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Introduction to Chemical Peels

Most people begin to notice that their skin begins to lose some of its luster with age. You begin to develop brown age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, rough skin texture, dry or flaky skin, uneven skin tone, adult acne, excessive oil, or even superficial facial or acne scars. These skin “impurities” can affect the way you are perceived and how you may even feel about yourself. At Aesthetica MedSpa, we provide our Austin, TX patients multiple Chemical Peel options to achieve better-looking, smoother skin. To learn more about what we offer, please keep reading below.

What are Chemical Peels?

A chemical peel is a process in which carefully chosen chemical agents are applied to the skin to stimulate the peeling of the very top layers of the dermis. Although it may sound daunting, a chemical peel is a proven method for deeply exfoliating the face to get rid of dull, dead skin, reveal a brighter, softer, and healthier complexion, and reduce or eliminate unsightly scars. By removing damaged layers of the skin, our expert team can drastically reduce moderate to major scarring or nearly eliminate minor scars. If you have an unwanted facial scar, get in touch with our team to see if our chemical peels can help give you your dream complexion. We can also advise you on alternative methods for scar removal and skin rejuvenation.

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If you suffer from problematic acne and are looking for acne treatment in Austin, our salicylic peels are a miracle acne treatment. They can make a difference in a very short period of time and within one month can help you control new breakouts and eliminate the damage of old breakouts. For reliable, safe results, we use salicylic acid in our acne treatments (it is attracted to the fat in your oil glands as opposed to being repelled by it.) Upon application, our chemical peels will almost immediately begin working to cauterize existing acne. We had one patient tell us once, “First you molt and then you look great after about a week.” It was a wonderful explanation to anyone with active acne. Flaking is a natural effect of chemical peels for acne. Make sure you have appropriate downtime after the procedure and remember to consult your doctor if you think the peeling is excessive or lasting too long.

Patients on the maintenance program are encouraged to interchange LCP and MDA. Our team will go over these options when you come for your appointment. Commonly used exfoliating acids include glycolic, salicylic, lactic, malic, retinoic, and mixtures of these. The most common series of treatments is the glycolic series, starting with 20% and progressing to 30%, 40%, 50%, and then usually 70%. These chemical peels are excellent for producing results that cannot be achieved with over-the-counter home-care products.

One of our favorite new peels is the Revitalize Peel from Skin Medica. It is a combination of acids that is similar to a mild Jessner’s Peel. We add a retinoic acid at the end of the peel and you simply walk out of the office with it still on your face. You will get a great exfoliating peel 3 days later. Lactic acid peels are also very helpful and moisturizing.

Gentle yet powerful, anti-aging, suitable for all skin types, and completely painless: VI Peel is now available at Aesthetica Med Spa and is quickly becoming the most popular chemical peel in Austin. This medium-depth, medical-grade chemical peel contains a sophisticated blend of highly effective skin care products, including TCA, retinoic acid, phenol, and salicylic acid. From wrinkles to blemishes and fine lines to melasma, this multi-talented peel is one of the most effective non-surgical, anti-aging products currently available in the US. We provide two key VI Peel products: the VI Peel Precision and the VI Peel Precision Plus.

Our VI Peel Precision in Austin is a wonderful treatment for aging skin because it contains a higher concentration of rejuvenating ingredients than the original VI formulation. Aging skin tends to be harder to treat, but the powerful effects of the VI Peel Precision allow it to soften wrinkles and fine lines, minimize areas of light pigmentation to produce a more even tone, and buff away rough texture to leave skin beautifully soft and smooth.

If you suffer from a more dramatic case of hyperpigmentation or have pesky sun spots and liver spots that are aging your complexion, the VI Peel Precision Plus will likely be a more suitable chemical peel. This formulation contains all the high concentrations of the original Precision peel to target skin laxity and texture issues, but it will also minimize the appearance of liver spots and dramatically brighten stubborn pigmentation, leaving a more even complexion and gorgeously healthy skin.

If you have a schedule that allows you to peel for a few days, this is a wonderful new peel that can produce great results in one week! The VI Peel is a perfect perk-me-up before a big event.

Allow a full week to ten days for recovery.

