We perform superficial peels using either salicylic or glycolic acid. The salicylic peel is fantastic for clogged pores and acne-prone skin. The salicylic acid penetrates into the pores and continues to exfoliate the skin for 3-4 days following the peel. There is mild redness the day of the peel, but that is usually gone by the next day. The glycolic acid peels are helpful for discoloration, and when used along with Retin A they can decrease wrinkles. This peel is preferred on acne-free, mature skin.
Medium depth peels are performed by Tricloracetic acid. This peel causes the full thickness of the top skin layer to be removed so that the fresh skin formed underneath is revealed. It gives dramatic improvement to skin discoloration and wrinkles. Downtime is 5-7 days.
Find out how our specially formulated peels can give you a brighter, more even skin tone—schedule a consultation with Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology today! Contact us online or call us at 615.449.5771 (Lebanon) or 615.964.5941 (Hermitage).