Chemical Peel

Chemical Peels in The Woodlands, TX

If your skin is beginning to lack its former shine, chemical peels are a great way to give it the boost it needs. Chemical peels are not a direct substitute for surgical plastic surgery procedures like facelifts, but they can diminish common blemishes and provide you with a fresher, younger, and restored layer of facial skin.

Dr. W. Marshall Guy, a highly trained and double board-certified facial plastic surgeon practicing in The Woodlands, TX, offers several chemical peel options that can visibly improve your skin’s quality after just one treatment. Dr. Guy utilizes his patient-centered approach to care, artistic eye, and extensive training to provide his patients with the best chemical peel results in The Woodlands.

 To learn more about chemical peels in The Woodlands, Spring, and greater Houston area, please contact Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery today!

What are Chemical Peels?

By using a carefully formulated chemical solution, chemical peels effectively remove the outermost layer of facial skin. In doing this, your body will naturally begin to generate collagen and elastin, two of the primary components of healthy and youthful skin. People often find that chemical peels are an incredible solution for treating many of their recurring skin concerns.

What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?

There are several different types of peels that you can choose from, and Dr. Guy will help you find the most appropriate option for your unique skin issues.

Chemical peels can provide a number of proven benefits, including:

  • Softer, smoother, and younger-looking skin
  • A boost in collagen and elastin production
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Acne scar improvement
  • Wrinkle and line reduction
  • A more youthful profile
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Continually improved results over multiple treatments
  • Improvement in splotchy skin (with certain peels)
  • Improvement in melasma (with certain peels)

What are the Types of Chemical Peels?

Dr. Guy fully understands that the subtlest differences matter when it comes to giving his patients the look they want. For this reason, he offers chemical peels in a variety of strengths:

Lighter chemical peels remove the top layer of skin (epidermis) to target wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, and dryness. This type of peel is best when used on a regular schedule of one treatment every 2 to 5 weeks.

This type removes skin from both the top layer (epidermis) and the upper portion of the middle layer (dermis). Medium peels are best when targeting moderate wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. They work best when having a treatment every nine months.

As the most robust peel option, deep peels penetrate through to the mid and lower layers of your skin. This peel is the most suitable for more severe wrinkles, scars, or growths. This duration of result of this peel is closer to 5 years and is only for appropriate candidates.

Dr. Guy will use his expertise and training to determine which of these options, if any, are suitable methods to address your concerns.  For the lighter chemical peels, these are frequently performed by our esthetician and nurse.  For the medium depth peels that is performed by our nurse and Dr. Guy.  For our deeper peels, that is only performed by Dr. Guy. 

It's Your Time to Look Your Best!

Dr. Guy is a specialist in all areas of rejuvenation and reconstruction for the face and neck. As a double board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Guy knows that everyone ages differently and that there is no one size fits all when it comes to restoring a youthful appearance. From surgical options like a facelift to non-surgical options like Botox® and dermal fillers, there’s never a better time to look your best. 

Who is a Proper Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

While Dr. Guy would love to help all of his patients through this incredible method, he also values his patients’ safety as his very first priority. He will conduct a full medical examination to ensure you are safe, educated, and fully prepared for a chemical peel.

Generally, good candidates:

  • Have not taken Accutane for at least 12 months.
  • Do not have a history of keloid scar growths.
  • Do not have frequent cold sores or other types of outbreaks (if you do a medication will be provided to start the day prior to the peel).
  • Are generally healthy.
  • Understand the scope and risks of the procedure.

If you are still unsure if chemical peels are the best option for you, that’s ok! Dr. Guy would be happy to meet with you to discuss the full scope of surgical and medspa options that may also be beneficial to your needs. He genuinely values each of his patients’ well-being and is here to help you in any way that he can. Your next step is to meet with Dr. Guy in a one-on-one consultation!

Ready for Better Looking Skin?

In your consultation, Dr. Guy will analyze your specific skin concerns and recommend the treatment options that work best for your particular needs. You can expect a friendly conversation with a specialist who truly values helping others look their best in the safest manner.

If you are ready to meet with Dr. Guy and our friendly staff, we invite you to contact us online or call 832-956-1040 to get started. Your new skin awaits!

The Woodlands Chemical Peel FAQs

Chemical peels typically take between 30 to 60 minutes, but this will vary depending on the type of peel and the extent of your skin concerns.

Light peels usually take a few days to heal, whereas medium peels take about 10 days and deep peels can take 14 to 21 days. The exact amount of time will also vary depending on your body’s natural healing rate and whether you have previously used retinol type products. Dr. Guy will provide you with a comprehensive list of tips to make your recovery as smooth and effective as possible.

Yes, chemical peels can alleviate brown spots, sunspots, and hyperpigmentation. You will need to be evaluated by Dr. Guy before beginning the treatment to see if it will be a safe method for your skin type and tone.

Depending on the peel, the post-operative instructions will vary.  For our VIPeel and VIPeel precision plus, you will go home with a kit and a smartphone app guiding you through the recovery process.  For our medium and deeper depth peels, a separate post-treatment guideline will be provided.  This includes the use of occlusive ointments for several days to help your skin heal more quickly. 

After your peel, be sure to stay out of the sun as much as possible during the healing process. Use sunscreen when directed, wear a hat, and take any other precautions to avoid sun exposure. You should also avoid certain treatments such as waxing, hair removal products, bleaching, massages, and facial scrubs. Dr. Guy will provide you with more information after your chemical peel consultation in The Woodlands.

Because there are so many variables to the procedure, it’s hard to say exactly how much your chemical peel will be. Most patients consider the treatment to be very cost-effective and well worth it.