Chemical Peels & Skin Treatments
Our Med Spa specializes in facials & chemical peels for Conroe, Willis, The Woodlands, and surrounding areas. If chemical peel treatments are something you have considered and want more information about, consider visiting our med spa to speak with a medical professional. Together we can identify the treatment that can best enhance both your appearance and confidence so that you can be the best version of yourself.
Chemical peels can be an effective way to bring renewed life to dull and dead skin and reveal a younger and healthier looking complexion. These peels have become a staple of sorts in the beauty industry and are often utilized by those in the public eye. While chemical peels are quite common, it is essential for patients to know what to expect and to find the right provider before getting a treatment.
What Is A Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a chemical based skin treatment created to improve the appearance of an individual’s skin. The chemical peel process helps replace old and dead skin with smoother and more youthful looking skin. The peel is most commonly applied to the face, but in some instances may also be used on areas of the neck or hands.
Some of the specific problem areas a chemical peel may improve upon are:
Is A Chemical Peel for Me?
Although every individual is unique, chemical peels are generally acceptable for most skin types. It is worth noting that while this type of peel can minimize the appearance of minor issues such as small lines and wrinkles, it generally does not have the same effect on areas that are highly problematic such as severe wrinkles or sagging skin.
If you have concerns about how your skin would respond to a chemical peel, make an appointment with a licensed aesthetician to discuss and determine the best chemical peel treatment plan for you.
What to Expect When Getting A Chemical Peel
The best way to approach getting a chemical peel is to first meet with an aesthetician for a consultation. Be honest with them about the problem spots you are wanting to address and your concerns about doing so. After a thorough skin examination, they can advise you about the right chemical peel for you.
The chemical peel procedure generally follows the below steps:
For most patients the hours and days after a chemical peel can include red and peeling skin. This may last anywhere from several days to over a week. While sometimes time-consuming, the process is part of what yields a more youthful looking appearance that patients desire.
Those receiving a chemical peel should be prepared to moisturize multiple times each day and steer clear of sun exposure or heat in the form of extensive sweating or a hot bath/shower.
Chemical Peel Selections
At New Leaf, we offer a variety of PCA chemical peels. This line of peels is formulated to improve the skin’s health. The end goal for each of these chemical peels is to provide clients with healthier and more youthful looking skin.
This peel contains a combination of lactic acid, trichloracetic acid, emblica, alpha-lipoic acid, and silymarin and is designed to give patients reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, brighter skin, better skin surface texture, and a more even skin tone. The Sensi Peel can be an excellent option for those individuals who have never had a chemical peel before, who have sensitive skin, or who have rosacea.Ultra Peel:
This peel is a bit of a step up in intensity from the Sensi Peel as it contains a stronger lactic acid to address bothersome adult acne, aging skin, and a reduction in dark spots. This formula is quite similar in nature to the Sensi Peel, with the exception of a higher concentration of lactic acid.HQ Free:
The HQ Free chemical peel is hydroquinone free. It is recommended primarily to improve breakouts, create a more even skin tone, and address hyperpigmentation.
While these chemical peels can be used on their own, it is not uncommon for an aesthetician to also recommend a retinol booster. This is an added treatment that comes in four percent and six percent strength and can be excellent for deep lines and wrinkles created by aging.
If you are unsure which chemical peel is best for your skin or if you need a retinol booster, it is recommended that you consult with our licensed aesthetician.
Other Types of Peels
In addition to chemical peels, a more natural based line of peels that do not contain chemicals are also offered, including:
This peel is comprised of special herbs paired with vitamins, enzymes, and minerals that help skin look more even and feel cleaner.
Also made with key herbs, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes, this peel is especially designed to energize the skin.
This green peel is designed to refresh and rejuvenate the skin with the same herbs, vitamins, and minerals this line is known for.
Finding the Right Provider
Whenever a patient is considering undergoing even a nonsurgical procedure such as a chemical peel, it is highly recommended that they do so under the care of a medical aesthetician who is licensed by the state in which they are practicing.
These individuals are trained in important aspects of healthcare and beauty care that can make all the difference in your chemical peel experience.