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Chemical Peels Specialist

Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C.

Dermatology & Board-Certified Dermatologist located in Downtown, Washington, DC

Did you know you have radiant skin waiting just below the surface? With chemical peels, Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., and her staff of cosmetic specialists have a way to remove the outermost layer of your skin to reveal the beautiful new skin underneath. If you think a chemical peel might be right for you, call the office in Washington, D.C., or make your appointment online today.

Chemical Peel Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels work similarly to microdermabrasion, exfoliation, or any other treatment that aims to remove the top layer of your skin. All of these treatments work to remove that layer because it’s clogged with dead skin cells. As these dead cells sit on the surface of your skin, they leave it looking dull and uneven. 

Your Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., provider can customize a chemical peel to go as deep as you want. As it clears away the top layers of your skin to reveal the new, healthy, unblemished skin underneath, a chemical peel helps to reduce the appearance of:

  • Age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage

It can also help tighten and smooth your skin.

The chemical peel works by creating a controlled burn on the surface of your skin. This results in the top layers peeling off, revealing your best skin.

What type of chemical peel is best for me?

The team at Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., customizes chemical peels based on your unique cosmetic goals. Specifically, they adjust the depth of the peel.

A superficial peel encourages only the topmost skin cells to exfoliate, giving you results with little to no downtime. A deeper peel, on the other hand, gives you much more dramatic results but with more extensive downtime as your skin peels. 

Talk with the team at Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., about your skin goals. They can recommend a personalized chemical peel — or series of peels — to help you get the skin of your dreams. 

What should I expect during and after chemical peels?

Getting a chemical peel feels a lot like getting a facial, except you may feel some stinging during treatment. You relax at Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., as your provider applies the peel solution to your skin, monitoring it to ensure you get the right level of peeling afterward. 

After your appointment, it’s important to keep your skin protected from the sun. Ice packs can help manage any swelling. 

Your provider talks with you about specific after-care steps depending on the depth of peel you chose. If you chose a deep peel, expect your skin to peel for one to two weeks.

To learn more about your chemical peel options, call Yolanda C. Holmes, M.D. P.C., or make an appointment online today.