When it comes to treatments to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and increase the vibrancy of your skin’s appearance, there is no shortage of options. One of those options is a chemical peel.
What is a Chemical Peel?
As the name suggests, a chemical peel involves the application of a mild acid to the surface of your skin that will gently exfoliate.
What is a Chemical Peel Used For?
- Smoother texture
- Collagen stimulation
- Reduction of fine lines
- More even pigmentation
- Decrease in appearance of pores
- Unclog pores
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
Although chemical peels can sting, a sensation that we call “spiciness,” they are not painful. The acid that we use is very mild, and while you may experience discomfort, the discomfort will lessen as your skin adjusts to the treatment.
What Should I Expect After Treatment?
After your treatment, you may experience some redness and irritation. However, your provider will likely suggest a cream or gel to minimize the irritation. Some peels are “lunchtime” procedures, meaning they have no downtime and no physical peeling. Other peels can give you up to a week of peeling.
Generally, it will take several treatments to see noticeable improvements. At your consultation, your provider will be able to give you a realistic time frame during which you can see improvements.
Who is a Candidate?
While chemical peels are an effective treatment, they are not for everyone. For example, pregnant or nursing women or those with cut or broken skin, eczema, skin disease, and sunburns should not get a chemical peel.
To determine whether you are a candidate for a chemical peel, your provider at Aesthetic & Dermatology Center will discuss your health history and your cosmetic goals. In addition to this, you will receive a thorough skin examination before being approved for a chemical peel.
If you want younger looking skin, our expert dermatology team will give you a thorough skin examination and create a personalized treatment plan.
Chemical Peels We Offer:
We offer several types of peels that each target different cosmetic concerns. All peels are customized to the patient’s specific skin and treated by our expert esthetician, Chelsea.
The following peel is a superficial peel with zero downtime:
ZO® Stimulator Peel:
The ZO® Stimulator peel is the perfect “lunchtime” procedure to help improve the appearance of your skin. Because the ZO® Stimulator peel is a mild, “lunchtime” procedure, you should not experience any redness, irritation, or peeling. Rather, the ZO® Stimulator peel accelerates cellular turnover for a rejuvenation of your overall skin tone and texture with no downtime. This peel is the perfect add-on to a microdermabrasion or dermaplaning treatment!
The following peels are well-tolerated but may result in mild skin flaking to full face shedding for the following 5-7 days:
The Perfect DermaTM Peel:
We are excited to now offer The Perfect Derma Peel! This chemical peel is safe for all types of skin conditions and will target acne, stubborn hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles.With a blend of TCA and Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant, this peel is one of a kind! The Perfect Derma Peel is now being offered with three optional boosters as well: clear, plus, and plus plus! These can be added onto your treatment to specifically treat acne, general anti-aging, and texture respectively. Chelsea, our aesthetician, will use her expertise to create the perfect customized peel just for you. Call us to schedule a consultation so you can enjoy our new favorite peel!
Recently, we have specially modified the Jessner Peel with a retinol booster! The Jessner peel is a medium-depth chemical peel comprised of multiple acids that works to even skin tone, reduce the appearance of scarring, smooth fine lines, and treat melasma. As the Jessner peel penetrates more deeply than other light chemical peels, it improves overall skin health by removing and healing skin damage with great results.
SkinCeuticals TCA 15% Peel:
The SkinCeuticals TCA 15% peel is a superficial chemical peel. This peel is great for a wide variety of skin types. The TCA 15% peel works to improve skin texture while also providing anti-aging properties. The procedure is typically well-tolerated, and while you may experience an “after-glow” with some redness resembling a sunburn, you should not experience any significant discomfort.
All peels are customized to the patient’s specific skin by our expert esthetician, Chelsea. To learn more about which chemical peel is right for you and your skin, call our office today at (301) 610-0663 or request an appointment online.