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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels services offered in Columbia, MD

Chemical peels offer an excellent solution to smooth, younger-looking skin. The team of board-certified dermatologists at Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care in Columbia, Maryland, have the expertise and experience to perform chemical peels for those looking to clear up certain skin conditions like acne and uneven skin tone and to revive the skin. Call today or use the online booking tool when you’re ready.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments used to improve the appearance of the skin on your face, neck, or hands. Your provider applies a chemical solution to your skin, causing the top layers to peel off and revealing newer, smoother skin underneath. 

These peels can effectively address skin concerns such as uneven skin tone, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.

What do chemical peels involve?

Your provider first thoroughly cleanses your skin to remove dirt, oils, or makeup. The type and strength of the chemical solution used depend on your skin type and specific skin issues. 

The types of chemical peels include superficial, medium, and deep peels. Superficial peels use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) to exfoliate your skin’s outer layer. Medium and deep peels penetrate deeper into your skin, utilizing stronger acids like trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or phenol.

Are chemical peels safe?

At Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care, a trained professional performs your chemical peel. Though the treatment can carry some risks, particularly with deeper peels, your provider discusses any concerns you might have.

Side effects can include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Irritation
  • Changes in skin color

If you have darker skin tones or a history of abnormal scarring or certain skin conditions, you might have a higher risk of complications. 

Your qualified skin care professional can determine the most suitable type of peel for your skin and minimize any potential risks.

What results can I expect with chemical peels?

The results of chemical peels can vary based on the type of peel you have and your skin condition. Superficial peels often require multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve your desired outcome. 

They can lead to a brighter complexion, improved skin texture, and reduced appearance of fine lines and mild imperfections. Medium and deep peels can deliver more dramatic results but may require longer recovery times and carry greater risks.

After a chemical peel, your skin care professional provides post-treatment care instructions that include avoiding sun exposure, using gentle skin care products, and moisturizing regularly to aid in your healing process and maintain your results.

To find out what type of chemical peel might be right for you, call today to book an appointment. You can also use the online scheduling tool as an easy option.