Healthy, smooth skin, free of blemishes and wrinkles, can be achieved with a variety of non-surgical skin care treatments at the Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery.
Skin rejuvenation procedures, such as facials, dermaplaning and chemical peels, can treat a range of dermal conditions, smoothing out the skin and bringing forth healthier skin layers. Ashley Wendt, our clinical aesthetician, offers a variety of treatments and products to keep your skin looking fresh and vibrant.
We offer a range of non-surgical solutions to improve the overall quality of your skin and help complement your surgical procedures. All of our skin peels and facial treatments are customized to your skin, making your experience at The Corpus Christi Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery even more about you!
A facial restores the appearance of your skin, promoting hydration and balance. Putting emphasis on the basics, our facials are designed for what your skin needs.
Acne is one of the more frustrating skin conditions people of all ages suffer from. Treatments aid in the healing of breakouts and irritation, along with controlling future breakouts. This treatment is simple yet effective: deep cleanse, extract and sooth.
Skin Peel Treatment Options
A skin peel, also known as a chemical peel, is a science-based treatment that offers one of the more powerful non-surgical skin improvements available. Each treatment is customized to your skin by using the application of highly specialized acids and enzymes, allowing your skin to remove the damaged layers of cells and imperfections. Our treatments are available at 3 fundamental levels.
Image Chemical Peels
Lift your skin to a new level of health by targeting your skin concerns. Image peels offer a variety of different peeling solutions for various skin conditions, including acne, aging, sun damage, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. The resurfacing treatment is designed to improve and enhance the skin. Its benefits include skin clarity, evening skin tones, uniforming color and improving texture as well as targeting acne, anti-aging, sun damage, rosacea or hyperpigmentation.
A consultation and skin analysis is necessary to determine what suitable peel regimen will be recommended for your skin needs and home care. Many patients will need a series of treatments, ranging in number from 3 to 6, depending on skin issues. Some clients will need “pretreating” 2 weeks prior to a chemical peel to prepare their skin.
The Signature Facelift
High in antioxidants to soak up free radicals.
Peel Solution: Vitamin C/Enzyme Resurfacing Solution
Skin Types: Rosacea, dull/tired, pregnant, dry/dehydrated, smoker’s complexion, post-microdermabrasion, post-surgery.
This revolutionary treatment performed in 4 layers will change the image of your skin in just 1 application. Vitamin C, glycolic acid and gentle but highly effective enzymes speed up cellular turnover and brighten, tighten and lighten your skin in just 1 treatment. Revitalize dry, dull and aging skin with this vitamin C-enriched hydrating facial.
Image Perfection Lift
Skin Types: Aging, pigmentation, acne
Peel Solution: Salicylic acid, lactic acid, Retinol Resurfacing Solution
This is our “Jessner” type of peel that is our most powerful peel. It is a highly effective and advanced treatment of acne, aging or pigmented skin.
This triple-effect resurfacing treatment delivers the ultimate in the perfection of your skin with a progressive treatment that incorporates highly concentrated skin enhancers. The exclusive blend of salicylic acid, lactic acid, resorcinol and retinol in a blend of peptides and plant-derived stem cells creates “perfection” in addressing moderate-to-severe photodamage, deeper lines and wrinkles as well as pigmentation disorder and acne. One single treatment in an easy 1-2-3 step self-neutralizing process will reveal ageless, glowing skin.
- Day 1-2: skin is tight and shiny
- Day 2: skin is reddish brown in color, due to pigment lifting
- Day 3-4-5: peeling
- Day 6: skin begins healing
Image TCA Orange Peel
One of the more popular skin-rejuvenation options is the TCA orange peel. TCA orange peels are treatments designed to gently exfoliate dead and weathered skin cells to reveal a fresh layer that looks smooth and renewed. Treatments can significantly diminish acne scars and even out the tone and complexion of skin. Solutions come in different strengths, depending on the desired depth of the peel. TCA orange peels are considered medium strength and do not require a great deal of recovery time. This skin treatment is recommended for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging.
Jessner Chemical Peels
A Jessner’s peel is a peeling solution that is designed to improve skin on a deeper level. It combines lactic and salicylic acids with resorcinol to exfoliate while treating conditions such as acne and hyperpigmentation. Peels are self-neutralizing treatments, meaning they can be layered and left on the skin.
This medium-deep peel is a quick, relatively simple, in-office procedure designed to improve both the appearance and health of the skin. By using a low concentration of TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid), thin layers of damaged or aged skin can be removed from the face or body.
Any possible TCA peel side-effects will be discussed, such as tightness, redness, temporary browning and excessive peeling. Serious side-effects are rare. During your consultation, you will also be given a personalized 6- to 12-week course to prepare your skin for your upcoming treatment. After you are made comfortable, your skin will be thoroughly prepped and cleansed by your skin care expert. Any pain relief, if indicated, will be administered. Then, 1 to 4 coats of the solution will be applied to the treatment area. As we’ve established, the number of coats will depend on your skin’s condition and your particular aesthetic goals. During the procedure, you may experience a mild burning sensation. Fans can relieve this discomfort and are available for your use during the procedure, if needed. The entire process usually takes 20 to 45 minutes. Immediately after the treatment, your skin will have mild redness and frosting. This typically subsides within 48 to 72 hours, and then the peeling will occur and last anywhere from 10 to 14 days.
Why Choose Dr. Vijay
Dr. Vijay is very unique in the sense of his great customer care, service and experience. He approaches each client as an individual and takes the time to thoroughly understand their needs and desired results.