Chemical Peels Specialist

Access Dermatology Clinic  -  - Dermatologist

Access Dermatology Clinic

Dermatologists located in Franklin & Glasgow, KY & Gallatin, TN

Getting a chemical peel restores your skin’s healthy glow, and the results can last for years with diligent aftercare. At Access Dermatology Clinic in Franklin and Glasgow, Kentucky, and Gallatin, Tennessee, James Allred, MD, FAAD, and Sherelen Hodges, APRN, DCNP, professionally perform light, medium, and deep chemical peels. To schedule a consultation, call the nearest office or book online today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are treatments for the skin — usually on your face, chest, or neck — that smooth the surface by removing the uppermost layers of dead and tired cells. 

Medical professionals at Access Dermatology Clinic apply a chemical solution to your skin’s surface before washing it off with a neutralizing solution.

As a result of your chemical peel, your skin cells start to grow and replace the surface cells that were removed. That creates a fresh, new surface layer that looks smoother and brighter than before. The team at Access Dermatology Clinic teaches you skin care practices that help you maintain your results.

Chemical peels come in light, medium, and deep varieties. The team helps you choose the type of chemical peel that can reach your goals. While you can get light peels regularly and medium peels semi-regularly, you can only get a deep chemical peel once in your lifetime. 

What are the results of a chemical peel?

Your chemical peel results in smoother, brighter, and less damaged skin that looks more youthful. It eliminates or minimizes some of the most prominent signs of aging and weathering on your skin, such as:

  • Fine to moderate lines
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dryness
  • Precancerous growths
  • Freckles
  • Melasma

The team tells you which ingredients they’ll use in your chemical peel ahead of time after a brief consultation. They review your medical history and current skin health to make sure that chemical peels are a safe option for your dermatological treatment. 

What happens after a chemical peel?

After a chemical peel, your skin feels irritated and swollen. Many people report the sensation of skin tightness. In any case, you should closely follow the Access Dermatology Clinic team’s instructions for skin aftercare following a chemical peel. That includes:

  • Wearing sunscreen
  • Cleansing with a gentle cleanser
  • Moisturizing 
  • Applying protective ointments
  • Avoiding scratching or rubbing the skin

The time it takes to recover from a chemical peel depends on the type of chemical peel you get, with deep peels taking the longest. 

With deep peels, the team at Access Dermatology Clinic asks that you return for follow-up visits so they can monitor your skin’s recovery. They let you know when it’s safe to start concealing the lingering redness with cosmetics if you’re interested in doing so. 

Chemical peels can elevate your skin’s appearance and health. To book a chemical peel consultation, call the nearest Access Dermatology Clinic office or schedule online today.