Chemical Peels


As your body ages, the visible signs of aging can begin to take a toll on your appearance, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles, dull or uneven skin tone, loss of volume, loss of firmness, sun spots, and age spots. A chemical peel dissolves the outermost layers of skin to reveal fresh, revitalized skin, with lines and wrinkles smoothed, and skin discolorations resolved.

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are a tried-and-true way to remove layers of dead, lackluster skin cells and stimulate your body to produce new, healthy cells in the process. They may be used to revitalize the skin of the face, neck, décolletage, or hands to improve a number of skincare concerns. Chemical peels come in varying strength levels from light to intense.

Chemical Peels

Why are chemical peels performed?

The level of exfoliation and revitalization that can be achieved with a chemical peel is impressive and includes:

  • Smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reducing acne breakouts
  • Softening the appearance of acne scars
  • Reducing the appearance of sun damage and hyperpigmentation
  • Improving skin tone and texture
  • Giving your skin a youthful, refreshed glow

What are the types of chemical peels offered by Daniel J. Leeman?

Chemical peels are offered at varying strengths and can be customized to your own unique skincare needs.

  • Light chemical peels use mild alpha-hydroxy acids to exfoliate and require little or no downtime, removing only the very outermost layer of dead skin cells.
  • Medium chemical peels penetrate further using trichloroacetic or lactic acids, removing even more damage by affecting more skin layers.
  • Deep chemical peels penetrate even deeper with trichloroacetic acid or phenol and remove the greatest amount of damage. These types of chemical peels require a bit of downtime and a longer recovery period.

What is the recovery from a chemical peel like?

With lighter or medium chemical peels, skin peeling is less extreme, requiring only a few days to resolve. Deeper peels can result in peeling for seven to ten days and require a bit more aftercare. Dr. Leeman will provide you with detailed post-treatment instructions for how you can best care for your skin and encourage your body’s healing processes. It is imperative that, with all levels of chemical peels, you wear sufficient sun protection to shield the newly-revealed skin from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet rays.

Why should I choose Daniel J. Leeman, MD for chemical peels?

Dr. Daniel J. Leeman is recognized as one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the Austin, Texas area with a long list of loyal patients. He seeks to bring his patients the latest in skincare technology, as well as custom, medical-grade chemical peels. If you feel that your skin is lacking the youthful radiance it once had, a chemical peel performed under the guidance of Dr. Leeman will restore a more youthful quality to your skin, giving your confidence a boost in the process.

PRP Hair Restoration FAQ,,s

How does platelet rich plasma stimulate hair growth?

Platelets are cells in the blood that play an important role in clotting and also contain hundreds of growth factors – substances required for the stimulation of growth in living cells. Plasma (liquid part of the blood) with a high concentration of platelets helps promote hair growth when injected into the scalp.

When will I see results with PRP hair restoration?

Consistency is key for best results with PRP hair restoration therapy. When you follow the recommended protocol, first results are typically visible in two to three months. Results may include decreased hair loss, early regrowth, and increased hair length. Continued treatments every three to six months on a long-term basis may be recommended for optimal growth.

What are the benefits of PRP hair restoration?

PRP hair restoration uses growth factors in your own blood to help stimulate hair growth. Benefits of this treatment include: Natural treatment, using your own blood, platelets, and growth factors. This is an affordable, cost-effective solution to thinning hair, with a high success rate for treatment. There are no medications or scarring. You may begin to see visible results within a few months. If you wish to find out more, contact Dr. Leeman and schedule a consultation today to receive some of the best results after PRP hair restoration Austin has to offer.

  • Natural treatment, using your own blood, platelets, and growth factors
  • Affordable, cost-effective solution to thinning hair
  • High success rate for treatment
  • No medications or scarring
  • Visible results within a few months in most cases

If you wish to find out more, contact Dr. Leeman and schedule a consultation today to receive some of the best results after PRP hair restoration Austin has to offer.

Platelet Rich Plasma FAQ,,s

How do platelet rich plasma treatments work?

When Dr. Leeman and his team introduce the platelet rich plasma to the skin, your own concentration of cells will work with your body to naturally promote a “structure and signals” process for new tissue and collagen growth. Platelet rich plasma can either be injected directly into the face or used to enhance the results of other treatments including fractional laser resurfacing therapy, facial fat grafting, Brazilian butt lifts, or natural breast augmentation.

How does platelet rich plasma benefit the skin?

