Chemical Peels in Raleigh, North Carolina

Your skin needs regular exfoliation to maintain optimal skin health; without exfoliation, your skin will appear dull and lack a healthy, youthful glow. At True Radiance Medispa located in Raleigh, NC, we offer chemical peels, including glycolic peels and The Perfect Derma™ Peel, to help patients exfoliate and refresh their skin, achieve a healthier and brighter complexion, and combat visible skin imperfections.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are exfoliating treatments that use a combination of skin-safe acids to remove the top layer of the skin and the dead skin cells, keeping you from experiencing a healthy glow. One of the benefits of chemical peels is that they are completely customizable, and we can design a treatment plan with the right peel based on your skin type and concerns.

Lighter and medium-depth peels are the most common peels, and these can treat all different skin types, slow the aging process, and prevent accelerated aging.

Glycolic Peels

Glycolic peels are chemical peels that contain AHAs that work to reduce skin inflammation and reduce the signs of aging. They also contain antioxidants and skin-nourishing ingredients that not only exfoliate the skin but also address common concerns. These peels can specifically help patients with oily-prone skin who experience regular blackheads, whiteheads, or breakouts by regulating oil production to promote skin clarity.

Glycolic peels can also improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin and hyperpigmentation, including melasma and other common types of skin discoloration, by removing the older layer of skin with damaged or dead skin cells.

The Perfect Derma™ Peel

The Perfect Derma™ Peel is a medium-depth chemical peel that can provide an exfoliating treatment to patients with all different skin types and tones. This peel is such a popular peel because it delivers a virtually painless treatment. It doesn’t require any pre-treatment skin preparation; post-treatment, patients will need to plan around very little downtime.

Of all the chemical peels available for professional application, The Perfect Derma™ Peel is the only treatment that uses glutathione as a primary ingredient to lighten and brighten the skin. Glutathione is an antioxidant that can slow the aging process, smooth current lines, and prevent future lines and wrinkles while promoting overall skin health.

How It Works

This chemical peel uses a combination of powerful, skin-perfecting ingredients, including TCA, salicylic acid, kojic acid, retinoic acid, phenol, glutathione, and vitamin C. The acid will penetrate the skin’s surface and dissolve dead or damaged skin cells on the top layer. The treatment promotes overall skin renewal and rejuvenation and increases cellular turnover rate, replacing dead skin cells with healthier, younger ones.

You can expect light peeling after your treatment as the skin begins to shed dead skin cells, which is a completely normal process. Patients can resume normal activities once the treatment is over.

Post-Treatment Care

After your treatment, we will provide you with some specific aftercare instructions. We will advise you on which treatments and products to discontinue temporarily and which products to apply topically to keep your skin hydrated during the peeling process. Patients should avoid activities that cause excessive sweating until the peeling process is complete.

You can resume using cosmetic products two days after your treatment is over. It’s important that you use quality sunscreen every day after your treatment and avoid sun exposure to protect your newly exposed skin.

What It Treats

The Perfect Derma™ Peel can address a number of common skin concerns and the signs of aging. It improves skin clarity, texture, and tone, while also reducing or eliminating the appearance of hyperpigmentation, including melasma and sun damage. It can promote clearer skin for those who suffer from acne, reduce the appearance of acne scars, stimulate collagen production to tighten and tone the skin, smooth lines and wrinkles, and promote a youthful appearance.


It also can shrink pore size and promote skin health. We can use this peel to improve the complexion, but we can also apply it to other parts of the body, including the hands, neck, and chest, for skin exfoliation and rejuvenation.

What To Expect

The Perfect Derma™ Peel takes approximately 15 minutes from start to finish. After the initial application, you may feel a tingling or warming sensation, which subsides within the first minute of treatment. Your skin will feel numb after the first application, but we can take additional steps to promote your comfort throughout this quick and efficient treatment process.

If necessary, we can combine other treatments to your chemical peel to address additional skin concerns during one appointment. We can discuss your unique treatment plan during your initial consultation.

Who It's Right For

Patients with all skin types, including Fitzpatrick types one through six, make good candidates for this peel. Patients currently taking Accutane must stop using the product for four months before their scheduled treatment for safety and efficacy reasons. Patients who suffer from fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, poor skin, tone and texture, and other concerns make good candidates for The Perfect Derma™ Peel.

Reveal Healthier, Brighter Skin With a Customized Chemical Peel Treatment Plan

Chemical peels provide a simple way to improve the skin through a non-invasive treatment process that requires very little post-treatment care and noticeable results. If you are interested in adding chemical peels to your regular monthly skincare routine, we can meet with you in our office to evaluate your skin and concerns and determine which of our peels is the right choice for you.

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