Chemical Peels Specialist

Nelson Dermatology

Jennell Nelson, MD

Dermatologist & Cosmetic Specialist located in Manassas, VA

Chemical peels are highly effective for removing the damaged outer layer of skin and stimulating new tissue production. If you have fine lines, acne scars, lackluster skin, or other imperfections, a chemical peel from Nelson Dermatology in Manassas, Virginia, may be just the solution you need. You can book your chemical peel session with Jennell Nelson, MD, and her team through the website, or you can call to schedule by phone.

Chemical Peels Q & A

How do chemical peels work?

Chemical peels contain clinical-grade ingredients, including glycolic, trichloroacetic, and salicylic acids, to name a few. Your dermatologist decides which type of peel is best for you based on your skin tone and desired outcome.

During your chemical peel, your dermatologist cleanses your skin and then applies the peel solution. You’re probably going to feel some prickling or burning during this time, which is very well tolerated. Over several minutes, the chemical solution penetrates through your skin and reaches underlying layers. 

The chemical peel forces dead and damaged skin to blister and shed away — a process that takes several days — which allows fresh underlying tissues to rise to the surface. Once your peel is complete, your dermatologist uses a neutralizing solution to remove the chemicals. 

What can chemical peels treat?

Nelson Dermatology tailors your chemical peel service to your skin needs. Chemical peels are highly effective for minimizing the appearance of:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Crepey, lax skin
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Scars, particularly acne scars
  • Sun damage, age spots, and brown spots

Regular chemical peels stimulate collagen and new tissue production over time. With ongoing chemical peels, your skin continues to firm and tighten up. 

Will I have any downtime after a chemical peel?

It just depends on your specific peel and the skin imperfections you want to treat. Nelson Dermatology offers superficial — or “lunchtime” — chemical peels for a fast and effective treatment that requires no downtime.

With medium or deep peels, you’re going to experience several days of redness, tenderness, and shedding. These effects are normal as your skin heals and are just signs that skin cells are turning over, tissues are repairing, and old skin is sloughing away.

No matter which type of chemical peel you have, it’s important to protect your skin and apply a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen for several weeks. Your skin is going to be highly sensitive to the sun, and you’re more likely to burn. 

You can book your chemical peel with Nelson Dermatology directly through the website. You can also call to schedule your skin care service over the phone. 

Individual results may vary.

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