About Chemical Facial Peels in Atlanta
Chemical peels are exfoliating skin treatments that address common skin issues like fine lines and wrinkles, acne and acne scarring, pigmentation, large pores, dullness, and uneven texture.
Depending upon the desired results, peels can be broken down into three major categories that patients can choose from:
- Superficial Peels
- Medium Depth Peels
- Deep Peels
At WIFH, we offer superficial and medium depth peels from the top cosmeceutical companies in the world.
VI Peel (Medium Depth Peel)
The VI Peel is known as an innovative, advanced medical-grade chemical peel targeting fine lines and wrinkles, age and sun spots, acne and acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, melasma, enlarged pores, and overall skin texture and appearance.
Safe for all skin types and colors, a VI peel can also be applied to the neck, chest, arms, back, legs and even the delicate under-eye area.
SkinCeuticals (Superficial Peels)
SkinCeuticals peels are great for skin resurfacing and correction.
Patients looking to repair and restore skin, should consider one of the SkinCeuticals peels — each of which includes a deep cleanse, peel application and soothing mask.
There are multiple varieties of SkinCeuticals peels, including:
- Age Defying Peel
- Brightening Peel
- Clearing Peel
- Hydrating Peel
Facial Peels Before & After Photos
Facial & Chemical Peels FAQs
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing/exfoliating treatment in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to slough away the top layers of skin. There are a variety of different chemical peels available and they can address skin conditions like: acne, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation/sun damage, tone, texture and overall skin health. Once the dead skin is removed it reveals smoother, softer, younger looking skin.
There are a variety of different peels available. We offer superficial and medium depth peels. Immediately following a superficial peel your skin may appear a little pink, which subsides pretty quickly. Superficial peels do not cause the skin to slough off, so you should not experience any shedding. These peels can be done as frequently as every 2 weeks. There is no down time with these peels.
Medium depth peels are different. We offer the full line of VI Peels. Immediately following the application of the VI Peel your skin will look slightly tan or have a yellowish tint. You may also notice the skin is a bit pink. The VI Peels are self neutralizing and you will leave our office with the peel still on your skin. You will be provided with at-home skincare products and instructions of when to cleanse the peel from the skin and how to use the products to continue the peel process. The first two days following the peel your skin will feel tight and pigmented areas might appear slightly darker. On approximately day three, patients will begin to peel. The first signs of peeling usually begin around the mouth and chin areas. By day six or day seven patients will be done peeling. Keeping the skin moisturized can help make the peeling tolerable. Whatever you do, do not pick or peel the sloughing skin, let it come off on its own.
A single peel will achieve some repair and add a healthy glow to the skin. Skin conditions like acne scars, pore enlargement and hyperpigmentation might require multiple applications to produce more dramatic results.
Depending on which peel is chosen for your skin, procedures may vary. Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed, then prepped with a medical degreaser to remove any traces of oil. Your clinician will then start applying the peel solution to your skin. Most peels remain on the skin between 3-10 mins, but some are designed to be self-neutralizing and stay on for 4 hours. Most patients describe feeling a warm, prickly sensation, or mild stinging/itching when the peel is first applied to their skin. This is temporary and subsides after a couple of minutes. After the peel is neutralized and removed, we will apply moisturizer and SPF, when appropriate.