About Chemical Peels
Offering only the highest-quality in chemical peel facial treatments, we provide our patients with several options for a personalize chemical solution (such as glycolic, salic, or lactic, and Trichloreacetic acids) for healthier, smoother skin. At our Houston, TX office, Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Anthony Nikko helps solve skin abnormalities like scars, fine lines, wrinkles, rough patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels remove damaged, dead skin cells by applying a customized peel on your skin, which causes the upper layer to peel off. As your skin heals, and begins to rejuvenate and repair itself, you may see a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive method to make your skin radiant. A chemical peel can be used for both the neck and face. Call the Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center to schedule your free consult.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our office, we perform chemical peels in multiple levels of strength (light, medium, and deep chemical peels) to meet our patient's skincare concerns.
Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel during your lunch time and immediately return to your daily routine afterwards. This level of peel will remove the top skin layer (the epidermis), giving your face a brighter appearance and softer texture. We typically suggest that you receive a light chemical peel about once a month for continued results.
Medium-depth peels: This level of chemical peel reaches deeper into the skin, and patients usually prefer to do this strength of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. You may also need to prepare yourself for more discomfort during and up to an hour after the peel. Medium-depth peels are designed for patients who have significant damage to their skin, including deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation issues to correct.
Deep peels: The most advanced of the three types of chemical peels is the deep chemical peel, and it will require the lengthiest recovery time. This is an aggressive procedure that can leave your face itchy, peeling, and swollen for 2 - 3 weeks. Patients who get a deep peel generally have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, prominent acne scars, and deep-seated scars. Since this level of peel is usually less pleasant to receive without some sort of numbing agent, we will provide you with local anesthesia before your peel.
Getting the recommendations of a cosmetic professional is the first step in the journey to healthy, smooth skin. Patients with lighter skin make the best candidates for a chemical peel treatment, but, we can assess your skin in an exam in our office. We will also need to ask about your medical background before choosing a chemical peel treatment for best results. Chemical peel candidates, both women and men, shoud have noticeable concerns on their skin, including rough patches, acne scars, discoloration, flaky skin, fine lines, sun spots, and much more. Based on the tone of your skin, we may recommend varying strengths of chemical peels to match your concerns.
"I've been coming to Dr. Nikko for over 3 years for Botox and I can say that Crystal does a fantastic job! A very natural look! I've been to other places and they don't get what I want! If you don't want to look frozen, but instead look natural, Dr. Nikko's office is the place! I recommend to all!"- Z.A. / Yelp / Aug 10, 2017
"Thank you to Dr.Nikko and all his beautiful staff for making my first experience with their aesthetician Michelle very easy and comfortable! I was very nervous going in for this procedure but realized at the end it was a piece of cake, I had CELLUTONE done to my lower thighs and also a little bit of BOTOX with his PA Crystal that is by the way also such a doll! I give them a 5 Star for being so awesome!"- T.E. / Google / Jun 28, 2018
"Excellent Doctor and Staff - From the moment I first walked into the office until the day of my final treatment, my experience was first-class! Dr. Nikko and his staff are all very professional, attentive and pay attention to every detail. The staff is caring and knowledgeable and willing to take as much time as needed to answer all questions. I will definitely continue to use Dr. Nikko’s office for all future cosmetic a..."- C. / RealSelf / Jun 20, 2018
"Dr. Nikko and his staff are the AWESOME! I've recently had skin tightening and a facial done by Michelle Nolen who is the BEST esthetician that I've had the pleasure of meeting. Michelle is kind, honest, gentle, patient, personable, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. For all those reasons and more, I would recommend Michelle for all of your skin care needs. I promise you won't be disappointed."- L.M. / Google / Jun 07, 2018
"My experience with Dr. Nikko and his staff has been exemplary. Dr. Nikko really takes the time to listen and is very attentive. I also had several procedures with Michelle and she is amazing. She is careful to explain the procedure and expectations and was very accommodating with my hectic schedule. I can't say enough about Michelle and the staff. In addition to the top knotch service, results have also been great!"- L.R. / Google / Jun 07, 2018
Plan Your Procedure
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During your chemical peel appointment in our office, we will have you lay down in a relaxed position to administer your peel. We will make sure your skin in cleansed before administering the customized solution to your face, neck, or both. We will spread the solution on your face and let it set for a specific amount of time, which will be determined in your treatment planning session. Next, we will remove the solution off your face and apply a neutralizing agent to the skin. You should bring a light sunscreen and/or a hat to wear outside after the peel to protect against UV exposure.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Depending on the strength of the peel you receive, you can expect the treated area to itch and peel for a few days to a couple weeks. We will go over ways to care for your skin during your procedure. Please keep in mind that no matter how much your skin itches during the recovery it is never healthy to peel the skin off, as you could cause scarring to your skin.
Great Skin Starts here
Even if you have never had facial treatments, we will help you determine the best option for your needs. Your newly revived skin will thank you by looking amazingly bright and caressingly smooth. Call our friendly patient coordinator at our office to make an appointment for your skin consultation today for a professional chemical peel.