What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels have risen in popularity over the past several years, and for good reason. A chemical peel is a mild to moderate exfoliation treatment that uses a complex chemical solution to gently resurface the skin, revealing a fresh, new layer of skin underneath. Chemical peels are popular with patients who have chronic acne breakouts, uneven skin texture, acne scarring, enlarged pores, and unwanted hyperpigmentation riddling their skin. These peel treatments can range from light chemical peels to deep chemical peels, depending on the severity of the skin's condition, the desired results of the patient, and the patient's desired downtime and recovery period.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?
The cost of your chemical peel is going to vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. To get a better idea of how much your chemical peel will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our clinical staff. On average, the cost of a Prodigy Peel "P2" System is $175, and a Prodigy Peel Pro "P3" System is $250. We are also happy to offer financing options through CareCredit® for your convenience.
What are the Benefits of a Chemical Peel?
There are many benefits to receiving chemical peels at East Cooper Plastic Surgery, including:
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Gently exfoliates and resurfaces the skin
- Treats acne and acne scarring
- Minimizes enlarged pores
- Smooths away uneven skin texture
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
What Can I Expect During my Chemical Peel?
Your chemical peel will be performed by our clinical staff in our state-of-the-art facility. Before your chemical peel treatment begins, your skin will be cleansed, then a chemical solution will be applied to the skin. This solution will sit on the skin for several minutes before being wiped away and replaced with a neutralizing solution. This neutralizing solution will stop the chemical reaction on your skin and begin your healing process.
What Results Can I Expect from my Chemical Peel?
Immediately following your chemical peel treatment, you may experience your skin being red and feeling sensitive to the touch, similar to the sensation of a sunburn. This is normal and typically resolves on its own within the following weeks. The "peel" portion of your chemical peel will likely occur between three and 14 days following your chemical peel treatment. As your old, dead skin starts to slough away, your bright new complexion will be revealed. Patients typically report their peel lasting between four days and two weeks, depending on the type of peel they received.
What Chemical Peels Do We Offer?
All chemical peels offered at East Cooper Plastic Surgery are from IS Clinical.
- Prodigy Peel P2
- Prodigy Peel P3
Are Chemical Peels Right for Me?
If you're looking for a minimally invasive treatment to help resurface your skin and reduce your acne, acne scars, and uneven skin texture, a chemical peel may be right for you. The best way to find out if chemical peels are right for you is to schedule your private consultation with our clinical staff. They'll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your current features, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you reach all of your aesthetic goals. Ideal candidates for chemical peels are in good general health and have realistic expectations of their potential results.
Chemical Peels FAQs
What is a Prodigy Peel?
The Prodigy Peel stimulates the natural exfoliation process, diminishes the appearance of uneven skin tone, helps reduces fine lines & wrinkles, provides a revitalized & radiant complexion, and is ideal for mild to moderate acne & uneven skin texture. The P2 and P3 are pharmaceutical-grade chemical peels that should be performed by a licensed medical provider.