Chemical Peel

At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, Atlanta

As you examine your skin in the mirror, you may see certain signs of aging, whether you're 30 or 60. Based on exposure to the elements and your age, your skin can begin to show the effects of years of exposure. This can manifest itself in the form of wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin and other bothersome traits.

With a chemical peel, the outer damaged layers of your skin are removed to unveil fresh, clear skin cells below. After you have healed from your chemical peel, your skin will look refreshed, younger and healthier.

Deciding if You Are Right for a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a topical solution that is applied to your face, neck, chest and/or hands to slough off the outer dead skin cells. This allows the new skin cells beneath to come to the surface, improving the appearance of your skin. Dr. Alan N. Larsen and his staff uses PCA , SkinMedica and Perfect peel chemical solutions. These types of chemical peels enables the physician to control the depth of the peel to achieve optimal results for each individual skin type.

These peels are customized to your individual needs and concerns regarding your skin condition. The more progressed your skin condition, the deeper or more aggressive skin treatment is needed.

PCA Customized Peel: Your PCA SKIN™ Peel will reduce the depth of surface lines, smooth rough skin texture, treat skin discoloration and redness, and assist in clearing acne/blemished skin. Your esthetician will apply a varying blends of peel solutions tailored to your skin concern to loosen dead cells from the skin’s surface, revealing new, healthy cells. The result of monthly treatments can even skin tone, clear acne, improve the appearance of aging skin and make dull complexions glow. The result is radiant skin!

PCA SMOOTHING BODY PEEL: This treatment provides nourishing ingredients that brighten, soften and hydrate the skin’s surface, while TCA, lactic and salicylic acids join together to improve the appearance and texture of the skin with a combination of exfoliating, smoothing, and brightening ingredients. This treatment is an excellent choice for arms, legs, back, chest, hands and feet.

SkinMedica Vitalize Peel – Rebuild and renew! The Vitalize peel has been clinically proven to help reduce the signs of aging. After one peel you will notice an improvement in your skin's texture and tone, a lessening of fine lines, and a healthier more youthful appearance. A series of Vitalize peels can assist the control of moderate to severe acne.

SkinMedica - Rejuvenize Peel - This advanced peel is formulated with a multitude of acids that are appropriate for moderate to severe skin imperfections. This peel is designed to smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness providing noticeable improvement after just one peel and more compelling results after three to six peels.

The Perfect Peel- The perfect peel is a revolutionary peel that will transform your skin into a healthier and younger looking skin over night. This peel packs a powerful punch with it's super blend of anti-oxidants and powerful blend of effective acids. The perfect peel lightens and brightens stubborn pigment it also softens fine lines, reduces pore size and stimulates the production of collagen, resulting in firmer and tighter skin. Great for ALL skin types!

What to Expect from a Chemical Peel

Your skin will begin to peel within 2-4 days and should be healed in an average of seven to 10 days after your Obagi Blue Peel. In most cases, this peeling should not disrupt your normal lifestyle. The best time to judge the results of the Obagi Blue Peel is 3-4 weeks after complete healing.


The most common risks associated with chemical peels are mild and temporary and may include flaking, redness or dryness of the skin. In some cases, a chemical peel may change the pigment of your skin and remove freckles.

Complementary Procedures

Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Larsen offers a range of options for rejuvenating your skin, in addition to chemical peels. These options may include dermabrasion or microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing or dermaplaning techniques.

Learn More About Chemical Peels

To learn more about chemical peels in the Buckhead business district of North Atlanta, please contact the practice of Dr. Alan N. Larsen. You can call us today at (404) 465-1234