Chemical Peels
in Wilmington, NC

Chemical peels at Wilmington Dermatology Center help to remove the outer layer of skin that has been damaged by the sun, aging, and environmental conditions. The specific peel required to meet your skin goals will be determined by our Aesthetician and our providers.

From acne scars to uneven texture and tone, Rosalyn George, M.D. and our team of aesthetic professionals have decades of experience in customizing your treatment plan based on your skin’s needs and goals.

What is a Chemical Face Peel?

At Wilmington Dermatology Center we offer three levels of chemical peels from SkinCeuticals®, SkinMedica®, and APEELE™. During a complimentary consultation, our highly trained team can help you determine which of our chemical peels will best help you meet your aesthetic goals: superficial, medium, or deep peels.

  • Superficial peels cause the least discomfort, require no downtime, and result in more subtle changes. These are useful for treating acne scars, sun damage, and fine lines.
  • Medium peels tread a little deeper, causing minimal downtime, but can improve most skin issues. These include discoloration, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and precancerous lesions.
  • Deep peels are more aggressive treatments for maximum results. These can be used to address long-term sun damage, scarring, and greater improvement for any of the above blemishes.

At Wilmington Dermatology Center we offer three levels of chemical peels from SkinCeuticals®, SkinMedica®, and APEELE™. During a complimentary consultation, our highly trained team can help you determine which of our chemical peels will best help you meet your aesthetic goals: superficial, medium, or deep peels.

  • Superficial peels cause the least discomfort, require no downtime, and result in more subtle changes. These are useful for treating acne scars, sun damage, and fine lines.
  • Medium peels tread a little deeper, causing minimal downtime, but can improve most skin issues. These include discoloration, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and precancerous lesions.
  • Deep peels are more aggressive treatments for maximum results. These can be used to address long-term sun damage, scarring, and greater improvement for any of the above blemishes.
Chemical Peel in Wilmington, NC

Why Get A Chemical Peel at Wilmington Dermatology Center?

Different chemical peels require different levels of techniques — some need to be neutralized before a certain point, for instance, and too much treatment or too long of treatment can lead to scarring and color change. Our own Dr. Rosalyn George and her experienced staff have performed countless successful chemical peels, and we are widely considered by patients and skincare companies alike to be the premier practice in Eastern North Carolina. They have the know-how and skill to make the most of your chemical peel.

Love The Skin You’re In

“I have been seeing Dr. George and her staff for 9 years! The office is professional, responsive and beautiful! Dr. George is the best dermatologist I have ever seen. She explains what is needed in detail and offers every possible option prior to making a treatment decision. Thank you Dr. George!”

– J.R.

Aesthetic Treatments in Wilmington, NC

How Do Chemical Face Peels Work?

We begin all aesthetic treatments with a complimentary consultation at Wilmington Dermatology Center, where our specialized staff will evaluate your skin and goals to help you choose a chemical peel.

Prior to Treatment

We ask that you protect the target areas from sunlight for several days before treatment, and stop taking other treatment products, like retinoid and glycolic-based solutions, for up to seven days before treatment. Regular sunscreens and moisturizers are no issue. Just before the procedure, we’ll cleanse your skin and cover sensitive areas.

During Treatment

The solutions will be gently and expertly applied to your skin, left to exfoliate the top layers of skin, and then neutralized and removed. You may experience a tingling or some discomfort, depending on your level of treatment. Afterwards, you will be given a cool compress and skin care instructions. Chemical peels typically take anywhere from a half hour to an hour, depending on the peel and your goals.

After Treatment & Results

Your downtime will vary depending on your level of peel, but typically you may expect redness and some flaking or peeling for a few days following treatment. Most aesthetic goals require multiple treatments, and we generally recommend a peel every four to six weeks, for anywhere from three to six treatments.

Am I a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are an effective way for men and women to remove blemishes and wrinkles from their face, neck, hands, and other visible areas. We’ll help you determine which level and type of chemical peel makes the most sense for your skin and goals.

If you have darker skin, unusual scarring, or have used certain skin or acne treatments in the recent past, please let us know, as we may look for a more suitable solution for you.

Chemical Peel Frequently
Asked Questions

When will I see results?

Generally, results will be visible within 10 days of treatment.

Are some chemical peels better than others?

All of the chemical peels we offer — from SkinCeuticals®, SkinMedica®, and APEELE™, at superficial, medium, and deep levels of care — are equally useful for different skin conditions. None of them are overall better solutions, some are simply better for your specific needs.

Can I get a chemical face peel the day before a big event?

A superficial chemical peel typically has little to no downtime, but you should ask your provider about sun exposure or wearing makeup after treatment. Some redness can be expected following a peel, so you should plan around events accordingly.

Do chemical peels hurt?

The sensation levels of chemical peels can range from tingling to stinging depending on their strength and the treatment area. Most people have no issues tolerating the treatment.

How do chemical peels treat and improve skin?

Chemical peels exfoliate flawed, abnormal parts of the surface layer of the skin to reveal healthier, smoother, unblemished skin beneath.

Does it really matter who provides my chemical peel?

Chemical peels are perfectly safe, but the results depend heavily on the person choosing, applying, neutralizing, and removing the peel.

How Much Do Chemical Face Peels Cost?

Chemical peels vary in price depending on the target areas and your aesthetic goals. Typically, chemical peel pricing starts at around $160, but we’ll give you a better idea of cost during your free consultation.

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