Facial Peels

In our aging population when the skin begins to relax and the “glow” begins to fade chemical peels are a great way to achieve rejuvenation. Depending on your concern, you might benefit from a variety of different facial peels from minimally invasive to more complex deep chemical peels in Atlanta.

Many of our medical spa patients combine facial treatments with procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic, microdermabrasion and laser hair removal. To allow the products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, we often recommend beginning your treatment with dermaplaning.

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Medium Chemical Peels

A medium peel can improve your skin’s tone, texture and color.

Medium chemical peels are for those who are looking to improve the color, freshness and texture of your face. It improves skin tone and reduces the visibility of fine wrinkles and superficial discoloration, such as age spots. It will not do anything for deep acne scarring or deep wrinkles. Medium chemical peels can be achieved with a variety of chemicals. TCA (trichloroacetic acid) is the most common, but others include Jessner’s solution, glycolic acid, salicylic acid and other agents. To achieve maximum results, you should pre-treat your skin with skin care products, this allows for deeper penetration, faster recovery, lower risk of discoloration, and better results. Applying Retin-A, glycolic acid, and/or bleaching creams daily to the treated area for 4 to 6 weeks prior to treatment will prepare the skin for treatment.

The procedure will take about 45 minutes to an hour. You will feel a burning sensation during the treatment that will last approximately 10 minutes after the treatment is finished. Your skin will return to its normal color in about 30 to 45 minutes. Your face will be covered with an ointment to keep your skin moist and promote healing. Your face will initially appear red and then within a few days the superficial layers of skin will turn dark and stiff. The skin will then crack, flake and peel. The process normally is complete in about 1 week leaving you with bright, flushed skin. Once your skin has finished peeling you may begin to wear make-up. Your flushed appearance will fade slowly over several weeks. Your peel will usually continue to show results for several years. Regular use of your skin care products can maximize the duration of improvement.

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Because of our top-notch patient care and beautiful results, Plastic Surgery Center of the South has built a strong reputation in the region. If you are interested in visiting our Marietta practice from a nearby community, choose your area below to get easy-to-follow driving directions.

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