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What is a chemical peel?

chemical peel is a type of facial treatment that uses a chemical solution to improve the appearance of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. It helps to improve skin tone, texture, and wrinkles.

What type of problems can chemical peels improve?

Sun-damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin coloring can all be improved with chemical peels. It can also help with acne.

What type of problems can’t be fixed with a chemical peel ?

Chemical peels do not improve very deep lines or wrinkles, tighten very loose skin, or remove deep scars.

What areas can be treated?

Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands.

Are there different types of chemical peels?

There are a variety of peels that vary in strength, ingredients, and intended goal.  Light chemical peels such as Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA)  treat the epidermis (outer skin layer) and stimulate collagen production. These are very popular as they smooth out the skin, even out coloring and have a quick recovery. Most patients have mild redness and flaking for a few days. Make-up can usually be applied the same day. For best results, these peels are done on a regular basis. Deeper peels such as Tricloroacetic acid (TCA) affect both the epidermis and the dermis. They are used to treat more severe wrinkles and discoloration. Because of their depth, recovery is longer and peeling lasts for up to a week or more. Our specialists at Acqua will help determine the ideal peel for you.

How is a chemical peel performed?

At Acqua Medspa, the process of having a peel is quite simple.

Your face will be cleansed. The chemical solution is brushed onto your skin and left on for a few minutes. You may feel some mild stinging but no anesthesia is required.  The chemical peel is then washed off and neutralized. A soothing lotion is applied. There is no downtime and you may resume normal activities immediately.

Who is not a good candidate for a peel?

Patients with very dark complexion, a history of abnormal scarring, and those who have recently used certain medications such as Accutane are not good candidates for chemical peels.

What are the risks of chemical peels?

Chemical peels are usually a very safe procedures, however there are some risks. One risk is hyperpigmentation (brown spots).  This can usually be avoided by using  sunscreen and avoiding sun exposure during the peeling phase. Though very rare, infection or scarring can also occur. Patients who have had cold sores (herpes) in the past are at risk of re-activation and should take medication prior to treatment. Those who have a history of keloids or any unusual scarring tendencies should avoid treatment or take extra precaution.

What are the costs of chemical peels?

A chemical peel is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Call today for specific pricing information.

To learn more about one of the best treatments of chemical peels Pasadena, TX has to offer, call to schedule your complimentary consultation today!  281-480-1200


Chemical peels remove the damaged outer layers of skin, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin. It can help lessen the appearance of mild facial wrinkles and skin irregularities in pigmentation or texture, including acne scars.



Soften fine lines, even skin tone, smooth texture, reduce sun damage or age spots, decrease acne and acne scarring. Some patients may need multiple peels to obtain desired results.


Starting at $275 per peel


Mild redness, dryness, and skin flaking lasts just under a week

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Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a surgical candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the procedure. Dr. Carpin performs chemical peels for patients in Houston, League City and Clear Lake, TX and surrounding areas, including Friendswood, Pasadena, Kemah, Seabrook and Galveston. Call (281) 480-1200 or click here to send our team an appointment request form. Our practice looks forward to serving you!

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Dear Patients,


We are announcing the relocation of Kim Carpin Plastic Surgery and the closure of Acqua Medspa effective March 31, 2023.


We are excited to continue to provide excellent Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa services at Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a state-of-the-art facility located in Webster, Texas. In addition, our new location houses a certified in-office surgical suite.


Your medical records will be transferred to the new location. Please feel free to request a copy of your medical records at any time by emailing [email protected] or via phone.


Our new address is:

575 E Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX 77598


Our phone numbers will be:


We will begin seeing patients at the new location Wednesday, April 5th, 2023.

We look forward to seeing you at our new location!



Dr. Kimberly Carpin


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