Our office performs a range of several different peels, depending on your needs, downtime, and skin sensitivity. We love chemical peels because they promote the shedding of damaged skin, which allows a fresh new layer of younger, healthier skin to emerge.
Chemical Peels Reviews
"I knew I was in the right place right at Renew Laser and Skin right from my initial consultation with Dr. Desai! A quick back story about my skin journey: I had been going to a well know Sugar Land area doctor-owned medical spa for almost 9 years with no consistent results. Flash forward to now, my skin has never looked this good consistently. Microneedling with peels and quality cosmeceuticals for my home regimen have changed the texture and appearance of my skin. They don't push procedures on you here and I appreciate their transparency when recommending products and services. Thank you to the ladies at Renew!"- N.A. / Google / Jul 29, 2019
What Is A Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a nonsurgical, less invasive way to improve the appearance of skin.
How It Works
This procedure applies 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. There are different degrees of peels that offer varying results.
Benefits of a Chemical Peel
Help correct sun damage
Brightens skin tone
Reverses early signs of aging
Tightens and tones skin
Improve rough texture
Reduces appearance of fine line and wrinkles
Promotes collagen & elastin production
Reduces moderate pigmentation issues
What kinds of peel are available?
Chemical peels are often categorized as superficial (light), medium and strong depending on their percentage of active ingredients and PH level.
SUPERFICIAL (LIGHT) PEEL
Lightly refreshes the skin
Will leave skin slightly smoother with less blemishes
Superficial peels are the most gentle type of chemical peel. These peels are usually made from alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy acids, known as AHAs and BHAs but can also include glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid. A recent trend in superficial peels is to utilize fruit enzymes from pineapples, cranberries and other acidic fruits. Superficial peels remove the epidermis (top layer of skin) which provides a slight improvement to the skin. This type of peel is great for individuals with very minimal traits of aging, sun damage and acne scaring. However, many people notice significant improvements in their skin after undergoing multiple peels overtime.
Superficial peels are absolutely painless with most patients reporting nothing more than a slight tingling sensation. Also, there is minimal recovery time involved; superficial peels are often referred to as lunchtime peels as many women go back to work after treatment without any noticeable differences. You may be slightly red afterwards but this can be easily disguised with makeup.
A very popular superficial (light) depth peel that we offer is Skin Medica’s Illuminize Peel and Skin Ceuticals Microsensitive Peel (Red Carpet Peel), Gel Peel and Pigment Balancing Peel.
MEDIUM DEPTH PEELS
Corrects moderate wrinkles, lines and sun damage
Skin will be significantly smoother with even tone and moderate lines and blemishes removed
Medium peels produce a more dramatic result compared to superficial peels. This type of peel sometimes utilizes trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to penetrate the skin and remove layers below the epidermis. As such medium peels can treat moderate pigmentation, wrinkles and sun damage.
Most patients who undergo medium peels report feeling slight to moderate discomfort, usually in the form of minor burning or stinging. This discomfort typically subsides 30 minutes to an hour after treatment. Medium peels also produce more peeling of the skin and thus the face can become swollen, pink and itchy after treatment. Generally, full recovery takes about one week from treatment.
A very popular medium depth peel that we offer is Skin Medica’s Vitalize Peel, Obagi’s Radiance Blue Peel, and VI Peel and VI Peel Purify.
Corrects deep lines and wrinkles along with moderate to severe sun damage and hyperpigmentation
Produces drastically smoother and youthful appearing skin
Deep peels are the strongest type of chemical peel available and can achieve amazing results for sun damage, scarring and deep lines and wrinkles. Their main ingredient is usually carbolic acid (Phenol) or high strength TCA; both of which penetrate down to the deep layers of the dermis.
Due to their power, deep peels can be moderately painful and full recovery could take months. Deep peels leave the skin very red and swollen in appearance. Typically, the skin becomes itchy as it heals. Eventually, the skin develops scabs and becomes fully healed; leaving a completely revitalized new layer.
A very popular deep depth peel that we offer is Skin Medica’s Rejuvenize Peel, VI Precision and Precision Plus Peel, and TCA Peels.
What To Expect
The skin will look slightly tan, yellow or red immediately after the peel. On days one and two, the skin will feel slightly tighter, with no visible signs of having had a peel. Any pigmented areas might appear slightly darker. On approximately day three, you will begin to peel. The first signs of peeling usually begin around the mouth area and continue for a day or two. With proper care and use of sun screen and moisturizer, you may go about your usual daily routine. By day six or day seven you will be done peeling and the the results are dramatic!
Chemical Peels We Offer:
- VI Peel
- VI Peel Purify
- VI Peel Precision
- VI Peel Precision Plus
- Enlighten Plus
- Radiance Blue Peel
- Red Carpet Peel
- Gel Peels
- Pigment Balancing Peel
- Jessner Acid Peel
- Lite Jessner’s Acid Peel
- 35% Lactic Acid Peel