Chemical Peels in Huntersville, NC
Chemical peels use special solutions of acids to safely remove layers of skin and promote the development of healthy, smooth skin. The treatment is personalized to the needs of your skin, ranging from a light removal of the outermost layer to a penetrating deep chemical peel for advanced anti-aging. Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified Huntersville surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery, offers chemical peels to his patients in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.
What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures that require no injections or surgery. The treatment works by using a special medical-grade chemical solution to remove layers of skin. During the healing process, your body generates new, healthy, smooth skin. Chemical peels can be used for your hands, neck and face.
Pure Facial Plastic Surgery offers chemical peels for every skin type and ethnicity, and our aestheticians are specially trained to determine the appropriate level of chemical peel for your skin. We offer:
- Light chemical peels to remove the outermost layer and give your skin a vibrant, clean appearance. The peel is recommended for dry skin, controlling acne, sun damage and uneven skin pigmentation.
- Medium chemical peels to remove the outer and middle layers of skin. This peel is recommended for fine lines, blemishes, and uneven pigmentation.
- Deep chemical peels for more advanced signs of aging. This peel is recommended for pre-cancerous growths, advanced wrinkles and dark spots.
Considering a Chemical Peel
The procedure is intended to correct your skin, but it does not prevent future aging or damage. Recovery time and post-treatment symptoms increase with each level of chemical peel. Chemical peels should only be performed by an experienced and skilled aesthetician to prevent unwanted damage to the skin. Chemical peels can be performed for cosmetic reasons as well as to treat acne scars, certain types of acne, scars, and pre-cancerous growths. In general, a chemical peel may not give you the same results as surgery.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are recommended for treating:
- Dark spots and uneven skin pigmentation
- Lines, wrinkles, and creases
- Dry skin
- Blemishes and some types of acne
- Scars, including acne scars
- Sun damage
What Should I Expect From a Chemical Peel?
Our aestheticians use a combination of chemicals for the peel. The exact amount and type of chemicals is customized to your skin type and the degree of correction. The acids that are used for chemical peels include:
- Alphahydroxy acid for light chemical peels
- Trichloroacetic acid for medium chemical peels
- Phenol for deep chemical peels
After the chemical solution is prepared, our skin care specialist applies the solution to your skin. The solution is allowed to remain on the skin for a pre-determined amount of time. A neutralizing solution is applied to stop the chemical peel process. Light and medium chemical peels generally take 15 minutes, and a follow-up treatment is recommended. Deep chemical peels may take one to two hours to treat your face.
If you receive a deep chemical peel, a special ointment is applied to the skin after the peel.
What Should my Physician Explain to me About Chemical Peels?
Recovery from a chemical peel involves:
- Mild flaking, dryness and redness after a light chemical peel
- Tingling, discomfort, scabbing, throbbing, swelling and crusting after a medium or deep chemical peel
- Deep chemical peels may cause significant swelling around your eyes
Dr. Cook may prescribe pain medication to help with your discomfort. With deep chemical peels, your eyes may swell shut, so we recommend that you have someone with you to help with mobility, eating and other activities.
You should protect your skin with sunscreen until it is fully healed. After a medium or deep chemical peel, you may be required to remain home from work and limit your activities for up to two weeks.
How Much do Chemical Peels Cost?
The cost associated with your chemical peel is based upon the type of peel that is administered. Pure Facial Plastic Surgery accepts payment by cash, personal check, major credit card and Alphaeon™ Credit financing.
Chemical peels are non-surgical treatments that remove layers of damaged, aged skin from Charlotte-area patients. Contact Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina to schedule a consultation with one of our aestheticians.