Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute
3023 Hamaker Court
Fairfax, VA 22031
Understanding Chemical Peels
Superficial chemical peels are a way to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. They are a widely popular skin care treatment as they are inexpensive, offer limited down-time, and produce marked results.
A chemical peel treatment performed by a licensed esthetician removes the epidermis (top layer of skin) and is helpful for individuals with mild acne, acne scars, enlarged pores, age spots, superficial pigmentation, rough texture and fine lines. In addition, it prepares the skin to receive the benefits of additional skin care ingredients or procedures, such as cosmetic surgery.
Our peels are designed to deliver optimal results when used in a series of applications.
All chemical peels carry some risk; however, normally this is a very safe procedure when performed by a qualified, experienced professional. Choice of peeling agent is determined by your particular skin type and condition, heritage and reaction to the sun.
Although there are several peeling agents available, the most popular include Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Retinoic and TCA. Blended peel solutions, which include a combination of various agents, are becoming very popular as they combine additional hydrating and botanical ingredients and can reduce irritation.
A consultation with a skilled esthetician is recommended prior to your peel to discuss expectations and properly prepare the skin for the treatment. It is extremely important to protect your skin afterwards and continue with recommended home care to maintain results.