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Chemical Peels in Charleston, SC

Sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines, and age spots cause people to look old and worn down. At Port City Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse treats people living in and around Charleston, Daniel Island, and Mount Pleasant, SC, with chemical peels to remove dead skin and other skin imperfections to reveal a healthier, smoother and younger complexion.

What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are specially formulated chemical compounds used on the face to remove the outer layers of skin damaged by the sun, environmental influences, and aging. The result is a brighter, smoother complexion.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are one of the most effective and least invasive ways to improve facial skin. They also offer other benefits including:

  • Takes less time than other skin treatments
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Diminishes acne scars
  • Boosts collagen production to add volume to the skin
  • Little downtime following each treatment

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Chemical Peels?

There are different types of chemical peels to treat skin damage and imperfections on various types of skin. Ideal candidates are healthy, have a realistic idea of the outcome and want to restore a smooth complexion. Chemical peels are based on strength depending on the amount of damage to the skin.

What Do I Do to Prepare for a Chemical Peel?

Much of the preparation is based on the strength of the chemical peel. Dr. Widenhouse provides you with detailed instructions about how to prepare your facial skin for your chemical peel along with any products you may need for the preparation.

 

What Should I Expect the Day of a Chemical Peel?

Most chemical peels are light to medium in their strength and are brushed over the targeted skin. Following the treatment, there is often some redness for a couple of days as the skin heals followed by some peeling of the skin as the new skin fills in. Special moisturizers make the peeling much less noticeable. Chemical peels typically take about 20 to 30 minutes while deeper peels may take an hour or more.

What to Expect After a Chemical Peel

Immediately following chemical peels, there is usually some redness similar to sunburn depending on the strength of the peel. The treated skin begins to peel or slough off as new skin grows in and is treated with special moisturizers. Within a week it is possible to begin wearing makeup.

When Should I Expect to See the Results of a Chemical Peel?

The redness and peeling immediately following a chemical peel usually, take a week to resolve themselves. At that point, the skin beings to look smoother, brighter and younger. Once the peeling is complete, the skin will begin to look smoother and have more of a natural glow. The results are long lasting once you achieve your desired look. You may need monthly peels for up to three to four months followed by maintenance peels a few times a year. If you have a deep chemical peel, the results take a bit longer to become visible but the results from these peels are virtually long-lasting with the continuation of light maintenance peels every three to four months.

How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost in Charleston, SC?

The cost of chemical peels varies with each patient based on the type of peel, the area being treated and how many peels are necessary. During a consultation with Dr. Widenhouse, we can go over the costs including our payment and financing options.

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse, performs chemical peels at Port City Plastic Surgery on men and women in Charleston, Daniel Island, and Mount Pleasant, SC, who want a smoother and brighter complexion. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.