Chemical Peels in Augusta, GA
The chemical peel is one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures on the market. At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Troy Austin, chemical peels are provided for our patients in Augusta, North Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and adjoining neighborhoods in Georgia and South Carolina
What is the goal of a Chemical Peel?
In essence, a chemical peel is used to enhance the appearance of the skin. Chemical peels are most often used to treat and improve the look and feel of the skin on the face, but can also be used to enhance the appearance of the skin on the neck and hands as well.
Am I a good candidate for a Chemical Peel?
If you feel uncomfortable due to one of the following reasons, you may be a good candidate for a chemical peel procedure:
- Acne or acne-related scarring
- Age and liver spots due to aging
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Irregular skin pigmentation
- Rough skin and scaly patches
- Sun-damaged skin
It is important to note that a chemical peel is not a permanent solution, and there are some things a chemical peel is not capable of achieving. For example, a chemical peel will not treat deep lines, creases, and wrinkles or deep scar tissue. A more invasive surgery is the best option to treat those issues.
How does a chemical peel work?
A chemical peel procedure works by applying a solution onto the surface of the skin. The chemical solution is used to get rid of excess layers of skin that are damaged, and thus causing the skin problems that the peel is seeking to fix. The chemicals used are called phenol, trichloroacetic acid, and alpha hydroxy acids. There are three types of peels: light (for subtle/ minimal issues), medium (makes the skin appear smoother), and deep (for dramatic results).
What can I expect after a chemical peel?
All chemical peel treatments have little to no recovery time whatsoever, but there are differences according to the type of peel treatment received. A light peel may result in dry, flaky skin. A medium peel will have the same after effects but with some coloration notices. A deep peel takes the longest to recover from, but it is still only just a few days before the skin is back to normal.
If you feel you may be a good candidate and would like more information about chemical peel procedures, please feel free to contact Dr. Troy Austin at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, serving residents of Evans, Augusta, and North Augusta as well as Columbia County, and adjacent areas in Georgia and South Carolina.