Sapphire Dermatology
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Cosmetic, Medical, & Surgical Dermatologists located in Silver Spring, MD and Reston, VA

Peels services offered in the greater Silver Spring, MD and Reston, VA area

Chemical peels are an excellent way to refresh and renew your skin. Kunal Angra, MD, Divya Angra, MD, and the team at Sapphire Dermatology perform customized chemical peels for residents of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Reston, Virginia. To book a consultation, call the office during normal business hours, or use the online scheduling tool any time of day.

Peels Q&A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a type of exfoliation treatment. While manual or physical exfoliation techniques rely on friction to remove the outermost layers of skin, chemical peels use a carefully formulated chemical solution to deliver the same effects. 

Chemical peels are perfect for people who want to achieve healthier, smoother, and more evenly toned skin, but don’t want invasive treatment options. Chemical peels deliver impressive results without needles, lasers, or any form of incision. 

The team at Sapphire Dermatology spends considerable time and effort researching the latest advancements in skin care, including chemical peels. Only the best products are introduced to the practice and made available to patients. 

What kinds of issues can chemical peels improve?

Chemical peels are versatile treatments that can improve more than one issue at the same time. Some of the concerns that bring people into Sapphire Dermatology for chemical peels include:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Roughly textured skin
  • Freckles
  • Dull complexion
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage

The ability to treat multiple skin concerns at once makes chemical peels a great return on your skin care investment.

What should my skin care routine be after a chemical peel?

There are different levels of chemical peels, and each comes with a unique set of aftercare needs. A light peel only removes the outer layers of skin, and you’ll only notice minimal redness and swelling afterward. Simply keep skin moisturized and protected from sun exposure. 

A medium-depth chemical peel will cause a degree of redness, swelling, and tenderness. You might notice lots of peeling in the days after your treatment. Your skin might peel away in small flakes or larger sheets. Be sure to refrain from pulling or picking at your skin as it sheds. Don’t use harsh products or any form of scrubbing, and keep skin properly moisturized while healing. 

Your dermatologist will provide comprehensive post-procedure care instructions before your chemical peel. Be sure to follow these guidelines, and you’ll be on your way toward glowing, beautiful skin. 

When you’re ready to get started, call the office to book a visit, or schedule online in just a few clicks.