Do you have discolored skin or facial scarring? Dr. Katina Byrd Miles at Skin Oasis Dermatology in Gambrills, Maryland, offers chemical peels to improve the appearance of your skin. Whether you’re looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars or simply erase your crow’s-feet, Dr. Miles can help. Call today or schedule an appointment online.
A chemical peel is a technique that Dr. Miles uses to improve the appearance of your skin. She applies a chemical solution that causes your skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. Your regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than your old skin. There are three main levels of chemical peels used based on the severity of your skin — superficial, medium and deep layer peels. They treat a variety of conditions including:
Skin Oasis Dermatology uses an assortment of peels depending on your specific skin condition. These include the Melanage™ Chemical Peel, the VI Peel®, and the PCA Skin® chemical peels.
The results and treatment vary based on the type of peel Dr. Miles chooses for your specific condition. Generally, if you’re light-haired and fair skinned, you’re the best candidate for a chemical peel. Dr. Miles doesn’t recommend a chemical peel if you have infections, an active skin disease, cut or broken skin, sunburns or active herpes simplex 1 sores. In addition, you shouldn’t undergo chemical peels if you’re:
If you think chemical peels could be right for you, call Dr. Miles or schedule an appointment online.