Chemical Peel Specialist

General and Cosmetic Dermatology located in Crossville and Cookeville, TN

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Chemical Peel
If you have minor skin imperfections, like fine lines, wrinkles, or acne scars, consider a chemical peel. One in-office treatment can transform your skin, making it look younger, healthier, and more vibrant. At Cumberland Dermatology, the team of skin care specialists offers several types of chemical peels. To make an appointment in Crossville or Cookeville, Tennessee, call the nearest office or book online today.

Chemical Peel Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is an outpatient procedure that removes old or damaged skin to help you look younger.

During a chemical peel, your provider at Cumberland Dermatology carefully applies a chemical solution to your skin. After the solution sits for 10-15 minutes, it causes your top layer of skin to peel off, revealing smoother and more youthful skin underneath.

What skin-related issues can benefit from a chemical peel?

At Cumberland Dermatology, the team uses chemical peels to treat various skin-related issues, including:

  • Fine lines
  • Sun damage
  • Certain types of acne
  • Mild scarring
  • Sunspots
  • Freckles
  • Uneven skin coloring
  • Rough skin
  • Dull complexion

You might also benefit from a chemical peel if you have melasma, a condition that causes dark patches to form on your skin during pregnancy.

Are there different types of chemical peels?

The team at Cumberland Dermatology offers several types of chemical peels, including:

Light chemical peels

The team might recommend a light chemical peel if you have mild wrinkles or fine lines. A light chemical peel only removes the top layer of your skin. Because the chemical solution is mild, there’s no downtime or recovery period. 

Medium chemical peels

The team might recommend a medium chemical peel if you have age spots, acne scars, or moderate wrinkles. A medium peel removes several layers of skin, giving your face a fresh and wrinkle-free appearance.

Deep chemical peels

If you have deep scars or very noticeable wrinkles, the team at Cumberland Dermatology might recommend a deep chemical peel. Often, deep chemical peels require a pre-treatment period of at least two months. After treatment, it’s important to take some time off and get plenty of rest while your skin heals.

What is recovery like after a chemical peel?

Recovery after a chemical peel varies depending on the type of chemical peel you had. Regardless, it’s normal to experience sunburn-like symptoms in the days after treatment, including stinging, swelling, itching, and flaking.

To ensure the recovery process goes smoothly, follow your provider’s instructions. Take your medication as prescribed and attend each of your checkups. The team might also ask you to limit exposure to sunlight or avoid wearing makeup for several days or weeks.

To learn more about the benefits of a chemical peel, make an appointment at Cumberland Dermatology by calling the nearest office or booking online today.