Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels


Introduction to Chemical Peels

Do you want to get rid of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, signs of aging, and other imperfections? Chemical peels can treat your concerns by revealing skin with a healthier appearance and texture. Find out how Skin Care at 5th Ave. located in Peachtree City, and serving the greater Atlanta, GA area can help rejuvenate your skin with Chemical Peels.

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What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peel treatments can be used to exfoliate areas including the face, neck, or hands. Chemical peels result in a brighter appearance as they uncover fresh, healthy skin. By removing the outermost skin cells, peels can target a variety of skin flaws, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Crows’ feet and smile lines
  • Minor surgical scarring
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Freckles
  • Age spots or sunspots
  • Melasma
  • Dull texture and skin tone
  • Sagging skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Precancerous skin growths

Levels of Chemical Peels

The Chemical Peel treatment comes in a variety of strengths:

Mild: Also known as a superficial peel, this procedure removes the outermost layer of skin and can be completed in under an hour, making it a convenient option that can easily fit into your schedule. A mild chemical solution such as alpha-hydroxy acid will be used to address coarse skin and minor discoloration. Repeated procedures can be completed every two to five weeks as necessary.

Medium: For more moderate skin conditions such as age spots, freckles, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles, a stronger chemical solution will be used. Our doctor will apply glycolic or trichloroacetic acid to remove the outer layer of skin and the upper part of your middle layer of skin. This procedure can be repeated every three weeks until the desired results are attained.

Deep: During this procedure, our provider will apply the phenol or trichloroacetic acid to treat moderate to severe skin damage and deep wrinkles. Chemical peels at this level must only be completed once but will penetrate the middle to deep layers of the skin to dramatically improve its appearance. Deep chemical peels may not be suitable for patients with darker skin tones.

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Different chemical peels treat different skin conditions. At Skin Care at 5th Ave., we can provide different types of chemical peels, including the VI Peel and Perfect Derma Pee, to the greater-Atlanta area.

VI Peel: Commonly used to treat signs of aging, sun damage, skin texture irregularities, and discoloration, the VI peel is a medium-depth chemical peel that exfoliates the skin and encourages the production of new proteins.

This peel can beused on all skin types and tones and is safe to use in a variety of areas, including the face, chest, back, hands, and eyelids.

Perfect Derma Peel: The Perfect Derma Peel is typically used to tighten and brighten the skin, as well as reduce acne and sun damage.

*This treatment comes with an at-home kit that includes a moisturizer and towelettes that can calm the redness, tightness, and itching you may experience in the days following your procedure.

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First Step

What’s the First Step?

The first step in getting a Chemical Peel in the greater Atlanta area is to schedule a consultation at Skin Care at 5th Ave. During your initial appointment, our esthetician will determine if you’re a good candidate for the chemical peel treatments we offer. Together, you can go over your medical history, undergo an exam, and discuss your goals and expectations.

Depending on the intensity of your peel, skin concerns, and skin type, more than one chemical peel treatment may be necessary to achieve the desired results.

What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?

At Skin Care at 5th Ave., we have seen our Greater Atlanta Chemical Peel patients enjoy so many benefits, including:

  • Boosted self-confidence
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced appearance of scarring and sunspots
  • Smoother, brighter-looking skin tone and texture
  • Youthful and healthy-looking appearance

Who are the Best Candidates for Chemical Peels?

Though chemical peels can treat a variety of skin concerns, not everyone is a viable candidate. Our doctor treating the greater Atlanta area can determine if you’re a good candidate during an initial consultation. We do request that you come in with realistic expectations and a positive opinion of cosmetic treatments.

