Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are one of the most time tested, cost effective treatments to unveil beautiful skin. Medical grade peeling agents are applied to the skin to carefully remove the outermost layer of rough, aging or sun damaged cells. This nonsurgical skin rejuvenation option takes very little time from start to finish and can result in significantly smoother and more even-looking skin. Whether you desire a mild treatment as a basic touchup or one that’s more advanced to address deeper skin issues, chemical peels can help you achieve a beautiful, radiant complexion.

To learn more about the benefits of chemical peels, please request a free consultation today. Skin Raleigh offers a wide range of nonsurgical, medical-grade skincare treatments to help you enjoy a youthful look for longer.

Are Chemical Peels Right for You?

Our chemical peels are designed to treat a wide range of problematic skin conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, melasma, uneven skin tone, age spots, sun damage, acne and acne scarring. Our aestheticians can recommend the best peel for you based on your unique skin type and your appearance concerns:

  • Vi Peel provides the benefits of multiple superficial peels in just one treatment. Suitable for all skin types, the Vi Peel is formulated with a synergistic blend of TCA (trichloroacetic acid), Retin A, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C and Phenol as a numbing agent. The treatment takes 20 minutes or less, and results are seen in about one week. More dramatic results can be seen with repeated treatments, and include improved skin tone, smoother texture, reduced scarring and minimized fine lines.

  • Illuminize Peel is a gentle and superficial peels, making it a perfect choice for first-time chemical peel patients or people who desire exfoliation without visible peeling or downtime. This treatment takes a novel approach toward chemical peels by combining alpha-hydroxy acids with phytic acid and other peeling agents. Its unique blend minimizes irritation and is suitable for all ages and skin types. This treatment makes for an excellent touchup for an upcoming event.

  • Vitalize Peel is suitable for all skin types and offers predictable results that are noticeable after one treatment, but more extensive improvements can be seen after a series. This powerful superficial peel requires little to no downtime while takes years off of aging skin. Its special formulation includes a unique blend of peeling agents, including alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, resorcinol, and retinoic acid. This peel can renew sun-damaged skin, improve acne scars and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

People who may benefit the most from one or more of our chemical peels frequently have from one or more common skin concerns:

Acne Scarring

Chemical peels can improve the appearance of acne scars by gently sloughing off the surface layer of skin, revealing the more even complexion and skin tone underneath. To effectively treat acne scars, a series of chemical peels may provide the best results.

Acne Treatment

Acne is frequently caused by clogged pores and oily skin. Chemical peels can deliver a dosage of Retin A, a form of vitamin A, directly into your pores, helping to clear acne and reduce oil production. Chemical peels can also provide a thorough exfoliation that cleans your skin on a deeper level, leaving you feeling fresh-faced and revitalized.

Aging Hands

Gentle chemical peels can be applied to the backs of the hands alone or as part of a comprehensive hand rejuvenation treatment. Chemical peels can improve rough texture on the hands and create a more even skin tone.

Freckles/Age Spots

Surface layer spots on the skin can be improved or corrected entirely with the use of chemical peels. For deeper freckles and age spots, a series of chemical peels can be applied a few weeks apart to lighten discoloration and provide a more youthful skin tone.

Poor Skin Texture

Chemical peels can improve skin texture by removing the surface layer of skin cells. The fresh, underlying layer of skin should be smoother, softer and tighter, creating a healthy glow. Chemical peels come in a variety of strengths depending on your skincare needs.

Sun Damage

Chemical peels can improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin by gently removing the surface layer of skin cells. As old skin cells are sloughed away, new cells regenerate and develop firmer, younger tissue. The result is a cleaner look with less noticeable sun damage.

Your Recovery & Results

The exact recovery process depends on what type of peel you used and the way your skin reacts to the treatment. Following your chemical peel, some amount of skin peeling should be expected, but gentler peels can result in very little noticeable peeling. You should take extra precautions to avoid direct sun exposure by using high quality sunscreen and wearing hats and sunglasses for the first several days following your chemical peel.

The fresh layer of skin revealed by your chemical peel should appear smoother and more even in texture. Any noticeable blemishes should be minimized and pores should appear smaller. Regularly scheduled chemical peels can help you maintain a revitalized glow year-round.

Skin Raleigh has helped clients from throughout North Carolina, including Durham and Chapel Hill, meet their cosmetic goals with nonsurgical treatment options from our med spa. If you’re ready to see the difference that our aesthetic team can make in your appearance, please request a free consultation today.