Chemical Peels Can Enhance Your Complexion

Dr. Roger Oldham's nurse aesthetician performs chemical peels at his Bethesda, MD, practice to clear your skin and spur the growth of healthier tissue. A chemical peel is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that utilizes a chemical solution to remove the rough and damaged outer layer of skin. This helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sun and age spots, acne, and other mild to moderate skin conditions.

woman receiving chemical peel treatment at doctor office

A chemical peel can reduce fine lines, uneven skin tones and blemishes while building growth of healthy new tissue.

What is a Chemical Peel and How Does it Work?

A chemical peel is the application of a chemical solution to the skin that causes superficial layers of the skin to exfoliate or peel away. This process builds collagen as the skin repairs itself.Increase in collagen makes the skin appear more healthy and youthful by decreasing appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation. The skin has more radiance and clarity.

Am I a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel may help you achieve a younger, healthier appearance if you have fine lines, sun damage, mild scars, acne, age spots, freckles, dark spots, or other blemishes on your face, hands, or neck.

Chemical peels are not typically an advisable option for women who are pregnant or nursing. In addition, this treatment is not offered when there are current skin problems such as:

  • Broken or sunburned skin
  • Open sores
  • Infections
  • Skin disease
  • Eczema

Patients should make sure they disclose any medications they take regularly, as some medications and birth control can cause negative interactions. 

What to Expect during and after a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is an outpatient procedure that is performed in our office. Prior to your peel, we will thoroughly cleanse your skin to remove any makeup or impurities from the treatment area. The nurse aesthetician will then apply the appropriate chemical solution. You may feel a mild tingling or stinging sensation, but it should not feel painful. Hydrating and supportive products are then applied to soothe and protect your skin while it recovers. You will be given instructions for skin care following your treatment, and these should be followed closely to prevent any damage to your skin.

You may experience some redness and sensitivity, but the nurse aesthetician can provide you with products to reduce any resulting discomfort. It is imperative that you avoid any unprotected sun exposure during this time.

Contact Our Office Today

Chemical peels can reduce the appearance of scars, sun damage, or mild blemishes while improving the texture and tone of your skin. If you are interested in achieving a more youthful, radiant appearance, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. 

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