There are many myths associated with chemical peels: for example, one about skin injuries. However, this is one of the most useful and simple procedures in the office of a professional cosmetic surgeon. If the procedure is carried out correctly, chemical peels have a lot of benefits and almost zero risks for your skin.
Today we will tell you why you need such peelings, how it generally works and why doing chemical peeling at home is a bad idea.
Chemical Peels Benefits: What Are Chemical Peels?
Did you know that chemical peels have been used for a very long time. Back in 500 BC ancient Egyptians exfoliated their skin with an explosive mixture of alabaster, animal oils, salt, and honey.
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure, in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger-looking.
Typically, peelings act on the surface of the skin or affect its deeper layers; it depends on the composition of the solution that is used for the procedure. So, chemical peels can be done at different depths — light, medium or deep — depending on your desired results.
Light peels are really necessary to everyone. They exfoliate the top layer of the skin, restore freshness of the skin, and remove fine lines as if you had just returned from a vacation.
Medium peels are used for dense, oily skin, and also for those who have traces of past acne. They rejuvenate and smooth skin noticeably.
In some cases, your doctor may recommend deep chemical peeling if you have deep wrinkles, scars or certain skin conditions.
Each type of peeling is performed using a special solution that must be selected by a professional cosmetic surgeon. 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 Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia.
During chemical peel, the solutions will be applied to the area being treated, which causes skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. Once this happens, the new skin underneath is often smoother, appears less aged, with less damage.
There are a lot of reasons people may get chemical peels: wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, melasma, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone or redness.
As a result of the procedure, young skin cells with high content of natural moisturizing factor are formed, as well as new vessels delivering nutrients, oxygen, and excreting metabolites to the tissues. A new collagen skeleton is formed.
There are several important chemical peel benefits:
- Higher concentration of active ingredients;
- Stimulating collagen production;
- May be used on a variety of skin types;
- Real anti-aging benefits;
- Safely removes damaged skin;
- Reduces discoloration and hyperpigmentation.
How Are Chemical Peels Done?
Chemical peels are typically done in our medical spa as we are equipped to perform all levels of peels, from light to deep.
A peeling solution of a certain concentration is applied to previously cleansed skin. The time of exposure is strictly regulated and depends on the patient’s skin type and the expected effect (light or medium peels). After that, our cosmetologist applies a soothing mask to the skin.
After chemical peels of any type follow the instructions of your cosmetologist to cleanse, moisturize, and apply protective ointments to the skin.
The only side effect of chemical peeling performed by experienced professionals is that treated skin can be red, dry, and slightly irritated immediately after the procedure, although these effects may be less noticeable with each repeated treatment.
Skin recovery usually takes from one to seven days after mild chemical peels (7-14 days after medium intensity peels). New skin may be temporarily lighter or darker than usual. Once new skin completely covers the treated area, you can use makeup. After the first procedure, results may be elusive but they will become apparent with repeated treatments.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost in Atlanta?
At SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics we have a couple of different peels: a very basic kind of peels starts at $99, and then more advanced peels cost about $300. The exact cost of medical spa procedures, including chemical peels, varies by patient based on several factors. During your initial consultation, our team will discuss the cost of your procedure and share information about our financing options. We offer free initial consultations.
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.