About Chemical Peels
To provide the best results from chemical peel aesthetic treatments, Timeless Plastic Surgery provides you with options. Your professional facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as salicylic, glycolic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids) will reveal healthier, smoother skin. At our Houston, TX office, plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Chang offers chemical peel treatments that solve skin flaws, including wrinkles, scars, fine lines, dry patches, hyperpigmentation problems, and more. Chemical peels work by removing dead or damaged skin cells with the application of a special solution on the skin, which causes the oldest layer to slough off. When your skin heals and starts to rejuvenate and repair itself, you will see a smoother, clearer complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive method to make your complexion luminous and may be appropriate for the face, neck, and décollatage.
Our Chemical Peel Offerings
At our Houston, TX office, we offer multiple chemical peels in various levels of strength to meet our patients' unique skin concerns:
VI Peel® – A pain-free and light skin treatment, the VI Peel soften fine lines and wrinkles to restore a more even skin tone. Additionally, the peel smooths away rough skin textures so that your skin looks rejuvenated, smooth, and youthful. This peel is ideal for most skin types and is considered a "light," peel.
VI Peel with Precision Plus® – This peel is considered a "deep," treatment as it penetrates beneath the surface of the skin to effective trigger healing and rejuvenation. The VI Peel with Precision Plus is designed to reverse the effects of UV exposure, reduce the appearance of sunspots, and repair hyperpigmentation.
VI Peel PURIFY with Precision Plus® – Specifically formulated for acne scars, VI Peel PURIFY is a deep chemical peel that brightens dark scars, soothes inflammation and redness, and helps to smooth and repair uneven textures and scars. Patients could receive results from just one PURIFY peel with skin that continues to improve as you heal.
"I recently went to see Dr. Mehta for some issues that had started bothering me post-40. Dr. Mehta and his staff, especially Kaitlin, were so welcoming and warm. They made me feel very comfortable and spent the time to explain my options and the cost associated with each. Dr. Mehta has checked in on me several times after the visit, which was very much appreciated! And most importantly, great results!"- M.T. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
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"Removed a lump on my forehead. Can't tell it was ever there."- T.W. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"I choose to go to Dr. Mehta because he knows EXACTLY how I like my Botox! I prefer a Physician who takes the time to fully assess my face and explain a good treatment plan tailored just for me :) I highly recommend Dr. Mehta to any 1st timers thinking about diving into non invasive options for anti aging...AND if you’ve had Botox before but are looking for someone to give you a fresh perspective on future treatments he’s the one for you!"- K.R. / Google / Dec 10, 2019
"I had a mommy makeover, and a dimpleplasty and how it has changed my life. I confidant and feeling youthful and beautiful and I couldn't have done it without Dr. Chang and his amazing staff. Dr. Chang advised what he thought was best for my body type and I was not steered wrong, I look and feel amazing!"- D.A. / Healthgrades / Dec 10, 2019
Seeking the suggestions of a skin specialist is the first part of the journey to healthier skin. A team member at Timeless Plastic Surgery can assess your skin during an examination in our Houston, TX office before selecting the VI chemical peel treatment for best results. Chemical peel candidates, both men and women, should have visible problems in their skin, like scars, discoloration, flaky skin, wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and much more. We may suggest different levels of peels to match your needs and concerns.
During your procedure at Timeless Plastic Surgery, we will have you lie down in a relaxed position to administer your treatment. We will ensure the skin is cleaned before applying the personalized solution to your face and/or neck. We will spread the solution onto your face and let it work for an appropriate length of time that will be discussed in your chemical peel consultation. Next, we will wash the solution off your skin and apply a neutralizing agent. You are encouraged to bring a light sunscreen and a hat to wear outside after the peel to avoid sun exposure.
What to Expect
Depending on the type of the chemical peel you receive, you can expect the face to peel and itch from several days to two or more weeks. Dr. Chang or a member of his team will explain how to treat your face during your consultation. Please keep in mind that no matter how badly your skin itches during the healing process, it's never good to pick the skin off. You could create scarring to your delicate skin!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a chemical peel cost?
Dr. Chang can talk about your costs in your consultation once he has created your chemical peel treatment plan. Costs for a chemical peel can vary, depending on the level you select. Timeless Plastic Surgery takes many payments methods and there are often specials on facial treatments, like chemical peels. Buying a package with several chemical peel treatments can also help you save money.
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
The best chemical peel for you will depend on your specific skin issues and aesthetic goals. During your initial consultation with Dr. Chang, he can help you select which type of peel is right for your skin. Some factors you might consider are your overall health, the type of skin you have, how deep you want the peel to work, how long you can spend in recovery, and what you want the peel to accomplish. Initially, it's better to start with a light peel and see what you think of the results. After this, you and Dr. Chang might alter your treatment plan to find the best type of peel for you.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Dermabrasion and chemical peels are both facial treatments that correct surface blemishes to make your skin a softer appearance. The main difference is that dermabrasion requires special tools (a rotating brush or shaving instrument) to remove the surface skin layer through a careful scraping process. A chemical peel uses a caustic solution that is applied to your skin to dissolve dead and damaged skin cells. In your consultation, Dr. Chang will go over the pros and cons of each and help you choose whether dermabrasion or a chemical peel is best for your skin goals.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Based on the peel used, you might feel mild discomfort during the application process. If you choose a light peel, you will probably notice a little stinging; however, this goes away quickly with the use of a small fan. Medium and deep peels are better for deeper problems and give you longer-lasting results, but they could cause greater discomfort is some instances. Numbing cream, medications, and ointments can be used to help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. Dr. Chang or a member of his team will talk to you about skin care after your chemical peel to help your skin heal.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
A chemical peel may be combined with another nonsurgical skin treatment at Timeless Plastic Surgery. During your initial consultation, be open with Dr. Chang about your skin problems so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan to best address your goals. Your plan may include an injectable treatment for wrinkles (such as Juvéderm or BOTOX) along with your chemical peel to rejuvenate your overall appearance.
Great Skin Starts Here
Even if you are new to facial treatments, Timeless Plastic Surgery will help you find the perfect procedure for your needs. Your freshly renewed skin will thank you by looking bright and touchably soft. Call our office in Houston, TX to schedule your skin examination today for a professional chemical peel.