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Chemical Peel

In Northern Virginia

Chemical Peel

Skin Rejuvenation

Average Cost: $125 – $350

By applying a chemical peel solution to the top layer of the skin, the treatment will soften, reduce, and improve the skin of any irregularities.

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Chemical Peel Overview

Northern Virginia plastic surgeon, Dr. Timothy Mountcastle, provides chemical peels as a nonsurgical, less invasive way to improve the appearance of skin.

Derma peeling or skin resurfacing, is a treatment that applies a chemical solution to the top layer of the skin to strip away damaged or dead skin cells. Once the treated layer is shed, the rejuvenated skin is left behind. Chemical peels can be used on the face or neck to reduce wrinkles, blemish scarring, uneven skin tone, sun spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation and rough or scaly patches. We offer an array of peels by SkinMedica and The Perfect Derma Peel that range from a light, no downtime peel to more corrective and deep peels, so that the treatments are customized to the patient’s needs. A single chemical peel can be done as a maintenance treatment, but is best done in a series of three or more for corrective results.

We offer these treatments at any of our Mountcastle Medspa and Laser Center.

Chemical Peel Results

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Types of Chemical Peel


Our corrective peels include SkinMedica’s Vitalize and Rejuvenize peels. These two consist of a blend of several naturally derived acids that are safe for all skin types, with Rejuvenize being a stronger percentage of the two. Recovery can take around 5-7 days.


A deep peel is the most corrective, and has a recovery of one to two weeks, on average. We offer The Perfect Derma Peel has a much stronger effect and can combat more persistent problems such as melasma, mild acne scarring, and fine to moderate lines and wrinkles. Although deeper peels show the most dramatic improvement, a series of 3-6 peels is still recommended if correction is desired over routine maintenance.


The process for applying a chemical peel is generally the same for each type, but will vary slightly depending on the level of solution being applied. Anesthesia is not used during this procedure. First, the face is thoroughly cleaned, and a prepping solution is applied. The peeling solution is then applied to the skin using rough gauze, and several passes may be performed. Patients can experience mild to moderate stinging or a feeling of heat within the skin at this time. The peels are self-neutralizing, and the patient should wait at least 4-6 hours to cleanse their skin. Patients will need to wear sunscreen and limit sun exposure as much as possible.

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