Over time, the skin is subjected to considered stress and damage because of harsh UV rays, environmental pollutants, toxins, dirt, debris, bacteria, and injuries. Chemical peels exfoliate the uppermost layers of the skin to reveal smoother, softer, and more youthful skin.
Reveal smoother, softer, and younger skin
The skin is your body’s primary protective armor. It’s the largest organ in your body and is responsible for protecting your inner organs from bacteria, injuries, and the effects of harsh ultraviolet rays. But like all armors, your skin needs regular polishing and treatment to make it look and feel youthful. Dr. Hicks offers personalized chemical peel in Greenville that exfoliate the damaged skin tissues to reveal smooth and soft skin underneath.
Chemical peels correct the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Sun damage
- Facial scarring
- Enlarged pores
- Congested pores
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Dull complexion
- Textural irregularities
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are unique skincare formulations that improve your overall skin tone and texture. They’re made of specialized chemicals that exfoliate the uppermost layers of your skin and dead skin cells to reveal smoother, softer, and more youthful skin underneath.
Chemical peels also stimulate collagen production to make your skin look firm, taut, and youthful. Different chemical peels offer different levels of rejuvenation, so the treatment must be personalized.
Your chemical peel consultation with Dr. Hicks
Dr. Hicks offers a thorough consultation to kickstart your chemical peel journey. She carefully examines your facial skin, discusses your goals and concerns, identifies your skin conditions, and analyzes your skin concerns. She also reviews your medical history, determines if your skin is sensitive, and asks about your goals and concerns. After a thorough evaluation, she curates a personalized chemical peel in Greenville treatment plan to improve your skin tone and texture.
What are the types of chemical peels?
Light peels generally use alpha-hydroxy acids, such as lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and malic acid, to exfoliate the uppermost layers of the skin. They’re extremely gentle peels that cause minimal side effects and no downtime. Light peels are suitable for fine lines and wrinkles, dull complexion, enlarged pores, and other mild forms of skin damage.
Medium peels are prepared using salicylic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, and/or trichloroacetic acid (TCA.) They address skin concerns in the deeper layers of your skin to facilitate considerable improvements in your skin tone and texture. The side effects gradually dissipate over two weeks, and you may need a few days of downtime.
Deep peels usually have glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, and phenol. They penetrate into the deep dermis to stimulate collagen production and exfoliate the uppermost layers of your damaged skin. Deep peels offer the most dramatic results for wrinkles, skin laxity, and sun damage, but they also involve downtime of up to 3 weeks.
What can I expect after chemical peels?
The post-treatment recovery period differs for all chemical peels. Different chemical peel in Greenville penetrate different levels of your dermis, so the degree of side effects and recovery also vary. Light and superficial peels involve no downtime, but deep peels may involve downtime of one or two weeks. Your skin might start flaking and peeling after a few days, but you must not pull at the peeling layers. You must also wear plenty of sunscreens and apply moisturizers.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hicks
Dr. Hicks is a nationally-renowned facial plastic surgeon specializing in surgical and non-surgical anti-aging treatments. She believes in curating personalized treatment plans that address her patients’ unique goals and concerns without harsh side effects or complications. Her personalized approach also ensures naturalized results that betray no signs of cosmetic work. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Hicks to explore your options for chemical peel in Greenville.