Chemical Peels

Revitalize your skin’s appearance with a safe, effective medical grade chemical peel from SkinCeuticals. From fine lines and wrinkles, to sun damage and acne scarring, chemical peels help reduce the visible signs of aging. Viva Day Spa + Med Spa offers four SkinCeuticals chemical peels in Austin, each with its own unique formula. Your Viva Day Spa + Med Spa esthetician will recommend the approach that is best for you based on your skin type and desired outcome.

Medical Grade Chemical Peel Options

Chemical Peel Concern Downtime For Optimal Results
Micropeel Fine lines, wrinkles, imperfections, dullness None Series of 3 treatments, every 4 weeks
Micropeel Plus Blemishes, small pores,
uneven texture, blotchiness
None Series of 3 treatments, every 4 weeks
Advanced Corrective Peel Mild to moderate discoloration, uneven texture, dullness 5-7 days Series of 3 treatments, every 4 weeks
Smart TCA Peel Moderate to advancing fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration  5-7 days Series of 3 treatments, every 4 weeks

What Is A Chemical Peel?

Simply put, a chemical peel is an acid solution (there are different solutions) that is applied to the top layers of the skin. The acid causes it to exfoliate and slowly peel off. This uncovers new, regenerated skin that has a smoother, fresher appearance.

What Issues Do Chemical Peels Help Correct?

A chemical peel most commonly used to address skin issues like:

  • Sun damage (sun spots)
  • Age and brown spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Improve acne-prone skin
  • Minimize clogged pores

Micropeel by SkinCeuticals

This two-step Micropeel treatment combines Dermaplaning (skin resurfacing), Skin Sensitive Solution or Glycolic 20%/30% chemical peel solution, and post healing medical grade products.

This 30-minute treatment may be customized to accommodate all skin types. The Micropeel is ideal an ideal facial peel for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, texture, laxity, dullness, and skin imperfections. This is an instant gratification skin peeling treatment with no social downtime.

Skin Type: Available for all skin types

Downtime: None

Total Time: 30 Minutes Price: $175
  • Series of 3 Micropeels | $475

Micropeel Plus

This medical grade skin peel provides a unique one-step, self-neutralizing chemical exfoliation designed to reduce acne and help correct environmental skin damage. SkinCeutical’s Micropeel Plus is formulated with a salicylic acid (Salicylic 20% or 30%) to refine pores and help reduce the appearance of acne and glycolic acid to aid in the improvement of rough texture, blotchiness, and uneven skin tone.

One week following a Micropeel Plus treatment, your skin will undergo its renewal process — light to moderate peeling may occur for up to 3 days. This is a great chemical face peel for active acne, cystic acne, and acne scarring.

Skin Type: Available for all skin types

Downtime: None

Total Time: 30 Minutes Price: $175
  • Series of 3 Micropeel Plus | $475

ADVANCED CORRECTIVE PEEL

This is the second most intensive, advanced chemical peel offered at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa. This 30-minute Advanced Corrective Peel from SkinCeuticals works in the lowest (basal) layer of the epidermis, where live tissue, pigmentation, and age spots dwell.

Formulated with clinical-grade acids and a maximized peel concentration of phenylethyl resorcinol, it’s unique combination of ingredients sloughs off even the most stubborn pigmentation, evens skin tone and texture, and helps minimize enlarged pores.

Ideal Skin Type: Advanced Corrective Peel is ideal for all skin types, Fitzpatrick 1-4:

Fitzpatrick Skin Type Skin Color
(before sun exposure)
Eye Color Sun Reaction
Type 1 ivory light blue, light gray
or light green
skin always freckles, always burns and peels, and never tans
Type 2 fair or pale blue, gray or green skin usually freckles, burns and peels often, and rarely tans
Type 3 fair to beige, with golden undertones hazel or light brown skin might freckle, burns on occasion, and sometimes tans
Type 4 olive or light brown dark brown doesn’t really freckle, burns rarely, and tans often

Downtime: Your skin will peel! Expect up to 5-7 days of social downtime after an Advanced Corrective Peel treatment.

Consultation Prior To Treatment: All guests must schedule a consultation (it’s complimentary) with our medical team before receiving a Smart TCA Peel at Viva.

Total Time: 30 Minutes Price: $250
  • Series of 3 Advanced Corrective Peels | $675

Smart TCA Peel

This is the most intensive, medical grade peel in the SkinCeuticals line. A 30-minute treatment, the Smart TCA Peel is a deep superficial peel comprised of 15% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and 3% gylcolic acid that:

  • Comprehensively exfoliates dead, dry skin cells
  • Improves the appearance of moderate to advancing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Fades stubborn discoloration and hyperpigmentation
  • Restorative Masque reduces skin’s temperature to improve post-peel comfort

As part of your chemical peel, you’ll also receive a Smart TCA Restorative Masque. It is patented and exclusive for use post-TCA, with a botanical blend to bind moisture to the skin and prevent loss of hydration.

Ideal Skin Type: The Smart TCA Peel is ideal for Fitzpatrick skin types 1-4:

Fitzpatrick Skin Type Skin Color
(before sun exposure)
Eye Color Sun Reaction
Type 1 ivory light blue, light gray
or light green
skin always freckles, always burns and peels, and never tans
Type 2 fair or pale blue, gray or green skin usually freckles, burns and peels often, and rarely tans
Type 3 fair to beige, with golden undertones hazel or light brown skin might freckle, burns on occasion, and sometimes tans
Type 4 olive or light brown dark brown doesn’t really freckle, burns rarely, and tans often

Downtime: Expect up to 5-7 days of social downtime.

Consultation Prior To Treatment: All guests must get a complimentary consultation with our medical team before receiving a Smart TCA Peel at Viva.

Total Time: 30 Minutes Price: $675
  • Series of 3 Smart TCA Peels | $800

How Many Chemical Peels Will I Need?

It depends on your skin, your desired outcome, and the chemical peel itself. Your Viva Day Spa + Med Spa medical aesthetics expert will recommend a treatment plan that is best for your skin and desired outcome.

For optimal results, we recommend the following chemical peel treatment plan:

  • Micropeel: A series of 6 treatments every 4 weeks
  • Micropeel Plus: A series of 6 treatments every 4 weeks
  • Advanced Corrective Peel: A series of 3 treatments every 4 weeks
  • Smart TCA Peel: A series of 3 treatments every 4 weeks

How Much Is A Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels cost between $175–$300 in Austin, Texas at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa. Save when you purchase a series of three (3) peels in advance.

Treatment: Per Treatment: Series Price:
Micropeel $175 $475 (3 Treatments)
Micropeel Plus $175 $475 (3 Treatments)
Advance Corrective Peel $225 $600 (3 Treatments)
Smart TCA Peel $250 $675 (3 Treatments)

Chemical Peel Consultation

Is a chemical peel the best treatment for your skin? Call (512) 300-2256 or complete our online consultation request form to schedule a complimentary consultation with our expert medical staff. They will assess your current skin condition to a develop custom treatment plan based on your budget and desired results.

For Your Health

Health Disclaimer: Viva Day Spa + Med Spa will not perform the Advanced Corrective Peel, Micropeel, Micropeel Plus, or Smart TCA Peel on pregnant women or guests who are using Retin A, Accutane, Avage, Tazorac, Differin, or any other medication that compromises the skin.

The Advanced Corrective Peel also cannot be performed on people who have recently had laser treatments, waxing, plastic surgery, or a sun burn.

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