Your skin is your largest organ. It's your first line of defense against much of what life throws at you, from sunshine's UV rays to objects that lead to cuts and scars. Patients who choose chemical peels at Houston's Nuveau Medical Aesthetics can make their skin look more radiant, beautiful, and rejuvenated.
Dr. Christine Cheng offers chemical peels to refresh the face, neck, and hands by addressing a number of cosmetic issues. The peels available range in intensity, but all work by causing the outermost layer of skin, where the wear and tear is most visible, to peel away. This technique does involve some amount of healing after the treatment session.
Since chemical peels strip away the visible layers of dead skin, they're ideal for treating the blemishes and marks that appear over time. This includes signs of aging in addition to damage. Specifically, chemical peels are often used to reduce the appearance of:
Since chemical peels focus on the outermost layers of the skin, this procedure doesn't impact cosmetic issues that run deeper, such as severe acne scars, icepick scars, significant creases, and unsightly veins. Chemical peels also won't reduce large pores or tighten up loose skin.
Dr. Christine S. Cheng is a board certified physician who is devoting her full-time practice to aesthetics and wellness medicine.
Though peels share a common formula that includes acids specially researched and selected to be both effective and safe, they generally come in three different strengths: light, medium, and deep.
All of these are applied to your skin at the office. The light and medium peels will remain for only minutes before being neutralized and removed. The chemicals for a deep peel stay on for longer. This also means that recovery times vary: light peels require minimal, if any, downtime; the after-effects of a medium peel last days to a couple of weeks; and patients are generally advised to take two weeks off from work or similar activities when healing from a deep peel.
Nuveau Medical Aesthetics uses medical-grade SkinCeuticals® for its chemical peels.
Talk to Dr. Christine Cheng about the possibility and benefits of pairing chemical peels with other treatments, such as IPL, to maximize the aesthetic impact of both.
Laser skin resurfacing is similar to a chemical peel in that it rejuvenates your appearance, maximizing results while minimizing downtime. Depending on the types of lasers used, laser resurfacing may involve taking away layers of skin to refresh your appearance, creating micro channels in your skin to promote natural healing, or both. The beautiful end results include skin that glow, fine lines softened, pigmented scars lightened, as well as some tightening of the skin.
Patients who want to address conditions not treated by chemical peels have a variety of options at Nuveau Medical Aesthetics, including Ultherapy® for loose and sagging skin and laser vein removal for visible blood vessels on the nose and cheeks.