Chemical Peels

With the weathering of everyday life, your skin becomes dull, dry, and blemished. Charles J. Brown, MD, FAAD, at Dilworth Dermatology and Laser in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers custom chemical peels to give your skin a gorgeous glow. If your skin needs a quick pick-me-up, call or schedule a consultation online at Dilworth Dermatology and Laser to find out how a chemical peel can renew your skin.

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are procedures that are used to improve the appearance of your skin. Dr. Brown offers custom chemical peels with branded products to target your needs and goals.

Chemical peels work by removing the rough outer layers of your skin to reveal a fresh, smooth layer. Depending on the extent of the damage of your skin and the time that you’re willing to dedicate to your new and improved skin, you can choose one of three main types of chemical peels:

Superficial peels

Also called lunchtime peels, superficial peels are quick and gentle on your skin. Mild acid removes only the outermost layer of your skin, making your skin smoother and even-toned.

Medium peels

More rigorous than superficial peels, medium peels remove multiple layers of your skin and can get rid of lines, wrinkles, and freckles. Like superficial peels, your skin is left feeling smoother and reinvigorated. Medium peels can also remove some precancerous spots.

Deep peels

Deep peels are for those who want to see a dramatic improvement in the texture and tone of their skin. They remove multiple layers to eliminate scars, wrinkles, lines, spots, and other blemishes. Deep peels are aggressive and can only be done once.

What can chemical peels do for my skin?

Chemical peels are surprisingly versatile treatments. Dr. Brown can formulate a peel for you to reduce or eliminate the appearance of:

  • Acne scars
  • Other scars
  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Freckles
  • Sun damage
  • Roughness

You’d be surprised how smooth and flawless a freshly peeled complexion looks. After a chemical peel, you’ll enjoy fresh, glowing skin within a week of treatment. Dr. Brown gives you an aftercare plan so that you get the most out of each chemical peel.

Are chemical peels safe for my skin?

Many patients cower at the word “chemical” when it comes to something that’s going on their skin. Despite the intimidating name, chemical peels are generally safe and come with few potential side effects. Complications that can occur include:

  • A temporary or permanent change in skin tone
  • Scarring
  • Redness and irritation
  • Cold sore reactivation

Long-lasting side effects are rare and are especially unlikely when your peel is performed by an experienced professional. The team at Dilworth Dermatology and Laser is highly trained in chemical peels and can answer any of your questions before you commit to the procedure.

If your skin needs to be refreshed, Dr. Brown at Dilworth Dermatology and Laser can help. For a custom chemical peel, call or schedule a consultation online today.