Chemical peels at our practice are performed using a chemical solution that removes the damaged outer layers of skin, revealing the smoother, younger, more vibrant-looking skin beneath. Chemical peels can improve a variety of skin concerns, including wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, sun damage, blemishes, acne scars, and pre-cancerous skin growths. We offer several types of chemical peels, from mild to strong, including our Nurse Peels (Epionce Lite Peel, Malic Acid, and Salicylic Acid) and 35% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels. Our milder peels produce a light peel for smoother, brighter-looking skin and improvement in fine wrinkles, dryness, acne, and uneven pigmentation. Our stronger peels can treat coarse wrinkles, blotchy or sun-damaged skin, and pre-cancerous growths for a more dramatic youthful look. While chemical peels are often available at spas, a medically administered peel usually provides deeper, longer-lasting results with fewer side effects.
Candidates for chemical peel treatments are in good physical health and have realistic expectations for improving aged or sun-damaged skin. Some stronger peels may not be appropriate for patients with darker skin tones. After the consultation, our doctors will recommend the best chemical peel to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Chemical peels are typically performed in the office setting and may take anywhere from ten minutes to an hour to complete depending on the strength of the peel.
Recovery will depend on the depth of the peel. Some skin flaking, scaling, or crusting may occur, as well as redness. Stronger peels may also produce swelling, tingling, or throbbing and may require pain medication. A crust or scab often forms on the treatment area and peels off after a period of days to weeks. The skin will be sensitive to the sun for some time, and sun exposure should be limited. Patients can often return to work right away after receiving a mild peel. Stronger TCA peels may require one to two weeks of recovery before resuming normal activities.
The cost of chemical peels in Columbus is a highly personalized treatment. To get the most accurate price, please schedule a consultation. During your appointment, our doctors or nurses can answer your questions, provide advice, and go over the costs with you.
When it comes to aesthetic needs, men and women have been trusting the highly skilled group at Smith Facial Plastics for years. To learn more about chemical peels in Columbus or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!