Undo Summer Skin Damage with a Chemical Peel

Sep 01, 2022
Undo Summer Skin Damage with a Chemical Peel
Are you struggling with the after-effects of a summer spent outdoors? Is your skin beginning to show signs of sun damage? A chemical peel can be a fantastic solution for any blemishes you don’t want to carry over from summer to fall.

Summer is on its way out, and fall is rolling in, which is a welcome prospect for some, but for others, it may help you recognize your skin damage from the summer sun. 

Being out in the sun all day can create discoloration and spots, causing you to feel self-conscious about your skin. Fortunately, several options exist for removing these imperfections, such as a chemical peel.

At Integrated Dermatology of 19th Street, our team wants you to feel as good about your summer plans after the fact as you did before. Our providers include Sarika Snell, MD, FAAD; Tinatin Gotsiridze, MD, FAAD; Urvi Gonzalez, MD, FAAD; and Clinzo Mickle, MD, FAAD. We offer safe and effective treatments for sun damage and other services that help our patients look as good as they feel.

Sun damage 101

Have you been enjoying the longer days, increased time outside, and rips to the beach only to discover that your skin has suffered from them? If you noticed new freckles, sun spots, or other discolorations this year, you might see the effects of sun damage. 

Of course, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so protect your skin as much as possible when you’re in the sun. Wearing sunscreen, donning a hat, and covering up when you can is still important. However, it’s inevitable that with a long, hot summer, you may see a little of the after-effects on your skin from the sun.  

How a chemical peel can help

So you’re ready to do something about these sunspots and other sun results, but you’re not sure what to do next. We suggest a chemical peel, a great way to rejuvenate your skin and return its healthy, luminous glow. 

A chemical peel is the application of several solutions which create a medically-induced injury to the already damaged skin. This injury is controlled and burns away the damaged skin, leaving the fresh, unblemished skin exposed. This provides a clear, even look to the skin while minimizing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sun damage spots, and wrinkles.

Chemical peels have proven beneficial since they improve patient self-confidence as well as the overall look of the skin. You will see that sun damage disappears in no time! 

When a chemical peel is right for you

There are different levels of chemical peels, including light, medium, and deep. Depending on multiple factors like your skin’s sensitivity and the extent of its damage, one of these options may be more appropriate for your needs. 

We offer two different brands of chemical peel — SkinMedica® and VI Peel® — under which several specialized peel types occur. At our practice, we are qualified aestheticians, certified to use these products.

A chemical peel may be right for you if you’re dealing with summer sun damage and want to see effective results. Discuss the extent of the damage and goals for your skin with your doctor before you begin the procedure. If you are willing to take good care of your skin before and after the procedure, you are likely a fantastic candidate for a chemical peel. 

Get a chemical peel today!

We are always happy to provide our patients with effective treatments for sun-damaged skin so you can enjoy the rest of the year to its fullest. Call 202-955-6995 today or book an appointment online at our office in Washington, DC.