Performed at our Duluth, GA medical office, north of Atlanta.
At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we perform an assortment of chemical peels including TCA peels, Skin Medica® peels, and Vi Peel®. The term chemical peel is derived from the method’s ingredients: a chemical solution that varies in strength and eliminates the top-most layer of skin to reveal a softer, younger-looking complexion. Our chemical peels can erase imperfections, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and restore collagen in the skin with little to no downtime. It is, however, very important to wear sunscreen after your chemical peel as your “new” skin is more susceptible to sun damage immediately following treatment.
One of the most important advantages of chemical peels is that they can be customized to each patient’s needs. For patients who are looking for a lighter, more subtle improvement, superficial peels may cause little or no visible peeling. On the other hand, deeper peels can create a more dramatic improvement after a brief recovery period. Most peels can be performed in just around thirty to forty-five minutes, making it a convenient way to achieve a more youthful, clearer complexion.
What is a chemical peel treatment like?
At the beginning of your treatment, one of our licensed estheticians will prep your skin by cleansing it and removing any makeup or surface impurities. Next, the selected chemical solution is applied. Once it’s reached the desired depth, a neutralizing agent is applied. Most of our peels take thirty to forty-five minutes to perform.
How do I know which chemical peel will produce my desired results?
Some of our chemical peel patients have been receiving treatment for years and know which one they like best. However, we offer complimentary pre-skin treatment consultations (skin analysis) for new patients, where a licensed esthetician will closely analyze your skin to find the source of your skin conditions and concerns.
What is the average recovery time for a chemical peel?
The average recovery time of a chemical peel varies from peel to peel. Most peels cause some amount of flushing immediately following the treatment that subsides in a few hours. Stronger peels may result in visible skin exfoliation for a week or more following treatment.
What kind of result should I expect from my chemical peel?
In many cases, a chemical peel can effectively reduce common surface imperfections: sun damage, age spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and fine lines. Chemical peels may also help treat and prevent acne breakouts while boosting collagen production for clearer, younger-looking skin.