What do chemical peels treat?
Chemical peels are safe and effective aesthetic treatments that improve and prevent many skin conditions. Whether your skin is dry, oily, congested, scarred/textured, discolored, or even sensitive, there is a chemical peel treatment that will work for you.
The skilled practitioners at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center expertly utilize chemical peels from PCA and Vitality Institute (VI Peels) to address these skin concerns:
Chemical peels remove excess build-up of dull, dead skin cells and increase cell turnover, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and revealing softer, smoother skin.
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 skin tone.
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, reducing inflammation and redness to calm and soothe your skin.
Why do I need a peel?
Our skin naturally exfoliates, gently shedding dead skin cells so subtly that most of us don’t even notice it happening. However, this process tends to slow as we age, resulting in a dry, dull complexion. The excess oils associated with acne prone skin can also inhibit natural cell exfoliation, resulting in congested and clogged pores.
How do peels work?
Chemical peels speed up the exfoliation process, encouraging cell turnover that removes cell build-up, lifts off discolorations, and leaves the skin looking fresh and healthy. The content and strength of the peel, which is fully customizable, will most often determine the level of exfoliation post-treatment. Peeling or flaking usually starts a couple of days post treatment and lasts for several days. However, visible peeling is not necessarily an indicator for effective treatment, as ingredients in the peel solution are also working within the skin to create new cells that function properly, not only visibly improving the appearance of the skin, but correcting from within.
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. Depending on your skin condition and concern, your esthetician may recommend that your treatments be more or less frequent, according to your personalized treatment plan. Your lifestyle and availability for “down time” post-treatment are also taken into consideration when deciding which peel options are right for you.
How do I care for my skin after treatment with chemical peels?
At your initial consultation, our seasoned beauty experts provide specific pre and post-peel instructions to ensure you get the best possible results, which include things like:
- Which products to use, or not to use
- What services to avoid: No waxing, electrolysis, or other procedures one week before your peel
- For patients with a history of cold sores, the team prescribes medication to take before and after your chemical peel to suppress a breakout
To find out more about customized chemical peels to treat your skin concerns and get a personalized treatment plan, contact Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center at (540) 341-1900 to schedule a FREE Consultation.