Exfoliation is a vital skin process that removes the outermost layers of dead, dry skin cells to reveal fresher, younger skin underneath. Chemical peels are a proven method of exfoliation that can be customized to your precise needs. Despite the addition of many other exfoliation treatments today, chemical peels continue to be a top choice for patients that are looking for safety, consistent results and the ability to tailor the depth of the exfoliation to the amount of correction they want.
These peels use a chemical formulation to loosen the outermost skin layers. The solution is applied to the face and left on for a prescribed period before it is removed. Some peels allow you to see a fresher complexion right away, while others require a few days of peeling and flaking before your new look is revealed.
Depending on the depth of the peel you select, your treatment can address the following concerns:
Dr. Ciaravino and his staff will take the time to assess your skin before treatment to determine whether a chemical peel might meet your needs best. With a variety of peel options to choose from, he will also be able to customize your procedure to your skin type, tone and concerns.
Chemical peels come in three basic types, which allows us to address a broad range of patient needs:
Also known as light or lunchtime peels, these chemical solutions usually contain active ingredients like salicylic acid, glycolic acid and lactic acid. The primary purpose of a superficial peel is to refresh the skin and restore your healthy glow. The treatment may also minimize the appearance of minor skin blemishes. This therapy is mild enough to repeat at regular intervals, which is recommended to prolong the positive results.
Medium peels work a bit deeper into the dermal layers to create a rejuvenated appearance that is more noticeable and long-lasting. Common active ingredients in these peels include trichloroacetic acid (TCA), glycolic acid (in higher concentrations than a superficial peel), and Jessner’s solution. These procedures do involve some flaking and peeling, and you may want to stay out of the public eye for a few days until your skin fully heals.
Phenol peels or deep peels are designed to be used only once and produce intense, long-lasting results that will endure for many years. Deep peels are reserved for the most severe signs of skin damage and aging, from deep creases to significant pigmentation irregularities. A deep peel must be performed using anesthesia and recovery time may take up to two weeks. Their use should be restricted to experienced surgeons since the risks for side effects and complications are higher than with other peels.
We perform chemical peels right in our Houston office and the amount of time needed will differ based on the type and depth of peel you select. Once the skin is sufficiently cleansed, the peel solution will be applied and left on for a prescribed amount of time. At that point, the peel is neutralized and removed. Additional products may be placed on your skin after the treatment to protect your skin during the healing process.
A chemical peel can be done on a small portion of the skin or the entire face, depending on your personal aesthetic goals. Dr. Ciaravino and his staff will help you select the best treatment for you based on your skin type, concerns and desired results. To learn more about these procedures, contact Dr. Ciaravino’s office today at 713-627-1200.
The physician took the time to understand what I wanted out of the surgery and he is very knowledgeable and professional. The Staff is kind and supportive and the office is clean and comfortable. My overall experience was wonderful and I will highly recommend ya’ll to everyone! The doctor took the time to listen to what I wanted from the procedure and worked with me to find the perfect size. The doctor explained why the size would be perfect based on my chest cavity and it was perfectly correct!
The staff and Dr. Ciaravino are very friendly and knowledgeable. They made me feel very comfortable before and after my procedure. Everyone in the office is very friendly and professional. I did not have to wait very long and answered all of my questions. Dr. Ciaravino’s expertise and advise was greatly appreciated and very happy with the results!
Dr Michael Ciaravino is a Magnificent Surgeon!! Honest, knowledgeable, caring with excellent bedside manners. I have been his patient for several years and I will never go to another doctor. I am so happy with my recent Breast Augmentation! My recovery has been easy, and I feel great ! Thanks to Dr. Ciaravino and his Amazing Team who made my experience be a terrific one ! I can’t say enough good things about the amazing Ciaravino Girls ! Thank you beautiful ladies for being there for me.
I was extremely nervous about scheduling Breast Augmentation/Liposuction surgery without visiting the facility due to me living abroad. Upon my arrival to Texas, I was able to visit the office for a consult/pre-op. The moment I walked in I was greeted by the receptionist and amazed by the chic yet calming decor. This was very much needed since I walked in with butterflies in my stomach. The nurse/patient coordinator was very attentive and assured me of the smooth process. She was definitely right. Dr.Caravino is amazing he was able to give me a very natural yet sexy look. I’m so very thankful and planning another visit soon. Thanks again to Dr. Caravino for giving me my pre-mom body back and thank you to his staff for being just as amazing.