We have a variety of chemical peels available including the renowned Obagi Blue Peel, but the type you undergo entirely depends on your skin type and the severity of the problems you’d like to resolve. Pigmentation, scarring, blemishes, dullness, and even fine wrinkles can be alleviated with a chemical peel, and the skin tends to look and feel firmer afterward, which also makes the face look more youthful and radiant.

What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?

Our chemical peels are designed to remove damaged facial skin and help create a beautiful, clear complexion. This procedure will smooth skin texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes. When administered by a skilled specialist, this treatment will result in a healthy, glowing, youthful, and dewy appearance. There are many types of chemical peels, ranging from mild to strong – alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), malic acids, combination acids, salicylic acids, phenols, and others. We tailor our chemical peel formula strengths to meet each patient’s individual needs.

Who are the Best Candidates for Chemical Peels?

We can not currently recommend this treatment if you are currently pregnant, have frequent or severe cold sore outbreaks, have sensitive skin, or are currently taking medications that increase your sensitivity. If you have any concerns or questions about your candidacy, please schedule your consultation and we will be happy to discuss everything with you.

To be a great candidate for a Chemical Peel in Austin, it helps to have the following characteristics:

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What’s the First Step?

If you are looking into Chemical Peels in Austin, TX, the first step is to contact Aesthetica MedSpa and schedule a consultation. During this appointment, you will meet with a member of our aesthetics team who will examine the area of your skin that you are looking to improve and discuss what your goals are from the treatment. They will also ask you about your medical history, during which time you should be completely honest to prevent any unnecessary risks or side effects. They will explain the different outcomes that each level of chemical peel and which option would be best for your situation. If you agree with the treatment plan that they create for you, you will be able to have your first Chemical Peel session after your consultation. If you need to come in another day for any reason, our Patient Coordinator will help set up that appointment.

What to Expect on the Day of Chemical Peels

The ingredients in the peel work to gently blister the very top layers of skin which then peel off over a number of days. By doing this, new skin is revealed which tends to be smoother, brighter, and more even.

Chemical peels, when performed by a skin specialist like those at our Austin medical spa, are completely safe and an excellent solution for people who want to rejuvenate their skin and smooth out mild skin laxity without the invasion or expense of surgery.

*What makes VI Peel a particularly special chemical peel treatment is that it is gentle enough to use on all skin types, yet powerful enough to provide incredibly dramatic results for a variety of skin issues. If you have sensitive skin, VI Peel at our Austin office may be the perfect solution to getting a healthy, younger-looking complexion.

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Chemical Peels Recovery

Our chemical peel patients in Austin and other sunny areas must be careful about post-care instruction and timing to avoid exposing the skin to the harmful effects of sun rays. Consult with our team before directly exposing yourself to the sun, before or after a chemical peel procedure. Avoid direct sunlight where possible and keep your skin properly moisturized. If you need to be in the sun after getting a chemical peel, be sure to use high-SPF sunblock (SPF 25 or above). Once new skin has fully covered the treated area you may consult your doctor to see if you can resume normal activities.

How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost in Austin?

The cost of a Chemical Peel in Austin is determined by multiple factors, such as which Chemical Peel you are getting, the surface area being treated, and the degree of the peel. During your consultation, the provider will be able to discuss pricing for everything and once your plan is made, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a cost breakdown.

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Why Choose Us

Aesthetica was established in 1999 as one of Austin’s first medical spas and over this time, we have continued to stay on the leading edge of the most current cosmetic treatments and technologies. Our team focuses on value, integrity, experience, and quality in a comfortable and luxurious environment. We know that not every treatment has the same effect on every patient, and one aspect of this business that we truly enjoy is trying to figure out what piece of the puzzle works best for the individual. We firmly believe that the patient’s safety and satisfaction are of utmost importance, which is exactly why we strive to provide fact-based information and create treatment plans that meet your specific goals.

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To find out more about the VI Peel and to discover how it could you reclaim youthful, healthy skin, you can simply get in touch with our Austin office through our website to book a free consultation with one of our skincare experts. You can also call us at (737) 260-5766 or (737) 238-1522 para español.

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