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Chemical Peel Specialist

District Dermatology

Dermatologists & Mohs Surgeons located in McLean, VA

Is your true complexion hiding under layers of dead, dull skin cells? Chemical peels can reveal healthy, glowing skin, and the team of board-certified dermatologists at District Dermatology in McLean, Virginia can help bring your very best complexion to the surface using state-of-the-art chemical peels. If you’re ready to reveal your true self, schedule your appointment for a chemical peel today. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your schedule, and you’re always welcome to call the office to check availability.

Chemical Peel Q & A

Why is my skin dry and dull?

If your skin isn’t as radiant or glowing as you’d like or has uneven texture or tone, you probably have dull or dry skin. This incredibly common skin complaint is also one of the first signs of aging.

Numerous things can cause dull skin, including:

  • Smoking
  • Dehydration
  • Dietary deficiencies
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Insufficient exfoliation

Anything that deprives your skin cells of nutrients and oxygen can contribute to dull skin.

How can chemical peels improve dull skin?

Chemical peels cause the outer layers of your skin to blister and peel away, revealing the layer of fresh, glowing, healthy skin that lies beneath. Chemical peels can improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne breakouts
  • Age spots
  • Areas of hyperpigmentation
  • Roughly textured skin
  • Sun damage
  • Mild scarring

VI Aesthetics chemical peels are available in various formulations to address specific skin conditions.

How do chemical peels work?

Chemical peels remove the outer layer of your skin to make way for healthier cells to surface. That process also removes surface-level imperfections like blemishes and areas of discoloration.

During your appointment, the solution is applied directly on the surface of your skin. After the formulation has had time to dissolve the bonds that hold your outermost layer of skin cells together, it’s carefully removed.

Over the next few days, you’ll begin to notice the peeling effect, and portions of your skin will begin to slough off. It’s important to protect your skin from sun exposure during this time, as the freshly revealed skin will be sensitive.

Your skin might be red and sore for a few days as your skin adjusts. Soon, however, you’ll notice a renewed glow and healthy tone.

Which chemical peels are available at District Dermatology?

The District Dermatology team offers three chemical peels from the VI Aesthetics line.

  • VI Peel: This peel is a good option for softening fine lines and wrinkles, restoring even skin tone, and smoothing roughly textured skin.
  • VI Peel Precision: This peel offers the same benefits as the VI Peel, but with an added booster that increases the concentration. It delivers a deeper peel suitable for aging skin and also helps prevent additional damage.
  • VI Peel Precision Plus: This peel is formulated to treat pigmented skin, and safely delivers the same benefits of the VI Peel. It can help lessen the appearance of age spots, brighten discoloration, and improve rough texture.

Schedule an appointment today to learn which VI Aesthetics chemical peel is best for your aesthetic goals.