Dermatologists in the Ashburn area explain the types and cost factors of chemical peels
Chemical peels can be used to treat wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, and skin discoloration. There are several types of chemical peels. They differ by how deeply the chemical solution penetrates the skin and cost of treatment. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc., we provide several types of chemical peels. Patients in Ashburn and the surrounding areas have enjoyed many benefits from treatments.
Offering various types of chemical peels
Our options include:
- Light or superficial chemical peels – These are the mildest type of chemical peels and can be used on all skin types. We use these chemical peels to improve the appearance of pigment changes in the skin, acne scars, fine wrinkles, and mild sun damage. We can treat the face and other areas of the body with these chemical peels, which usually use a mild solution such as glycolic acid. For treatment, we apply the chemical solution to the skin, where it will remain for several minutes. Eventually, you can welcome rejuvenated skin.
- Medium chemical peels – These types of chemical peels are used to treat mild to moderate wrinkles, long-term sun damage, and skin discoloration. We use the same application technique as we would with light chemical peels; however, the procedure can take about 40 minutes.
- Deep chemical peels – These are used to penetrate several layers of the skin. They are only used to treat facial areas. We can treat skin discoloration, lesions and growths, severe wrinkles, and long-term sun damage with deep chemical peels. In most cases, only one treatment session is required to achieve results. The procedure can take 60 to 90 minutes.
Exploring chemical peels
The type of chemical peel and area you wish to have treated are cost factors of treatment. We would love to explore this treatment with you during a consultation. During your appointment, we can examine the areas you wish to see improve on your face or other areas of your body. Then, we will determine which chemical peel treatment is right for you. We will tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs. To explore your candidacy for a chemical peel, we recommend calling our Sterling office at (866) 808-3320 or Centreville office at (866) 808-3140 to schedule an appointment.