This treatment helps improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother, brighter, and fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable. VI Peel and MelanX.


A chemical peel is a very popular treatment in Atlanta as it helps promote growth of new skin cells by causing the top layers of dead skin to peel off using a chemical solution.

Chemical peels can treat treat photo-aging, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, scarring, and discoloration.

At Ellemes Medical Spa, we offer multiple chemical peel options to address a variety of skincare concerns.

There are various types of chemical peels out there, as not all peels are made equal. We will always discuss your skincare concerns before any peel is performed to ensure the correct chemical peel is customized to your specific needs.

A chemical peel is a topical treatment that we apply to the skin. This process exfoliates the outer layers of the skin to improve skin texture, tone, scarring, and wrinkles. In turn, it allows for new, healthy skin to come to the surface revealing a rejuvenated glow.

We can use chemical peels for a number of different reasons. Most patients come to us seeking results driven treatments, and want their skin to change quickly. Chemical peels are a faster way for patients to see improvement in their skin.

For patients who struggle with acne, it can help lessen the bacteria that is underneath the skin as well as diminish scarring and discoloration from post acne marks. 

Once we have the patient in the procedure room, we will prep their skin with a cleanser to remove any dirt, oil, and makeup residue from the skin to ensure a thorough and even application. We will dry any excess moisture off with gauze, then apply an alcohol towelette to further absorb any oil or moisture. The peel will penetrate the skin more evenly when it is free of any oil and moisture.

Our providers will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the whole process of the treatment by asking you questions, and checking in our your discomfort levels-which should be minimal.

It is generally advised to get a chemical peel every four to six weeks. Chemical peels should only be completed under the supervision of a Licensed Esthetician and should not be performed by yourself at home. Doing so may cause skin discoloration, hyperpigmentation, or burn spots on the skin. Our providers were given extensive training and certifications to ensure the best treatment possible.

The recovery time of a chemical peel largely depends on the strength of the peel used during the treatment. Light chemical peels do not require much down time. Medium and deep chemical peels can require two to three weeks of recovery time. As long as the correct chemical peel is used, side effects from a chemical peel should be limited. You may experience some swelling, heat, and redness to the skin the night of the peel-similar to a sunburn. The redness and swelling will go down within the next couple of days. Typically on the third day is when your skin will start to peel. You do not want to pick, or peel at the skin that comes off, as this can leave scars and discoloration. That is why it is very important to find a Licensed Esthetician that is educated on chemical peels and how they interact with different skin tones and skin types prior to getting this service completed.

Absolutely! Our chemical peels are safe to use on all skin tones. Peels are an excellent exfoliating treatment and can help get rid of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, large pores, and dark spots on darker skin tones. Most skin types and tones can benefit from regular chemical peels.

No, you may not always peel during a chemical peel. Those who receive treatments on a regular basis may not see visible peeling because the layers of dead skin cells are at a healthy number. Also, the recovery time for a light peel is much less than that of a stronger chemical peel and may result in much less peeling. Typically, the deeper the peel the more your skin will shed those dead skin layers.

The state of your skin after a chemical peel depends on the type of peel used and your skin type. Superficial peels have limited effects given because they only exfoliate the very top layer of the skin. Medium chemical peels go deeper into the surface of the skin and reach a section of our Dermis. This can help with deeper acne scarring, but also causes a longer recovery time. Deep chemical peels may require 10-14 days to recover, and usually require a doctor to perform. The results are absolutely worth the wait, and the before and after photos will amaze you!

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