Skin peels, also known as chemical peels, are a wonderful way to rejuvenate the skin quickly and easily. Chemical peels have been used for many years and may range anywhere from light to deep, depending on one’s needs and desires. For most rejuvenation treatments, patients will often enjoy the lighter peels, often known as epidermal peels. These are extremely mild and are best for patients who are dealing with the early signs of aging, mild acne, or sun damage. Unlike stronger peels which may cause redness and peeling, these lighter peels often require no downtime. They are often developed using chemicals such as salicylic acid, mandelic acid, or glycolic acid. The dermatologist may also suggest the Melanage peel which is best in improving the texture and tone of the skin, especially for those who are dealing with hyperpigmentation issues such as melasma.
Working with a dermatologist is the best way for you to determine the type of skin peel most appropriate for your specific needs and budget. Our team can examine the skin and work with patients to find out which method of treatment is best for their skin concerns and provide an effective treatment plan. Some patients can use chemical peels regularly to maintain their skin’s health, while using at-home skin care regimens that also contribute to younger, healthier-looking skin.
If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, 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.