As we age, our skin starts to lose its smoothness, elasticity, and brightness. Dead cells build up on the surface of our skin, leading to dullness and rough, irregular texture. Chemical peels are a tried and true method of removing these dead skin cells in order to regain a youthful glow. Chemical peels have been around for over 100 years as an intensive exfoliation treatment to renew and rejuvenate aging skin which has been marred by dark blotches, fine lines, sun damage, and acne scarring.
What can a chemical treatment do for you?
A chemical peel solution applied to the epidermis removes dead skin and stimulates the production of new skin cells, leading to a freshly rejuvenated appearance. Chemical peels can improve fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, shallow acne scars and active acne, plus sun and age spots. Chemical peels vary in strength and in the type of chemical used, and will be tailored to your individual skin and skin problems. During your consultation, treatment options for your particular cares and concerns will be discussed in depth with Dr. Melda Isaac or a member of her staff in Washington DC in order to formulate an effective chemical peel plan.
Be sure to let Dr. Isaac and her staff in Washington DC know if you have a history of viral infections such as cold sores, fever blisters, or facial warts, as well as if you have undergone any prior treatments such as laser resurfacing or Accutane.
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What are treatments like?
Most patients describe a sunburn-like sensation during a chemical peel. It may feel warm or even hot, followed by a stinging sensation. Chemical peels are not usually painful, however. After the treatment, recovery time will depend on how deep the peel was. Superficial chemical peels generally involve little to no downtime, with redness and perhaps scaling the only side effects. These usually last for only a few days. Deeper peels will involve more downtime, with the skin swelling and turning brown, followed by peeling. The recovery period for a deeper chemical peel can be seven to ten days.
After a chemical peel, your fresh skin will be very sensitive. Before going outside, be sure to apply a sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Dr. Isaac and her highly trained staff in Washington, DC will prescribe a home care regimen in order to ensure proper healing.
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All treatments require a pre-consultation in order to determine which type of peel would be best for your skin and desired results. Sometimes a pre-treatment skin care routine may be established in order to achieve optimal results from your peel. If you think that a chemical peel may be a good solution for your skin care needs, contact Dr. Isaac at the MI Skin Dermatology Center in Washington DC today to schedule your consultation! To learn more and make an appointment, call (202) 393-SKIN (7546) today!
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