Eliminate Signs of Aging and Damaged Skin With Chemical Peels in Austin

Since the outermost layers of skin are where many fine lines, signs of sun damage, and numerous other cosmetic problems are seen, removing these layers is a simple and effective way to rejuvenate the entire face. A chemical peel administered by our team at Austin Cosmetic Medspa is a non-surgical treatment that exfoliates away dead skin cells to reveal younger, clearer skin and stimulates the natural healing processes that continue to revitalize the area long after the treatment is done.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a popular type of non-invasive cosmetic treatment in which a special chemical solution is applied to the outer layer of facial skin. The chemical peel sloughs away the outer layer of damaged skin, revealing the healthier, smoother layer that’s hidden beneath it. Chemical peels can be used to treat a wide range of cosmetic skin issues, such as fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and many more. At Austin Cosmetic Medspa, we offer several high-quality chemical peel treatments:

Jessner Chemical Peel - $150

The Jessner Chemical Peel uses a full-strength blend of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol that breaks up the bonds that hold dead skin cells together to chemically exfoliate the skin for a softer feel and brighter appearance. After two days of dryness, a light flaking of the skin begins and lasts for about three days, revealing fresh skin. This treatment is ideal for darker skin types, oily and acne-prone skin, and for anyone looking for an advanced exfoliation treatment with little downtime.

TCA Chemical Peel - $300

In a TCA Chemical peel, trichloracetic acid is used for a deeper level of exfoliation to treat stubborn aging concerns for dramatic results. After two to three days of dry, tight skin, sheet peeling occurs for three to six days. The peeling process reveals smoother, brighter, and more even-toned skin and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment is ideal for those who want to address sun damage, hyperpigmentation, or acne scars.

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Benefits of a Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are powerful, versatile skin rejuvenation treatments that can offer all of the following benefits:

  • Smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking facial skin
  • Reduced signs of aging skin, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots
  • Reduced skin imperfections, such as acne scars, sun damage, and melasma
  • Enhanced skin tone and texture
  • Little to no recovery time
  • Improved self-confidence

Chemical Peel Recovery and Aftercare

Typically, patients can resume their normal routines and return to work immediately after chemical peel treatment. However, you may experience some mild skin redness, dryness, swelling, and soreness after the procedure. Some patients choose to stay home for a couple of days while their skin is healing. You may be able to alleviate the side effects by periodically applying a cold pack to your face or treating the skin with a protective ointment. 

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Adults who are seeking non-surgical skin rejuvenation could be good candidates for a chemical peel in Austin. Typically, these treatments are an effective choice for individuals dealing with signs of facial aging and other skin imperfections. However, chemical peels can also be a good option for younger men and women who want to keep their facial skin looking and feeling as healthy as possible.

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Why Choose Austin Cosmetic Medspa for Your Chemical Peel in Austin?

When you go with Austin Cosmetic Medspa for your chemical peel treatment, you’ll be provided with highly personalized care in a peaceful, relaxing environment. All of our medspa treatments are administered by our team of highly qualified aesthetic professionals, who will treat you with respect, compassion, and empathy as they work with you to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, contact Austin Cosmetic Medspa at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today at (737) 312-3221.

Chemical Peels FAQ

How long does a chemical peel treatment take?

How long will it take to see results?

How often should you undergo chemical peel treatments?

What should I expect during my chemical peel?

How do I prepare for a chemical peel?

How long does a chemical peel treatment take?

On average, a chemical peel treatment will take approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete, and you can head home immediately after it’s finished.

How long will it take to see results?

With most chemical peels, you’ll start to notice significant improvements to the tone and texture of your facial skin within around seven to 10 days.

How often should you undergo chemical peel treatments?

The recommended frequency of chemical peel treatments will depend on the type of peel. For example, light chemical peels can typically be undergone monthly, whereas more intense peels should only be performed on an individual once every four to six months.

What should I expect during my chemical peel?

The chemical peel experience can vary depending on the type of peel that is selected. Generally, the process involves gently cleansing the skin and removing oils, followed by the application of the selected chemical agent. This solution is left on the skin for just a few minutes to achieve its objective of loosening old skin cells. During the session, patients can expect to feel temporary stinging.

How do I prepare for a chemical peel?

There are a few things to avoid before getting a chemical peel. General recommendations include not waxing the treatment area the week before treatment, avoiding the use of retinol products, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, and benzoyl peroxide for two to three days before treatment (including Retin-A), and practicing good skincare and sun protection to avoid unnecessary inflammation from a chemical peel.

VI Peels

In the quest for flawless skin, chemical peels have emerged as a transformative solution, and one particular standout is the VI Peel. From addressing acne to reducing fine lines and wrinkles, VI Peels offer a customizable approach to achieving radiant, youthful skin. Let's delve into what makes VI Peels so remarkable, addressing common questions, exploring their benefits, and guiding you through the recovery and aftercare process.

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What is a VI Peel?

VI Peels are a type of chemical peel renowned for their effectiveness in rejuvenating the skin. They utilize a unique blend of potent ingredients, including TCA, salicylic acid, phenol, retinoic acid, and vitamin C, to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin gently. This process stimulates collagen production and promotes cellular turnover, resulting in smoother, clearer, and more youthful-looking skin.

We offer 4 types of VI Peels - Starting Price ranges from $250-$400

  • VI Peel Original -   tone and texture

  • VI Peel Advanced - enhanced collagen stimulation

  • VI Peel Precision Plus- skin discoloration

  • VI Peel Purity- active acne and oil skin

  • VI Peel Purity- acne & acne scarring

VI Peels FAQ

What skin concerns can VI Peels address?

Is there downtime after a VI Peel?

How many treatments are needed to see results?

Are VI Peels suitable for all skin types?

What skin concerns can VI Peels address?

VI Peels can target a wide range of skin concerns, including acne, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, melasma, fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.

Is there downtime after a VI Peel?

While downtime varies depending on the individual and the intensity of the peel, most people experience minimal downtime, with slight redness and peeling lasting for about 3-7 days.

How many treatments are needed to see results?

Significant improvement in skin texture and tone can often be observed after just one VI Peel, but a series of treatments may be recommended for optimal results, typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Are VI Peels suitable for all skin types?

Yes, VI Peels are safe and effective for all skin types and ethnicities, including sensitive skin. Your skincare professional will customize the peel's strength and formulation to suit your specific needs.


  • Target multiple skin concerns with one treatment.
  • Noticeable improvement in skin texture, tone, and clarity.
  • Minimal downtime compared to other chemical peels.
  • Stimulates collagen production for long-lasting results.
  • Safe and effective for all skin types.
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Recovery and Aftercare:

After receiving a VI Peel, it's essential to follow proper post-treatment care to maximize results and minimize discomfort. Here are some key tips:

  • Avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen daily to protect your skin.
  • Use gentle cleansers and moisturizers to keep the skin hydrated.
  • Refrain from picking or peeling off any flaking skin to prevent scarring.
  • Follow any specific instructions provided by your skincare professional for optimal healing.

VI Peels offer a safe, effective, and versatile solution for achieving radiant, youthful skin. Whether you're dealing with acne, sun damage, or signs of aging, VI Peels can help you unlock the beautiful skin you deserve. Consult with a skincare professional to discover how VI Peels can transform your complexion and boost your confidence.

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