Chemical peels aid in improving the tone and texture of the skin. A special peel solution increases cellular turnover by causing dead skin cells to slough off. This rejuvenation leaves the skin looking and feeling younger! This rejuvenation procedure is great for dull-looking skin, acne and acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and much more! At Beyond Beautiful Texas, Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina, and board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Vu Ho offer light peels, such as lactic acid and glycolic acid peels, as well as medium depth peels, including TCA and Jessner peels. There is minimal downtime depending upon the depth of the peel. If you have 30-60 minutes to spare, you can choose a chemical peel, which is typically performed monthly. Our medical aesthetician will discuss your recommendations during a complimentary consultation at our office in Plano, TX.
The superficial/light chemical peels are the mildest form of peels and work by removing the outermost layer of skin. The peel is usually a diluted version of glycolic acid that is left on the skin for a few minutes. Afterward, the skin will be slightly red, but there will be no downtime. The patient’s skin will peel slightly for 3 – 5 days, and a series of treatments are usually required.
Medium Depth Peels
Medium depth peels remove several layers of skin to treat more troublesome skin problems. These peels are good for moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, as well as moderate scars and other skin problems. TCA, or Trichloroacetic Acid, is applied by the medical professional in a controlled manner. After a certain point, the acid will be neutralized to stop its effects. The recovery period is about 10 days for this peel, and the results will be more dramatic as compared to a light peel.
Deep peels produce the most dramatic results and are reserved for more serious skin conditions. Since it’s an invasive procedure, general anesthesia can be used. Phenol acid is used for severe lines and wrinkles, various facial irregularities, and deep acne scars. It takes a patient about 14 days to recover since the peel is similar to second-degree burns. Since the peel is so invasive and produces such great results, only one peel is needed.
Chemical Peel Reviews
"I arrived at my appointment at 9:59 and was in my car on the access road to the toll road at 10:44. I have had these procedures before and have never left in less than an hour. So in the 45 minutes, I filled out paper work, told the technician what type of care I was interested in on a monthly basis, got the 3 procedures, waited for home care instructions to be printed out, walked to my car and drove to the access road. According to the deal I bought I paid for a "three-step clinical procedure combining microdermabrasion, chemical peel solution and cryogenic therapy to reduce the appearance of fine lines, hyper-pigmentation, laxity, dullness, acne and skin imperfection" Also stated in Dr Ho's ad was that I would "pay $69(regularly 150)" The quotes are taken from the ad. The technician didn't even micro my entire face. She lightly went over part of my forehead, only top of my nose, the round part of my chin and a part of my jaw line so i didn't get a full face micro. Is this what Dr. Ho offers for 150 as implied in the ad? Truly it wasn't worth 69.00 so I'm not sure how this was a good deal. I am looking for a place for skin care which is why I bought this deal. I assumed that Dr. Ho offered this special to attract clients. Perhaps I was mistaken. "- A. / Demandforce / Jan 15, 2013
"My skin has never looked better. I've had several chemical peels, IPO photo facials, and moisturizing facials, all with amazing results. Thank you Megan and Dr Ho. "- C. / Demandforce / Jan 17, 2013
"I am writing this review to share my experience over the last 2 years regarding Megan, Medical Aesthetician at Dr. Ho's office. Megan's 12 years of experience is what sets her apart from others. She knows her customized chemical peels and understands the skin. I would not trust my face and skin to any other Aesthetician. "- S. / Demandforce / Jan 22, 2013
"Over the past two years, Megan has been the sole provider of my medically driven esthetic services to include microdermabrasions, photofacial and both customized chemical peels and skincare line products recommendations. Megan has been in the industry over ten years, has earned both my respect and trust as her client. Her service delivery is timely, efficient and results driven specific to my individual needs. Megan does not disappoint! I would not hesitate to recommend her services to others. "- S. / Demandforce / Feb 10, 2013
"Wonderful experience!! The office is absolutely beautiful.....it feels as though you are visiting a private mansion! Sweetest staff.....every person was genuinely kind and helpful. I purchased a Groupon for a chemical peel and my Aesthetician Emma was exceptional. She explained every step of the Skinceuticals Micropeel and she made the entire experience enjoyable!! I was impressed that the peel included a facial dermaplane which removes dead skin and facial hair before the peel and cryogenic therapy which is applying dry ice after the peel. My skin is soft and glowing......I will definitely be back!! "- A. / Demandforce / Jul 25, 2014
The ideal candidates for chemical peels:
- Have any skin tone and complexion
- Have fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, uneven texture and tone
- Desire long-term results
- Desire youthful, better-looking skin
What to Expect
Before any chemical peel, the skin will be thoroughly assessed to determine the exact skin concerns and the most appropriate peel. The skin will be thoroughly cleaned and prepped prior to the peel. The length of treatment depends on the type of peel administered. Afterward, the patient will need to follow a skincare routine to protect the skin and enhance the effects of the peel. If additional treatments are needed, the medical professional will schedule as needed for maximum results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $150
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Peel Away Your Skin Problems
Problematic skin problems can be peeled away with a light, medium, or deep chemical peel. The peels are great at clearing up a number of skin issues, such as fine lines and wrinkles and tone and texture issues, to leave you with better, clearer, more rejuvenated skin. Call our office to schedule a consultation to learn how a chemical peel could benefit you.