Would you like to reduce the signs of aging and improve the health and radiance of your skin? Chemical peels can help you reach your skin goals and leave your face looking naturally brighter and more youthful. The experienced specialists at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic perform customized chemical peels that exfoliate dry skin layers to reveal fresh, glowing skin and improve blemishes and other common concerns. To learn more about your options for chemical peels, or to schedule a consultation, call the offices in Ashburn and McLean, Virginia, or make an appointment online.

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Why should I consider a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a medical cosmetic treatment that intensely exfoliates your skin to freshen skin, improve blemishes, and rejuvenate your appearance. From superficial peels that brighten and refine to deep peels that produce dramatic skin-revitalization results, chemical peels can address a wide range of skin conditions.

How do chemical peels work?

Chemical peels create a controlled skin injury that stimulates your natural healing response. Your immune system and skin tissues respond to the peel by regenerating new skin cells, producing new collagen and elastin, and shedding layers of dry, dead skin.

Chemical peels can address many skin concerns, including:

  • Dull or rough skin
  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Acne
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots

A chemical peel helps your skin function more as it did in your younger years, and the deep exfoliation exposes newer fresher skin.

Which chemicals are used in peels?

Some of the most common chemicals used in peels include:

Alpha hydroxy acid

Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) is a mild chemical used primarily in superficial peels. It exfoliates only the top layer of your skin, so it doesn’t cause much redness and requires only a little downtime.

Glycolic acid

Typically used in medium-strength peels, glycolic acid reaches past the surface layer to the top of your skin’s middle layer. A medium peel can improve mild skin blemishes and enhance your skin’s natural glow.

Trichloroacetic acid

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is used in deep chemical peels. It reaches far into the middle skin layer to generate maximum exfoliation and immune response.

What happens during a chemical peel?

Your expert at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic begins by thoroughly cleansing your face before applying your customized chemical peel. Depending on the depth of your peel, the chemical solution may remain on your face for a few minutes or up to one hour.

You may feel a stinging sensation as the chemical works into the layers of your skin. Deeper peels may cause more discomfort and require anesthesia.

When your peel is complete, your specialist removes the chemicals and applies a soothing antibiotic cream to your face. Medium and deep peels can cause visible redness or blistering and may require bandaging and significant recovery time.

To find out how chemical peels can promote healthy, soft skin that glows with ageless beauty, schedule a consultation at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic. Call the offices today or book your appointment online.

We also offer Dermaplaning. Dermaplaning uses a special instrument to shave away the uppermost layers of your skin. Dermaplaning can help reduce the appearance of acne scars or other skin imperfections by revealing newer, undamaged skin.