Austin Plastic Surgery Institute chemical peels have been used for decades to help resolve skin surface irregularities and maintain smooth and luminous skin. They are one of the most trusted and effective ways to resurface the skin. Our Licensed Medical Aestheticians and Nurses are here to help you look and feel your best by applying a chemical solution to the top layers of the skin, which works to peel away and destroy damaged or dead cells. Through this peeling process, a rejuvenated layer of skin is left behind. Chemical peels can be used on the face or neck to help improve fine lines, acne scars, uneven skin tone, sun spots, freckles, pigmentation and rough or scaly patches.
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"I am 4 weeks Post op Tummy Tuck/Lipo and breast Lift and everyday I am loving my results more and more. Dr. Gorman and his staff are super nice and caring. Scheduling an appointment is never an issue . I never have to wait no more than a few minutes in the waiting room or exam room. From Day 1, Dr. Gorman made me feel comfortable and at ease the day of surgery. He made sure to educate me on what I was wanting to get done and not once did he push me to getting anything else. Margaret is wonderful! She made sure I was taken care of the entire time. I would highly recommend Dr. Gorman to anyone who asks. Thank You Dr. Gorman and Staff."- J.V. / Google / Sep 07, 2018
"I am 16 days Post op Tummy Tuck/Lipo and breast Lift and everyday I am loving my results more and more. Dr. Gorman and his staff are super nice and caring. Scheduling an appointment is never an issue . I never have to wait no more than a few minutes in the waiting room or exam room. From Day 1, Dr. Gorman made me feel comfortable and at ease the day of surgery. He made sure to educate me on what I was wanting to get done and not once did he push me to getting anything else. Margaret is wonderful! She made sure I was taken care of the entire time. I would highly recommend Dr. Gorman to anyone who asks. Thank You Dr. Gorman and Staff."- J.V. / Google / Aug 26, 2018
"I honestly wish I had the option to put 1000 stars. This was my first plastic surgery experience and it couldn't have been better. Dr. Gorman was absolutely amazing and exceeded all of my expectations. I had been shopping around before choosing him and the day I had my consultation, I knew they were the one! I put my deposit down that day. He was so friendly and knowledgeable. He gave me the feeling of comfort I was looking for. They even went above and beyond when scheduling the surgery. I knew I would be anxious the day of surgery because it's a big thing and it was new to me (I'm also a worry wart) but I didn't get anxious once. Even going into the OR. His entire team was great! When I woke up, they were very helpful and I felt great the rest of the day. He did such an amazing job I didn't have to take ONE pain pill or sleeping pill- not even ibuprofen. They said that I may bruise- I never bruised. Not even a little bit. I could brag all day about how wonderful my experience was. I am now 3 weeks post op and my breasts are everything I wanted them to be! If you are shopping around, THIS is who you want your surgery done by! Thank you Dr. Gorman!!!!!!!"- J.L. / Yelp / Aug 15, 2018
Types of Chemical Peels
SkinCeuticals micropeel is a 3 step clinical procedure that combines dermaplaning (physical exfoliation), chemical exfoliation, and cryogenic therapy to reduce signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and visible skin imperfections in a series of 4 – 6 procedures.
Lactic Acid Peels
A Lactic Acid peel is a mild Austin facial treatment for patients with sensitive skin. It can also benefit people who are new to chemical peels and would like to advance to stronger treatments in the future. The peel comes in varying strengths and is an effective treatment for sun damaged, dry, and/or acne prone skin. It is also highly recommended for patients with Rosacea. Because of Lactic Acid’s mild nature, it will not exacerbate the redness. For maximum results, Lactic peels should be done once a week for a series of 6 treatments.
An illuminize peel is a blend of mandelic, malic, phytic, and salicylic acid with Resorcinol to maximize skin-rejuvenating effects with low irritation. You will experience little or no visible peeling and minimal downtime and discomfort.
A blend of alpha-hydroxy acid and retinoic acid applied to the face in two to three layers that results in extensive superficial peeling 48 hours later. It greatly improves the skin’s texture and tone, removes sun-damaged skin, and lessens the appearance of fine lines. The vitalize peel stimulates collagen production in the cells under the skin, and is safe and gentle for all skin types.
A Jessners peel is a blend of salicylic acid, lactic acid and resorcinol. Resorcinol allows acids to penetrate evenly and deeper for better results. This peel is great for controlling and reducing acne and can also be beneficial in removing sun damage, and decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
A VI peel is a blend of alpha-hydroxy, TCA, and Phenol acids. This peel will treat your skin on all different levels addressing sun damage, texture, fine lines, and acne. The phenol numbs the skin making it virtually painless. Great for all skin types!
TCA (trichloroacetic acid) can be used in varying strengths, and is most commonly used for medium depth peeling. We offer both 10% and 20% TCA peels. The TCA peel is great for surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes, and pigmentation problems. TCA is used on the face and under eyes, as well as other areas of the body such as hands, forearms, and chest.
The process for applying a chemical peel is generally the same for each type, but will vary slightly depending on the level of solution being applied. Anesthesia is not used during this procedure. However, it may be considered for Phenol peels. First, the face is thoroughly cleaned. Then, the chemical agent is then brushed on to the skin. Patients will experience some mild stinging at this time. The face is then washed and a cool saline compress is applied to act as a neutralizer. Patients will need to wear sunscreen and limit sun exposure as much as possible.
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Chemical Peel FAQs
Does a Chemical Peel Hurt?
A chemical peel does not hurt. However, it may cause some discomfort. Most patients will feel tingling and a slight burning sensation, which will subside shortly after the procedure has been completed. Phenol peels result in a greater degree of discomfort, but the practitioner should plan for this before the procedure begins.
It is very common to combine a chemical peel with another procedure. Microdermabrasion is one such procedure that provide effective results when combined with a peel. This will be considered a combination program that can be repeated every six weeks.
How to Choose?
There are many alternatives to consider. Individuals looking to reduce fine lines, blotchiness and other mild skin conditions may benefit from a chemical peel, which removes dead skin cells and accelerates the generation of new skin. If deep wrinkles are the issue, a Phenol peel may help, but patients may also want to consider another treatment such as BOTOX or Dysport.