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Sanctuary Cosmetic Center
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If your skin looks dull or tired and you’re ready for a healthy, younger-looking appearance, consider chemical peels at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. The board-certified plastic surgeons use chemical peels to revitalize your skin and provide youthful beauty without significant downtime. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today to find out if chemical peels are right for you.
Chemical Peels Q&A
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are skin-resurfacing procedures in which your Sanctuary Cosmetic Center provider applies a chemical solution to your skin to remove its outermost layers. The procedure stimulates healing and collagen production to promote smoother, younger-looking skin and improved self-confidence.
What are the benefits of chemical peels?
Some of the many benefits associated with chemical peels include:
- Smoother skin
- Fewer lines and wrinkles
- Diminished acne scars
- Reduced age spots
- Less hyperpigmentation
- Tighter, lifted skin
- More collagen and elastin production
Getting chemical peels periodically can reduce signs of aging and give you the boost of confidence you desire, without extensive downtime or surgery.
What are the different types of chemical peels?
After reviewing your medical history and desired outcome and examining your skin, your provider at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center might recommend one of the following types of chemical peels:
A light, or superficial, chemical peel removes your outermost skin layer. It’s effective for treating wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and dryness. You can safely receive light chemical peels about every 2-5 weeks.
Medium chemical peels remove skin cells from the outer and middle skin layers to reduce acne scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. It’s usually safe to have medium chemical peels about every 3-9 months.
During a deep chemical peel, your provider uses a stronger chemical solution to remove outer skin layers, as well as mid to lower layers. Your provider might recommend a deep chemical peel to help remove scars, deep wrinkles, or precancerous growths. You can only receive a deep chemical peel once.
What happens during a chemical peel?
When you arrive at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center for a chemical peel, you relax in a comfortable chair in a warm, welcoming room. Your provider cleans your face and can numb the treatment area so you don’t feel any discomfort. They apply a chemical solution to your skin for a specific time period before removing it.
What should I expect after the procedure?
After a chemical peel, your provider might apply a protective ointment or a cold compress to your skin to soothe it. Treated skin often heals in 1-7 days after a light chemical peel or two weeks or longer after medium and deep peels. Expect to experience swelling and redness during healing and follow post-care instructions to optimize your results.
Don’t live with dull, imperfect skin when simple treatments are within reach. Schedule an appointment at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center by phone or online today to find out which type of chemical peel is right for you.
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