What do chemical peels treat?
Chemical peels are safe and effective aesthetic treatments that improve and prevent many skin conditions.
The team at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center uses chemical peels to treat:
Chemical peels help in your fight against aging by removing dull, dead skin cells and increasing cell turnover. This process reduces the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles and reveals the softer, smoother skin underneath.
Chemical peels help unclog pores and control oil production for clearer skin and fewer breakouts.
Through the exfoliation process, chemical peels diminish discoloration, leaving behind a brighter, more even-toned skin.
Rosacea and sensitive skin
The team at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center also customizes chemical peels to treat sensitive skin and skin conditions like rosacea. The specialized peels reduce inflammation and redness to calm and soothe your skin.
How frequently do I need a chemical peel?
Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center recommends you get chemical peels once a month to coincide with your skin’s natural 28-day cell turnover process. However, the team develops customized plans based on your skin needs, and your treatments may be more or less frequent.
The team at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center provides specific pre-peel instructions to ensure you get the best possible results. Your pre-peel plan includes:
- A complete skin care regimen
- No waxing, electrolysis, or other procedures one week before your peel
- Discontinuation of specific skin care products a week before your peel
For patients with a history of cold sores, the team prescribes medication that you need to take before and after your chemical peel.
How do I care for my skin after treatment with chemical peels?
At your initial consultation, the team provides detailed instructions on how to care for your skin after your chemical peel. Your post-peel instructions include:
- Using gentle skin care products for the first 36 hours
- Resuming your usual skin care regimen three days after your peel
- Applying sunscreen with SPF of 30 or greater every day
- No picking or peeling your skin after your chemical peel
Though rare, some patients experience skin tightness, minor swelling, and peeling of the superficial layer of skin after their peel, which may last up to a week.
For customized chemical peels to treat your skin concerns, contact Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center by phone or use the online booking tool today.