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About chemical peels

Chemical peels are a general category of therapeutic treatments that use an application of acids or other solutions to treat skin conditions. The specific peel solution will determine what type of results you get, i.e. a peel solution to correct discoloration, treat acne, or smooth skin texture.

Most (but not all) chemical peels cause a superficial layer of skin to peel away. Discoloration, dull surface skin cells, and irregular textured cells peel away in this process. We choose the appropriate strength of chemical peel depending on the level of treatment your condition requires.  

Chemical peels can include ingredients such as salicylic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, hydroquinone, and others of varying strengths. All together, chemical peels can range from mild with minimal peeling over 1-2 days to aggressive with peeling for more than a week. We offer a wide selection of peels to ensure that we have options that are both safe and effective for every skin type and color.

Dr. Johnson and our estheticians will review treatment options for you to choose what will work best for your skin goals and lifestyle. Schedule an appointment with Steele Dermatology online or give us a call at (770) 464-6000.

Acne Clarifying Peel

Customized Steele Peel

Steele Ultimate Renewal Peel

Acne Clarifying Peel + -

About Acne Clarifying Peel

Specially-formulated solutions are applied to the skin to correct minor concerns such as dark spots, breakouts, acne scarring.

Perfect For: Hyperpigmented skin, acne-prone skin, congested skin 

Procedure Time: 30 min

Recovery Type & Time: 3-10 days, peeling skin 

How Long Results Last: Weeks-months

Price: $

How it works

A customized solution will be applied to your skin in the clinic, and in most cases, will be left on the skin for the remainder of the day. There may be slight stinging during the process but subsides quickly. 24-48 hours after, the skin may begin to flake and lift, revealing a layer of fresh skin. Some peels work on a cellular level, and may not produce any peeling, while others can go very deep, and produce a ‘sheeting’ effect for several days. Most peels are best done in a series for best results.

What does the recovery entail?

Your skin may begin to feel dry after the first day, then slowly begin to flake and peel. You may experience only a ‘lacy’ texture to the skin, or you may experience heavy peeling for several days. You will be given a post-procedure kit to help support your skin during this time, along with specific follow-up instructions.  May return to normal activities immediately. Makeup applications may be difficult during peak peeling days.

What type of follow up or maintenance is needed?

We always recommend a series of peels for the best results. While some stronger peels only require 1-3 treatments, most patients see the best improvement with 6-12 treatments.

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Customized Steele Peel + -

About Customized Steele Peel

Can be used on all skin types. A customized, mild-to-moderate chemical solution is applied to the skin to address minor concerns such as texture, fine lines, and minor hyperpigmentation.

Perfect For: All skin types with fine lines, minor pigmentation or textural concerns

Procedure Time: 30 min

Recovery Type & Time: Mild-moderate peeling, 3-5 days

How Long Results Last: 6 months – 1 year

Price: $

How it works

The solution is applied to the skin and mild tingling to minor stinging may be experienced. This usually subsides after a few minutes. The solution will remain on the skin for up to 24 hours.

What does recovery entail?

You will be given a specific set of instructions and a post-procedure product kit to support you during this process. Peeling can range from mild dryness to heavy flaking for a few days. During peak peeling days it may be difficult to wear makeup. You will need to avoid intense sunlight while peeling. 

What type of follow up or maintenance is needed?

Treatments are repeated every 3-5 weeks until desired results are achieved. Most patients prefer to schedule 6-12 treatments in a year. 

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Steele Ultimate Renewal Peel + -

About Steele Ultimate Renewal Peel

Ideal for hyperpigmentation and melasma, powerful ingredients are used to target, break down, and lift pigment that sits in the epidermis. They will also inhibit the mechanism within the skin that is contributing to hyperpigmentation. This treatment is suitable for all skin types.

Perfect For: Patients with severe pigmentation issues, sun damage or melasma

Procedure Time: 30 min

Recovery Type & Time: 7-10 days, skin peeling

How Long Results Last: 6 months – 1 year

Price: $$

How it works

Powerful ingredients are layered on the skin to begin the renewal process. Left on for several hours, the solutions begin to penetrate deep into the skin to correct hyperpigmentation and imperfections. There will be some irritation and heavy peeling following the treatment.

What does recovery entail?

Peeling will begin within 24 hours and may last up to 7-10 days. You will use a specific post-treatment kit as well as a specially-compounded brightening cream for several weeks following the treatment. Improvement is seen during this time, but additional treatments are recommended for best results. Maintenance can be achieved with less-aggressive chemical treatments in the clinic as well as prescribed home care and proper sun protection. You will need to avoid intense sun exposure while peeling and makeup may be difficult to wear during peak peeling days. 

What type of follow up or maintenance is needed?

For best results, 2-3 treatments are recommended. Maintenance includes monthly skin brightening treatments in our clinic, as well as following a prescribed skin-care regimen,  once goals are achieved.

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chemical peels

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Schedule an Appointment

With offices conveniently located in Atlanta and Alpharetta, Steele Dermatology offers Chemical Peels to treat hyperpigmentation and melasma. To learn more, schedule an appointment or give us a call at (770) 464-6000.

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