Chemical Peel Mobile, AL

Topical Treatment for Common Skin Issues

In his Mobile, Alabama plastic surgery office, Dr. Proffitt uses a variety of treatments to combat common ailments of the skin—among them is the chemical peel. When applied to the skin, a chemical peel, which comes in a light or deep formula, removes dead, dull surface cells.

The result is the appearance of fresh, clear skin cells and an overall improved, and often younger looking complexion and face.

A chemical peel treatment is most commonly used to diminish or treat:

  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • age spots and sun damage
  • acne or blemishes
  • some types of scarring
  • hyperpigmentation
  • uneven skin tone and texture

Who’s the Right Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is actually great for patients of many ages and skin types. Those with darker skin, however, may not be ideal candidates as it can have some effect on dark pigmentation. The chemical peel is often applied to the face, but can also improve the appearance of the skin on the neck, chest and hands.

If you struggle with any of the above skin problems and wish to work to correct them with non-surgical treatments, we encourage you to ask about chemical peels in Dr. Proffitt’s Mobile plastic surgery office.

The Treatment: How a Chemical Peel Works

Before beginning the chemical peel treatment, your skin will be cleansed. The chemical peel solution will then be evenly applied to the treatment site. The solution will work over time and will be left on your skin, allowing it to penetrate and begin to slough off dead skin cells. You may feel a tingling when the solution is applied, which can be stronger with a deep chemical peel.

For lighter peels with no downtime Dr. Proffitt uses varying degrees of gylcolic peels from 30% to 70%, and for deeper peels Dr. Proffitt uses varying concentrations of TCA peels, which is the main ingredient in blue peels, from 35% to 50%.

How Will I Look and Feel After a Chemical Peel?

After you complete the chemical peel treatment, the damaged skin cells will begin to flake off as new skin cells emerge—this is a natural part of the process. For several days, you will need to take care to protect your skin from the sun, as it will be extra sensitive. For a deep chemical peel, you may miss some time from work, as your skin will be more reddish or pink and a greater amount of skin will be removed.

When you have healed post-chemical peel, your skin will look refreshed and the skin problems you struggled with will be greatly diminished. The results of a chemical peel can be long lasting, but you may wish to return to Dr. Proffitt’s office in the future for another treatment.

To learn more about chemical peel treatments, we encourage you to join our mailing list. Please call our Mobile, Alabama plastic surgery practice to schedule your chemical peel consultation or to find out about specials on this and other non-surgical treatments.