Chemical Peels

AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta

Maki Rheaume, MD

Aesthetic Medical Spa & Internal Medicine located in Marietta, GA

While many chemicals are harmful to your skin and shouldn’t come near it, others can do wonders by washing away years of surface-level and deep damage during a procedure called a chemical peel. At AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, medical aesthetics specialist Maki Rheaume, MD, can help you choose the best chemical peel for your skin, whether you need a slight refreshment or a big, once-in-a-lifetime change. To find out more about chemical peels and what they can do, call AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta or request an appointment online today.

Chemical Peels Q&A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are skin treatments that rub away the outer layer or layers of your skin on your face, hands, or neck. These areas are typically exposed to a lot of sunlight, wind, and products, so they pick up a fair amount of damage during your daily life. A chemical peel gives your skin a fresh start by revealing a new surface layer.

The three types of chemical peels are:

Superficial peel

This is a gentle peel that you can get quickly and conveniently, with just 1-7 days of healing time. It strips away only the rough top layer of skin.

Medium peel

Medium peels are a bit more aggressive than superficial peels, reaching into the middle layer of your skin to alleviate age spots, freckles, and even some precancerous growths. It takes 1-2 weeks for your skin to heal.

Deep peel

Are you looking for dramatically improved skin? A deep peel penetrates deep into the middle layer of your skin to remove an extensive amount of damage. Deep peels are so harsh on your skin that you can only get one once in your lifetime, but the results are stunning after your 2-3-week healing time.

What can a chemical peel do for my skin?

Chemical peels can do wonders for even the roughest, uneven-toned, or blemished skin. Dr. Rheaume can help you choose a chemical peel that reduces:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Roughness
  • Age spots
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dull tones

Any depth of a chemical peel can make your skin look brighter and renew its texture. With the exception of deep peels, you get chemical peels regularly, as recommended by Dr. Rheaume to continuously optimize your skin.

How should I prepare my skin for a chemical peel?

During your initial consultation, you’ll be advised of several steps to take to prepare your skin for a chemical peel. Dr. Rheaume might tell you to:

  • Stop using certain medications for acne
  • Stop exfoliating your face with scrubs or cleansers
  • Use certain lotions and creams
  • Put your waxing routine on pause

For a medium or deep peel, you may need to be sedated. You must plan for this accordingly by taking off work for the day and arranging a ride to and from the office. Be sure to take any pain relievers as directed by Dr. Rheaume.

To choose a chemical peel that targets the worst parts of your skin, call AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta or request an appointment online today.