Chemical Peels

Chemical peels have been shown to be helpful for a variety of common skin conditions including facial discoloration, acne, melasma, enlarged pores, dull skin and mild sun damage. Although clinical improvement is expected after a single peel, the best cosmetic results are seen after a series of peels are performed at regular intervals as outlined by your physician.

Chemical Peels at Capital Laser & Skin Care

At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we use several types of chemical peels to customize treatment based on individual needs. During your consultation, our physicians closely evaluate the skin and listen to your concerns. It is important to personalize each peel to meet the specific needs of the condition and skin type. Prior to treatment, the skin is thoroughly cleansed to remove any dirt or makeup before applying the peel. A personalized chemical solution will then be applied to the targeted areas of your skin to initiate the peeling process, allowing a new, healthy layer of skin to come to the surface.

Chemical Peels Available at Capital Laser & Skin Care Include:

  • Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
  • Vitalize® (combination salicylic, lactic, retinoic acids and resorcinol)
  • PCA Ultrapeel® (combination TCA, lactic, kojic, azelaic acids)
  • Various strengths of Glycolic Acids

*Individual results may vary.

Reveal Your Best Skin with Capital Laser & Skin Care

Depending on the depth of your peel, you may feel a mild stinging sensation for 5-10 minutes during the peel. A fan or cooling device is provided for your comfort. After the peel, your physician will provide you with specific skin care and instructions to use during the healing period. It is important to follow all post-peel instructions as outlined by your physician to ensure rapid healing and the best results.

Peeling will normally occur over the course of 3-14 days as the old skin cells are shed to reveal a glowing new layer of skin. To maintain that healthy “glow,” your physician may suggest chemical peels at regular intervals to keep the skin looking its best.

Interested in learning more about chemical peel treatments? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.