Chemical Peels Specialist

Essential Aesthetics and Laser

Medical Spa located in Charlotte, NC

If dull, aging skin makes you feel self-conscious, a simple treatment is available at Essential Aesthetics and Laser in Charlotte, North Carolina. The expert aesthetic team offers chemical peels to revitalize your skin and give you a youthful glow. Schedule an appointment over the phone with Essential Aesthetics and Laser to find out if a chemical peel is right for you.

Chemical Peels

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are noninvasive or minimally invasive skin resurfacing procedures that eliminate older, outer skin cell layers to make room for newer, younger-looking skin to develop. During the procedure, your aesthetic specialist applies a chemical solution to your skin to exfoliate it. 

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

Chemical peels at Essential Aesthetics and Laser help you reap the following cosmetic benefits:

  • Diminished acne scars
  • Fewer age spots
  • Reductions in crow’s feet and other facial wrinkles
  • Less hyperpigmentation
  • Diminished melasma
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Tighter skin
  • Younger-looking skin

A chemical peel helps you look younger without surgery, needles, or downtime. It can give you the boost of confidence you long for.

Is a chemical peel right for me?

Your Essential Aesthetics and Laser specialist lets you know if you’re a good candidate for chemical peels after reviewing your medical history and desired outcome. They also examine your skin and discuss the different types of chemical peels available to you.

What are the different types of chemical peels?

Chemical peels available at Essential Aesthetics and Laser include:

Light or superficial chemical peels

Light chemical peels remove outer skin layers to reduce uneven skin tone, dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Light peels often contain alpha-hydroxy acid or other mild acids.

Medium chemical peels

During a medium chemical peel, chemical solutions remove outer and middle skin layers to help you achieve dramatic results. Medium peels might contain glycolic or trichloroacetic acid to reduce age spots, wrinkles, moderate skin discoloration, freckles, and precancerous growths. 

Deep chemical peels

Deep chemical peels remove outer skin cells, middle skin layers, and deep layers to diminish deep wrinkles, precancerous growths, freckles, shallow scars, and age spots. Deep peels may contain trichloroacetic acid or phenol. You can achieve dramatic results from deep chemical peels, but the recovery time is longer than with other peels.

What should I expect after treatment?

After your chemical peel is complete, you may experience redness or swelling at the treatment area. Applying ice to the area helps reduce swelling. The time it takes for your skin to heal and new collagen to form depends on the type of chemical peel you receive. Recovery time is usually:

  • 1-7 days for superficial peels
  • 7-14 days for medium peels
  • 14-21 days for deep peels

After medium or deep chemical peels, soak your skin periodically throughout the day and apply ointment to the treatment area. Make sure to protect your skin from the sun.

Don’t live with signs of aging and other skin imperfections when you don’t have to. Call to schedule your appointment with Essential Aesthetics and Laser today.