Facial Peels for Improved Appearance
Facial peels are a standard aesthetic treatment to improve your appearance. In this type of treatment, a chemical is spread across the skin you wish to improve, usually the face, neck, and hands. The chemical causes the skin to blister in time, and it is then peeled away to reveal a new, fresh layer of skin. Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta offers facial peels at our clinic in Alpharetta.
Facial peels, also sometimes called chemical peels, do require some time in the aesthetician’s chair (anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes), but the results can be far-reaching and worth the time investment. Our board certified dermatologists may recommend a facial peel to help with:
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes and around the mouth
- Improving the appearance of mild scars
- Treating certain types of acne
- Reducing age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma)
- Improving the look and feel of skin
- Repairing sun-damaged areas
Cosmetic Facial Peels
Facial peels are considered minimally invasive, and you will need to protect your skin from the sun for a few weeks after the procedure. Complete healing and results can take two to three weeks. Cosmetic facial peels can be light, medium or heavy, with the treatments and times varying according to your needs.
Dr. Emma Murad or Dr. Susan Spitzler will recommend which type of facial peel is best for your particular skin tone and needs. Facial peels can be repeated every few months as needed to complete your desired results or maintain the look you wish. Contact Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta for an aesthetic consultation and ask about facial peels.