What are Chemical Peels?

A chemical peel is a mild skin resurfacing treatment that utilizes specific chemicals to peel away the topmost, damaged layer of skin. This reveals the healthier-looking skin underneath and stimulates the body’s natural processes of healing and renewal.

Key Benefits of a Chemical Peel

Chemical peels offer a wide variety of cosmetic and medical benefits. They’re excellent for solving a broad range of skin problems, including:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Superficial scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Mildly loose and sagging skin
  • Uneven tone and texture 

A Powerful Exfoliant

Chemical peels are very beneficial to the skin because they provide much-needed exfoliation. As time passes, the skin naturally begins to accumulate dead skin cells, dirt, and other impurities. 

If left untreated, this debris can build up and affect how healthy, clear, and youthful your skin looks. Exfoliation helps remove these irritants, leaving you with renewed and refreshed skin.

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From my first consultation, they were attentive to my needs and the obvious concerns about my skin and the process of aging. I really appreciate the time that they take in every visit to listen to me and explain the benefits of every treatment. I can’t trust anybody else with my skin! Thank you to Dr. Ramírez Gavidia and his amazing staff at RG Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery.” — Shirley B.

What Can I Expect from a Chemical Peel?

The experience of undergoing a chemical peel can vary widely because each peel has a different strength and different cosmetic goals. However, one thing that most chemical peels generally have in common is the eight-week cycle of skin renewal that patients must go through. 

Within two days of treatment, patients typically notice that their skin has a luminous, healthy glow. After 3-7 days, the dead skin cells that were previously trapped beneath the surface are thoroughly exfoliated, and pores are unclogged. 

Approximately one month later, the effects of collagen regeneration begin to become visible, revealing younger, tighter skin. It’s recommended that patients undergo an addition chemical peel every six weeks to maintain these improvements.

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Candidates for Chemical Peels

While nearly anyone can undergo a chemical peel, light-haired and fair-skinned individuals see the most dramatic results. This treatment is not recommended for people with cut or broken skin, infections, sunburn, or active skin disease.

Why Choose RG Plastic Surgery?

At RG Plastic Surgery, we believe in holistic rejuvenation. This means that patients don’t visit us for just one service; rather, we always combine treatments to ensure a consistent, balanced result. Founded by double board-certified aesthetic surgeon Dr. J. Roberto Ramirez Gavidia, RG Plastic Surgery has been a favorite in Nashville for five years. We are proud to provide patients with both surgical and non-surgical aesthetic solutions. If you’re looking for a minimally invasive way to improve the overall health of your skin, a chemical peel may just be the cosmetic procedure you’ve been looking for. Contact RG Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation appointment.

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