Superficial Chemical Peels

Dermatology of Virginia
Phone: (703) 828-7128

General Information:
Superficial chemical peels, also known as light or mild peels, are a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. They gently exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin, revealing a smoother, brighter, and more even-toned complexion underneath. At Dermatology of Virginia, we offer customized superficial chemical peel treatments tailored to address various skin concerns, including fine lines, mild discolorations, acne, and texture irregularities.

How Do Superficial Chemical Peels Work? Superficial chemical peels use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHA) to exfoliate the skin gently. Unlike deeper peels, they target only the outer layer of the skin (epidermis), causing it to peel off and stimulate the growth of new, healthier skin cells. This process improves the appearance of the skin, making it look fresher and more rejuvenated.

Common Conditions Treated with Superficial Peels:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Mild sun damage and freckles
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation and melasma

What to Expect During Your Chemical Peel Treatment:

  1. Consultation: Our skincare specialists will evaluate your skin type and concerns to determine the most suitable peel formulation for you.
  2. Procedure: The peel solution is applied to the skin and left on for a predetermined amount of time before being neutralized and removed.
  3. Recovery: Superficial peels have minimal downtime. You may experience mild redness or flaking for a few days post-treatment. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately.

Post-Treatment Care: After a superficial chemical peel, it’s important to protect the new skin. Avoid direct sunlight and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. Our team will recommend appropriate post-peel skincare products to enhance and maintain your results.

Benefits of Superficial Chemical Peels:

  • Minimal downtime
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Enhances skin radiance
  • Can be performed regularly for sustained results

Why Choose Dermatology of Virginia for Superficial Chemical Peels?

  • Expertly trained skincare professionals
  • Personalized treatment plans based on your specific skin needs
  • Commitment to using high-quality, safe, and effective products
  • Focus on achieving natural, refreshed, and rejuvenated skin outcomes

Schedule Your Consultation: To discover how a superficial chemical peel can enhance your skin’s health and appearance, please contact Dermatology of Virginia at (703) 828-7128. Our team is here to help you achieve beautiful, radiant skin with treatments designed specifically for you.