The internal essence of the blood inside you contains life-giving, fundamental protein growth factors that are designed to restore and strengthen your body. Dr. Leeman uses platelet rich plasma treatments to harness a high concentration of your own biological nutrient-rich cells and unleashes them to naturally promote skin health. These nutrient-rich cells stimulate the regeneration of the underlying structural integrity of your skin.

When will I see results?

After PRP treatment, patients often notice fine lines and wrinkles have softened and deeper wrinkled areas, such as nasolabial folds, look plumper and smoother. The main goal of the treatment is to stimulate fibroblasts and develop long-term collagen formations in the dermis. Your results will be gradual and vary from person to person based on health, age, and genetic make-up. Most patients enjoy quantifiable improvements in skin complexion, texture and tone within three weeks. Subtle improvements can progressively continue for up to 2 years.

What areas of the body can be treated?

Platelet rich plasma treatments are derived from your own biological make-up and do not contain synthetic products. Therefore, virtually any area of the body can be treated, including your face, neck, chest, hands, scars, and more.

How should I take care of my skin after my platelet rich plasma treatment?

In order to enjoy a maximum response to your treatment, it is important to eat right, drink plenty of water and incorporate the facial care recommended by Dr. Leeman.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing FAQ,,'s

What does the fractional laser do to my skin?

The laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic injuries in your skin, which induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth. Patients are often amazed at how tight their skin feels immediately after the procedure. Fractional laser resurfacing is designed to improve the skin’s texture and tone and to smooth fine lines, deep wrinkles, and acne scars.

How is fractional laser resurfacing from other laser treatments?

Unlike other laser resurfacing technologies, Fractional laser resurfacing leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic injuries. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly and minimizes damage.

What is the recovery after fractional laser resurfacing?

After the procedure, your skin will be red, similar to a sunburn. The redness will linger for a few days. By day three or four, you will experience some peeling as fresh, supple, younger looking skin appears. In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance in about seven to ten days. After the laser procedure is completed, a cold compress will be applied. During the recovery period you will apply a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and promote healing. In most cases, you may resume applying makeup after about three days.

How long does the fractional laser resurfacing procedure take?

In most cases, fractional laser resurfacing can be performed on an entire face within 20 to 30 minutes. Smaller areas will take less time.

How many treatments will I need with fractional laser resurfacing?

Excellent results can be achieved in a single session. However, if you have severe wrinkling or deep acne scars, you may benefit from a series of treatments spaced about one month apart. We will advise you on the results you can reasonably expect, and whether you may require several treatments to achieve the level of skin rejuvenation you envision.

How do I maintain my results?

Basic skincare, thorough cleansing and sun protection are key to ensuring your results last. Wear sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure whenever possible. This is particularly important in the weeks following treatment.

Is fractional laser resurfacing FDA approved?

The fractional laser skin resurfacing system used by Dr. Leeman is FDA approved to treat a range of skin concerns.

Ultherapy FAQ,,'s

What does Ultherapy feel like?

Comfort levels vary from person to person, but you do not need anesthesia to have this treatment. Our patients tell us that the sensation feels like a momentary prickling or heat beneath the skin. This is the ultrasound energy being delivered into the tissue, how Ultherapy lifts and tightens your facial skin for a more youthful, fresh look.

How long do Ultherapy results last?

Your skin will continue to age as the years pass, so you may need to schedule an annual touch-up visit to maintain your results. The Northwestern University study followed patients up to 10 months, with skin quality improvement still visible.

Can anyone have an Ultherapy treatment?

A good candidate is someone with skin that has relaxed to the point of sagging and feeling less firm. A lowered brow line or loose skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of maturing skin. We will evaluate if you are an appropriate candidate at the time of your consultation.

Is Ultherapy safe?

Ultherapy is FDA-approved and uses ultrasound energy, which has been used in medical imaging and therapeutics, such as sonograms, for over 50 years, and clinical studies have confirmed the safety of this latest application. As with any medical procedure, there are general safety considerations, which we will review with you before your treatment.

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Why choose Dr. Leemanfor Ultherapy?

There is no safer way to rejuvenate your skin than ensuring your treatment is performed under the care of a double board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience. Dr. Leeman is one of the rare surgeons who holds two credentials, both as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and as an otolaryngology specialist for head and neck surgery. Never trust your skin – or your appearance – to any practitioner without professional board-certification, particularly for facial treatments. Contact us for top quality facial rejuvenation at a boutique clinic in Austin.