Everything You Need to Know About Chemical Peels

There are many popular options to choose from when it comes to chemical peels. Vienna based, Dermutopia offers a variety of peel options for many different skin types.

What Happens During a Chemical Peel?

Before the day of your chemical peel, your doctor will recommend adhering to a strict two to four-week pre-peel skin care routine.

On the day of your peel treatment, your doctor will cleanse your skin and prep you for your treatment.

If you are receiving a deep peel, this may include anesthesia.

Once prepped, your doctor will apply the peel and monitor your skin as it sets in.

Once the peel is set, your doctor will remove the peel and apply post-peel soothing ingredients to soothe and moisturize your skin.

Tips to Help Your Skin Heal

After your chemical peel, your doctor should provide a list of ways to care for your post-peel skin.

You will likely receive some sort of moisturizer for your skin as well as instructions to apply daily sunscreen and to avoid the sun.

If you notice any burning, swelling or itching, you should contact your doctor immediately.

How Fast Will I See Results?

Once your skin has healed, you should expect to see full results from your chemical peel within a week or two.

To see the best results, you may need to return for multiple chemical peel sessions.

Is There Downtime?

Downtime will depend on the type of peel you receive.

The deepest chemical peels will usually require two to three weeks of recovery time.

Chemical Peels in Vienna, Virginia

At Dermutopia we carry the PCA skin line of chemical peels including:

  • Ultra Peel I
  • Ultra Peel Forte
  • Sensi Peel
  • PCA Peel
  • PCA Peel with Hydroquinone & Resorcinol

To schedule your consultation for a chemical peel, contact us at Dermutopia today, (703)229-2544.