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Chemical Peels

CYNTHIA GREGG MD, FACE & BODY SPECIALISTS offers men and women in Cary, Raleigh, and the surrounding areas of North Carolina a variety of chemical peels to improve their appearance and skin health.

Our comprehensive approach and skin care expertise provide patients with the opportunity to achieve their desired outcomes. Tailored to specific skin types and conditions, chemical peels are designed to target hyperpigmentation, aging, acne, rosacea and a variety of other skin concerns. Peels also enhance the results of patients’ home skin care regimens, other in-office procedures and help to maintain results achieved by other treatments.


This is a light mechanical exfoliation to remove dead skin and fine vellus hair from the facial skin. This smoothes the skin and allows for deeper penetration of skincare products.

SkinCeuticals® Peel Portfolio

Advanced Corrective Peel

This peel dramatically diminishes the appearance of discoloration, while also smoothing texture and refining the appearance of pores. This peel works to restore a brighter and more clarified look to the skin.


This is a safe and effective procedure that combines an enzyme or Dermaplaning, a light chemical solution and cryogenic therapy. This treatment will be tailored to each patient’s unique skin type. Benefits include the reduction of fine lines, brightening of the skin, improving areas of photo damage, and decongestion of blocked pores. Cyrogenic therapy is performed to relieve inflammation, further exfoliate and provide antibacterial benefits. There is no peeling associated with this treatment.

Micropeel Plus

This unique one step peel is designed specifically for patients suffering from acne, acne prone skin, excess oil production, environmental damage or those in need of exfoliation. Two concentrations of Salicylic Acid are available to reduce fine lines, rough texture, and uneven skin pigmentation. Light to moderate peeling is to be expected.

Pigment Balancing Peel

This chemical peel targets hyperpigmentation and improves the uneven appearance of photo damaged skin, melasma and acne related discoloration. It combines high-performance brightening and anti-inflammatory agents with a powerful exfoliation to accelerate cell renewal resulting in diffusion of localized hyperpigmentation. Light to moderate peeling may be expected.

SkinMedica® Peel Portfolio

Illuminize®, Vitalize® and Rejuvenize™ Peels

A unique blend of peeling agents, alpha and beta hydroxy acids create a mild to strong treatment that provides patients with improved skin texture, brighter tone and a softening of fine lines. Our skin care professionals will help you to tailor the best treatment plan incorporating one or all of the SkinMedica® peels to help you achieve beautiful skin. The Vitalize® and Rejuvenize™ peels will produce peeling to skin that may last 3-7 days.

Obagi® Blue Peel Radiance

This is a formulation of alpha and beta hydroxy acids that brighten and tighten any skin type to produce a smoother skin surface with no downtime. This treatment is ideally suited to darker skin tones with pigmentary changes.

VI Peel Portfolio

VI Peel, Purity Peel and Precision Booster Peel

Virtually all skin types will benefit from this powerful and unique peel. After one treatment you will see marked improvement in hyperpigmentation (including melisma), tone and texture, appearance of pore size and acne. Fine lines and wrinkles will soften with the stimulation of collagen and elastin. This peel produces superior results by delivering an impressive portfolio of acids to the skin. There is a separate VI Peel for Acne prone skin and both the VI Peel and Purity Peel may be boosted to a higher strength should your skin care specialist feel this would benefit your unique skin care needs.

What Happens Before A Professional Peel?

At the time of your consultation, one of our expert skincare specialists will determine the best suite of skin care products optimized for use with your unique skin care needs. These products will help to optimize the skin prior to treatment. Continued use after treatment will facilitate long-lasting results.

How Are Professional Peels Performed?

The skin will be thoroughly cleansed in order to remove any oil or impurities before applying the peel. After cleansing the skin, the peel solution is then applied and allowed to sit for 5 to 15 minutes. The exact amount of time the peel is left in place is dependent upon the condition of the skin, any sensitivities and the exact product being used. Once the desired time is reached, the solution may be neutralized or left on the skin if a self-neutralizing peel is used.

What Are The Side Effects Of A Professional Peel?

Patients can expect mild redness and tenderness of the skin for several days. There may also be mild discoloration, light crusting, and peeling which subsides in a few days. Each peel is unique and the expected recovery will be discussed in detail at the time of your consultation.

Are There Any Risks Associated With A Peel?

Those with extremely sensitive skin may not be good candidates for certain peels. This will be apparent after a trial period with home-use products. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have a peel performed, since the acid could be absorbed into the bloodstream. Peels should not be used for approximately three months after any facial surgery. Patients with skin irritation, wounds or open sores should avoid peels until these have completely healed.