Chemical peels have been used for decades to revitalize and resurface the skin. They involve applying a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin and revealing a younger, clearer, more radiant complexion. Chemical peels are commonly performed on the face, chest, and hands.
The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa was founded in 1997 in Houston, Texas, and is a fully integrated medical spa. Dr. Richard LeConey has developed comprehensive personal anti-aging, wellness, hormone, and skincare programs for both men and women.
Our motto is: “Feel as good as you look, and look as good as you feel.”
We believe that there is simply no reason for you to look and feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans so that you can achieve your aesthetic goals.
Dr. LeConey is board-certified in emergency medicine, is a certified Allergan trainer, and trains physicians and nurses in the injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and KYBELLA®.
Ideal candidates for chemical peels are individuals with realistic expectations. Candidates often have chronic dry skin, fine lines, uneven pigmentation, or acne scars. It is recommended that you come in for a consultation to determine what level of chemical peel is needed to address your skincare goals.
Chemical peels offer a highly effective method to treat a variety of skin problems, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, discoloration, and sun-damaged skin. Once the proper treatment is agreed upon, the chemical solution will be applied to the face so that it can eventually remove the dead skin cells, dirt, and oil that reside on the skin’s surface.
Chemical peels require minimal downtime. Some patients may experience mild redness, flaking/peeling, or irritation for a few days after their peel. These effects should dissipate over the next couple of days, and patients will see their luminous, revitalized skin shining through.
It is important that you stay covered from the sun and follow a proper skincare routine, which includes a daily SPF. These simple steps will help maintain and prolong your chemical peel results.
Most skin types can benefit from chemical peels but all clients will be evaluated at your initial appointment.
Facial skin will be cleansed and prepared prior to treatment. A solution of acids chosen for your specific skin type and concern
will be applied strategically to the area of skin being treated. The solution may be wiped away or left on the skin depending on
type chosen and sunscreen may be applied.
Most chemical peels are done in a series of 3-4 treatments spaced one month apart.
Not all chemical peels are created equal. Some peels can have a lot of sensation to them and some have very little if any. Some
peels can be combined with other therapies as well which can affect the sensation the client experiences.
Depending on your social life, you may want to plan for “downtime” accordingly. While some peels may cause very little
flaking, some can cause more true peeling a few days after the peel is applied. A consultation is always recommended to
evaluate timing and ensure a smooth treatment.
A consultation for a chemical peel is always necessary to evaluate candidacy and make sure the skin is prepped accordingly.