You may not be a good candidate for a chemical peel if you:

  • Are pregnant or nursing
  • Were recently pregnant
  • Are taking Accutane or Retin-A
  • Are prone to scarring
  • Have severe acne, open wounds, sunburn, or infection
  • Have sensitive skin
  • Have skin conditions like psoriasis, rosacea, or eczema
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What to Expect on the Day of Chemical Peels

When it’s time for your Chemical Peel, we will make sure that you are comfortable in our reclining chair. The esthetician will first clean your skin to remove the dirt and oil. Next, they will apply a chemical solution to the outer layer of your skin, during which you may feel a numbing or tingling sensation. The solution is left on your skin for a predetermined amount of time before it is washed off with a gentle cleanser. For deeper peels, we may offer an ice pack or hand fan to alleviate any pain or discomfort after your peel.

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Chemical Peels Recovery

Following your treatment, you can expect redness, tightness, and dry, flaking skin. As your skin peels, try to use a gentle cleanser and sunscreen. Avoid using harsh skin products like retinoids and acids. You should also try to limit sun exposure. You may be tempted to pick at your skin as it peels, but this can lead to scarring. Let the peeling happen naturally.

Don’t wear makeup until you have been cleared by our practice. You can expect to have to wait a week or longer. Patients are also advised to avoid strenuous exercise that can lead to excessive sweating during the peeling process.

How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost in the greater Atlanta area?

The cost of a Chemical Peel in Atlanta is determined by several factors, including the strength of the treatment and the location. The best way to find out how much your treatment will be is to come in for your consultation. After one of our providers evaluates your skin and creates your treatment plan, you will be provided with a price breakdown by our Patient Coordinator.

Why Choose Us?

At Skin Care at 5th Ave., we pamper our patients with a spa-like setting and offer holistic cosmetic care that combines medical training and expert aesthetic treatments tailored to your individual needs. Our clinic is run by Dr. Joseph Galitzin, a renowned expert in non-surgical skin treatments, and is committed to helping his patients achieve optimal results. At Skin Care at 5th Ave. in Peachtree City, GA, we offer varying levels of chemical peels to meet every patient’s unique needs. We can even provide a quick and convenient treatment on your lunch break.

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Schedule Your Consultation

If you have any questions about Chemical Peels in the greater-Atlanta area or would like to request a consultation, fill out our online contact form or call our Peachtree City office at +1 770 487 2645. We want you to be satisfied with your appearance and the chemical peel process could be an excellent solution to any skin imperfections.

Chemical Peel FAQs

Are Chemical Peels painful?

The level of pain or discomfort you experience is strongly determined by the strength of your peel. Most patients don’t find mild peels to be painful, but they do leave you reddened for a few days as if you had a sunburn. Deep chemical peels can often lead to swelling and redness, with some potential throbbing and swelling. Any pain or discomfort felt post-treatment can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication, but if you find yourself overwhelmed with pain, please contact us immediately.

How many appointments will I need?

The number of treatment sessions is determined by the degree of skin care you require and the strength level of your treatment. Deeper peels are usually performed only once, whereas medium peels may be repeated every three to nine months. If you get a mild peel, you may require three to six sessions spaced one month apart to achieve your desired results.

How long until I see results?

Your face will likely be swollen and red after your first session, but over the next week or two, these side effects will subside and you should be able to see better results. If you are doing a mild peel, you will see better results the more often you come in, however, you will still be able to see visible changes from your first session as the swelling goes away.

Can I combine Chemical Peels with other procedures?

Many of our Chemical Peel patients in the greater Atlanta area will combine their treatment with Microneedling, and while they can’t be performed at the same time, the two procedures together lead to excellent results. You may also be interested in getting PRP or a HydraFacial for fuller or cleaner skin. If you are looking to achieve a certain result, please discuss it with your Aesthetician during your consultation for their expert recommendations.

What are the risks associated with Chemical Peels?

Choosing a trusted medical professional such as Dr. Galitzin to perform your treatment can significantly reduce your risk for complications, however, the possible side effects of chemical peels include:
  • Changes in skin color
  • Heart damage
  • Infection
  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage 
  • Redness
  • Scabbing
  • Scarring
  • Swelling
If you have any concerning or long-lasting reactions during your Chemical Peel recovery, please contact our office immediately for assistance.

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