Controlled Depth Chemical Peel in Cumberland, Hagerstown, Morgantown

A controlled depth chemical peel is a deeper peel which effects not only the epidermis but the dermis (deep layer) of the skin. A controlled depth chemical peel is applied by a physician as opposed to an esthetician and may require sedation. Deeper peels yield a more dramatic improvement in acne scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, and pigmentary changes than more superficial “lunchtime” peels. After a peel, you can experience a fresh complexion.

A Deep Peel

During treatment, a topical chemical is applied to the outer layers of the skin. Following the application of the chemical peel, the skin will begin to slough off. With the top layers of skin removed, fresh, less wrinkled skin will be revealed. A deeper peel may improve more advanced skin damage and offer a more noticeable change.

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How Does a Deep Peel Work?

A chemical peel can remove skin imperfections that exist in the deeper layers of skin. The following skin conditions may improve after a deep peel session:

  • Skin pigmentation issues
  • Melasma
  • Rough areas of skin
  • The appearance of creases, wrinkles, and fine lines

Following your appointment, you may notice some of the following symptoms: redness, swelling, or itching around the addressed areas. These symptoms will fade over time. As healing progresses, soft, new skin will become exposed to the surface; dark spots and pigment issues will fade and become less noticeable.

Preparing for Deep Peel

After opting for a chemical peel, there are some pre-treatment steps you need to follow. Peels often require a topical cream application before application. (Certain products may increase the absorption of the chemical into varying layers of skin). Before experiencing the results of a chemical peel, patients are encouraged to visit our office for more information. Our helpful staff will answer any questions or concerns you may have.