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Chemical Peel in Raleigh, NC

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About Chemical Peels

Offering the best in chemical peel aesthetic treatments, Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center provides patients with multiple options for a customized facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) that give you healthier, more radiant skin on the face. At our Raleigh, NC office, plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle offers chemical peel treatments that help to resolve skin flaws including scars, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels work by removing dead or damaged skin cells with the application of a customized solution on your skin, which causes the top layer to peel off. As your skin heals and begins to rejuvenate and repair itself, you should notice a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive way to make your skin bright and is appropriate for the face, neck, and décollatage.

Variations of Chemical Peels

At our Raleigh, NC office, we provide chemical peels in different levels (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients' skincare needs.

Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel on your lunch break and immediately get back to your day. This strength of peel will remove the top layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a brighter appearance and softer texture. We typically suggest that you get a light treatment around once a month for the best glowing results.

Medium-depth peels: This strength of chemical peel penetrates deeper into your skin, and you'll usually want to do this level of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. Prepare yourself for more discomfort during and around an hour after chemical peel. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have significant damage to their skin such as deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation issues.

Deep peels: The most advanced of the three types of chemical peels is the deep peel treatment, and it will require the most recovery time. This is an aggressive cosmetic treatment that could leave your face swollen, itchy, and peeling for several weeks. Patients who receive a deep peel usually have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, significant acne scars, or deep-seated scars. As this strength of peel is typically uncomfortable for most patients, we will provide you with mild anesthesia prior to your procedure.

Ideal Candidates

Getting the opinion of an aesthetic professional is the first step in the journey to healthier skin. Dr. Lyle at Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center can assess your skin in a consultation in our Raleigh, NC office before choosing a chemical peel treatment for ideal results. Chemical peel candidates of both genders typically have noticeable problems in their skin like acne scars, rough patches, flaky skin, discoloration, sun spots, fine lines, and much more. We will suggest multiple types of chemical peels to fit your needs.

Procedure Technique

During your procedure at Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center, we will have you lying down in a relaxed position before administering your peel. We will make sure your skin is cleansed before applying the customized solution to your treatment areas. We will massage the solution onto your face and let it set for a specific amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment planning session. Finally, we will wash the solution off your face and apply a neutralizing agent. You are encouraged to bring a light sunscreen or a hat to wear outside after the procedure to protect from environmental exposure.

What to Expect

Depending on the level of the peel you choose, you can expect the face to itch and peel from a few days to a couple weeks. Dr. Lyle or a member of our team will explain methods to care for your skin during your consultation. Please keep in mind that no matter how much your skin itches during post-treatment recovery, it is never helpful to pick the skin off. You could cause scarring to your delicate skin!

I am a 2 time cancer survivor and Dr. LYLE has been my cancer surgeon since I was 29. I got cancer at 29 then again at 43 and I am 49 now. He stopped doing breast reconstruction after I got my second cancer and he still came and did my reconstruction. He didn't have to but he did. He has been my surgeon for 20 years now. Stephanie at the office is great too.

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Tummy is flat & toned & breasts are beautiful & proportional to my body - Dr. Lyle recently performed my mommy makeover procedure and I cannot recommend him highly enough. From the initial consultation to the post-op care, Dr. Lyle’s expertise was evident every step of the way.After having dreamed of a mommy makeover for 10 years, when the time finally came I was very nervous. Dr. Lyle took the time to thoroughly explain the procedures and answer every question I had, ensuring that I felt comfortable and well-informed. His attention to detail and precision in his work absolutely sets him apart as a skilled plastic surgeon. This truly was a life changing experience for me and I am beyond thrilled with the results. My tummy is flat and toned (my belly button is gorgeous!) and my breasts are beautiful and proportional to my body. The results are natural looking and beyond what I ever dreamed possible. Thanks to Dr. Lyle, I feel like a brand new person. The surgery not only gave me back my pre-pregnancy body but boosted my confidence and self-esteem and gave me a new outlook on life. I am absolutely overjoyed with my new body. Words could never express adequately the gratitude I feel to Dr. Lyle and his wonderful staff. He is an exceptional surgeon and his nurses and staff are a joy to be around.If you are considering any plastic surgery, but particularly abdominoplasty, breast reduction or liposuction, I highly recommend Dr. Lyle for his outstanding skills, excellent patient care and dedication to achieving natural-looking results. Thank you, Dr. Lyle, for making this experience the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.

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I am so grateful for Dr. Lyle and his staff. He has done several procedures on me that turned out wonderful and made me more confidant. My first procedure was extra fat and skin removal from my thighs that gave me the confidence to wear my skinny jeans. In December I received a brachioplasty and my results were amazing! The third procedure was a mini tummy tuck which was a revision from a tummy tuck I received from another practice that I definitely was not happy with. I had confidence that Dr. Lyle would fix this issue and I was 100 percent correct. Dr, Lyle and his staff are very professional as well as warm and welcoming. Thank you Dr. Lyle for giving me a body that I am estatic about and the confidence to wear anything that I want. I recommend Dr. Lyle 110 percent. He is amazing. I also want to add that all of my procedures were done under local anesthesia and I was comfortable through out the procedures! Thank you Dr. Lyle and your staff for giving me a new take on life and living!

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How do I begin to let you know how much I appreciate what you did for me? You actually gave me back my self image. Thank you for a wonderful experience before, during and after my procedure. I’m very happy with my results and it continues to get better each day. Every time I come into the office, everyone is all smiles, and very comforting. Thank you for the superb surgical artistry with my body.

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Great Skin Starts here

Even if you know nothing about facial rejuvenation treatments, Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center will help you choose the ideal procedure for your goals. Your newly renewed skin will thank you by looking healthy and caressingly silky. In some cases, a more aggressive, deeper medical grade strength peel may be needed. Learn more about TCA peels at Lyle Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center below.

About TCA Peel

TCA (trichloroacetic acid) is an FDA approved, noninvasive treatment that removes the damaged top layer of the skin. The skin turns over to new skin cells giving way to a brighter, clearer, evenly toned complexion. TCA peels can help address fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, (TCA CROSS) skin discoloration, sun damage and even precancerous lesions. Dr. Glenn Lyle or one of his clinical providers will do a thorough assessment of your skin and determine the appropriate strength peel to most effectively treat your skin conditions and concerns. TCA peels are very cost effective and a great alternative to energy device treatments.  

Ideal Candidates

Dr. Glenn Lyle will do a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for a TCA peel. Patients with visibly damaged skin, without recent sun exposure are generally great candidates. TCA is safe for all skin types, though caution is used on those with olive or brown skin by using a lower percentage of TCA. 

What to Expect

TCA peel at Lyle Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center is a relatively quick treatment. Your skin will be cleaned and prepped by cleaning off any surface oils or makeup. The TCA is applied to full face or spot treated on areas of concern, avoiding the corners of the mouth, eyes, and nose. Application takes about a minute and it is then neutralized by your provider at the appropriate time of penetration. Your face is then wiped clean. Most patients do experience a brief stingy burning sensation. Having a hand fan will help relieve this discomfort.


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