Chemical Peels in Silver Spring, MD

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What are Chemical Peels?

Over the years, the effects of aging and the environment play a part in damaging your skin. If you are looking to solve these issues and bring back your skin's youthful glow, consider a chemical peel at Jubilee Cosmetic Surgery. At our Silver Spring, MD facility, we offer several chemical peel options that effectively address skin flaws, including wrinkles, fine lines, scars, dry patches, hyperpigmentation issues, acne scars, and more. Chemical peels work by using a chemical exfoliating solution (phenol, trichloroacetic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or a combination) to remove dead, damaged skin cells with a specialized treatment on the skin. This causes the visible layer to peel off. When your skin recovers and starts to rejuvenate and repair itself, you should notice a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel facial is an ideal noninvasive option to radiate your complexion and can be performed on the face, neck, chest, back, and buttocks. Contact our office to schedule your consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Tsion Berhane.

Variations of Chemical Peels

In our Silver Spring, MD office, we provide multiple levels for chemical peels (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients' skin care goals. 

Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel during your lunch hour and return back to your day. This type of peel will remove the top layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a more radiant appearance and smoother texture. We typically suggest that you schedule a light treatment around once a month for the ideal glowing results.

Medium-depth peels: This strength of chemical peel goes further into your skin so Dr. Berhane advises allowing a few days to recover after having this level of facial rejuvenation. You may experience some discomfort during and around one hour after your peel. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have deeper damage to their skin, like deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation issues.

Deep peels: The strongest of the three levels of chemical peels is the deep chemical peel, and it will require the longest recovery time. This is an aggressive treatment that may leave your face peeling, itchy, and swollen for a few weeks. Patients who receive a deep chemical peel will have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, significant acne scars, and deep scars. As this level of peel is generally uncomfortable for patients, Dr. Berhane may provide you with an anesthetic prior to your procedure.

Ideal Candidates for Chemical Peel

Dr. Berhane will determine if you are a good fit for a chemical peel by performing a skin evaluation when you visit Jubilee Cosmetic Surgery for your initial in-depth consultation. Then, she will work with you to decide which peel is best for your skin type. Chemical peel patients typically have noticeable concerns in their skin, such as scars, rough patches, flaky skin, uneven pigmentation, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and more. We can recommend varying types of peels to meet your goals on your journey to healthier skin.

Chemical Peel Technique

During your appointment at Jubilee Cosmetic Surgery, we will have you lie down comfortably before we administer your treatment. We will make sure your skin is clean before applying the customized solution to your face and/or neck. We will massage the solution onto the skin and allow it to sit for a specific amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment planning session. Then, we will clean the solution off your skin and apply a neutralizing agent. Patients should bring a light sunscreen and/or a hat to wear outside following the procedure to avoid sun exposure.

What to Expect after Your chemical Peel

Based on the type of chemical peel you choose, you can expect the treated area to itch and peel from several days to two or more weeks. Dr. Berhane or a member of her team will discuss methods to care for your skin after your treatment. Please remember that no matter how much your skin itches throughout the recovery, it's never a good idea to pick it off, as this could cause scarring to your delicate skin.

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If you're ready to bring back your skin's radiance by addressing issues brought on by aging, discoloration, sun damage, or acne, a chemical peel treatment at Jubilee Cosmetic Surgery can help. At your individualized consultation in our Silver Spring, MD office, Dr. Berhane will customize your chemical peel treatment plan to meet your specific skin care goals. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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