For over 100 years chemical peels have been used to create shedding of damaged skin cells in an even and controlled way. Thousands of these treatments are performed in the United States every year, including Charlotte and North Carolina. A chemical peel is applied to the skin to tighten the skin, reduce wrinkling and restore a more youthful appearance. The peel works to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells.
Top 5 Things to Know about Chemical Peels
Chemical Peel Pricing ranges from $125-$500
Expect 7-10 days of peelings
Your Esthetician should decide the right depth of peel for your skin concerns
Peels can be used to treat wrinkles, discolored skin and scars on the face and body
Peeling agents resurface the skin by inducing a controlled wound and therefore removing superficial layers of the skin. A chemical peel promotes the growth of new healthy skin and improves skin problems like hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines
A treatment is only 30 minutes in office. Skin is prepped with a medical degreaser to remove any oils left on the skin. The chemical agent is then applied and left on for 3-5 minutes. Some patients feel a mild stinging that is temporary and subsides in a few minutes. Peels will self neutralize and should remain on the skin for the rest of the day.
A few days after your in office treatment you will notice your skin feeling tight and maybe a little red. Visible peeling will be light and fluffy. Peeling skin will follow about 3-5 days after the initial treatment. Follow the instructions given during treatment along with any accompanying skincare products.
Strenuous exercise and heavy sweating should be avoided during peeling process. Exposure to a lot of heat and sun exposure should also be avoided. Peeling skin should be allowed to slough off, do not pick or peeling flaking skin. Don’t use prescription topicals during your peel process.
One week before don’t wax, do laser treatments or use hair removal creams. Also stop using your Retin-A, retinol, AHA or BHA products 5-7 days prior.
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Providence Plastic Surgery Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Located In Charlotte, NC
Do you have stubborn deposits of fat that refuse to budge no matter how carefully you diet and exercise? Chemical Peels can help and is among the treatments offered by Dr. Andrew Gear of Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you’re ready to transform your body and get the shape you’ve been working so hard to achieve, schedule an appointment to learn more about what Chemical Peels can do for you. You can book your visit online.