Chemical Peel in Houston, TX
Slough away dull, dead skin cells to reveal a bright and radiant complexion. Chemical peels allow our patients to unleash their healthiest skin in no time. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cara Downey, and her expert team of professionals are proud to offer chemical peels to residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and the neighboring communities in east Texas.
What Are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are a safe and effective way to refresh and rejuvenate the skin on your face. A chemical-based solution is gently applied to the face which causes the old skin to blister and slough off. The skin underneath is brand new, fresh, and vibrant. While man patients receive chemical peels to get rid of their dull appearance, they are also great for wrinkle removal and acne scar reduction. After the chemical peel treatment, be sure to limit sun exposure as your skin will be sensitive to sunlight.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost in Houston, TX?
The average cost of a chemical peel in Houston typically ranges from $150-$850. The total cost for your chemical peel treatment will depend on factors such as your surgeon’s fee, the location of your procedure, and other miscellaneous medical expenses. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we accept cash and all major credit cards. We are also happy to offer financing through CareCredit® for patients.
How Are Chemical Peels Performed?
Before Dr. Downey begins your chemical peel, she will prep your skin by washing it thoroughly and removing any surface oils or dirt that may be left on the face. Additionally, Dr. Downey will take measures to protect your eyes and hair during the procedure. She will then systematically apply the chemical solution to small parts of the face until your entire face is covered evenly. Small, controlled burns will be produced by the chemicals, leaving behind the beautiful fresh skin. Many patients receiving a superficial or medium-depth chemical peel report a warm or hot sensation during the procedure. Deep chemical peels may involve some stinging, and Dr. Downey may prescribe pain medication.
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- Stephanie O.
I had such a great experience with Dr. Downey. I was referred by a friend. This was my third attempt at getting surgery on some trouble spots after significant weight loss. I didn't go in with h...
- Paul V.
It was very easy for me to make a consultation appointment. There was no pressure to sign up for surgery that day. Dr. Downey was very professional and friendly. She answered all my questions an...
- Brittany G.
I had breast augmentation on 12/2/14 and Dr. Downey and staff made the whole experience amazing. Since the surgery I have minimal scarring and I look and feel great! This was one of the best decis...
- Ashly T.
Dr. Cara Downey, thank you so much for the care you gave to me and the exceptional work you have done to my body! You are amazing. Because of you, dreams come true! You are the best! Thank you for ble...
- Andrea C.
I didn't think I would ever feel this great again. Now I can wear strapless dresses. My shirts no longer have the peep holes near the buttons. I'm just so pleased with the work Dr. Downey has done. Bu...
What Can I Expect During My Chemical Peel Recovery?
Most patients experience a recovery similar to that of a sunburn, which includes redness, swelling, and peeling. There may be a few days to a few weeks (depending on the depth of the peel) that involve scaling. Many patients like to stay in the house for about a week or two after the peel. Depending on how deep the peel is, some patients may need to be bandaged for several days. Since the new skin is very fresh and fragile, patients should avoid the sun during the healing process.
To assist in recovery, Dr. Downey may prescribe medications and cremes which help to enhance the effectiveness of the peel and reduce any potential abnormal healing. After a period of time, the new skin will be strong, beautiful, and healthy. The chemical peel procedure is unique to each patient, as different types of skin will need different types of acid solutions. Before your chemical peel, Dr. Downey will consult you and examine your skin to decide which procedure is best for you. The consultation is a great time to ask Dr. Downey any specific questions about the process of the procedure and the recovery.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
Good candidates for a chemical peel are in good general health and have realistic expectations of the results they can expect from their treatment. Ideal candidates for a chemical peel often desire to treat the following concerns.
- Dull, dead skin
- Sun damage and age spots
- Fine lines and mild wrinkling
- Acne scarring
- General signs fo aging
Patients who are interested in correcting sags, bulges, and severe wrinkles should consider combining a chemical peel with other rejuvenating procedures.
With more than 12 years of unparalleled experience, Dr. Cara Downey is proud to provide her patients with cutting-edge techniques, unmatched results, and quality patient care. Heights Plastic Surgery and Studio Essex Medical Spa offers a wide array of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and neighboring communities in Texas restore their confidence and enhance their natural features. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Downey today.