Chemical Peels in Atlanta, GA

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A chemical peel eliminates layers of skin from your face and corrects damage and cosmetic imperfections by prompting the growth of fresh, unblemished layers. If you desire a refreshed appearance and glowing, healthy-looking skin, you will want to check out the chemical peel options at SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics.

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are solutions that are applied to the skin and cause controlled damage down to a certain depth. These treatments are classified according to how deeply they penetrate, and the one chosen for you will depend on the level of cosmetic correction desired. Dr. Angelina and Dr. Chris have chosen chemical peels with glycolic and salicylic acids for their patients because these acids work on a variety of common skin problems. They are designed to exfoliate the skin and effectively eliminate the top layers of the skin. The damaged skin falls away and uncovers the new, fresh, pure skin underneath.

What Are the Benefits?

Chemical peels may vary in ingredients based on what they are designed to do. At SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics, we carefully choose the products we use to ensure the best results possible. Some benefits of undergoing a professional chemical peel include:
  • Higher concentrations of active ingredients are used;
  • They provide real anti-aging benefits;
  • They may be used on a variety of skin types;
  • They safely and effectively remove damaged skin;
  • Chemical peeling stimulates collagen production;
  • The special formulations increase firmness, skin elasticity, and smooth wrinkles;
  • They help to normalize the acid-base balance of the skin.

Can Chemical Peels Lighten Dark Spots?

Chemical peels can correct a wide range of cosmetic concerns, and there are special chemical peels for dark spots. They lighten dark spots through ingredients that target melanin, which is the source of pigment that determines skin color. When using a chemical peel for dark spots, it is important that your practitioner is well trained on the proper application for your skin tone and the suitability of the ingredients in the solution. Sometimes, clients experience an adverse side effect called PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation), especially those with darker skin tones. PIH is when darker blotches of skin develop in the treatment areas as a response to the damage or injury. Only professionals who have had special training and experience should perform chemical peels. Providers need to fully understand the different peel types, strengths, methods of application, and recommended treatment times to avoid undesirable outcomes or injury.

What Should I Expect from My Procedure?


It is important to understand that chemical peels are designed to create a certain degree of injury to the skin, so the body’s natural healing process will respond with new collagen production and the creation of new undamaged skin layers. Even if you are receiving the most gentle option, it is essential that you prepare your skin in advance for the treatment. Your skincare professional will advise you on what you should do specifically to prepare your skin for the type of chemical peel you are having, but there are some general guidelines that apply to everyone.
  • Refrain from sunbathing or laying in tanning beds for at least a week before your treatment;
  • Apply sunscreen with 30+ SPF before leaving the house. Some practitioners recommend this for at least 3 weeks prior to your peel. Some cosmetics, such as foundations, have SPF already in them;
  • Refrain from plucking your eyebrows;
  • Refrain from any type of hair removal for three to four days before your peel.

Treatment Steps

  • The treatment begins with a thorough cleansing of the skin to remove any dirt and oils. We advise our patients that they should not wear makeup or use skin care products prior to their appointments;
  • Once the skin has been cleaned, the chemical solution is applied and allowed to sit for a specific amount of time, usually just a few minutes;
  • A neutralizing solution is applied to stop the peeling process. Your skin may flake a little for a few days, depending on the depth of the peel;
  • After the procedure, during recovery you need to avoid sun exposure for the length of time recommended by your skincare specialist (it depends on the type of solution, and type of skin), and it is also important to continue to apply sunscreen or use cosmetics that contain sunscreen. Moisturizing creams that stimulate healing are also very helpful.

How Long Do the Results Last?

The results of a light chemical peel normally last between one and two months, while a medium-strength peel can last up to six months. Mild peels can be repeated monthly, and medium peels can be repeated every six months. Deep peels should only be repeated if necessary and not more often than every two to three years.

Chemical Peels for Men

Chemical peels for men resolve skin issues that are common for both men and women, such as removing dry and dead skin, deep cleaning, smoothing facial lines and wrinkles, improving acne and acne scars, evening out skin tone, and removing skin pigmentation. Men opting to undergo a chemical peel treatment will need to prepare their skin for the procedure in advance, similar to women. The skin care professional will advise men to avoid shaving for a certain period of time to avoid over-irritating the skin with the application of the chemicals. Male patients with beards can also have chemical peels, but if their beard is long, it will prevent the chemicals from reaching those areas of their skin. In these cases, the skincare professional will usually treat the areas around the beard.

How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost in Atlanta, GA?

At SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics, we offer both light and medium-strength peels: very basic peels start at $99, and then more advanced peels start at around $300. Our experts will answer all your questions and help you choose the best option.

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If you have a dull complexion, acne, enlarged pores, or other concerns with your skin, a chemical peel may be a good option. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Angelina or Dr. Chris to learn more about the treatment.

Rejuvenate your look with a chemical peel at SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics. Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer chemical peels for men and women in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia.

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