Everyone’s skin is unique, so a treatment that works wonders for one person might be ineffective for you or even make your problem worse.
That’s why at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic in Ashburn, Virginia, our medical director, Dr. Nasrin Ejtemaee, and our team offer a range of skin care and body contouring services, including chemical peels.
Chemical peels are designed to remove layers of skin for a smoother, cleaner, clearer complexion. There are different types of peels available depending on your skin type and the skin problem you’re trying to correct.
If you have sensitive skin, a milder chemical peel might be ideal for you. Deep chemical peels go below the surface layer of skin to deliver more pronounced results.
A closer look at what chemical peels can do for you
You might be surprised to learn that chemical peels can address various common skin problems, including:
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Dull skin
- Clogged pores
Even if you don’t have a specific skin problem, chemical peels can improve the overall texture and tone of your skin. Removing the surface layer of skin cells triggers production of collagen and new skin cells.
The process is similar to how your skin heals after an injury or sunburn: The damaged skin layer eventually peels away and you’re left with smoother looking skin.
Choosing the right chemical peel for you
Even for nonsurgical and noninvasive cosmetic treatments, you should select a highly skilled provider who is trained and licensed in aesthetic procedures.
The first step is to schedule a consultation so we can evaluate your skin and discuss your goals. We then recommend the best treatments depending on your skin type.
You can get a chemical peel to tackle a specific skin problem like acne scars or sun damage, or simply to give your skin a refresh from environmental pollution, stress, diet, aging, and buildup from skin care products and makeup.
If you have sensitive skin and minimal damage, we may recommend a light peel with a mild chemical like alpha hydroxy acid. Deeper peels remain on your skin longer and penetrate below the surface layer of your skin, so you may experience redness and blistering until it heals.
We let you know what to expect from your customized peel so you can plan accordingly and factor in your estimated recovery and healing timeline.
We often apply a topical anesthetic with deeper peels to keep you comfortable during your treatment. If you’re looking to give your skin a reboot without investing in more invasive procedures, a chemical peel may be the right option for you.
For more information about chemical peels and other aesthetic treatments we offer at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic, contact us today to schedule an appointment.