Chemical Peels in Charlotte, NC
Skin cells accumulate over time. This results in blemishes, uneven skin tone, and other skin imperfections. With chemical peels, dead skin and imperfections are gently removed leaving new, healthy skin behind. In Charlotte Huntersville, NC, and the surrounding communities, Dr. Stephen Giordano, medical director at Carolina Age Management Institute, performs chemical peels for people who want to rejuvenate the look of their appearance.
What is a Chemical Peel?
The skin accumulates dead cells over time. This may lead to blemishes, discolored skin, and other imperfections. Chemical peels work to remove these dead cells and enhance the skin’s texture. They correct skin issues layer by layer. There are several types of peels to treat the skin some of which are stronger than others. It is necessary to have a member of our staff evaluate your skin and determine what type of peel is best for the skin.
At Carolina Age Management Institute, we perform chemical peels using the following treatments:
Benefits of Chemical Peel
The goal of chemical peels is to correct skin imperfections and improve the skin’s quality. Chemical peels have been used to eradicate pre-cancerous cells as well. They also offer the following benefits:
- Diminishes lines and wrinkles
- Takes less time than other facial treatments
- Reduces the appearance of sun damage and other age spots
- Exfoliates the skin to reveal a smoother and more radiant complexion
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars
- Boosts collagen growth to increase the volume of the skin
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
The solution used for the chemical peel is applied evenly to the targeted area with a brush and allowed to penetrate the skin. As this happens, the skin begins to lighten in color. When the process is complete, cold compresses are applied to the skin followed by a neutralizing solution. Chemical peels typically take between 30 and 90 minutes unless a deeper peel is performed which may take up to two hours to complete. With most peels, no sedation is necessary except for stronger peels. Patients can leave immediately following their appointment.
Chemical Peel Preparation
Some patients will need to prepare for this treatment by following specific skin care instructions, which may include using special creams. It is also important to avoid any other skin care treatments for up to a month before the treatment. During a consultation, a clinician goes over the details of the treatment as well as any instructions for preparation.
Chemical Peel Recovery
There are specific instructions that should be followed after the chemical peel process including how to care for the treated skin and apply make-up. Although patients may leave the office following the treatment, it may be helpful to have assistance for the first day depending on the peel.
It is important to protect the new skin from the sun for several months as the area heals and regenerates. After two weeks, make-up may be applied, and patients may return to strenuous activities.
How Much Does a Chemical Peel Cost in Charlotte, NC?
The cost of chemical peels depends on the type of peel, the size and location of the area being treated and whether other treatments are performed at the same appointment. We go over the cost of the chemical peel in addition to payment and financing options. We accept cash, check, and credit cards in addition to offering financing through CareCredit®.
Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?
A chemical peel may be right for you if you have uneven skin tones or want to erase imperfections such as acne, sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines. We also offer Laser Peels at Carolina Age Management.
Chemical Peel Consultation
During your chemical peel consultation, Dr. Giordano or one of the staff members will discuss your skin imperfections as well as your overall health and medical history. At that point, he evaluates your skin to determine if a chemical peel is the right treatment and what type of peel is best.
If you live in and around Charlotte and Huntersville, NC, and want to revitalize your skin without having invasive surgery, consider a chemical peel at Carolina Age Management Institute. Contact Dr. Stephen Giordano today for a consultation!