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.
"Seeing Doctor Wilder was the best plastic surgery experience i have ever had... His staff and everyone in his office are super professional and extremly nice... Dr. Wilder is the best plastic surgeon ever, he does everything in perspective to fit your body and never goes over... I would highly recommend Dr. Wilder for any plastic surgery that you would want to have..."- C.H. / Google / Mar 15, 2019
"I came in for a Hydrafacial and it was amazing. Kathi and Kaitlyn thank you so much. Thanks to you my skin looks amazing."- T.S. / Facebook / May 31, 2019
"100% recommend Dr. Wilder and his team at AustinPSI! I recently had a bilateral breast reduction performed by Dr. Wilder at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute & Skin Care Clinic. I had been struggling for years with the size of my breasts not being proportional to my body. This was my first ever experience with plastic surgery and I would do it all over again! I had the BEST experience. Dr. Wilder and his team are professional, patient, kind, organized, and knowledgeable. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Wilder answered all my questions thoroughly and really took the time to listen to my story. I couldn't be happier with the results! Dr. Wilder incorporated what I wanted and at the same time did what would fit my body best. I am so grateful to Dr. Wilder and his team! This whole experience and the procedure has been incredible and life-changing."- C. / Google / May 31, 2019
"Dr. Gorman and Margaret are fabulous! I am so pleased with my results. Very caring and professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Gorman."- J.J. / Google / May 22, 2019
"Both Dr. Gorman and his staff are extremely user friendly and competent. His preoperative preparation was simultaneously thorough and reassuring. His kindness, patience, and expertise inspire confidence. Dr. Gorman responds to his patients in a professional, but very caring manner listening to his patients' desires with an open mind. His OR staff gave the utmost in excellent care. Without reservation I would see Dr. Gorman again for any other cosmetic procedures, and I would without hesitation recommend him to family and friends. I couldn't be more pleased with my recent surgery."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / May 19, 2019
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
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.