A Younger-Looking You is Waiting to be Revealed

Sun exposure, acne, and the natural aging process can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted, or scarred.

If you want your skin to look smoother and younger, consider a chemical peel, which uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers.

A chemical peel, also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling, is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Although chemical peels are usually applied to the face, they can also improve the skin on your neck and hands. The new, regenerated skin is typically smoother and less wrinkled, and is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.

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A Safe and Effective Way to Improve

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Age and liver spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Rough skin and scaly patches
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Splotching due to taking birth control pills
  • Skin that is dull in texture and color
  • Certain scars
  • Freckles

The Treatment Options

Chemical peels can be divided into three categories, light, intermediate, and deep, or multi-level. As a general rule, the deeper the chemical peel, the longer the recovery period – and the more profound the results. 

  • Light peels only affect the superficial layer of skin. These are AHA’s, glycolic acids, retinols, resorcinol, and kojic acid, among others.
  • Intermediate peels include trichloroacetic acid (TCA) 20-35%.
  •  Deep chemical peels are the gold standard and include phenol and croton oil-based peels.

What to Expect

Dr. Moran tailors her chemical peels to each patient’s skin type and concerns. The procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis in our Franklin, TN office.

The actual experience will depend on the type of peel you’re having done. A light chemical peel takes less time and doesn’t require any anesthesia, whereas we may administer a sedative and a local anesthetic with a deep peel.

During the procedure, Dr. Moran will apply the chosen chemical solution to your skin. During this process, you may feel a slight tingling sensation if you’re having a light or medium peel, or a burning sensation if you’re having a deep peel.

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After Your Chemical Peel

If you had a light or medium peel, you will experience little to no downtime. After a deep peel, Dr. Moran will apply a thick layer of protective ointment over your face to cover the crust that will develop in the area.

Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?

The best candidates for a chemical peel are Nashville men and women who want to address surface imperfections that the procedure can correct – such as acne scars, complexion issues, sun-damage, and fine lines. 

Dr. Moran can discuss candidacy with you during your initial consultation. However, you may need a different solution if you:

  • Are of Afro-Caribbean or Asian descent
  • Have facial warts, abnormal pigmentation, or a history of skin scarring
  • Have red hair and pale, freckled skin
  • Used certain acne treatments within the last year

It’s important to note that a chemical peel is not a solution for deep facial lines, sagging skin, broken capillaries, large pores, or deep scars. 

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Mary Lynn

Moran MD

Meet Dr. Moran

With over 28 years at the helm of our concierge practice, Dr. Mary Lynn Moran is one of the nation’s top plastic surgeons. She is the only female Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Tennessee, and the first woman elected as president of the AAFPRS. She’s a renowned educator, speaker, and surgeon, and an assistant clinical professor in the department of otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Discover Your Options

To learn more about what our chemical peels can do for you, please contact our Franklin, TN area office today and schedule a consultation.  

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