Peel away your imperfections
Sometimes, you just want a radiant, lit-from-within glow, but without the downtime. If you want to address pigmentation, fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, or uneven skin texture, come to Medical Aesthetics & Laser for a chemical peel in The Woodlands. A chemical peel is an amazing way to remove the damaged top layers of skin with products that can be totally customized to your skin and concerns.
Depending on the extent of the damage to your skin, the level of improvement you want to see, and how much downtime you are able to manage, we can perform a wide range of chemical peels in our office in the Woodlands for even more effective skin regeneration.
Chemical Peel in the Woodlands
What it Treats
Our chemical peels in The Woodlands are designed to treat:
- Acne scars
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Uneven texture and tone
Treatment time and patient experience with a chemical peel will depend on the strength of the peel and the area(s) being treated. Our expert staff will provide you with an estimated treatment time during your free consultation.
Recovery time for a chemical peel varies based on the type of peel performed and your skin’s healing process. For a light peel, you should expect 2-3 days of downtime for peeling and redness to diminish.
What distinguishes Medical Aesthetics & Laser from the rest is our team of highly skilled and experienced personnel, all of whom share a similar passion for helping clients look and feel their best.
Led by the talented Dr. Reeves, our team is dedicated to providing the personal attention and specialized care you deserve. We take the time to listen to your needs and discuss your various options with you in detail to help you make the choices that are right for you. No questions go unanswered; no concerns are dismissed. Personal attention is provided every step of the way – from consultation to after-care, we are here for you.
How it Works
On the day of your chemical peel in The Woodlands, we will first ensure you are comfortable, wash the skin with a facial cleanser and prep the skin with an alcohol/acetone. Then we will apply the chemical peel solution to the treatment area(s) and leave it to go to work exfoliating and brightening your skin. The amount of time the solution is left on your skin varies widely and depends on the type of peel we are performing.
After a light chemical peel, skin will be tingly, red, and irritated. Our experienced aestheticians will walk you through all the proper after care instructions to ensure risk-free healing. After we perform all chemical peels in The Woodlands, we will neutralize the chemical if necessary and apply sunscreen to help protect the skin afterwards.
Before a chemical peel in The Woodlands, you should:
- Discontinue use of your retinol or retin-A products.
- Stop waxing, epilating, or other depilatory hair removal methods one week before your peel.
- Not bleach your hair before your peel.
- Avoid facial scrubs and other exfoliants a week before your peel.
After your chemical peel, we recommend:
- Use a very gentle cleanser twice a day, along with a mild moisturizer.
- Do not vigorously rub the skin or pick at scabs or flaking skin, or otherwise attempt speed the peeling process
- Do not go into direct sunlight. Always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen and wear a hat as necessary.
- Avoid laser treatments, waxing, epilating, and microdermabrasion for at least three weeks.
- Wait a week before resuming your retinol products or other exfoliants.
- Avoid swimming, saunas, strenuous exercise (sweating), or hot tub use for at least a week.
Recently, at my annual appointment with the dermatologist, I was so very impressed and pleased. The Dr. commented on how great I was taking care of my skin. He had no idea that Allison and Kelli were taking care of my skin; I was just following their instructions with the regime they had advised! There are no professionals, or places, that I could more highly recommend than Allison and Kelli at Medical Aesthetics and Laser. My intent here is to pay it forward, just as my friend did, by her recommendation of Allison to me.
Medical Aesthetics and Laser is wonderful. Since they are associated with a physician’s office they have a fantastic array of product and service choices. Kelli's knowledge and professionalism is unsurpassed. The office staff is welcoming and courteous- always giving each client the time that is needed.
Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you may also experience good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. However, those will darker skin may also be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure. Consider laser treatments instead to address your concerns!
The right chemical peel for you will depend on your skin type and your goals. If you want exfoliation and a deep-cleaned glow, a light chemical peel is likely the best option. If you have more serious pigment irregularities, rough texture, wrinkles, or acne scars, we may recommend a medium peel. Your experienced specialist at Medical Aesthetics & Laser will walk you through all of your option. We offer superficial peels including the Skin Medica Vitalize and Rejuvenize Peel, The Obagi Radiance Peel, and the Skinceutical Micropeel.
Again, this depends on the strength of exfoliating agent used. A light peel may be a great option monthly or every 6 weeks to maintain a bright complexion while a deeper peel may be performed every 4 months or as signs of damage return.
As with any medical-grade procedures, there are always certain risks if proper precautions are not taken. At Medical Aesthetics & Laser in The Woodlands, your safety is our top priority. Our treatments are performed in a sterile, clinical setting and overseen by a board-certified physician.
Treatment costs can vary depending on your unique needs. Your Medical Aesthetics & Laser specialist will provide you with the exact cost of your procedure up front in your initial consultation. We can also accept CareCredit to cover the cost of your treatment.