Our highly-skilled team at Georgetown Plastic Surgery loves serving the greater Georgetown area, making its residents feel more youthful and attractive.

How does a chemical peel work?

Chemical peels are one of the least invasive ways to improve your skin’s appearance. Dr. Staebel uses a combination of chemical solutions, specific to your needs, to smooth the skin’s texture, remove damaged outer layers, and leave you looking years younger. Chemical peels can improve the appearance of skin on your neck and hands, in addition to your face.

What benefits can I expect from a chemical peel?

Georgetown Plastic Surgery offers three types of chemical peels:

  • Light chemical peels address uneven pigmentation, dryness, acne, and fine wrinkling by removing just the outer layer of skin (epidermis) with light exfoliation.
  • Medium chemical peels remedy acne scars, deeper wrinkles and uneven skin color by removing skin cells from both the outer layer and upper-middle skin layer (dermis).
  • Deep chemical peels treat extreme wrinkles, extensive sun damage, scars, and blotchiness. Strong chemicals penetrate all skin layers, including the lower dermal layer.

Recovery and other considerations.

With light and medium chemical peels, you will likely experience some redness with slight irritation and a tingling sensation. Dr. Staebel will advise you to avoid the sun to protect your fresh layer of skin. To maintain your glowing new skin, light chemical peels may be repeated monthly while medium peels can be done every 6-12 months. The chemicals used in a deep treatment may produce swelling and a reddened complexion that lasts for a couple weeks.

Chemical peels use strong compounds and their proper use requires specialized training. The professionals at Georgetown Plastic Surgery are very skilled with chemical peel application and have an excellent safety record with stunning results. Contact us today for a consultation.