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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels and Facial Resurfacing

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Chemical peels at Of Skin offer the area's best in facial resurfacing treatments. When choosing one of these procedures, you are assured the benefit of a proven skin care treatment by a highly experienced and specialized medical professional. A chemical peel smoothes and rejuvenates all skin types and produces visible results in treating mild to severe acne, hyper pigmentation, moderate wrinkling, and sun damage. Chemical peels are also effective in repairing sun damaged skin of the neck, hands and upper chest.

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the truth about chemical peels

Every Thing You Need to Before Your First Peel

Chemical peels are an important part of skin health. As an effective treatment option for most skin types and concerns, they improve tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts and dark spots, but many people are intimidated to go in for their first peel treatment. The fear of leaving with a bright red face that hurts prevents some from experiencing the many benefits of a peel. The post-peel reality is a glowing, healthy complexion. Here’s everything you need to know before your first chemical peel:


Peeling is exfoliation. When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt and debris. The result is glowing skin.

You won’t necessarily experience visible peeling. That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, dependent upon skin type, resilience, type of peel and the number of layers applied. Some people experience ‘sheeting,’ when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience ‘flaking,’ when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not visible. If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation is happening on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the more extensive peeling you will experience. Talk to your Certified Professional to find out what type of peel is best for your skin. 


Peels are easy to work into a busy lifestyle. There is no downtime with some chemical peels — you’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow and able to carry on with your regular activities. There are steps to ensure that your results are maximized. Following a post-procedure regimen recommended by your Certified Professional following your treatment will enhance your results and keep peeling and redness to a minimum. You should also avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after treatment. Your clinician will give you more detailed instructions after your procedure, catered to your skin’s needs.

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Light to Medium to Deep Peels

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Sometimes referred to as a superficial chemical peel, a light chemical peel is an accelerated form of exfoliation. Using a chemical element that penetrates the outermost layer of skin, light chemical peels bring forth a youthful glow. A light peel removes damaged layers on the skin's surface and stimulates new epidermal skin cells along with the production of collagen. 

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Medium chemical peels in Asheville are very popular. For many of our North Carolina residents, extended time in our sunny climate brings the unwanted side effect of freckles or sun spots. The medium peel penetrates the upper layer of the dermis, eliminating sunspots as well as the brown discoloration known as age spots or liver spots. Medium chemical peels also stimulate collagen production, smoothing fine lines and facial wrinkles.

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Deep chemical peels penetrate further into the dermis to rearrange collagen, melanocytes and other support structures of the skin. Since these are the most intense of the three facial peel levels you will likely experience swelling as a normal tissue response to injury. The most critical component of achieving great results with rapid recovery time following your deep chemical peel, is strict adherence to post-procedure instructions.

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