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Chemical Peels Specialist

Faces by Kelly

Kelly Jelic, RN, MEP-C

Aesthetic Nurse located in Durham, NC

Battling acne? How about dark spots and wrinkles? A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers revealing fresh skin layers with improved tone, texture, and color. It is amongst one of the most effective treatments to assist with blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. You can enjoy radiant, younger-looking skin in about a week. With over 15 years of performing chemical peels such as the Vi Peel and Obagi Blue Peel, Kelly Jelic, RN, MEP-C, has the experience to assess your skin concern, condition, and treatment area to recommend a plan suitable for your goals. To learn more about chemical peels and find out which one is right for you, call Faces by Kelly in Durham, North Carolina, today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a type of facial treatment that removes your surface layer of skin to reduce or remove visible blemishes, scars, and sun damage. After a chemical peel, your skin has a smoother texture with fewer wrinkles.

At an initial consultation, Kelly examines your skin and asks about your skin concerns and health history. Then, she chooses the appropriate chemical peel to meet your goals without harming your skin.

What types of chemical peels are available?

Faces by Kelly offers several types of chemical peels. These include:

Superficial peel

Superficial peels, also called lunchtime peels, are mild and gentle on your skin. They’re best used for light skin discoloration and rough textures.

Medium peel

A medium chemical peel reaches the middle layers of your skin and improves the appearance of age spots, freckles, and some wrinkles and lines.

Deep peel

Deep peels penetrate the deepest layers of your skin to get dramatic results. They reduce wrinkles and lines, dark spots, precancerous growths, and even old scars. 

How should I prepare for my chemical peel?

Kelly gives you instructions on how to prepare during the days leading up to your chemical peel appointment. For the best results, Kelly may direct you to:

  • Avoid getting a tan (or a sunburn)
  • Stop getting waxes
  • Avoid skin bleaching products
  • Stop using facial scrubs

How should I care for my skin after a chemical peel?

Taking the proper steps to care for your skin after a chemical peel helps maximize your results. To ensure a successful recovery after your chemical peel, Kelly recommends:

  • Avoiding direct sun exposure
  • Using sunscreen when you go outside
  • Using any ointments and products she recommends
  • Keeping your skin clean

If you’ve had a deep peel, you may need to take a few days off from work for recovery.

Whether your skin needs slightly smoother texture or a dramatic overall improvement, Kelly can direct you to the right chemical peel for your needs. To find out if you’re a candidate for a chemical peel, call Faces by Kelly today.