Very professional staff. The doctor made every visit comforting and he’s clearly great at what he does. Love the end results, 2 days after the procedure I was feeling great! No pain, no bruising, everything was awesome!
EVERYTHING! The look, the ease of transitioning back to “normal”, the care….EVERYTHING! The doctor and staff are AMAZING! He and his staff were very attentive to my questions and needs and always made me feel at ease. I have already referred three people to him!
Dr Ciaravino and his staff exceeded my expectations. I have several of my friends whose gone to him for augmentations and recommended him. I couldn’t be more pleased!! From the scheduling over the phone for the consultation to the post-op appointment, choosing this practice is by far the best decision I made for myself. I can’t express how highly I will recommend to anyone looking for a change, I actually already have passed on his information to a couple ladies. The results are more than I imagined and I only had my surgery Nov 15, 2017 (2 weeks ago). I never had to take any of my pain medicine which as my first surgery ever I didn’t expect it to be so perfect! Thank you again to you Dr Ciaravino and his lovely beautiful staff for making me feel comfortable before and after. Look forward to seeing you guys in 3 months.
Information was explained clear and concise. I felt prepared in every aspect on what to expect and how to handle myself during the recovery process. The recovery went as explained and I had minimal discomfort. I am loving my results, the whole process was wonderful!
The accessibility of the staff after my procedure to answer questions I had was phenomenal. The results are amazing, I couldn’t be happier! The staff and Dr. C are all very knowledgable and very helpful. Dr. C did a fantastic job with my procedure and I am excited to see the final results once I am completely healed.
The staff was very friendly and helpful through the entire process. My results are exactly what I wanted and asked for as far as size and shape with a more natural look.
Doctor Ciaravino gave me exactly what I wanted. I love the way my breasts look. His assistants were very knowledgeable, helpful and extremely nice! I love the way my breasts look. I wanted natural and that’s what Doctor Ciaravino gave me.
Dr C’s office and staff are first class. Always kind, helpful and considerate. Each time I go in, it feels like going to see friends! I had abdominoplasty and breast augmentation. I love my body! Could not ask for better results!
From the first consultation to my last post-op app I have been so happy with everything. Dr Ciaravino and his staff have always made me feel super comfortable. I will be going back for any cosmetic procedures I need in the future!
Friendly staff and environment. Dr. Ciaravino was very thorough about explaining the risks and possible complications of the surgery and how to prevent them. Other than what I had researched about him prior to my consultation, I knew he’d be the perfect doctor to perform my surgery because of his bedside manner skills! Down to earth and doesn’t make you feel like a number. He addresses your concerns and took the time to explain my questions.
Everyone from the CSM to the nurse who has been on staff for 8 years. Everyone made my husband and I feel very welcomed and comfortable. Didn’t feel pressured and the staff was very informative!
Nadia helped explain every single thing I would need to know in such detail, I felt that I knew exactly what I was getting into. She is so sweet and kind I was nervous and she helped calm my nerves and make me feel right at home. By the time the surgeon entered the room, I had most of my questions answered so I felt fully ready and excited. Nadia is the BEST.
Dr. C, you and your staff are great!! You all made the whole process practically painless. I am very impressed with the results…You are so professional and at the same time so compassionate and caring, another happy patient!!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about every single person I encountered at this office. You are all thorough, kind, conscientious, and beautiful inside and out!
I have always been a bit apprehensive about having breast augmentation. Although I wanted one, I had a fear that they would turn out too big and look unnatural. Dr. Ciaravino listened to my concerns and truly did a beautiful job. He is truly an artist with his ability and truly did a beautiful job.
Just wanted to let y’all know that I think that Dr. Ciaravino is by far the most talented doc around. I had my surgery on Monday and haven’t had a pain killer since Tuesday morning. Not even a Tylenol. There was no bruising or swelling at all. I am just amazed at how simple and painless the whole thing was. I attribute this to Dr. Ciaravino’s talent and gentleness.