While chemical peels may sound like a scary treatment, they are a commonly requested non-surgical dermatological treatment. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Centreville area with their skin care concerns.
The chemical peel process is straightforward and can be completed relatively quickly. The basic concept is that specific chemicals are combined with natural ingredients and then applied to the skin. When the chemicals contact the skin, they cause the sloughing off of old, dead, and tired layers of cells to expose fresh, new skin. After a chemical peel, skin will appear smoother and more even-textured and toned.
Chemical peels can be used for simple skin rejuvenation and are extremely effective at improving the symptoms of a variety of skin conditions. Some of the benefits of chemical peels include:
- A deep exfoliation that produces results far surpassing any over the counter products available
- Minimization of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improvement in the appearance of acne scars
- Reduction in the appearance of pigment problems
- Decrease in the appearance of sun damage
There are many different types of chemical peels available. Not all peels are created equal, which is why a thorough consultation with your dermatologist is important. Peels can range in intensity from mild and superficial to deep. The extent of the damage to the skin, skin type, and certain skin conditions all play a role in determining the type of peel that will produce the best results for each individual patient. There are even types of chemical peels to address specific problems such as oily or dry skin, excessive blemishes, etc. Side effects from superficial peels may include some peeling or redness that will go away within a few days.
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.