What Is A Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off hence the name chemical peel. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. At Loudoun Laser and Medical Spa, our team of Master Aestheticians will discuss the various Peel options with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your skin.

There are three basic types of chemical peels

Light Peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.

Medium Peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.

Deep Peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.

What Can I Expect With The Treatment

On a clean face we will use a solution to remove any oil that remains. Then we will apply 3 layers of the peel, one on top of the other until the skin is dry.

Will It Burn?

Because of the self- neutralizing properties of this peel, the sensation of burning is minimal, and in fact many clients are surprised at how mild it is. Additionally, there is minimal redness afterwards and most people go out to dinner or back to work without anyone noticing.

When Will I Peel?

Let’s say you have the peel on a Wednesday, the skin will look normal or a little tighter Wednesday and Thursday. Friday, you will start to peel around your mouth. Saturday and Sunday the whole face will be peeling. Monday there will be a little peeling around the periphery of the face.

How Often Can I Do The Peels?

We think the best time to do the peel is at the end of the summer and at the end of the winter to clear all the dead skin and free the pores from the clogging nature of sunscreen. The peels can also be done sequentially once monthly for up to 5 sessions to really rejuvenate aging or acneic skin.

We offer chemical peels treatment to patients in Ashburn, Leesburg, Lansdowne, Sterling, Herndon, Loudoun County, in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland.

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