Despite the harsh name, a chemical peel is quite a refined way to resurface your skin, smooth your tone and texture, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, diminish acne scars, and bring back a radiant, youthful glow. Double board-certified physician Dr. Adam Stein has undergone significant training in the nuances and techniques of chemical peels to bring a variety of peel depths to patients in Raleigh.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
The concept of a chemical peel is fairly straightforward—specific acids in varying strengths are blended with skin enhancing cosmetics formulations to safely and effectively remove the topmost layers of your skin. This clears away debris and dead skin cells while also stimulating the formation of new cells and prompts the body’s healing response. The new skin cells replace areas of scarring to renew your skin from the inside out. Reverse sun damage, lighten pigmentation issues, refine your skin’s texture and minimize lines and wrinkles with a skin peel at the right depth for your skin’s specific concerns.
Light to medium peels may result in a few days of flaking and peeling with moderate redness and 4-7 days of social downtime. Deeper phenol peels will need 1-2 full weeks of recovery time, but when the swelling and flaking subside, your complexion will be smooth, touchably soft, and glowing.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Most people concerned about sun damage, age spots, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, acne and acne scarring, and uneven texture may benefit from a chemical peel. Chemical peels should be performed by those with specialized training such as Dr. Stein, especially for peels that go deeper. Find out which chemical peel would be best for your aesthetic goals during a comprehensive consultation.
What Can a Chemical Peel Treat?
A chemical peel is probably one of the most versatile treatments in the cosmetic enhancements industry for the wide variety of ingredients and the range of skin issues they can treat.
Acne And Acne Scarring
If you’re concerned about breakouts and their potential for scarring, or if you have scarring from past breakouts, a chemical peel can repair scar tissue. By cleansing away sebum and the oils that cause acne, chemical peels can get at your breakouts at their source, stopping them before they get worse and smoothing away past damage.
Sun Damage And Age Spots
The more time you spend in the sun, the more your skin will show it, developing the signature constellation of freckles and age spots that mark damage caused by the sun. Chemical peels lighten these spots and repair the damage by stimulating new skin cell growth. At first, these spots may darken, but then they flake away, leaving behind visibly improved skin.
Fine Lines And Wrinkles
These insidious little signs of aging can creep up on us when we least expect them and deepen while we’re not looking. Chemical peels can not only remove damaged skin cells that cause wrinkles, but the new skin cells in the body’s repair response are wrinkle-free and behave in a much younger manner. That’s because they are younger cells.
Tone And Texture Irregularities
Sometimes, it’s an overall unevenness that can dull our complexion and give us an overworked, tired appearance. Maybe our skin doesn’t feel smooth anymore or look as supple as it did. Perhaps we have rough spots or bumps we can’t explain. A chemical peel changes that by whisking away the debris and dead cells that accumulate and dull the vibrance of our youthful skin. This leaves behind soft, supple skin with a clearer, more even complexion.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about chemical peels? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.
*Individual results may vary.