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.
What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
Depending on the strength of your chemical peel, you may see a number of these advantages from your session at Timeless Plastic Surgery:
- Moisturized, improved skin feel
- Reduction in fine lines and aging marks
- Evened and neutral skin tone
- Shrinkage of pores and different skin abnormalities
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.
Chemical Peel Reviews
"Pearl is simply amazing! She handled my skin with such care and compassion from start to finish! I have suffered for many years with hyperpigmentation, severe acne scarring and uneven skin tone. She is very attentive and incredibly knowledgeable about skincare! She recommended a series of VI peels and let me tell y’all after one session, the VI Peel has dramatically improved the appearance of my skin! My skin is literally glowing!!!! I now get compliments from people about how smooth my skin is! The dark spots and acne scarring are fading. I feel like a timeless beauty!!!!"- J.T. / Healthgrades / Apr 22, 2021
"I had my first ever chemical peel. I was a bit nervous about the peeling process as I tend to be very sensitive, however my esthetician Pearl assured me I would be just fine, she made things much easier, she explained throughly everything step by step as she was performing the procedure to my post treatment care instructions. She was right I'm on day 3 of my peel and things are going smoothly. Cant wait to see my final results. Timeless Plastic Surgery is definitely the place to go for all your beauty needs!!"- Y.G. / Healthgrades / Apr 16, 2021
"Update 4/14/21- For some time now I’ve wanted to get a chemical peel, I have seen & read about the benefits. I have also seen the horror stories. I needed to have this peel done with a profesional. I booked a VI peel with Pearl. She explained the process from start to finish and put me at ease. Pearl was extremely patience & answered all my questions. I would high recommend Timeless! I can’t wait to see my final results, I can already see my new bright skin coming in. Wanted to share my wonderful experience with Timeless Plastic Surgery. I had a mole removed by Dr.Chang from my back. I’m extremely happy with my results.The staff (Lyndel, Kim, Kaitlyn & Pearl)was professional & so sweet, they made the experience pleasant & I would highly recommend them."- A.H. / Google / Apr 18, 2021
"I have been seeing Dr. Chang for a few years now and would not go or trust anyone else when it comes to fillers. Results are natural and he will always be truthful on what to do or not. I love the results every time and trust his expertise. All the staff at Timeless are very welcoming and friendly. The Timeless Aesthetic Spa is always clean and relaxing. Very short wait time and amazing quality of services. Pearl, the esthetician does a great job of taking her time with my facials. She’s not only professional but very knowledgeable. Nothing short of phenomenal."- C.W. / Google / Feb 17, 2023
"I have been seeing Dr. Chang for a few years now and would not go or trust anyone else when it comes to fillers. Results are natural and he will always be truthful on what to do or not. I love the results every time and trust his expertise. All the staff at Timeless are very welcoming and friendly. The Timeless Aesthetic Spa is always clean and relaxing. Very short wait time and amazing quality of services. Pearl, the esthetician does a great job of taking her time with my Purify Precision VI Chemical peels and facials. She’s not only professional but very knowledgeable. Nothing short of phenomenal."- C.W. / Google / Feb 21, 2023
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.