Reveal Your Inner Glow
Chemical peels are a wonderful way to refresh your skin. By removing the dull outer layers of skin, chemical peels can reveal your natural skin’s glow. Peels can also address everything from acne and uneven skin tone to sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
Chemical peels offer a dramatic improvement to skin, reducing fine lines, age spots, scars and wrinkles and are safe and effective. Normally performed on an out-patient basis, there are three types of chemical peels: light, medium and deep peels. Which type of peel you get depends on your skin’s condition, our recommendation, and what works for your lifestyle.
Most chemical peels are derived from plants and fruits. Chemical peels loosen the bond that holds the dead skin on the surface together. Over time, dead skin gradually lessens, revealing both softer and smoother skin. The whole procedure normally takes just a few minutes, has minimum discomfort, and creates little to no downtime.
See a chemical peel in action here: ZO 3-Step Chemical Peel by Dr. Obagi | Nashville Licensed Aesthetician
Frequently Asked Questions
How do CHEMICAL PEELS work?
CHEMICAL PEELS work with the help of acids to raise the acidity of the skin to around a 3.8 pH level. This chemically loosens the cells that form the “glue” between dead skin and healthy skin. Exfoliation occurs as dead skin is removed to reveal healthy skin underneath. This process promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells.
Most CHEMICAL PEELS contain one or more of these specific types of acids:
Alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs, are naturally occurring substances derived from foods. For example, citric acid is found in citrus fruits, and lactic acid is found in sour milk. They exfoliate the skin by loosening the surface layers. AHAs are useful for the treatment of uneven skin tone, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and acne.
The most common AHAs that you may find in a chemical peel include:
Beta hydroxy acid, or BHA, is also known as salicylic acid. While AHAs work to loosen the surface layers of the skin, BHA works to penetrate the pores of the skin and dissolve the oil, dirt, and debris in them. This makes BHA effective for fighting acne, oily skin, and other skin irritations.
Who is the best candidate for CHEMICAL PEELS?
CHEMICAL PEELS can be customized to accommodate any type of skin, including sensitive skin, making the procedure safe for most skin types. Patients with darker skin may have to take precautions before getting a peel to ensure the peel is safe for their skin tone. This is because some chemical peels can increase hyperpigmentation in darker skin.
Although the majority of patients are good candidates for CHEMICAL PEELS, chemical peels are generally not recommended for patients who:
Are nursing or pregnant
Have sunburnt skin
Have an open wound or sore
Have certain cancers or autoimmune diseases
Have taken Accutane (Isotretinoin) in the past six months
How are CHEMICAL PEELS performed?
During our CHEMICAL PEEL, our provider will take you through three steps to reveal your amazing skin:
First comes the application of the peel solution itself. A blend of salicylic, trichloracetic, and lactic acids, these ingredients minimize inflammation and help hydrate the skin.
After the peel solutions, a Stimulating Retinol Creme is applied. This cream works to stimulate cellular function at a deep level for collagen enhancement, firming, and wrinkle reduction.
Finally, there is an application of the Calming Creme Post Procedure Skin Relief. This cream is used as a finishing product to minimize any inflammation and irritation that may result after the first two steps, and restore moisture.
Treatment time is about 30 minutes.
There is no special preparation before a CHEMICAL PEEL treatment, but our providers may recommend that you stop products with Retin/Retinoid for 1-2 weeks following the peel as you heal. A superficial peel can have a quick recovery time of under a week. However, a more aggressive peel that treats deeper layers of the skin may require one to two weeks of recovery time. During your recovery period, your skin may become dry, peel, or get irritated. Because of this, we recommend scheduling your chemical peel several weeks in advance of big social events.
Your provider will recommend an initial series of treatment 3 monthly peels to reach your goals. This helps to correct existing skin issues. You can maintain glowing skin by continuing to do a CHEMICAL PEEL 3-4 times per year.
Patients will see results 1-2 weeks after their initial CHEMICAL PEEL, but best results are seen 1 month after the final treatment. Continue to use medical grade skin care and use sunscreen daily to maintain your results.
How much do CHEMICAL PEELS cost?
Individualized treatment plans are customized during your free consultation
We offer discounts for bundles of treatments
We partner with Cherry and Afterpay to offer interest-free monthly payments