At Refine Plastic Surgery in Nashville, chemical peels are used to address a variety of skin concerns.
Our peels are customizable based on the patient’s skin type and desired treatment effect. Each peel is tailored to the patient after they receive a personalized skin evaluation. In addition to peels, a variety of in-office skin rejuvenation treatments are available - both surgical and nonsurgical. A chemical peel can also be done at the same time as other treatments such as injectables (toxin, fillers).
For our patients in Nashville, chemical peels are excellent for diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin, sun damage, age spots, rough skin texture, scars, and dull skin. By applying medical-grade peels such as trichloroacetic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, or beta hydroxy acids to the skin, we can remove the dead surface cells and trigger skin cell renewal to achieve a fresh, glowing complexion, free of imperfections.
Chemical peels are a quick, non-invasive procedure that can be performed in our office. Contrary to popular belief, a peel doesn’t haven’t to cause discomfort.
Light chemical peels produce a slight tingling sensation and are totally painless. Moderate to deep chemical peels contain a higher percentage of acids, penetrating the skin deeper. A mild burning sensation is common but subsides quickly. For the deepest peels, a topical anesthetic may be applied as needed to make the experience a comfortable one.
Before undergoing a chemical peel, you’ll first meet with Dr. Bryant for a consultation to discuss your skin aging concerns. Our treatment plans are designed with you in mind. We’ll recommend the skin rejuvenation procedure that best matches your aesthetic goals and tolerance for downtime. Most patients can have a chemical peel the same day as the consultation if desired.
The chemical peel downtime varies based on the strength of the peel.
Thin, sensitive skin or skin that has been recently treated with active skincare ingredients may be more susceptible to chemical peel side effects. Peeling, as you might suspect, is normal after the procedure. Often, it takes a few days for peeling to start. The skin may flake a little or a lot depending on the peel strength.
Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and AestheticsLight chemical peels have no downtime.
You can resume daily activities immediately following the appointment, often with a fresh, instantly healthy glow and minimal peeling in the days ahead.
Moderate peels also may not require any downtime, but the skin will peel or flake off similar to a sunburn (minus the pain). However, deep peels — often reserved for the most advanced signs of aging, sun damage, and skin texture problems — may have a downtime of 7 to 14 days. It’s very important not to pick at the skin as it peels. Just be patient, eat healthily, and follow your post-treatment skincare regimen. The results will come!
Superficial peels provide instant skin rejuvenation and a healthy glow.
They are perfect before special events for this reason. Moderate to deep peels will deliver noticeable skin improvement after the initial peeling subsides, leaving the skin more even-toned, youthful, and refined in texture. Fine lines and imperfections such a bumpy skin texture, large pores, or scars take on a softer, less visible appearance. Lighter strength peels or more aged skin may benefit from more than one treatment session.
Depending on the degree of correction the patient wishes to achieve, a series of peels is the best way to improve and maintain the results. Spacing the appointment a few weeks apart gives the skin time to rejuvenate so that the next peel can be applied.
Each successive peel reaches a deeper layer of skin for a beautifully transformative result once a series of peel sessions are complete. At Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, we take the guesswork out by providing an expert recommendation on the right number and type of chemical peel for each patient. We’ll also set you up with a recommended treatment schedule so that you can plan the appointments at the right time in order to maximize your results.
While chemical peels are widely available as a medical spa treatment, improper application of a peel can have negative consequences. It is important to seek a physician that is experienced in skin renewal treatments and skin assessment.
Dr. Lucas Bryant is a double board-certified Nashville facial plastic surgeon who oversees all surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments at Refine. After relocating his practice from Park Avenue in New York City to the greater Nashville area, he brings unparalleled expertise and deep knowledge of the facial structure and skin physiology to the region. This ensures his patients have the best chemical peel results possible, while greatly minimizing the risk of skin damage. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bryant today to enjoy the revitalizing effects of your personalized chemical peel experience.
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