Chemical Peel

Exfoliate and Brighten Dull Skin in Annapolis, MD

Our Medical Spa offers a variety of medical-grade chemical peels to treat a wide range of skin conditions and concerns.

Chemical peels enhance the overall health and appearance of your skin by creating a uniform and controlled shedding that reveals smoother and brighter-looking skin. Chemical peels are also used to treat:

Our medical aesthetician will discuss your skin type, goals and lifestyle to help you determine which type of chemical peel is best for you!

For more information about our chemical peels, or to schedule your comprehensive consultation, please call (410) 266-7120 or email us.

VI Peel Advanced

Anti-Aging ∙ Sun Damage ∙ Face and Body.

A boosted version of the original VI Peel formula. Softens fine lines and wrinkles, brightens skin tone, smooths rough skin texture. All skin types, including mature skin and body treatments.

VI Peel Precision Plus

Anti-Aging ∙ Pigment ∙ Brightening – Face and Body.

The VI Peel improves the tone, texture and clarity of skin, while reducing the appearance of age spots, hyperpigmentation, freckles and acne. The VI Peel also helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles while stimulating the production of collagen and elastin for firmer, glowing skin. All the benefits of the original VI Peel boosted to treat stubborn hyperpigmentation, including melasma and age spots.

VI Peel Purify Precision Plus

Acne ∙ Acne Scarring ∙ Oily Skin.

All the benefits of the original VI Peel with additional ingredients to target active acne, excessive oil, congested skin, post-inflammatory discoloration and hyperpigmentation.

ZO 3-Step Peel

More Intensive = Longer Lasting Results.

An innovative, peel targeting melasma, acne, fine lines, rough texture, large pores and dullness, followed by an at-home treatment that produces longer lasting results than ordinary peels. Suitable for all skin types. 3-4 week, at home skin prep is required this is followed by the 3 Step Peel (in-office). Skin prep products are included.

ZO Stimulator Peel Plus Microderm

Microdermabrasion to face, neck and décolleté is followed by ZO Skin Health’s perfect “lunchtime” peel.

Obagi Blue Peel Radiance

Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is a light-depth peel that helps to improve texture and minimize a number of skin problems including scarring, hyperpigmentation, age spots and sun damage. A series of 3 to 4 peels is recommended.

Chemical Peels (35% TCA Peels and Phenol Peels)

35% TCA (trichloroacetic acid) is the most common deep chemical peel performed at the Sandel Duggal Center. Dr. Sandel has years of experience performing these peels for patients who have extensive sun damage on the face, neck and chest. It has a good benefit for improving fine lines an wrinkles, sun spots and discolorations. Dr. Sandel uses this peel exclusively in the neck and chest and it has been shown that this one of the most effective single treatments for improving the skin in this area.

The depth of the treatment is determined by the concentration of the chemical. Many “dayspa” TCA peels are around 10% or less. This is good for superficial skin smoothing, but it doesn’t penetrate to the depth that is required for significant improvement in skin color or texture. 35% TCA is much more effective and should only be performed by a surgeon specializing in these procedures.

The TCA peel is most commonly performed in the operating room in combination with other cosmetic procedures. The skin is cleaned and prepped with Acetone to remove any natural oils that may be present. The 35% TCA is applied with a cotton applicator or gauze in a single or double pass. After a few minutes, the skin will develop a “frost” that signals the end of the peeling process and depth of penetration. Once this is achieved, the skin is then covered with a thin layer of Aquaphor to protect the skin while the peeling takes place over the course of 5-7 days.

Patients will then notice the skin peel over the following week. The skin will darken on the surface and then “peel” away to reveal healthy skin underneath. This peeling process is not painful. Aquaphor is used during this time to keep the skin protected and moist. The skin will appear a little pink and splotchy for a few more weeks… but this can be concealed with makeup if needed.

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