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Overcome years of aging skin, mistreatment and neglect by generating newer and tighter skin with chemical peels at Southern Dermatology.
Because these treatments use powerful chemicals, a dermatologist is allowed to use much deeper and longer lasting treatments than are available over the counter. Our treatments penetrate into the base of your skin where they stimulate rejuvenation, restructuring, and new growth. After a chemical peel, you’ll look better and more importantly feel better.
Each treatment is customized to your needs. Chemical peels are most commonly used to treat areas around the face, neck, and hands.
Effective treatment for:
- Acne and acne scars
- Age spots and irregular pigmentation
- Fine wrinkles
- Rough skin
- Sun-damaged skin
- What chemicals do they use?
- VI Peel
- A peel that also rejuvenates your skin for faster growth.
What to expect:
If you’ve never had a chemical peel, here’s what to expect. The process is simple. Your doctor will create a chemical solution that will work best for your skin age, color, and condition. After carefully applying the chemical across the areas of your skin being treated, your doctor will wait a few minutes and then neutralize the chemical and clear it away. And you’re done!
You can choose to be more or less aggressive in your treatment. The more aggressive chemicals can feel a little hot against your skin, and some patients express a mild discomfort. But the vast majority of people enjoy the process. But that’s just the process. Once the treatment is complete, your face feels brand new. The best part is that over the next two days, your face will continue to peel away old skin and bring out fresher, clearer, and softer skin.
Chemical Peel Before & Afters
REAL chemical peel patients – Your results may vary.*
FAQs About Chemical Peels:
- WHAT ARE CHEMICAL PEELS?
Chemical peels produce controlled injury to the skin, which promote growth of new skin and improved appearance. A variety of chemicals can be used as peeling agents and include glycolic, trichloroacetic (TCA), salicylic and resorcinol. The different chemical solutions produce different degrees of injury to the skin.
- WHAT ARE CHEMICAL PEELS USED FOR?
Chemical peels are used for the treatment of photo-aging (from sun damage), wrinkles, scarring, precancerous lesions, and discoloration (including melasma, freckles, and age spots).
- HOW LONG IS EACH TREATMENT?
Most peels can be performed within a few minutes, depending on size of the area being treated.
- HOW LONG WILL MY PEEL LAST?
With good sun protection, results can last months, even years. This is dependent upon the depth of the peel. The deeper peels generally provide a long-lasting effect.
- WHAT WILL MY SKIN FEEL LIKE AFTER THE TREATMENT?
The state of your skin after a peel depends on the type of chemical used and your skin type. Superficial peels have limited effects. Medium peels may cause some redness.
- WHAT SHOULD I AVOID BEFORE MY PEEL?
• One week before the peel avoid waxing, electrolysis, deploritory creams, and laser hair removal.
• Two to three days before the peel discontinue using any prescription topicals such as Retin-A, differin or Tazorac, as well as any products containing retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) or benzoyl peroxide.
• Patients who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures such as Laser treatments, cosmetic fillers or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has completely resolved before receiving a peel.
- WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
Recovery times will vary based on the type and strength of the peel. Immediately after the peel, your skin will feel tight and may be red. Any visible peeling will be light and fluffy and easily controlled with moisturizer. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment. Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen is important, as it will enhance the healing process and results. Normal activity may be resumed after the peel, however strenuous exercise and heavy sweating should be avoided for 2-3 days. Sun exposure should be avoided while skin is peeling; exposure of treated skin to a lot of heat should also be avoided as it may induce swelling, redness and for deeper peels blisters under the skin. Peeling skin should be allowed to slough off naturally; picking or peeling of flaking skin is prohibited, as it may lead to scarring. Use of prescription topicals should be avoided for 3-5 days post peel.
- WILL MY PEEL BE SUCCESSFUL IF I DON’T PEEL?
The success of the peel should not be judged by the amount of peeling, but by the end results that the peel will produce. The amount of peeling may vary depending on individual skin condition at the time of the peel or the depth of the peel. Regardless of the degree of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, resulting in the improvement of skin tone and texture and an improvement of fine lines and uneven pigmentation.