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Chemical Peel

Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery offers effective chemical peels to improve the texture and quality of your skin and to repair sun damage, improve the appearance of melasma and acne. We also perform dermaplaning (alone and in conjunction with a chemical peel) to exfoliate the skin so that products can absorb better and be more effective. Our team can help you choose the right treatment for you and teach you how to maintain your results and protect your skin with personalized skin care recommendations.

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Sometimes a healthier complexion is hiding just below the surface. Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery offers two types of chemical peels, along with an effective dermaplaning and chemical peel duo treatment designed to improve the texture and quality of your skin while revealing your naturally healthy, beautiful complexion.

A chemical peel is a non-surgical treatment that helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles, repair sun-damaged skin and improve various skin conditions such as acne and melasma. Chemical peels work by removing targeted outer layers of damaged skin, exposing the underlying skin and enabling new, healthy skin cells to generate; this process effectively resurfaces the treated area. Chemical peels require little-to-no downtime or discomfort and are a wonderful alternative to laser treatment at a fraction of the cost. Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery performs both Illuminize and Vitalize peels at our Nashville plastic surgery office.

Our provider will start the chemical peel treatment by thoroughly cleansing your skin to remove excess oil. After covering your eyes and hair, she will add the peel solution to your skin. The application removes damaged, dead and dull skin cells, exposing the underlying skin. This enables fresh skin cells to regenerate.

Do you want to restore your youthful appearance and improve the overall look of your skin while minimizing sun damage, melasma and acne? Schedule a consultation today!

Illuminize Peel For Vibrant, Radiant Skin

SkinMedica’s Illuminize treatment is a great option for patients who want to improve mild skin imperfections, achieve a more uniform complexion and restore their youthful appearance. This gentle chemical peel is designed to glow, brighten and tighten the skin, giving you the dewy look you’ve always wanted. With little to no visible peeling, Illuminize chemical peels are great for first-time patients who want to improve their skin’s overall appearance.

Get Youthful, Smooth Skin With A Vitalize Peel

For patients with mild-to-moderate skin imperfections, SkinMedica’s Vitalize treatment can help smooth the appearance of the skin and reverse the signs of aging and sun damage. This chemical peel addresses fine lines, wrinkles and unevenness caused by acne scarring and other pigmentary changes (melasma). After a Vitalize chemical peel treatment, patients will see a noticeable difference with compelling results coming after their third to sixth consecutive treatment.

Exfoliate Through Dermaplaning

Who doesn’t want smooth, even skin? Dermaplaning is an in-office exfoliation treatment during which a surgical scalpel is used to remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz, giving patients a healthy, glowing complexion. Through dermaplaning, our provider clears any buildup of skin and microscopic hairs that may be causing your skin to appear dull, flaky or acneic due to clogged pores and hair follicles. The best part about dermaplaning? There is no downtime and results are noticeable immediately! After treatment, your skin will look more even, and your skincare products and makeup will go on smoothly. For the best results, be sure to have the treatment performed by a highly trained professional and apply SPF regularly after treatment.

Dermaplaning + Chemical Peel Combo

Dermaplaning combined with a chemical peel is an easy way to exfoliate and rejuvenate, removing dead skin cells and peach fuzz to reveal youthful, radiant skin with no downtime required. We love the way the combo resets the surface of the skin; the physician-grade products you invest in become more efficient, and makeup glides on effortlessly. This can be done every 4-6 weeks for your best, brightest, healthiest looking skin ever.

The complete combination treatment takes about 45 minutes, including time to discuss any questions you may have and post-care instructions. Once you have completed your dermaplaning and chemical peel treatment, we recommend that you moisturize regularly, use protective sunscreen and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.

Contact Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery today at (615) 921-2100 to schedule your consultation!


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Note: During Chemical Peel and Laser procedures, we use the Zimmer Cryo 6 Cooling System for your maximum comfort.

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