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Resurface & Revitalize Your Skin

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that improve the appearance and texture of the skin by removing its damaged outer layers. During the procedure, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. This process stimulates the growth of new skin cells, resulting in smoother, clearer, and more youthful-looking skin.

Chemical peels work by inducing controlled injury to the skin, prompting the body’s natural healing process. The depth and intensity of the peel can vary depending on the specific skin concerns being addressed, ranging from superficial peels that target mild discoloration and rough texture to deeper peels that address more significant issues such as wrinkles and acne scars. Our providers select the depth of peel and the specific formulation according to your unique skin type and goals.

Chemical Peels Treat:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation and sun damage
  • Rough or uneven skin texture
  • Age spots and freckles
  • Melasma
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Some types of superficial scars

Benefits of Chemical Peels:

  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Enhances overall skin radiance and brightness
  • Stimulates collagen production for firmer skin
  • Helps to unclog pores and reduce blackheads
  • Customizable treatments for various skin types and concerns
  • Minimal downtime compared to other cosmetic procedures
  • Can be performed on various body areas, not just the face

What Is Recovery from Chemical Peels Like?

After undergoing a chemical peel, you can expect common side effects like redness, swelling, and peeling of the skin. These effects are mild and temporary, lasting anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the depth of the peel. During recovery, it’s crucial to follow your skincare specialist’s post-treatment instructions to optimize healing. This may include avoiding sun exposure, using gentle skincare products, and staying hydrated.

Downtime following a chemical peel can vary depending on the type and intensity of the peel you received. The results from a chemical peel usually become noticeable within a few days to a week after the treatment, as the skin begins to shed its outer layers and reveal fresher, smoother skin underneath. While the results are not permanent, they can last several months to a year or more with proper skincare maintenance.

What Happens During the Chemical Peel Session?

During the chemical peels consultation, your skincare specialist will first assess your skin type, concerns, and medical history to determine if chemical peels are suitable for you. They will discuss your goals and expectations, ensuring a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. You will also be asked about your previous cosmetic procedures, medications, allergies, and skincare routines. Additionally, your specialist may examine your skin to identify specific areas of concern and determine the type and strength of chemical peel needed.

Once the consultation is complete and the treatment plan is agreed upon, the chemical peel session will typically proceed in the following steps. First, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed to remove dirt, oil, or makeup. Then, the chemical solution will be applied to the skin in precise layers. You may experience a tingling or mild burning sensation during this process, which is normal. After a specified amount of time, the solution will be neutralized and removed. Finally, a soothing moisturizer and sunscreen will be applied to protect your skin as it heals.

Inspiring Confidence With Natural Results

Washington Women Plastic Surgery is committed to empowering women with natural, confidence-inspiring results through advanced cosmetic procedures like chemical peels. With a team of experienced professionals dedicated to personalized care, we ensure a supportive environment where you can comfortably explore your options for skin rejuvenation. If you’re ready to enhance your natural beauty and achieve radiant, youthful skin with chemical peels, schedule a consultation with our team today.

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