American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
 

Chemical Peel

Minimally Invasive Procedure

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers.

How should I prepare for a chemical peel?

You should understand that all chemical peels carry some risks and uncertainties.

A chemical peel is usually a very safe procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon.

While very rare, infection or scarring are risks of from chemical peeling treatments.

For people with certain skin types, there is a risk of developing a temporary or permanent color change in the skin either lightening or darkening.

Use of hormone medications or a family history of brownish discoloration on the face or in response to scar healing may increase the possibility of developing abnormal pigmentation.

If you have suffered from cold sores (herpes) in the past, there is a risk of reactivation. Be sure to ask your doctor to prescribe medication to reduce the risk of a flare up in response to the treatment.

Inform your physician if you have a history of keloids (scar tissue overgrowth) or any unusual scarring tendencies.



Logo

Surgeons In Your Area

Mark Venturi Headshot

Mark Venturi, MD

7601 Lewinsville Road Suite 400
McLean, VA 22102

(703) 287-8277

Shlomo Widder Headshot

Shlomo Widder, MD

8230 Leesburg Pike Suite 630
Vienna, VA 22182-2641

(703) 506-0300

Craig Dufresne Headshot

Craig Dufresne, MD

8501 Arlington Blvd. Suite 420
Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 207-3065

Phillip Chang Headshot

Phillip Chang, MD

19500 Sandridge Way Suite 350
Lansdowne, VA 20176

(703) 729-5553

Erica Anderson Headshot

Erica Anderson, MD

1850 Town Center Parkway Pavillion II Suite 551
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 481-0002

Jamal Yousefi Headshot

Jamal Yousefi, MD

502 Maple Avenue W.
Vienna, VA 22180

(703) 255-4922

George Weston Headshot

George Weston, MD

1825 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5317

(703) 893-6168

Michael Brown Headshot

Michael Brown, MD

45155 Research Place Suite 125
Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 726-1175

Logo

Patient Care Center