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The Benefits Offered by Chemical Peels

photo of a woman having a cosmetic treatment at beauty salon Many people seek out chemical peels when looking for ways to make their skin appear tighter, healthier and more youthful. There are many factors that can cause our skin to appear dull. Sun damage, aging, acne and dead skin cells can all rob a complexion of its youthful glow. A chemical peel is often an ideal solution for reversing signs of aging and revealing the smooth, plump and healthy skin that is hiding under layers of damage. Many people from throughout Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, Cumming and the rest of the Atlanta area come to see Jean Chapman, M.D. here at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic in Johns Creek to learn more about chemical peels. Discover if this treatment could offer what you’re looking for.

What Types of Skin Issues Can a Chemical Peel Address?

While chemical peels are often a favorite among people who are dealing with signs of aging, this procedure is actually appropriate for people of all ages seeking to correct skin issues and imperfections. Many people who have had them are amazed by just how new their skin looks. Skin peel treatments can be tailored to correct a wide variety of skin issues. Here are some of the most common reasons why people seek out chemical peels:

  • Acne and post-acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Rough patches or scaly skin
  • Sun spots
  • Freckles
  • Dark circles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles


Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, hands and décolletage area. Patients can choose the level of peel that they feel comfortable with and that they feel will help them to achieve their desired results. Peels are typically classified as light, medium or deep. Of course, it will be necessary to have your skin evaluated to confirm that a chemical peel is the best avenue for treatment based on a number of factors.

How Does a Chemical Peel Work?

A chemical peel is applied to the top layer of your skin. A non-toxic chemical solution is used to resurface the skin during the process. This solution causes the damaged top layer of skin to peel away. As a result, new cell growth and collagen production are stimulated. A layer of fresh, healthy skin is revealed.

What Is the Recovery Time Following a Chemical Peel?

It typically takes between seven and 10 days for a new layer of skin to appear following a chemical peel. Most patients will need to take time off from work or make plans to relax at home during this period. It can take up to two months for some patients to heal completely. It may be necessary to avoid direct sunlight in the months following a chemical peel due to the fact that the newly exposed layer of skin is extremely sensitive. Many patients choose to time their peels during periods of the year when they won’t be spending a lot of time in the sun.

Are You Interested in Revealing Fresh Skin Using a Chemical Peel?

Jean Chapman, M.D. and the friendly staff here at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic in Johns Creek will be happy to answer all your questions and walk you through all of the steps involved with a chemical peel. We’ll help you determine if this is the best option for correcting a skin issue or for helping your skin to achieve a healthy, youthful appearance. Our office in Johns Creek proudly serves clients from Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, Cumming and areas all throughout the Atlanta region. Call us today to learn more.

The information contained in this article is intended to be used strictly for general informational purposes only. None of the information or advice included in this article should be considered medical advice or used in place of proper medical treatments. Book an appointment with a medical professional if you are experiencing any medical issues or if you have questions regarding any of the procedures mentioned above. You can also simply call us here at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic to book a consultation.

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