Chemical Peels in Houston, TX
Board-certified plastic surgeon and founding member of The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. German Newall, leads a team of nurse injectors and aestheticians who offer chemical peels for men and women in Houston, Post Oak, Sugar Land, Katy, and the surrounding areas of Texas. Chemical peels improve the tone and texture of skin through the application of acidic solution which will cause the skin’s damaged top layers to peel away.
What Are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels come in a variety of types and strengths, but all will help to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, pores, brown spots, sun damage, and acne scars. Many peels are available at our medical spa, while the stronger TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is administered by Dr. Newall. For those who would like to improve their skin’s appearance without the downtime required by some peels, laser treatment is a good alternative that provides many of the same benefits of a stronger peel.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
- Addresses common signs of aging
- Corrects skin flaws, such as acne, sun damage, and brown spots
- Light peels can be repeated monthly as part of a skin maintenance regimen
- May be an alternative to laser treatments
What Can I Expect from Chemical Peels?
We offer four chemical peels at our medical spa.
Alpha Hydroxy Peels (AHA) leave the skin smoother and even-toned. Because of their milder nature, they are a good choice for those who desire little downtime. They also are recommended for those who have darker skin tones, since they are less likely to cause a lightening of the skin. These peels are available in different strengths, with peeling time varying accordingly. Flaking, if it occurs, may last a couple days but all patients heal differently. Best results are usually achieved by undergoing a series of treatments.
The BioMedic MicroPeel® Plus is designed to improve skin that is acne prone and/or environmentally damaged. Its key ingredient, salicylic acid, is a beta hydroxy acid that exfoliates dead skin cells and other debris that can clog pores and lead to blemishes. Skin is left smoother and more refined. This peel is available in two concentrations depending on the level of treatment you desire. Any flaking that may occur usually begins a few days after the peel is applied and lasts for a few days afterwards; however, all patients are slightly different in how they react and heal. Because this is a lighter peel, best results are usually achieved by having a series of peels, with approximately two to six weeks between each treatment.
The Obagi® Blue Peel uses TCA (trichloroacetic Acid) mixed with a blue solution to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. The new layer of skin that comes to the surface will appear tighter, smoother, and more evenly toned. ACPS offers the doctor-administered TCA peel as an alternative to the Obagi® Blue Peel.
A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is a much stronger peel than the AHA or BHA peels and is administered by Dr. Newall. TCA diminishes such skin imperfections as fine lines, sun damage, and uneven pigmentation by sloughing off the damaged surface layers of the skin so that a fresher, more youthful-appearing layer of skin can emerge. Dr. Newall will adjust the strength and depth of the peel based upon your individual needs and desires. The healing period for this peel varies depending on how much is applied and your individual healing response, but typically takes a week to 10 days.
Am I a Good Candidate for Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels may not be right for you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. People with certain skin conditions should not have chemical peels, and Dr. Newall will recommend the best alternative treatment.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?
The cost of your chemical peel is based on the type of peel that is used. We can provide this information at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, we offer financing for qualified patients.
Whether you want to freshen up your look for a special event or are ready to address deep wrinkles, we have a chemical peel that is right for your needs. Board-certified plastic surgeon and founding member of The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. German Newall, and his team of nurse injectors and aestheticians offer chemical peels for men and women in Houston, Post Oak, Sugar Land, Katy, and the surrounding areas of Texas. To learn more about chemical peels, contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.