Best Chemical Peels For Your Skin


There’s a lot of new skincare products in the market that skincare junkies would love to try; however, some are hesitant for fear of two things: it may not be effective or it may only do more harm than good to the skin. For this reason, it’s recommended to patch test a product on the arm first to avoid a major breakout. But what if the product worked well in the first time but caused a reaction the second time around? How are you going to deal with breakouts? Are you willing to try a new product again?

At Houston Acne Specialists, we understand how devastating it is to have a pimple breakout. It can lower self-esteem in a snap and the worse part is that it’s often hard to cure. If you want to deal with your acne #likeaboss, we offer a solution that would not only make your skin clearer but also younger and healthier.

Introducing Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is one of the most advanced skincare treatments that can help your face get rid of acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines. Many spas and hair salons are doing it right now but if you want to achieve the best, long-lasting results and avoid unwanted situations, it’s best handled by a professional.

As one of the leading acne specialist, we ensure to provide only the best people and service. Our aestheticians are certified, experienced, and knowledgeable so you’re guaranteed that you’re in good hands. We start with a thorough consultation to know more about your skin type and concerns and to answer your questions. We want you to feel comfortable first as we help you reach your skin goals. This will also allow us to know if a chemical peel is right for you or if your skin will benefit on something else.

A chemical peel is very effective when it comes to improving the skin’s appearance. It uses a chemical solution to make ‘blisters”, which will eventually peel off over the next few days. As a result, a new layer of skin will resurface and unlike the old one, it is softer, smoother, and younger-looking. This method can be done in the face, neck, and even hands and is effective for:

-Treating sun damage that causes early signs of aging such as wrinkles
-Treating acne
-Reducing fine lines surrounding the eye and mouth area
-Improving the appearance of scars
-Improving the overall look and feel of the skin
-Removing freckles, dark patches (melasma) caused by pregnancy or birth control pills, and age spots

What Happens After A Chemical Peel?

As the name suggests, the skin will peel over time and will become more sensitive, thus it’s recommended to apply proper care. When going out, it’s best to wear a “broad spectrum” sunscreen which is efficient in protecting your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. The physical sunscreen should either be SPF 30 or above for full coverage. If possible, wear a wide-brimmed hat when going outside and be sure to limit your time under the sun. Staying outside especially between 10 am to 2 pm can lead to further damage.

Who Is A Good Candidate For A Chemical Peel?

This procedure is best for those who want to remove mild scars, fine lines, and wrinkles (but not the severe ones). If the wrinkle is deeper or your concern is the sagging skin, this is not the best option. You should have other types of cosmetic surgical procedures instead like a facelift, soft tissue filler, eyelid lift, or laser resurfacing. Give us a call now or schedule an appointment on our website so we can talk to you about the right treatment that will suit your skin type and concerns.

A chemical peel works best if you have a fair skin or light hair. It may also benefit those who have darker skin depending on the skin concern you want to address; however, uneven skin tone may occur after the treatment. Again, we are more than willing to assist your concerns. Talk to our certified aestheticians to know more.

What To Do Before Getting A Chemical Peel?

Prior to the treatment, it’s best to consult a us first and tell important medical histories such as cold sores, scarring, or facial X-rays. This is important to know the next step, such as asking you to stop certain medications a few days or a week before you get a chemical peel. You may also be asked to take Renova, Retin-A, or glycolic acid or prescribe antiviral drugs or antibiotic.

Having a consultation is very important to know the condition of your skin, your skin goals, and the depth of the peel that will suit your best. While you can do research about this at home, it’s still helpful to talk to a professional.

What Happens During A Chemical Peel?

First thing first — chemical peel will not require an overnight stay. It’s non-invasive and it can be done at our spa.

To start the treatment, the aesthetician will clean your face (neck or hand) thoroughly first before applying one or more chemical solutions. This may include trichloroacetic acid, glycolic acid, carbolic acid (phenol), lactic acid, and/or salicylic acid. The chemical/s is/are applied in patches or small areas of your skin, coming out with a controlled wound. In a couple of weeks, a new skin will be revealed.

Since it involves chemicals, a burning sensation might be felt during the treatment and it may last for about 5 to 10 minutes. This slight discomfort will eventually fade away and be replaced with tingling or stinging sensation. For a deeper peel, you may be asked to take pain medication before starting the treatment.

What Happens After The Chemical Peel?

A reaction similar to a sunburn may be felt and the intensity depends on the type and depth of chemical peel applied. Redness on the skin is normal as well as scaling which may last after three to seven days. If you’re having mild peels, you can have it repeated at one to the four-week interval to achieve optimal results.

Meanwhile, if you have medium-depth or deep peeling, your skin may start to swell and have blisters that may peel or break, turn brown, and peel after a week or two. If you have medium-depth peels, you can have another session after 6 to 12 months.

Since your new skin is more sensitive or fragile, you need to take extra care of it for several months, especially when going under the sun. As much as possible, avoid it or use a sunscreen and moisturizer all the time.