Chemical Peel

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Topical Treatment for Common Skin Issues

In his Mobile, Alabama, plastic surgery office, Dr. Proffitt uses various treatments to address common skin ailments, including 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, often younger-looking complexion and face.

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

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

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Improves skin texture 

By removing the outermost layers of the skin, chemical peels smooth out texture irregularities, resulting in a softer, more refined skin surface.

Evens skin tone 

These chemical peel treatments are effective in reducing dark spots, sun damage, and melanin-induced unevenness, promoting a more consistent skin tone across the treated area.

Clears pores and reduces acne

Chemical peels help in deeply cleansing the pores, removing oil and debris that can lead to acne breakouts. This results in clearer and healthier-looking skin.

Enhances skin radiance

Post-treatment, patients often notice a significant boost in skin radiance and vitality, thanks to the increased cell turnover and fresher skin surface.

Who’s the Right Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is 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 glycolic peels from 30% to 70%. For deeper peels, Dr. Proffitt uses varying concentrations of TCA peels, which is the main ingredient in blue peels, from 35% to 50%.

Chemical Peel Process

Understanding the process can help set your expectations and prepare you for a chemical peel treatment at our Mobile, AL, clinic.

Pre-treatment preparation

You will receive specific instructions on preparing your skin prior to your chemical peel, which may include avoiding certain products or medications.

In-office procedure

During your visit, your skin will be cleansed, and the peel solution will be applied. The solution works by removing old skin layers, stimulating new skin growth, and improving facial rejuvenation.

Post-Treatment Care

Aftercare is vital for healing and maximizing the benefits of your chemical peel. It includes using gentle skincare products and avoiding direct sun exposure.

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 significantly reduced. The results of a chemical peel can be long-lasting, but you may wish to return to Dr. Proffitt’s office for another treatment.

Schedule Your Chemical Peel Consultation

Are you ready to experience the benefits of chemical peels with a personalized treatment plan? If you’re looking for a trusted provider of chemical peels in Mobile, AL, our expert team is here to guide you through the entire process of getting professional chemical peel services. Contact Randy Proffitt, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to schedule your consultation. 

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.

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