Our physician directed chemical peel program is comprised of our own line of proven peels as well as branded peels which are combinations of common peeling agents. Chemical peels are safe and effective procedures for the treatment of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, dyschromia, enlarged pores, and for the treatment of mild to moderate acne and associated hyperpigmentation and erythema.
Acne Peel (Salicylic Acid 30%)
Salicylic Acid peels are a proven adjunct treatment for all types of acne and well as associated post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). This zero downtime superficial peel allows for the opening of comedones (clogged pores) and pustules and reduces oil production for several weeks after each treatment. This can be performed on the face, chest, back, or anywhere acne is encountered, and is safe on all skin tones and complexions. Peeling is minimal and is often a very light exfoliation. Typically peels are performed every 2-4 weeks for an initial series then monthly or as needed to maintain results. It is recommended that all patients who would like to pursue salicylic acid peels for the treatment of acne see a board certified dermatologist as well for a home acne regimen to augment and maintain their results.
Rejuvenation Peel (Glycolic Acid 30-70%)
Glycolic Acid Peels is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid that is highly effective for superficially peeling the top layers of skin, leaving a radiant, glowing complexion that lasts for several weeks. In addition, when performed as a series glycolic acid and other AHA peels have been proven to stimulate dermal collagen growth, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, decreasing pore size, and leaving skin tighter and more youthful. Actual peeling is typically minimal to moderate, and occurs several days after each peel. In general, the concentration and incubation time of each peel in a series will be increased as the skin becomes accustomed to the peeling process. Peels are typically performed every 2-4 weeks initially and then as needed to maintain and further improve results.
Vitalize Peel® by SkinMedica is a powerful superficial to medium depth chemical peel that helps fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults. This peel can take years off aging skin in just minutes. The Vitalize Peel is suitable for all skin tones and complexions. This special formulation includes a unique blend of peeling agents: alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, resorcinol, and retinoic acid (only available in physician offices). While results are predictable and noticeable after just one peel, dramatic results are seen after a series of peels. This is a highly effective skin rejuvenation procedure with no downtime. Optimal results are achieved after 3 to 6 peels.
Our most popular branded peel, the VI Peel represent the next generation of blended chemical exfoliants unlike any others you might have experienced. VI peel is a medium depth peel with peeling starting 2-3 days after each treatment and lasting for several days to a week. Each treatment includes a specially formulated post peel kit which is an essential component for treatment success.
Please call 202-966-8814 or click here if you would like to schedule a chemical peel consultation or treatment with our licensed master aesthetician.