Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels 2018-07-06T18:54:09+00:00

Chemical Skin Peels Will Rejuvenate Your Skin

A chemical peel improves skin texture, exfoliates dead skin cells, and refines open pores allowing patients to achieve incredibly smooth and younger looking skin fast. MetroDerm P.C. in Atlanta, GA, offers a variety of chemical peels to treat acne, fine wrinkles, minor skin discoloration and sun damage. Say goodbye to tired and dull looking skin – and achieve the youthfulness you deserve at MetroDerm today. A skincare professional at MetroDerm will recommend a peel that meets your skin care needs:

Salicylic Acid – Encourages Shedding of Skin and Shrinks Pores

A salicylic acid peel is ideal for patients that have oily skin because it is fat/oil soluble, giving it more penetrative power. Salicylic acid also provides marked improvements in skin tone, texture, and clarity for acne sufferers while lightening surface scarring. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, salicylic acid works well for those with sensitive skin.

The skincare experts at MetroDerm recommend treatments for a variety of reasons:

  • To loosen and remove aging cells, oils, and debris
  • To stimulate new skin cell production
  • To increase collagen formation
  • To penetrates and cleans sebum filled follicles and pores
  • To encourage softer, smoother and more supple skin

Jessner Peel – Normal to Oily, Acne, and Sun-Damaged Skin

The Jessner is generally considered a medium-level peel containing 14% of each acid, salicylic, lactic, and resorcinol. The depth of this peel is determined by the number of layers applied during application and the tolerance level of the skin. It is recommended that new users begin with 1-3 layers for a light/medium peel. Generally, 4-6 layers will result in a medium/deep peel and 7-8 layers can result in a deep peel. The distinct blend of acids work in synergy to combat hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and rough texture to reveal vibrant glowing skin.

The Jessner solution may make your skin become red and take on a frosting appearance during application. In some cases, the skin will have a temporary anesthesia or numbing effect. The skin may appear red or dark for several days while recovering. Breakouts may also occur after peeling. This reaction is normal, and the breakout is due to the pores cleansing and bringing debris to the surface. Your skin should begin to balance out within a few weeks, leading to clearer and less oily skin. Downtime will vary depending on how many layers are applied.

  • The Jessner is suitable for most skin types. Sensitive and dry skin types should consult with one of our skincare experts to determine if the Jessner is an appropriate choice.
  • Improved skin tone, texture, and clarity. Reduction of acne, clogged pores, shallow wrinkles, and fine lines.
  • Increase in collagen and elastin production.

Melange Peel-hyperpigmented skin

The Melanage skin lightening peel is a superficial peel designed to improve skin tone. There is no pain and little-to-no irritation during the application of the mask, and typically, the irritation level on the following days is more like a sunburn.

Patients leave with the mask on their face. The mask will remain on the face for 5 to 10 hours according to the patient’s skin type. The rest of your treatment will continue at home and will involve several follow-up visits during the first month. Patients are responsible for adhering to an easy-to-follow, but strict, at-home regimen involving the application of several Melanage products following masque removal. Only one treatment is initially recommended, but a touch-up treatment can be performed on problem spots after one month. If needed, treatments can be repeated once a year.

  • Safe and effective for all skin types including dark skin.
  • After 48 hours skin will start to peel, which will generally last 2-5 days
  • Patients must follow an at-home regimen for optimal results. This kit should last about 3 months.

Our licensed aesthetician at The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm in Atlanta can do a complete analysis of your skin to determine if a chemical peel is right for you. Call us today for a consultation or to schedule a treatment.   We have offices throughout metro Atlanta for your convenience: Atlanta, Pauling/West Cobb County, and Lilburn.