Chemical Peels in Austin, TX – Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin
Chemical peels remove the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, revealing healthier skin underneath. This treatment is an essential part of any skincare regimen as it helps to resolve many common skin concerns, including wrinkles, aging, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and a dull skin appearance.
The key to achieving safe and effective results from a chemical peel is to receive the procedure from an experienced provider. At Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin, all chemical peels are performed by a trained and experienced practitioner and overseen by our double board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Yula Indeyeva. We offer a variety of customizable treatments ranging from light, superficial chemical peels to deeper, more intensive peels.
What are Chemical Peels, and How Do They Work?
Chemical peels are a type of non-surgical skin resurfacing treatment. They consist of an acidic solution that creates controlled injuries to the skin. This solution dissolves the bonds between skin cells, allowing them to be easily removed from the skin’s surface. Your body induces a healing response in the skin that can boost collagen production and encourage new skin growth.
What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
Many patients discover that their skin looks brighter, more even, and totally refreshed after a chemical peel. Chemical peels also offer many skin-health benefits and are used to treat many common skin conditions.
If you feel that this treatment may be right for you, we encourage you to meet with Dr. Indeyeva for a friendly, one-on-one consultation.
Common conditions treated:
- Acne & Acne scars
- Age spots
- Melasma (mask of pregnancy)
- Rough skin texture
- Sun damage
- Fine lines & Wrinkles
Why Choose Dr. Indeyeva for my Chemical Peel in Austin, TX?
Dr. Indeyeva is a double board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in many surgical and non-surgical cosmetic facial treatments. Using her substantial knowledge and specialized training, she can create a personalized chemical peel plan for improving your specific skin concerns. Dr. Indeyeva can also recommend other procedures that can further enhance your results. For example, some patients may benefit from receiving a facelift or dermal fillers in conjunction with a chemical peel regimen. The anatomy of the face is extraordinarily complex and is the first area people look, only trust the highest level of trained surgeons for such a critical area. This is serious, it’s your face. Take time to learn about what a Facial Plastic Surgeon’s training and experience is all about;.
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Dr. Yula Indeyeva is a highly trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon in Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She is a specialist in surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation methods for the face, head, and neck. With her mastery of everything from dermal fillers to facelifts, Dr. Indeyeva loves guiding her patients along their journey towards a more confident, empowered, and beautiful self.
What Type of Chemical Peel is Right for Me?
There are many types of chemical peels. Some treat the top layers of the skin, while others penetrate more deeply. Each type of peel offers specific benefits, so it is up to you and Dr. Indeyeva to decide which one will work best for your situation.
With many options available for chemical peels, each patient needs a consultation before their treatment can begin. You’ll meet with Dr. Indeyeva to discuss your goals and create a treatment plan. She’ll carefully examine your skin and make recommendations for chemical peels, skincare, and non-surgical and surgical facial cosmetic treatments.
Dr. Indeyeva will provide information about preparing for your peel and caring for your skin during recovery.
What Happens During a Chemical Peel?
Most chemical peels are an outpatient treatment performed in one of our treatment rooms with no need for anesthesia. However, some of the deepest peels are performed with careful monitoring and sedation in an operating room.
Before your peel, Dr. Indeyeva will cleanse your skin and apply the peel. For mild to moderate peels, pain relief is not usually needed. As the peel gets to work, you may experience a tingling or burning sensation. We use techniques to reduce any uncomfortable sensations, including skin cooling and tapotement.
After a predetermined amount of time (which varies depending on the peel), a neutralizing solution is applied to the skin. The face is cooled and cleaned to remove any remnants of the peel. Serums, moisturizers, and sunscreen are then applied to protect and nourish the skin as it heals.
What Can I Expect During my Chemical Peel Recovery?
The specifics of your recovery depend on the depth of the peel you receive. For light to medium peels, expect some redness and skin irritation for a few days— similar to how your skin may look and feel after a sunburn. You may also experience some peeling and flaking of the skin. Deeper chemical peels require more time off and a more involved aftercare process. Dr. Indeyeva can give you a better idea of what to expect and provide post-treatment care instructions so you can help your skin heal quickly and effectively.
FAQs About Austin, TX Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are best performed by a skilled provider at a medical office. Some skincare regimens offer products that contain some of the peeling agents we use in a minimal concentration for at-home use. Ask us for skincare product recommendations if you’re interested in this option.
Downtime is minimal after a light or moderate chemical peel. After a light peel, many patients return to work the next day. A few days of downtime may be needed after a moderate peel. Deeper peels may require more downtime.
Results of a chemical peel are visible as soon as you’ve recovered. The skin will look smoother and brighter almost immediately, with full enhancement visible after any redness fades. The longevity of your results will depend on the type of peel you receive.
The frequency and timing of chemical peels will depend on the type of peel you’re receiving. Some patients receive monthly treatments with a light, superficial peel. Other patients receive moderate peels a few times a year. Come in for a consultation to get personalized treatment recommendations.
Chemical peels are one of the oldest and most trusted cosmetic treatments available. They are very safe when performed by a skilled provider at a medical facility like Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin. All our treatments are performed by our double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Indeyeva. We carefully review each patient’s medical history to create a safe and effective treatment plan.
The cost of a chemical peel can vary, depending on the type of peel you receive. We’ll provide pricing information for your recommended services during a consultation.