Chemical peels remove the outer layer of damaged skin cells to smooth skin texture and reduce imperfections. We use chemical peels in our Washington, DC med spa to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, soften deep laugh and frown lines, repair sun damage, reduce age spots, and improve scars. Skin resurfacing diminishes the outward signs of aging and revitalizes the tone and condition of the skin.
To learn more about chemical peels, request a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 741-3409. Dr. Chaboki serves men and women in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.
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How is a Chemical Peel Performed?
Dr. Chaboki lightly applies the chemical peel to gently remove damaged skin, layer by layer, revealing the new skin underneath. Chemical peels are associated with only minimal discomfort and absolutely no bleeding. Local anesthesia is provided.
Based on the areas treated, a chemical peel takes between fifteen to thirty minutes. The areas that have been treated with the chemical peel will appear red, irritated and moist for the first few days, which is a normal part of the healing process. Dr. Chaboki prescribes special medications to accelerate the resolution of this redness.
What Can I Expect After a Chemical Peel?
Most patients are able to return to work in seven to ten days with makeup. The post-treatment redness gradually fades over a matter of weeks, leaving the skin with a fresher, smoother, more polished and youthful appearance. After the skin has healed, the routine use of sunscreen is recommended to protect your skin from damaging ultraviolet rays. Treatments may be repeated, depending on the peel depth, every few weeks to months. To maintain healthy skin between treatments, Dr. Chaboki provides a variety of facial skin care products.
Alternatives to Chemical Peels
Chemical peels can be combined with a facelift and eyelid surgery, as well as many other cosmetic plastic procedures. If you're interested in other nonsurgical ways to reduce wrinkles, you may want to consider BOTOX® Cosmetic or facial fillers.