If you have signs of damaged skin, chemical peels are a wonderful solution for addressing your concerns. At Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia, the board-certified dermatologists have the expertise and experience to administer chemical peels, giving you a fresh, renewed appearance. To learn more about chemical peels and find out if they’re right for you, book an appointment today by phone or online.
Chemical peels are cosmetic procedures designed to improve the texture and appearance of the skin by applying a chemical solution to the skin's surface.
These peels treat issues such as:
Chemical peels come in varying strengths, allowing for customization based on individual skin concerns and desired outcomes.
The Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax providers are experts in providing the utmost safety precautions for all patients. They oversee and monitor factors like the type and strength of the peel, your skin type, and proper application.
You can rely on the team’s training and experience to minimize potential risks.
Your Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax provider applies a chemical solution to the skin, which induces controlled exfoliation and peeling of the outermost layer.
The depth of the peel depends on the type of chemicals used, with the following types available:
Superficial peels often utilize alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) like glycolic or lactic acid, targeting the outer layer of the skin.
These peels use trichloroacetic acid (TCA), which penetrates deeper into the skin.
These peels typically use phenol, which reaches even further to address more severe skin issues.
Chemical peels offer many benefits, including:
Chemical peels can also enhance the effectiveness of skincare products, such as DermaGlow, by improving their absorption into the skin.
The answer is yes. Chemical peels not only provide aesthetic benefits but also contribute to skin health.
They can help control acne breakouts by reducing excess oil production and unclogging pores. They also may stimulate collagen production, providing a subtle tightening effect and promoting overall skin elasticity.
Potential side effects include redness, peeling, and temporary sensitivity, which typically subside as the skin heals. Patients should follow post-treatment instructions diligently, including sun protection, to optimize results and minimize complications.
To book a consultation to find out if chemical peels are right for you, call or use the online scheduling tool today.