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Advanced Peels Specialist

Epitome Medical Aesthetic

Aesthetic Medical Spa & Aesthetic and Wellness Specialists located in Virginia Beach, VA

Chemical peels are a popular skin treatment that improves the look and health of your skin. Focusing on providing treatments that help you look your best, Norman Gonzales, MD, Kacey Baker, and the aesthetic experts at Epitome Medical Aesthetics LLC in Virginia Beach, Virginia, offer chemical peels to address many skin concerns. Call the office or schedule a chemical peel consultation online today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a cosmetic treatment that uses a special acidic solution to exfoliate the skin on your face, neck, or hands. The popular cosmetic treatment benefits many skin and beauty concerns.

Epitome Medical Aesthetics LLC may recommend a chemical peel to treat:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun spots or hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Acne

Chemical peels exfoliate the top layers of your skin, revealing the healthier, younger, and smoother skin underneath. 

What are the types of chemical peels?

There are three types of chemical peels. The type best suited for you depends on your skin concerns, skin type, and beauty needs. 

Superficial chemical peel

The superficial chemical peel is a light chemical peel that gently exfoliates the surface layer of your skin. This peel rejuvenates and refreshes your look.

Medium chemical peel

The medium chemical peel is a stronger chemical solution that exfoliates the top and middle layer of your skin. You may benefit from a medium chemical peel to smooth out lines, wrinkles, and acne scars and improve skin tone. 

Deep chemical peel

The deep chemical peel penetrates the top and middle layer of skin to remove all the damaged cells. This peel uses a strong acidic solution and provides dramatic results after one treatment. 

What happens during chemical peels?

The experts at Epitome Medical Aesthetics LLC customize your chemical peel treatment plan to match your specific skin care needs and goals. They review the details of your treatment at your consultation so you know what to expect.

During a chemical peel, your provider first cleanses your skin and may apply a topical numbing agent to ease discomfort during your treatment. They apply the chemical peel and allow it to set on your skin for a period of time, and then remove or neutralize the acid.

What can I expect after chemical peels?

You can expect some redness and swelling after your chemical peel, followed by skin peeling. The severity of the side effects and the length of the healing process depend on the type of chemical peel applied.

Recovery from a light chemical peel takes a few days, while recovery from a medium or deep chemical peel may take two or more weeks. 

To discuss chemical peels and the other facial rejuvenation treatments available at Epitome Medical Aesthetics LLC, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.