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Chemical Peels Specialist

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center

Board-Certified Dermatologists & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Downtown DC, Washington, DC

From acne to fine lines and wrinkles, chemical peels are a versatile treatment that addresses many skin needs and concerns. The team of board-certified dermatologists at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center in Washington, DC, offers many types of chemical peels to treat medical and cosmetic skin concerns. To learn more about the benefits of chemical peels, call the office or book an appointment online today. Telemedicine consultations are available.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

chemical peelsChemical peels are a skin treatment that evenly exfoliate the top layers of your skin. 

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center uses chemical peels to improve many common skin concerns, like:

  • Reducing or eliminating fine lines under the eyes or around the mouth
  • Removing brown spots, and patches such as Melasma
  • Correcting uneven skin tone
  • Removing precancerous skin growths
  • Improving acne and blemishes
  • Treating sun damage
  • Softening acne scars

The board-certified dermatologists use chemical peels on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs. 

What are the types of chemical peels?

There are three types of chemical peels.

Light chemical peels

For light chemical peels, your provider uses a mild salicylic or glycolic chemical solution to remove the outer layer of your skin. Light chemical peels smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone by removing brown spots and discoloration. 

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center uses light chemical peels in combination with other therapies to treat acne. 

Medium chemical peels

Medium chemical peels contain a slightly stronger acidic solution that not only removes skin cells from the top layer of your skin but also portions of the dermal layer. Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center may recommend a medium chemical peel to treat lines and wrinkles, acne scars, or sun-damaged skin.

Deep chemical peels

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center uses deep chemical peels to treat precancerous lesions and deep wrinkles and creases. 

What happens during a chemical peel?

Your provider at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center reviews the details of your chemical peel at your initial consultation. The specifics of your plan depend on the type of chemical peel you need. 

First, your provider cleans your skin with an antibacterial agent. For a medium or deep chemical peel, they may also apply a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort during your treatment.

Your provider then evenly applies the solution over your skin, leaves it on for a set period of time, and removes it. 

What can I expect after treatment with chemical peels?

Skin redness and swelling are common side effects following a chemical peel. 

The length of your recovery depends on the type of peel used. For a light peel, recovery takes only 1-2 days. For a medium or deep peel, recovery can take up to 14 days. Once your skin heals, you should notice improvements in tone and texture. 

To learn more about chemical peels at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center, call the office or book an appointment online today. 

 

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Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and
Aesthetic Dermatology Center
1712 I Street NW, Suite 712
Downtown DC
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-659-2223Fax: 202-659-0289

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