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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels Glenn Dale MD | Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is an in-office procedure performed by either an aesthetician or physician, which produces a controlled injury to the skin. As a result of this injury, the skin cells separate and exfoliation occurs. Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes and pre-cancerous growths to produce healthy, glowing skin. Peel formulas and strengths are tailored to each patient and can be combined with other procedures for a younger look.

What Chemical Peels Are Offered at Callender Dermatololgy and Cosmetic Center?

At Callender Dermatology and Cosmetic Center we offer a number of different peels for different skin conditions. The peels we offer are:

  • Theraplex Salicylic Acid (SA) Peel
  • Glycolic Acid Peel
  • Jessner Peel
  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Peel

Theraplex Salicylic Acid (SA) Peel

Theraplex SA PEEL is a versatile skin treatment that may be right for you if you desire improved skin texture, less visible fine facial lines, an adjunct to your regular acne treatment, or help in resolving the appearance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, the visible impact of melasma, or oily skin.

Glycolic Acid Peel

Glycolic Acid peels vary in strength to suit different skin types. This peel is best for sun damaged skin with an uneven skin tone. This medium strength concentration combats problematic skin conditions by removing pore-clogging debris evenly, and stimulating healthy, new elastin and collagen growth.

Jessner Peel

Jessner Peels achieve a more thorough peel than Alpha Hydroxy Acid peels and are appropriate for patients requiring deeper peeling. Jessner’s Peels have the ability to significantly accelerate the skin rejuvenation process.

Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Peel

This potent peel’s ability to evenly penetrate beyond the epidermis into the papillary dermis makes it an excellent choice for the treatment of photo damaged and acne conditions associated with relentless hyperpigmentation and deep acne scars.

Is a Chemical Peel Painful?

Chemical Peels have anesthetic properties, so anesthetsia is not needed. There may be a brief stinging sensation at the beginning of your treatment or throughout the course of treatment, but this is completely tolerable. If you are having trouble with the sensation during treatment, let your provider know immediately.

Are there any side effects to Chemical Peels?

It is possible that you may feel some tingling or throbbing after your chemical peel, and you may notice reddened skin or swelling that lasts a few days. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may occur which may fade with time. Treatment can be provided for this. The skin may also flake or crust after treatment. It is important to keep the skin protected from the sun and to follow after treatment.

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