Chemical Peels

Do you yearn for skin that exudes a fresh, youthful glow? Look no further, as the secret to revitalized skin lies in the transformative power of chemical peels. These remarkable treatments have been making waves in the beauty industry, helping individuals like you achieve a vibrant, rejuvenated complexion that leaves a lasting impression.

Chemical peels are a science-backed solution to unlock your skin’s true potential. Whether you have fine lines, an uneven skin tone, acne scars or just want to revitalize your overall appearance, we can tailor your treatment to address your exact needs and goals by selecting the right peel type, strength and solution for bringing out the best in your skin.

If you want to learn more about chemical peels or book a consultation, click here or call Wink Medical Aesthetics in Lakeway, Texas, today at 512-883-6276 to get started!

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are a versatile treatment used to rejuvenate and improve your overall skin quality. They work by harnessing the power of carefully selected ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) or trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to exfoliate the outer layer of your skin, removing dead cells and revealing a healthier complexion. Chemical peels also stimulate collagen production, a vital protein responsible for skin elasticity and firmness. Together, these effects can reduce the signs of aging, restore a youthful glow and diminish the appearance of blemishes and other imperfections.

Chemical peels are a great option for revitalizing a dull, tired or aged complexion and deliver outstanding results all on their own. However, they’re also a fantastic way to prepare the skin for more corrective laser treatments like BBL Hero, HALO or MOXI. Undergoing a chemical peel before these procedures makes the skin more receptive to laser energy and allows for enhanced penetration of the targeted wavelengths, optimizing their rejuvenation potential. Our team can recommend the ideal laser/peel combo for achieving your aesthetic goals.

Types of Chemical Peels

There are various types of chemical peels available that cater to different needs. The chemical peel that is right for you will depend on which concerns you’d like to treat, your skin type and the amount of correction needed to achieve your goals. Depending on the strength of the solution, chemical peels typically fall into three categories:

  • Light or Superficial Peels: Light peels are used to treat more superficial concerns that occur at the skin’s surface. They contain milder ingredients and lightly exfoliate to provide a fresh, healthy glow with little to no flaking. Light peels are gentle enough to be repeated for cumulative results to help you achieve your goals.
  • Medium Peels: Medium peels penetrate a little deeper into the skin to address a wider variety of concerns, such as aging, sun damage and acne scars. While medium peels can provide more noticeable results than lighter options, most patients will experience some flaking or redness after treatment before their full results are revealed.
  • Deep Peels: Deep peels use potent ingredients to reach the innermost layers of your skin. These formulas can remodel damaged tissues for dramatic results after a single treatment but are an aggressive treatment option that involves significant peeling, flaking, oozing and other side effects, requiring more downtime and recovery.

At Wink Medical Aesthetics, we proudly offer SkinMedica peels, which use gentle yet effective light and medium-strength formulas to rejuvenate your appearance with minimal downtime. Patients can also choose from other peel options, depending on their needs and goals. During your initial consultation, our experienced professionals will carefully assess your skin to recommend the best chemical peel for revealing a clear and revitalized complexion.

Ideal Candidates for Chemical Peels

SkinMedica chemical peels are a safe and effective treatment option for almost anyone looking to improve concerns such as fine lines, acne scars, uneven texture, hyperpigmentation and more. Ideal candidates include people who:

  • Want to achieve a brighter, healthier and younger-looking complexion
  • Have mild to moderate concerns and skin imperfections
  • Are not taking certain medications that increase skin sensitivity
  • Don’t have any known allergies or sensitivities to the ingredients

However, each person’s skin is different, with unique sensitivities and characteristics. While your chemical peel can be customized to your needs and skin type, schedule a consultation with our aesthetic experts to determine if this treatment option is right for you.

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SkinMedica Chemical Peels at Wink

Vitalize Peel®

The Vitalize Peel from SkinMedica provides the benefits of AHAs and other peeling agents in one unique formula to provide a strong yet gentle treatment that is appropriate for all skin types. It has been clinically proven to help reduce the signs of aging and is a healthy start to your skincare regimen. Visible improvements can be achieved after one application, but more significant results can be seen after a series of three to six treatments. The Vitalize Peel can be safely repeated every three to four weeks and involves little to no downtime.

The Vitalize Peel is right for you if you want to improve mild:

  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Sun damage
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Signs of aging
  • Reduction pores
  • Overall skin quality

After undergoing your Vitalize Peel treatment, you’ll notice an improvement in your skin’s tone and texture, diminished fine lines and a healthier, more vibrant appearance. To maintain and achieve optimal results, it’s important to follow all aftercare instructions provided by our professionals, including the customized daily skincare regimen we recommend.

Vitalize Peel Recovery & Results

After your Vitalize Peel, you may experience some redness and swelling comparable to mild windburn or sunburn. However, these side effects will diminish over the next two to three days. Flaking and peeling may begin after 48 hours, but the degree to which this process occurs can vary from person to person. It’s important to let the flaking occur naturally, as picking can negatively affect your results and lead to scarring. Wearing sunscreen is also essential because your skin will be more vulnerable to sun damage during this time. To ensure optimal results, we recommend limiting unnecessary sun exposure for at least one week after your treatment and using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 or higher.

