CHEMICAL PEELS

Dr. Morgan offers Vi Peels, alpha-hydroxy-acid peels, salicylic acid acne peel, TCA peels and her signature “red carpet peel” to exfoliate and soften the overall complexion of the face. Whether you need to return to work later that day, or you would like a more rigorous peel that requires a few days off, Dr. Morgan can discuss your goals and offer an appropriate solution.

Highly recommend Dr. M. She is kind, smart, and her entire staff makes for a great visit. After only one treatment, I can’t believe the results on my skin!
– Jennifer Bergstrom

How do chemical peels work? 

Chemical peels will resurface the skin through the application of an acidic solution. In turn, these peels will promote the growth of a new healthy layer of skin as well as stimulate collagen and elastin under the skin. This improves pores size, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven texture. 

What should be avoided post procedure? 

It is important to avoid UV radiation post peel and keep the skin well hydrated. Skin should be washed with a gentle cleanser.

Is a chemical peel painful?

Most patients do not experience pain from a peel. Typically, most patients will only experience a mild to moderate burning feeling during their procedure. 

What are common active ingredients in chemical peels? 

Common ingredients include: glycolic, mandelic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids. 

What are the associated risks and side effects from a chemical peel? 

Most people will feel a little dry after a peel but there does not need to be downtime associated with chemical peels. Dr. Morgan specializes in a “red carpet peel,” which refreshes the skin without the downtime.

Can I wear makeup after a peel? 

Yes, you absolutely can wear makeup! We recommend using sunscreen as well.

What is the benefit of a chemical peel? 

There is a list of benefits including: improving the skin’s color, clarity, tone, and texture. Peels work to stimulate new collagen and the health of skin cell growth for a more radiant complexion. Peels can also reduce discoloration from sun exposure. 

How many peels are needed to see any change? 

The number of peels is completed dependent of the condition of a patient’s skin. Improvement is noticeable after each peel. For most patients, it will take around 5-6 peels to achieve the best results. 

How do I prepare for a chemical peel? 

After speaking with a dermatologist to determine the best peel for your skin, it is important not to exfoliate beforehand. It is also recommended to stop any anti- aging or anti-acne medications.