Chemical Skin Peels

Young healthy skin renews itself every five to six weeks through a process called cell turnover. During the natural process of aging, cell turnover slows down, causing a thick buildup of dead skin cells on the surface. This gives your skin an uneven texture and color. Common signs of damaged skin cells are wrinkles, brown spots (that includes freckles), age spots and a general dullness of the complexion. Applying chemical skin peels can help battle the signs of aging by removing the buildup of dead skin cells and improving the natural process of cell turnover.

A chemical skin peel can help to avoid the increased dullness inherent in aging skin. Deciding if a chemical skin peel is right for you can be somewhat confusing. Consult our aestheticians to get a better understanding of how to best meet your individual goals. Usually, most chemical skin peels will cause a mild stinging to a more significant burning sensation; redness can be minimal to extreme and down time (peeling) may be seen in more aggressive chemical skin peels. We offer a wide variety of chemical skin peels detailed here to suit every need in the process of aging.

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Dermaplaning is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure to gently exfoliate dead skin cells from your face, remove the vellus hair (peach fuzz), and stimulate cellular turnover leaving your skin brighter and smoother.  Dermaplaning is most often done before chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or facials for better product penetration. Another added benefit is make-up will go on more evenly. Dermaplaning does not make hair grow back thicker or darker.

Glycolic Acid

We offer varying strengths of these wonderful chemical skin peels to lessen the appearance of subtle aging and very fine lines and give your skin an instant glow. Glycolic acid helps to improve acne and light hyperpigmentation as well. Safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Salicylic Acid

Often considered the most effective acid for oily and acne-prone complexions, this chemical skin peel has a high concentration of salicylic acid. This is a highly recommended skin peel because of its ability to be antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory.

Signature Peel

Mild to Aggressive. Our signature peel uses a mixture of alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids to help improve skin tone and texture, lessen fine lines, and decrease pigment caused by sun damage, melasma, and acne. Even after one peel, you will see improvement, but for more dramatic results, a series of peels is recommended. Safe for all skin types.

PCA 6% Retinol Peel

PCA 6% Retinol Peel provides dramatic and rapid rejuvenation of the skin to provide a
brighter, smoother, and more evenly toned complexion. It is effective in treating anti-aging
and hyperpigmentation. If you love to peel, this one is for you. Patients should expect
dramatic peeling and sheeting two to three days post-treatment that may last up to ten

VI Peel

VI Peel is a moderate-depth chemical peel with minimal downtime that contains a
unique blend of acids, vitamin C, and minerals to treat signs of aging, improve skin
texture, and correct hyperpigmentation. It can be used on the face, chest, hands, and, back. Patients will experience significant peeling for four to five days after treatment, and
an aftercare kit is provided with each peel. VI Peel is also a neurotoxin-boosting treatment and has been shown in clinical studies to boost treatment results by 36% when done on the same day as your BOTOX treatment.

NeoStrata Retinol Peel

The NeoStrata Retinol Peel is an advanced, physician-strength peel that contains a high
potency retinol of 3% in combination with a Retinol Boosting Complex to enhance
collagen and cellular turnover. It can be used in conjunction with acne treatment and as
a part of an anti-aging regimen. The peel is applied in the office and then washed off at
home eight hours later. It has minimal downtime, and results can be seen after one peel.
Flaking and peeling usually begin on day two or three and last a total of about 7 days.
Maximum results are best achieved with a series of four to six peels scheduled four to
six weeks apart.

Trichloracetic Acid (TCA)

TCA (Trichioracetic Acid) peels are highly effective in promoting skin smoothness and vitality. They also improve superficial discoloration and eliminate fine lines. These medium depth skin peels, from 20% to 25%, are very aggressive for the reduction of fine lines, uneven pigmentation and skin smoothing.

These skin peels are recommended by dermatologists for impressive skin rejuvenation. To achieve the best results, you should use skin care products before your skin peels and anticipate that two or more peels may be needed at three-month intervals. The effect of a medium-depth skin peel may dissipate over six months to a year, but improvement will persist if you adhere to a skin care program.

Skin preparation may be achieved by applying Retin-A, glycolic acid, and bleaching agents daily for four to six weeks prior to the peel. Retin-A will not only help to shed layers of superficial dead skin, but it will also stimulate your skin to regenerate and heal more quickly. The procedure usually takes approximately 60 minutes, and mild discomfort can be controlled by the application of cooling towels. There will be no discomfort following the procedure.

The skin will initially appear red, and within a few days, the skin will start to turn dark and become stiff. The more pigmentation the skin has, the darker it will turn. The skin will then crack and peel, however there will be no open wounds or scabs. Once the old skin has been sloughed off, the new skin will emerge bright pink and flushed – exposing the new, healthy you!

Call us at (615) 771-1881 x4 or contact our aesthetic skin care center for your private consultation in our Franklin office, conveniently located in the heart of Cool Springs — just minutes from both Brentwood and Nashville.

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