About Chemical Peels
To provide excellent results from chemical peel facial treatments, Ellsworth Plastic Surgery provides you with a variety of options. Your customized facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) will give you healthier, more radiant skin. At our Houston, TX office, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Warren Ellsworth IV offers chemical peel treatments that help to resolve skin abnormalities, like scars, wrinkles, fine lines, rough patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels work by removing dead, damaged skin cells with the application of a customized peel on your skin, which causes the top layer to peel off. As your skin heals and begins to rejuvenate and repair itself, you may notice a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive way to make your skin radiant and is appropriate for the neck and face.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our Houston, TX office, we perform chemical peels in different levels of strength (light, medium, and deep) to meet our patients' skin care needs.
Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel during your lunch break and return back to your day. This peel will remove the top layer of skin (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 the best glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: This chemical peel reaches deeper into your skin, and you'll 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.
Deep peels: The most advanced of the three types of peels is the deep chemical peel, and it will require the lengthiest recovery time. This is an aggressive procedure that can leave your face swollen, itchy, and peeling for 2 – 3 weeks. Patients who get a deep peel usually have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, prominent acne scars, and deep-seated scars. As this level of peel is usually uncomfortable for most patients, we can provide you with local anesthesia beforehand.
"Dr. Ellsworth performed a Flap surgical procedure on me. I had a stage 4 isheal pressure ulcer that required removal of tissue to the bone. I then had to lay on my side for 5 weeks in an LTAC facility.Dr. Ellsworth and his staff took very good care of me pre and post-op, which was over 1 year. He has an exceptional bedside manner. He and his entire staff are very professional. He takes time with his patients.In addition, Dr. Ellsworth did a procedure on our 22 year old son to remove excess skin from his tummy after he lost 65 lbs."- B.V. / Google / Jul 30, 2016
"Ally is always extremely nice to me, I'm super happy with my results and the care I'm currently receiving from her and had received from Dr. Ellsworth in the past. Very professional team! Highly recommended !!"- M.B. / Google / Jun 27, 2020
"I am grateful to my oncologist for referring me to Dr Ellsworth. I appreciate that his office is organized & his staff are conscientious & kind. His receptionists, PA’s & surgical nurse are excellent at their jobs. They are very caring individuals. I highly recommend Dr Ellsworth for the following reasons: -He is a highly skilled plastic surgeon -communicates well with other physicians involved -great bedside manner -he genuinely cares about his patients -he gave me back what cancer took from me. I’m very happy with my reconstruction! Joanne Wilson"- J.W. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"From the second you walk in you’re welcomed with a smile. The entire staff was extremely kind and helpful. Dr. Ellsworth made me feel at ease before and after my procedure with his amazing bedside manner."- A.M. / Google / Feb 08, 2020
"I am grateful to my oncologist for referring me to Dr Ellsworth. I appreciate that his office is organized & his staff are conscientious & kind. His receptionists, PA’s & surgical nurse are excellent at their jobs. They are very caring individuals. I highly recommend Dr Ellsworth for the following reasons:-He is a highly skilled plastic surgeon -communicates well with other physicians involved -great bedside manner-he genuinely cares about his patients -he gave me back what cancer took from me. I’m very happy with my reconstruction!Joanne Wilson"- J.W. / Google / Feb 08, 2020
Getting the recommendations of a cosmetic professional is the first step in the journey to healthy, smooth skin. A team member at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery can assess your skin in an exam in our Houston, TX office before choosing a chemical peel treatment for the best results. Chemical peel candidates, both women and men, should have noticeable concerns on their skin, including acne scars, rough patches, flaky skin, discoloration, sun spots, fine lines, and much more. We may suggest varying strengths of chemical peels to match your needs.
During your procedure at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery, we will have you lie down in a relaxed position to administer your peel. We will make sure your skin is cleansed before applying the customized solution to your face, neck, or both. We then spread the solution onto your face and let it sit for a specific amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment planning session. Next, we will wash the solution off your face and apply a neutralizing agent. 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 from a few days to a couple of weeks. Dr. Ellsworth or a member of his team will explain ways to care for your skin during your procedure. Please keep in mind that no matter how much your skin itches during the recovery process, it is never good to peel the skin off. You could cause scarring to your skin!
Great Skin Starts here
Even if you've never had facial rejuvenation treatments, Ellsworth Plastic Surgery will help you determine the best option for your needs. Your newly revived skin will thank you by looking bright and caressingly smooth. Call our office in Houston, TX to make an appointment with Dr. Ellsworth for your skin consultation and get a professional chemical peel.