• Texas Facial Aesthetics

    Your Face Deserves a Specialist

    At Texas Facial Aesthetics, we specialize exclusively in the treatment of the face, eyes, nose, scalp, and neck. We combine meticulous technique and delicate artistry to provide each patient with a personalized, natural result that reflects their own inner beauty.

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  • Texas Facial Aesthetics

    Your Face Deserves a Specialist

    At Texas Facial Aesthetics, we specialize exclusively in the treatment of the face, eyes, nose, scalp, and neck. We combine meticulous technique and delicate artistry to provide each patient with a personalized, natural result that reflects their own inner beauty.

    Learn More

Chemical Peels

At Texas Facial Aesthetics, we can provide you with a variety of different peels to stimulate skin rejuvenation and resurfacing. As with every product we use, our peels are supported by research and results from clinical trials. Every skin peel is specifically chosen for your skin type and begins with a thorough consultation concentrating on helping you understand the procedure, possible side effects, and the importance of after care.

We understand and appreciate that every patient is different, and we have a number of different peels containing very specific ingredient combinations; this allows us to choose the perfect skin peel to target your individual concerns. Our treatments are created for every skin condition from lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and dark spots, to acne and rosacea. The type of peel you receive will focus on stimulating activity deep within the skin rather than on the skin’s surface helping to rejuvenate the skin, reducing sun damage and helping to improve any skin problems, such as acne, rosacea or hyper-pigmentation. The unique, controlled mechanisms of the peels we use ensure that the activity on the surface of the skin is limited, and the full effects of the ingredients are released once they reach the targeted layers. This helps to minimize surface trauma and downtime, but also boosts the activity in the skin to promote improved structure and function and correct your skin concerns.

Benefits of Skin Peels:

  • Stimulates collagen production to reduce signs of photo-ageing, including fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and dullness
  • Softens and smooths the skin’s texture
  • Improves acne breakouts and fades the appearance of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation
  • Helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps lighten dark spots and even out skin tone
  • Increases radiance and skin rejuvenation

The reaction of the skin post treatment will depend on the type of peel chosen. You may notice that the skin is initially redder and feels tighter than usual for the first few hours. You may also experience mild flaking in certain areas for a few days. Rarely, you may experience crusting of the skin or slight swelling.

Prior to a peel, it is recommended that the skin be prepared with certain products for a minimum of two weeks to ensure optimum results. Appropriate skincare will be recommended on the day of your treatment to help accelerate the healing process, protect the skin from the environment and enhance your desired results.

SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel

Advanced Corrective Peel dramatically diminishes the appearance of skin discoloration, while smoothing texture and refining the appearance of pores, to restore a brighter, more clarified skin tone. Formulated with an exclusive blend of clinical-grade acids and a maximized peel concentration of phenylethyl resorcinol, it’s specifically formulated to combat the effects of aging and skin discolorations that cause an uneven skin tone. After effects may include a crusty coating on the skin surface, some red

ness and tingling. These effects usually only last for a day or two and quickly resolve themselves. For optimal results, a series of 4-6 treatments every 4 weeks is recommended.

SkinCeuticals Micropeel for Sensitive Skin

Formulated with niacin, lactic acid and usnic acid to gently exfoliate and decongest even the most sensitive skin while balancing moisture levels. This clinical procedure combines dermaplaning or microdermabrasion and chemical exfoliation to reduce signs of aging. The Micropeel improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and visible skin imperfections in a series of 4-6 consecutive procedures. The ideal starter peel and suitable for all skin types.

SkinCeuticals Glycolic MicroPeel

The SkinCeuticals MicroPeel is a three-step clinical procedure combining dermaplaning or microdermabrasion, a chemical peel solution using 20% unbuffered, unneutralized glycolic acid at a low pH, and a Vitamin C firming masque to help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, visible skin imperfections, and visible signs of photodamage. For optimal results, a series of 4-6 treatments every 4 weeks is recommended.

