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.