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Chemical Peels

Improve Your Skin’s Healthy Glow with a Chemical Peel in Hagerstown, MD

Aging, sun exposure, and environmental damage leave their marks on our skin. A chemical peel can help give your skin’s surface a “clean slate” by removing the outermost layers of skin—and the visible damage along with it.

How a Chemical Peel Works

Chemical peels use a specialized acid solution to remove the damaged outer layers of skin, thus reducing visible signs of aging, sun damage, and other flaws. While the peel itself is an in-office treatment, the peeling effects take place over several days following treatment, as your skin gradually heals itself (a process similar to peeling after a sunburn).

Peels can be light, medium, or deep, depending on the concentration and type of acid used. Light peels are excellent for brightening the skin and improving tone. Medium and deeper peels can be effective for treating more extensive signs of aging, such as wrinkles and brown spots, or can be used to help remove precancerous growths.

Light Chemical Peels

With convenient, comfortable treatment and very little downtime, light chemical peels are popular with patients who want to brighten, tone, and boost their healthy complexion. Common light peels include glycolic acid peels and TCA peels.

At our skincare services clinic, the VI Peel is our most popular light peel option. With unique formulations aimed at treating specific skin problems such as sun damage, acne-prone skin, and hyperpigmentation, VI Peels are safe for all skin types and provide a very comfortable peel experience. Benefits of light VI Peels include:

  • Little to no downtime
  • Results apparent within 7 days
  • Lasting results that can be enhanced with repeated treatments

Medium to Deep Chemical Peels

On occasion, patients have more extensive skin damage that requires a deeper peel. Medium and deep peels remove more layers of skin than light peels to achieve optimal results. Such peels typically require some downtime, and a local or topical anesthetic is usually given for patient comfort. However, the results can be well worth it for patients who wish to address moderate lines and wrinkles, severe acne scars, or precancerous lesions.

Explore Chemical Peel Options at a Personal Consultation

There are many types of peels to meet your unique skincare needs. To learn more about your options, we encourage you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Garazo and our certified medical aesthetician, Teresa. She has over 20 years of experience in medical grade skincare, and has performed safe, effective peels for patients of all skin types, helping them enjoy beautiful results. Please contact our office to set up an appointment.