The Art and Science of Beautiful Skin.
The board-certified dermatologists and licensed clinicians at Dermatology Affiliates are well-trained in performing chemical peels on patients in Buckhead, East Cobb, Midtown and other areas around Atlanta and Marietta, GA, who want to remove imperfections and restore the skin’s youthful appearance.
What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of dull skin. By removing the damaged outer layers of the skin, chemical peels help improve uneven skin pigmentation and reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles with very little downtime.
Chemical Peels FAQ
There are three levels of chemical peels used by a qualified technician who can help determine the one that will provide the desired results. They are classified as light, medium and deep peels depending on the intensity of the formula. Typically, the deeper the peel is, the more dramatic the results are, and the longer they will last. Before undergoing a chemical peel, the skin must be free of all dirt, oil, and makeup. After cleaning the face, a technician will apply the solution. The treatment time depends on the chosen level.
Light chemical peels go by a variety of different names, including AHA chemical peels, salicylic acid peels, and glycolic acid peels. Glycolic acid occurs naturally in sugarcane and is a common ingredient in light peels. The exact ratio of ingredients in the peel will depend on the patient’s skin type and overall needs. A light chemical peel removes the outermost layer of skin on the face to reveal newer, smoother skin just below the surface. It can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential components of radiant, youthful skin. Patients with mild skin imperfections are good candidates for light chemical peels, and glycolic acid peels are a safe way to reduce mild acne scars, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Medium chemical peels contain trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and are effective at treating skin with sunspots and uneven pigmentation. Most patients experience a smoother, more even skin tone after just one treatment. Patients can expect to see the full results three to four weeks following treatment with continued improvement for months. Medium chemical peels can soften fine lines, reduce the appearance of acne scars, and even out the overall skin tone. They provide more dramatic results than light chemical peels without the extended recovery time of deep chemical peels.
You will not feel or look different immediately after treatment, as the results take the time to fully develop. Most patients select GentleWaves® because of the following:
- Fast treatment sessions and zero recovery time
- Brighter skin
Most patients experience minimal downtime following light peels. After medium peels, redness and swelling may occur but usually goes away in less than one week. Deep peels are a bit more invasive, and recovery tends to take a little longer. Detailed instructions are given following any treatments.
Chemical peels vary in price depending on the condition of the skin and the extent of the procedure. We can help you choose the best chemical peel for the results you are seeking. We accept cash, check, and most major credit cards. The board-certified dermatologists and clinicians at Dermatology Affiliates are skilled at performing safe and effective chemical peels residents in Atlanta and Marietta, GA, who want to even out their skin tones and reduce or eliminate the signs of aging. To schedule a consultation at one of our offices in Buckhead, East Cobb, or Midtown, contact us today.