Chemical Peels2019-06-21T14:01:26-04:00

    Project Description

    Decades of over-exposure to the sun and pollution as well as unhealthy living habits often leave your skin with an unhealthy appearance. Many of us notice the fine lines, uneven texture, and uneven pigmentation that we associate with aging. Chemical peels are used to restore the smooth, luminous appearance of youthful skin. Chemical peels may also be used to remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars, and even control acne.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    How do chemical peels work?2017-07-19T17:58:59-04:00

    Three major types of chemical peel solutions are commonly used:

    • Alpha-hydroxy (glycolic acid)
    • Beta Hydroxy (salicylic acid)
    • TCA (Trichloracetic acid)

    Chemical peels work by gently removing the top layer of exposed, damaged skin and revealing the fresh new skin underneath. By forcing the turnover of superficial cells, the old dull and damaged cells peel off much more quickly. Our dermatologists will evaluate your skin type and treatment goals to determine the formula that will meet your specific needs.

    What is treatment like?2017-11-07T19:42:39-04:00

    Your skin will first be thoroughly cleansed to remove any superficial oils. The chemical treatment will then be applied with either a brush or pad. You may feel a slight stinging as the peel solution diffuses into your skin. A neutralizing agent will then be applied if necessary. Your skin will feel tight and will look rosy for several hours to days following the treatment.

    What results can I expect?2017-07-19T18:00:10-04:00

    You will notice that the superficial damaged skin cells will flake off, leaving behind fresh and rejuvenated health skin. How many treatments will I need? For best results, several treatments are recommended. With each treatment you should see noticeable improvement in the appearance of your skin.

    WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

    I was so pleased with everything. Dr. Wright is such a nice person and wonderful doctor. Brittany was so pleasant and friendly. They offer blankets and pillows and make sure throughout the entire procedure that you are comfortable and that you are as pain free as possible. Everything went well and they go out of their way to make it so.
    Marianne D.

    I had a recurring dermatological condition for several and a series of dermatologists as a result. And yet until I met Dr. Wright, my condition remained undiagnosed and it turned out to be potentially life-threatening. I am so fortunate to have found him and I would not go to anyone else and recommend him often.

    Donald B.

    What a great experience! I was greeted promptly and courteously by the front desk staff. I was seen almost immediately and treated with care and concern by both Devon and Dr. Wright. I will certainly make KID my home for dermatology and would highly recommend them to everyone.

    Penny F.

    Dr. Adam Wright took his time to explain the procedure, perform the surgery, and teach how to care for wound afterwards. I have found few physicians take such time with their patients and I am a registered nurse.

    Laurie J.
    Dr. Wright listens, answers questions, gives understandable explanations, presents options. I consider him an outstanding physician, and his nurse is also excellent. The use of technology is also very good. BTW, my rating on the facility pertains to the Lenoir City location. I would rate the Knoxville location Excellent.
    Jane R.
    I tend to avoid doctors if I can. And I have never left a review for any medical person or facility. But Dr. Wright made some uncomfortable symptoms easy to discuss and then was able to offer excellent options for resolving those issues. I would send anyone I care about to see him for any sort of skin-related complaint. He is the best!
    Sean M.

    This was my first visit with Knoxville Institute of Dermatology, and my first visit with Dr. Wright. Dr. Wright seems like a very knowledgeable, caring doctor, who explains things well, and seems to care very much for his patients. I already have an appointment in a year to see Dr. Wright again for a check up. Since I live in Crossville it is also much more convenient to be able to see him at the Lenoir City office.

    Barry S.
    Thank you for the convenience of visiting this office in Lenoir City rather than going out of town. I received a thorough examination and treatment. I received reference material about the condition to read at home. Dr. Wright took the time to welcome me back and offer to help anytime. Who does that? I appreciate all of this. I have found myself a new dermatology center!
    William W.

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