Dermatologist in Centreville answers, “What are skin peels?”

May 1, 2019

What Are Skin Peels

At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners,  we are dedicated to helping individuals achieve the results they desire and offer a variety of treatments. Sometimes, cleansers and creams don’t address your needs. We often recommend a skin peel to help in these cases.

What are skin peels?

What Are Skin PeelsA skin peel is a skin resurfacing treatment. A chemical solution is applied to your face, penetrating and removing the top layer. This reveals healthier, smoother, and younger looking skin. Peels can treat wrinkles, skin discolorations, and surface scars, diminishing their appearance. We use skin peels of varying depths to ensure the results that you want.

Reasons we use skin peels:

  • A light chemical peel removes cells from the epidermal layer of skin. We will recommend a light peel for fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, and dryness. They can be performed every few weeks for desired results.
  • A medium peel: This will remove skin cells from the top layer and from part of the upper part of your middle layer of skin. We will use a medium peel for deeper wrinkles and acne scars. This type can only be repeated once every twelve months.
  • A deep chemical peel: This removes epidermal cells and portions of the mid to lower layer of skin. We will use this for deeper wrinkles or scars. We also use them for precancerous growths.

If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels and other treatment options, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.

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