What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that uses a chemical solution to exfoliate and improve the appearance of your skin. Also known as chemexfoliation, this treatment removes the outer layers of skin, revealing smoother, more youthful skin underneath. 

A Chemical Peel for Beautiful, Refreshed Facial Skin

Chemical peels in Raleigh & Cary, NC with Dr. Anu Antony are an effective solution for addressing various skin concerns, including:

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Chemical peels stimulate collagen production and cell turnover. The treatment helps smooth the skin’s surface and reduce the appearance of age-related lines and hyperpigmentation, including those around the eyes and mouth.

Acne and Acne Scars

Chemical peels containing ingredients like salicylic acid or glycolic acid penetrate deep into the skin to unclog pores, reduce inflammation, and promote the shedding of dead skin cells. The treatment can address resistive acne or minimize the appearance of facial scars.

Sun Spots, Age Spots, and Uneven Skin Pigmentation

Chemical peels effectively target areas of uneven skin tone. By exfoliating the skin’s surface layers, chemical peels help fade pigmented skin markings and reveal a fresh, even skin tone.

Rough, Dull Skin Texture

Chemical peels provide deep exfoliation, removing dead skin cells and debris that can contribute to a rough, dull skin texture. The treatment reveals smoother, brighter skin beneath for a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

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Personalized Consultation with Dr. Anu Antony

Before undergoing a chemical peel, you will receive a personalized consultation with Dr. Antony to discuss your goals and determine the most appropriate peel for your skin. We will work closely with you to ensure that you achieve optimal results tailored to your individual skin type and concerns.

Preparing for Your Peel

For best results, it’s essential to follow any pre-treatment instructions provided by Dr. Antony. These may include avoiding sun exposure, discontinuing certain skincare products, and avoiding shaving, plucking, or waxing. These guidelines can prepare your skin for a safe and effective chemical peel procedure.

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How a Chemical Peel is Performed

Chemical peels are performed in-office as outpatient procedures. During your treatment, your skin will be cleansed, and a chemical solution will be applied to the face or can be applied to the face, neck, and decolletage. The solution penetrates the skin’s layers, causing a controlled chemical reaction that stimulates cell turnover and exfoliation. The depth of the peel will depend on your skin concerns and desired results, ranging from light to medium to deep peels.

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The Perfect Peel for You: Customized Treatments

Ultimately, the type of peel used and the number of treatments recommended will require an evaluation of your skin condition and quality. A range of chemical peels is available, with some examples provided here to consider what may work best for you.

Glycolic Chemical Peel

For deep exfoliation, glycolic peels penetrate the skin’s layers, resulting in smoother, clearer skin with minimized pores.

TCA Chemical Peel

Trichloroacetic Acid peels offer customizable exfoliation levels, effectively addressing various skin concerns with minimal downtime.

Retinol Chemical Peel

Retinol peels promote cell turnover, unclog pores, and reduce acne outbreaks for a healthy, refreshed complexion.

Vitamin C Peel

Rich in antioxidants, vitamin C peels combat free radical damage, brighten skin tone, and reduce acne while restoring balance.

Pigment Balancing Peel

Designed to lighten pigmentation and brown spots, pigment balancing peels improve skin tone with regular treatments.

VI Chemical Peel

Medical-grade VI peels target acne, fine lines, sun damage, and more, delivering deep exfoliation for all skin types and ages.

Lactic Chemical Peel

Gentle and moisturizing, lactic peels are suitable for sensitive skin types and provide effective exfoliation without irritation.

Beta Chemical Peel

Formulated with salicylic acid, these peels target acne breakouts while reducing inflammation and controlling oil production.

Skin Cancer Prevention

The skin is one of our most precious organs. When repeatedly exposed to the sun and UV light, such as tanning beds, the skin is at increased risk of developing cancer. Some individuals have dry, scaly lesions, called actinic keratosis, an indicator of pre-cancerous cell growth. Chemical peels like trichloroacetic acid (TCA) can target actinic keratosis. By promoting the shedding of abnormal skin cells and stimulating healthy cell regeneration, chemical peels can help reduce the risk of skin cancer. It is wise to be proactive about long-term skin health!

Reveal a Fresh, New You

Ready to rejuvenate your skin with a customized chemical peel treatment in the Raleigh & Cary, NC area? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Antony at Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery today. Our experienced team is dedicated to helping you achieve radiant, youthful skin that boosts your confidence and enhances your natural beauty. 

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