Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel Skin Treatments

More than 2000 years ago dating back to ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome, chemical peels have been known as one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world. It is documented that Queen Cleopatra bathed in sour goat’s milk to improve her skin and the lactic acid from sour milk is still one of the ingredients used in modern alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peels. Made from naturally occurring acids found in fruits and other foods, the main elements in alpha hydroxy acid peels are very effective for removing dead cells on the surface of the your skin. Other popular AHA peels use citric acid (from citrus fruit) and glycolic acid (from sugar cane).

A chemical peel is a chemical solution applied to your face removing the skin’s top layers that have been damaged, wrinkled, or unevenly pigmented. This allows healthier skin to emerge revealing the fresh cells beneath. In this day of modern medicine and advanced technology, many of the same techniques that were used thousands of years ago are still used today. At The Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts under the direction of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V), a variety of chemical peels are administered treating a range of skin conditions. Dr. V and her professional team have provided satisfactory results for over thousands of patients who have chosen to have chemical peel treatments. During your initial consultation, Dr. V will carefully examine your skin and determine the best type of chemical peel necessary to combat your unique skin needs. At The Virginia Institute, some of the chemical peels offered are Jessner, Lactic/TCA, or salicylic acid. Because chemical peels vary in their components and strength, it is important that you choose a professional who understands how your skin will react as well as how to best treat your specific conditions. You can rest assured that the highly qualified team at The Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts is well trained in skin care and Dr. V will administer a chemical peel safely and effectively.

Improvements from a chemical peel may be subtle at first but with continued treatments, you will notice a general improvement and healthier glow to your skin. All chemical peels carry some uncertainty and risk however when performed by a qualified, experienced professional it is typically a safe procedure. That is why it is very important that you choose an expert in the field of skin resurfacing such as Dr. V. When you meet with her, Dr. V will encourage you to discuss any concerns you may have as well as determining your expectations and goals. She will offer you a choice of peel techniques and depending on your individual situation, she may suggest a combination of peels to obtain the best result. Today, many people are looking for a simple way to improve their skin without surgery or a facelift and chemical peels are a highly popular way to improve your overall skin condition while enhancing your appearance and self-confidence. At The Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts, our goal is to provide you with a superb patient experience and we accomplish this by assisting you from start to finish through any cosmetic procedure you choose to have. If you are ready to return your face to its natural beauty and healthy glow, please call The Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts today.

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