Once the peeling has finished, a more vibrant and youthful complexion will be revealed. However, although most people experience peeling, not every patient does. Lack of peeling or flaking is NOT an indication that your treatment was unsuccessful — you are still receiving the full benefits of the Vitalize Peel and will notice a rejuvenated appearance, increased collagen production, improved skin tone and diminished fine lines or pigmentation issues.

Illuminize Peel®

The Illuminize Peel provides gentle rejuvenation for your skin. Also known as the Party Peel or Bridal Peel, the Illuminize Peel gives you the benefits of a chemical peel without the downtime or irritation. This is especially important if you have an upcoming event where you want to look your best. After treatment, your skin will look vibrant, rejuvenated and glowing.

The Illuminize Peel is ideal for first-time chemical peel patients or those who are looking for a gentle, very superficial peel. It is mild enough to use on all skin types and can be repeated every two weeks until your desired results are achieved. With repeat treatments, your results are cumulative and the maximum benefits are seen with a series of three or more peels.

The Illuminize Peel is right for you if you want to:

  • Increase skin glow and overall radiance
  • Improve the clarity, color and texture of your skin
  • Tighten the skin and restore a youthful glow
  • Little or no visible peeling

Illuminize Peel Recovery & Results

The Illuminize Peel is a “lunchtime peel” with no expected downtime. Many patients leave our office looking fresh and rejuvenated, but some mild redness may occur. You’re free to resume your daily activities immediately after your treatment. However, extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure and wear a high-SPF sunscreen for at least one week.

To achieve and maintain optimal results, it’s imperative to incorporate the healthy skincare regimen customized personally for you by Wink. The Illuminize Peel can be safely repeated every few weeks to maximize your skin rejuvenation with little irritation. During your consultation, our team can develop a bespoke treatment plan for your unique needs and goals to help you reveal your clearest, healthiest and most vibrant-looking skin.

What to Expect During Treatment

Chemical peels are a great way to unlock your skin’s potential and reveal a healthy, rejuvenated complexion. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect during treatment.

Your chemical peel will start with a personalized consultation, where our talented aesthetic team will evaluate your skin and discuss your unique goals. We will then carefully apply the peel solution to cleansed skin with a brush or sponge for optimal coverage. During this process, you may feel some warmth or a slight tingling sensation, but this is normal and indicates the peel is working. As the clock ticks and the peel solution gently exfoliates your skin, we’ll keep a watchful eye on the treatment area to ensure safe and effective results.

The amount of time the peel remains on your skin will depend on the type and strength of the solution being used. Once the peel has done its job, your provider will neutralize and remove the solution. Before you leave our office, we’ll provide you with aftercare instructions and a customized skincare regimen to help you achieve and maintain the best possible outcome.

Your skin may appear red or irritated after your treatment depending on which peel was used, but you’ll be free to resume your normal daily activities. You may also experience some flaking or peeling as the old, damaged skin cells are shed to reveal a fresh, rejuvenated complexion. As the healing process continues, you’ll notice progressive improvements in your skin’s overall tone, texture and appearance that leave you with a healthy glow!

“Wink Medical Aesthetic has such wonderful and friendly employees. They always manage to accommodate my busy schedule and fit me in for services when my schedule allows. The owner Michelle is simply fantastic.”
Yvonne M.

Reveal Your Best Skin with a Chemical Peel at Wink

If you’re ready to reveal the fresh, healthy skin that waits just below the surface, schedule your chemical peel appointment at Wink Medical Aesthetics today. Our talented skincare professionals will evaluate your needs and goals to develop a personalized treatment plan just for you. Call our office in Lakeway, Texas, at 512-883-6276 to get started, or complete our quick and convenient online contact form to book your appointment.


Can chemical peels be combined with other treatments?

Yes, chemical peels can be combined with other aesthetic treatments to enhance your overall results. Popular additions include microneedling, HydraFacial and the Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial. During your appointment, our professionals can recommend the perfect combination of skincare treatments to address your unique concerns and help you reach your goals!

Are chemical peels safe for my skin tone or type?

Light and medium peels like Vitalize or Illuminize by SkinMedica are safe for all skin tones and types. These peels can help you achieve an envy-worthy glow with minimal irritation or downtime. However, deep peels that use more aggressive ingredients can lead to discoloration in those with olive or brown hues. Our team will perform a thorough evaluation and assess your needs and goals to ensure that we select the best peel for your skin tone.

How painful is a chemical peel?

Light or superficial and medium peels may produce a slight burning, stinging or tingling feeling when the solution is applied to your skin. However, these sensations are typically considered mild and well-tolerated by most patients. The mild discomfort will subside after the peel is neutralized, and a fan can be used to provide a cooling effect during treatment.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with chemical peels?

Like any cosmetic procedure, chemical peels do carry some risks and potential side effects, such as temporary redness, swelling, peeling and increased sensitivity. Your skin will also be more susceptible to sun exposure after treatment. However, when performed by a skilled professional like the providers at Wink, potential side effects are typically mild.

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