the skin on your face, neck, or both and let it sit for the specific amount of time decided during your consultation. Once the time is up, we'll clean the peel off your skin and apply a neutralizing agent. You should bring a light sunscreen and a hat to wear outside following the procedure to protect your skin from sun exposure.
What can I Expect after a chemical peel?
Based on the level of the chemical peel you receive, your treated area will itch and peel for a few days up to a couple of weeks. Following your chemical peel, one of our dermatologists will provide detailed aftercare instructions, which generally include washing your face with cool water, drinking plenty of water, using a medium to thick moisturizer, and avoiding cleansers with an exfoliant. Please remember that no matter how badly your face itches during the recovery, it's never a good idea to pick off the skin, as doing so could scar your delicate skin!
Chemical Peel FAQ
How much does a chemical peel cost?
A team member will discuss your costs in your consultation once they have developed your chemical peel treatment plan. The cost of a chemical peel will vary based on the formula you select. Clear Lake Dermatology takes several payment methods and there are often specials on facial treatments like chemical peels. You may also consider buying a package of several chemical peel treatments.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Based on the chemicals selected, you might feel some discomfort when it is on your skin. If you choose a light peel, you will probably feel a little discomfort but it goes away quickly with a handheld fan. Medium and deep peels are better for deeper skin blemishes and longer-lasting results; however, they can cause greater discomfort. Topical anesthetics, medications, and soothing ointments may be used to minimize your discomfort during the chemical peel. A Clear Lake Dermatology team member will explain how to care for your skin after a peel to help your skin heal.
What skin issues can chemical peels address?
Chemical peels are versatile cosmetic treatments that are highly effective at addressing a wide range of common skin concerns. These treatments can be tailored to suit your specific needs and can significantly improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. Clear Lake Dermatology in League City and Webster, TX, offers expert guidance and personalized solutions to help you achieve your skincare goals. One of the key strengths of chemical peels is their ability to target and resolve various skin issues, including acne scars, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation.
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
The best chemical peel for you will vary based on your unique skin issues and aesthetic goals. In your consultation, our team of skilled experts will help you choose which type of peel is best for your skin. A few things you might consider are your overall health, your skin type, how deep you want the peel to work, how long you can spend in recovery, and what concerns you have about the appearance of your skin. For your first peel, it may be better to start with a light chemical peel and see what you think of the results. After this, we may adjust your plan to decide the best chemical peel level for your skin.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Chemical peels and dermabrasion are both facial rejuvenation procedures that address surface irregularities to help give your skin a rejuvenated appearance. The major difference is that dermabrasion requires special tools (a shaving instrument or rotating brush) to clear away the top layer of skin through a careful exfoliating process. A chemical peel applies a caustic solution to your skin to dissolve dead skin cells. In your consultation, we will explain the pros and cons of each treatment and help you decide whether a chemical peel or dermabrasion is best for your skin goals.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
You may consider combining a chemical peel with another skin treatment at Clear Lake Dermatology. In your consultation, be honest with our physician when describing your skin issues so we can develop a comprehensive treatment plan that delivers your best results. This might include adding an injectable treatment for wrinkles (like BOTOX® or JUVÉDERM®) along with your chemical peel to rejuvenate your entire face.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $95 - $999
- Recovery Time
- 3 - 14 days
- How Long It Takes
- 30 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 4 weeks
Great Skin Starts here
Even if you're new to rejuvenating treatments, Clear Lake Dermatology can help you determine the perfect treatment option for your goals. Your freshly renewed skin will thank you by looking radiant and feeling soft. Contact one of our offices in League City or Webster, TX to schedule your skin consultation and chemical peel.
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