Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

If wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or facial scarring leaves you feeling self-conscious, you don’t have to suffer. Advanced aesthetics and skin care specialist Waseem Garbia, PA-C offers chemical peels and other aesthetic treatments at Dontage, located in Falls Church, Virginia, to give you the youthful glow you crave. Call his office to learn more, or schedule an appointment online today.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel uses hydroxy acids to lift away dead skin cells, allowing lower skin layers to increase collagen production, rejuvenate, and move up toward the outer skin layer. Chemical peels lessen the appearance of:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation

This aesthetic procedure rejuvenates the skin on your face, hands, or neck. Waseem lets you know which type of chemical peel is right for you. Various versions of chemical peels include:

Superficial chemical peels

Superficial peels use a mild acid to penetrate and exfoliate the outer layer of your skin. This type of chemical peel refreshes the outer skin layer, softens rough skin, and improves the appearance of skin that has mild discoloration. Superficial peels may take 1-7 days to heal.

Medium chemical peels

If you receive a medium-level chemical peel, Waseem uses chemicals to penetrate the outer and middle skin layers to remove damaged skin cells. These chemical peels help lessen the appearance of:

  • Age spots
  • Fine lines
  • Freckles
  • Wrinkles
  • Moderate skin discoloration
  • Skin aging
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Sun damage

Medium chemical peels also help eliminate precancerous growths and smooth rough skin. This aesthetic treatment may take up to 14 days to heal.

Deep chemical peels

If Waseem recommends a deep chemical peel to rejuvenate your skin, he’ll use a stronger chemical to deeply penetrate middle skin layers and remove damaged skin cells. Deep chemical peels help remove scars, freckles, ages spots, and lines to drastically improve the appearance of skin on your face, but the procedure may take 14-21 days to heal.

What is a chemical peel treatment session like?

When you come in for a chemical peel treatment, Waseem applies a chemical solution to your skin. You may feel a stinging sensation during the treatment session, but most patients have little or no problem with it.

You may feel a stronger stinging sensation with medium or deep chemical peels, or experience:

  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Crusting
  • Facial swelling

Using gels, creams, or medications can reduce these side effects. When you’re ready to get smoother, younger-looking skin, call Dontage to book a chemical peel consultation or schedule one online with Waseem.