Cosmetic dermatology includes the use of chemical peeling as a proven and effective method for skin rejuvenation. There was a time when chemical peeling was associated with significant side effects, but the chemical peels today, are much safer, and offers better results with less downtime. Recovery depends upon your desired outcome, your skin type, and how fast you need to see results. Chemical peeling is effective for diminishing many signs of aging on the face, hands, neck, and chest. It is also effective for treating skin conditions such as acne and skin discoloration.
The strength of the peel solution will determine the depth of the treatment, and the degree of exfoliation. Consider the following:
- Mild exfoliation
Mostly superficial, penetrating the top layer of the skin known as the Stratum Corneum. Mild exfoliation can instantly rejuvenate the skin, cleanse pores, soften fine lines, and improve skin texture. It is also effective for eliminating or reducing superficial age spots.
- Medium exfoliation
Medium strength chemical peels penetrate the epidermis down to the basal layer. The goal is to resurface sun damaged skin; improve texture, and remove dullness while softening fine lines and wrinkles. Medium strength peels an also be used to treat acne scarring and most pigmentation disorders.
Full-strength cosmetic dermatology chemical peels are deeper treatments that are effective in improving on pronounced hyperpigmentation, deep acne scarring, significantly sun-damaged skin, as well as resistant lines and wrinkles.
What to expect
Depending upon the strength and depth of the peel; swelling, redness, and a sensation of tightness will be experienced. Within a few days, the outer layers of the skin will begin to peel off. This is the beginning of a process that will continue until the skin’s condition improves, looking fresh and rejuvenated. Both men and women can experience the benefits of chemical peeling. Depending upon the strength and goal, chemical peels can be used as a single treatment, or may be repeated as often as required. Your Ballantyne dermatologist will recommend a personalized care regimen, and the staff esthetician will advise you of the appropriate treatment during your consultation.
Chemical peeling from your Ballantyne dermatologists
If you are finding it difficult to live with sun damaged, scarred, or wrinkled skin, the doctors at Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality, innovative skin treatments, and cosmetic dermatology in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns. Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox® treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Located in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis.