Aesthetician Services

Chemical Peels: Summer is Your Skin’s Time to Shine

Summer’s just around the corner, meaning now is a great time to prep your skin for the sunshine! The Lucas Center is here to help with everything you need to know about restorative aesthetic procedures…

Summer is “Glow Up” Season

Today, the term glow up refers to a beauty transformation that stuns. While these usually occur over a lengthy period of time, anyone can have a glow up at any time.

When it comes to skincare, one of our favorite ways to achieve glowy, dewy skin is with a rejuvenating chemical peel. With little to no downtime, a chemical peel in Knoxville can be a great option for people of all ages and skin types who are looking for a confidence boost.

For those who don’t know, chemical peels target and help treat:

  • Sun Damage: We can all benefit from Vitamin D, but if you’ve spent a little too much time outside and notice Sun damage on your skin, it may be time for a chemical peel. The good news is, there are several chemical peel benefits, including the improvement of dark spots and uneven coloration often caused by the sun’s harmful UV rays.
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles: As we get older, lines begin to form on our faces. This is natural, but can be improved and prevented with the help of good skincare products and aesthetic services like chemical peels. Whether you’re thinking of maintaining glowy, supple skin this summer or treating yourself to post-summer skin rejuvenation, a fresh start for your skin can be a great confidence booster this season.
  • Discoloration: Pigment inconsistencies occur as a result of a number of things, from genetics (birthmarks or hormones) to factors in our daily life (pollution or smoking). But one of the biggest factors in dark spots on skin and discoloration of the skin is sun exposure!
    If the benefits align with your skincare goals, a pre- or post-summer chemical peel (or both) may help you maintain a clearer, more even skin tone by addressing new blemishes or marks caused by UV rays.
  • Acne & Scarring: Another benefit of chemical peels can be the improvement of scars. Whether you’re experiencing acne scars, or scars as a result of injury or genetics, a chemical peel can help by removing the affected layer of skin, therefore causing the skin to produce more collagen and regenerate. This can work as a natural “filler” of sorts for scars, while also helping to prevent new acne from arising by improving your pores.

Chemical Peels: The Process at a Glance

Chemical peels work to restore a youthful appearance to the face, neck, or hands by peeling away the outermost layer of your skin to reveal a brighter, more even texture. This is done by applying a small amount of solution to your skin layer by layer. Over the following 2-4 days, your skin will flake and peel, allowing new, healthy skin to grow in its place.

As you prep for warmer days ahead, remember SPF is your skin’s best friend! Whether you’re inside or outside, whether it’s a sunny day or a cloudy day, UV rays can be damaging to your skin. Get ahead of the sun damage and protect your skin this summer with these easy sunscreen tips

We’re Here to Help

At The Lucas Center, Dr. Jay Lucas, we’re proud to be able to help patients across Knoxville, Maryville, Kingsport, Johnson City, Bristol, Abington, and beyond. East Tennessee is home to us, and we take our role in creating a confident community seriously. 

As a premier plastic surgeon and aesthetic provider in the region, we offer multiple types of chemical peels ranging from superficial peels to deep peels. Before any procedure, we’ll discuss your skin goals at length to ensure you receive the best possible treatment and results for you.

To learn more about this aesthetic service, including chemical peel cost and post-care, give us a call at (865) 218-6210 or email We’d love to help achieve your skincare goals so you can make it your best summer yet!

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