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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

Pain-free chemical peels with PRO-NOX™

While many non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments are tolerable to most patients, we want to make sure your experience is as relaxed and comfortable as possible. That’s why we now offer PRO-NOX as an add-on option for your chemical peel.

What is PRO-NOX?

Have you ever heard of “laughing gas?” We typically think of the dentist when we hear nitrous oxide, but its ability to help ease discomfort and make you feel calmer can be a benefit in many situations—including your next cosmetic treatment at Plastic Surgery Services!

PRO-NOX is a self-administered nitrous oxide system that gives you control of your own comfort during treatment. Simply breathe through the mouthpiece when you need a bit of a relief, and the PRO-NOX system will deliver oxygen and nitrous oxide. You’ll feel it take effect in a matter of seconds—and when you’re done, it will wear off just as quickly. With no lasting effects, PRO-NOX is a great way to ease your pain and anxiety and then get back to your day.

Ask us about including PRO-NOX during your next appointment or contact us for more information!

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.

VI Peel®

We are happy to offer the VI Peel from VI Aesthetics at our skincare center here in Hagerstown. While some chemical peels can be uncomfortable, the VI Peel is uniquely formulated to provide painless treatment while still achieving noticeable improvements in skin texture and tone. A VI Peel is safe for any skin type and very little downtime is required. We may recommend a VI Peel if you wish to:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Balance skin tone for a more even complexion
  • Reduce rough or dry patches for smoother, softer skin

Many patients benefit from a supplemental at-home skincare regime using VI Peel System cleansers, moisturizers, anti-aging serums and/or sunscreen. Dr. Garazo will help you design a personalized treatment plan to help you experience optimal results from your VI Peel treatment.

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. She has 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 call (301) 791-1800 or contact our office to set up an appointment.


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