What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels can be essential for maintaining and restoring skin’s health and appearance. SkinCeuticals Chemical Peels are performed by a skincare professional in our Advanced Clinical Spa. These exfoliating treatments can help resurface the uppermost layer of the skin to reveal new, healthy skin underneath. SkinCeuticals Chemical peels are available in a variety of formulations and concentrations to target various skin concerns including fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone and texture.

How is a Chemical Peel performed?
SkinCeuticals’ Chemical peels improve the texture and appearance of the skin by sloughing off the outer layers of the skin. During the treatment, your skincare professional will apply one or more layers of a chemical peel solution to the 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 the skin’s reactivity to the treatment. While some peels are self-neutralizing, most formulas need to be neutralized with a buffering solution or water upon completion of 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.

Are Chemical Peels painful?
Even a light, superficial chemical will produce a warm tingling sensation on the skin. However, this mild discomfort will typically subside once the peel solution has been neutralized. In general, skin accustomed to the use of acids will tolerate and experience less discomfort as stronger reactions can be expected with stronger formulations.

Can I have a Chemical Peel if I am pregnant?
Chemicals Peels are not recommended for pregnant or nursing patients.

What are the various types of Chemical Peels?
In general, when most people think of a chemical peel, they are thinking of a light peel. We most commonly perform peels from the SkinCeuticals lineup, including the Sensitive Skin Peel, the Glycolic Micropeel 20, and the Advanced Corrective Peel. For patients with very severe skin wrinkling, photoaging, sun damage, etc., a deep Baker’s solution or Hetter’s solution phenol-based peel may be a better option. These deep peels are performed by Dr. Richardson or Dr. Cain under anesthesia as they are very uncomfortable when applied. They are also able to achieve very dramatic results!

Are there other contraindications to Chemical Peels?
Common contraindications for chemical peels include (but are not limited to) pregnancy, breast feeding, sunburn, irritated or broken skin, herpes virus, recent laser hair removal, photosensitizing medications such as Accutane use within the past 6 months, and use of retinols or at home acid products within the past 48-72 hours.

Are Chemical Peels safe for all skin types and colors?
The depth and type of chemical peel used by a skincare professional depends on the condition of the skin, the skin’s Fitzpatrick type (skin color and likelihood to burn), and the skincare habits of the client. In general, the higher the Fitzpatrick skin type, the more caution should be exercised to avoid triggering a pigment response. For extremely sensitive skin and skin experiencing barrier dysfunction (exzema, psiorisis, etc), chemical peels are generally not recommended.

How many Treatments will I need?
When and how frequently a chemical peel is administered will vary according to the depth and concentration of the peel. Superficial peels can become part of an ongoing monthly skin maintenance program. Medium depth peels are generally done in a series of 3-6 peels.

Who is a good candidate to receive Chemical Peels?
Patients with irregular skin tones, enlarged pores, discoloration, and even scars are good candidates for chemical peels assuming there are no contraindications. Deep chemical peels (those performed by the physicians under anesthesia) are indicated for patients with severe photoaging, sun damage, and wrinkles.

Are Chemical Peels safe?
Chemical Peels are generally a safe procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced skincare professional, but seeing an expert is critical due to some risk of side effects or poor outcomes.

What is the downtime with Chemical Peels?
A superficial peel can produce some redness, similar to a mild sunburn, which may last 3 to 5 days. The more intense medium depth peels can result in noticeable redness and peeling for 7 to 14 days. The deep phenol and croton oil peels performed by Dr. Richardson and Dr. Cain may have even longer total downtime, but are able to achieve extremely dramatic results! We are able to customize a treatment plan for each patient based on their goals and available downtime and budget.

What can I expect after a Chemical Peel?
A light to medium chemical peel can improve skin texture and tone, as well as decrease the appearance of fine wrinkles. The results will be subtle at first, but will increase with repeated treatments. After a chemical peel, avoid sun exposure and excessive sweating or working out immediately following the treatment or until new skin completely covers the treated area. If peeling does occur, avoid picking at the effected areas.

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