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Chemical Peels at PSS MediSpa

Reveal the beautiful skin you always knew you had with a chemical peel at Plastic Surgery Specialists. Our board-certified plastic surgeons offer several levels of chemical peels in Maryland for Annapolis and Severna Park women who want to restore the sun-damaged, discolored and blemished facial skin on their cheeks, forehead or neck.

Chemical peels are a safe and painless exfoliation process that removes a micro-thin layer of skin on your face. The new cells that form during the healing process produce plumper, healthier young cells – leaving your skin tighter, smoother, and more youthful looking.


Our practice features the Vi Peel, which is painless, yet produces dramatic results in just days. A single Vi Peel will significantly repair the skin for a healthier glow. The unique blend of ingredients in the Vi Peel achieves skin rejuvenation without the discomfort often associated with older and less effective peel technology. Patients do not need any special skin preparation prior to treatment and there is very little downtime. Treatments can be performed on the face as well as the hands, arms and legs.

Through a proprietary blend of 5 key ingredients (TCA, phenol, salicylic acid, Retin A and vitamin C), Vi Peel can address many skin concerns, including rough texture, age spots, freckles, melasma, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, lines and wrinkles, and active acne and acne scarring. The Peel also can stimulate the production of collagen deeper within the skin for a firmer and more youthful appearance. Results are usually seen in a week or less, with additional peel sessions sometimes required for maximum rejuvenation.

Obagi Radiance

Quick and easy salicylic acid-based facial chemical peel for all skin types that exfoliates and helps improve overall complexion. Instant, radiant results for most skin types that improves a range of skin concerns, including photodamage, and results in an overall improvement in texture and tone. Obagi Radiance may be beneficial if you have darker skin with pigmentary changes and includes superficial exfoliation, with little to no downtime as well as instant radiance—tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just 1 use however, a series of 4 to 6 peels provides best overall results.

Precision MD Spot, Cosmo and Mil Peels

Use of Precision MD products helps to visibly reduce the appearance of unwanted pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and helps improve the appearance of skin tone and texture.  Precision MD products are effective when used through a combination of in-office treatments and homecare products. Precision MD has been used in Europe for over 10 years and is the #1 peel system in France! Precision MD comes in 3 different configurations and strengths based on skin condition.

Skin Medica Illuminize & Vitalize Peels

Skinmedica Peels are some of our most requested peels and deliver great results. The Vitalize Peel or Illuminize Peel by Skinmedica may be the cosmetic treatment you are seeking to help you achieve a clearer, brighter and more youthful glow to your skin. Call for more information or for a free consultation.

PCA Physician Choice Sensi, Ultra Peel 1, Ultra Peel 2, Ultra Peel Forte

PCA SKIN has been and continues to be a trusted industry leader in the development of gentle, yet highly effective professional treatments and daily care products for over two decades. PCA SKIN treatments and products are available exclusively through licensed skin health professionals that have been trained and certified by PCA SKIN in their use.

Glytone Hand Peel

These peels are combination peels of different types of acids. They can be used to decrease hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and signs of aging, as well as a skin lightening effect. They provide medium depth exfoliation.

BabyFoot Peel

Baby Foot is an innovative foot care product that will make your feet as smooth and soft as a baby's foot. The unique formula of 17 types of natural extracts allow your feet to exfoliate naturally leaving them highly moisturized. This effective and gentle process removes the unwanted dead skin cells that have built up layer after layer. In addition, Baby Foot can improve other foot issues like: Foot Odor, Athletes Foot and Blood Circulation. So say goodbye to rough, dry, cracked soles, by using a product that really works!

PSS Perfect 10 Peel

These medical grade, in-office aesthetic treatments are formulated to deliver the desired results for the motivated patient that wants a peel. The hallmark of The Perfect 10 Peel is that it provides visibly apparent skin peeling. Within days the patient’s skin will be smoother and softer with a more even-tone.

Body Peel

While chemical peels are most often associated with improving facial skin, we also offer Body Peels for rejuvenation of areas such as the chest, back, arms, hands and legs. Just like a facial chemical peel, the Body Peel improves skin texture and removes surface irregularities.

Some patients will benefit from a single Body Peel treatment while others may need a series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart for full rejuvenation. These peels are particularly popular for removing age spots, hyperpigmentation, and other evidence of sun damage. A light moisturizing cream helps to minimize peeling and maintain results.

Types of Chemical Peels at PSS MediSpa

Depending on the level of exfoliation desired, your doctor will choose a particular type of chemical peel.

  • Light peels are performed with Alphahydroxy Acid (AHA), which is the mildest treatment. These peels are usually performed with glycolic, lactic or fruit acid and remove only the outer layers of the skin.
  • Medium peels are performed with Trichloroacetic Acids (TCA). This particular peel is utilized to treat skin with moderate sun damage, light scarring, surface wrinkles, and skin discoloration.
  • Deep peels are performed with Phenol Acid. This is the strongest peel, which treats blotchy, coarsely wrinkled skin with heavy scarring. Phenol Acid peels may also be used to treat pre-cancerous skin growths. We offer twenty different levels of chemical peels, which can be customized to each individual's personal needs.

To find out how chemical peels can improve the appearance of your face, request a consultation with any of our board-certified plastic surgeons today. We'll take the time to discuss your options, desired results, and determine an overall treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Chemical Peel Treatment

Each chemical peel takes less than one hour, although deeper peels may take several hours. Typically, light and medium chemical peels do not require anesthesia, however a deep peel may require a sedative prior to the procedure to help you relax. After the skin has been thoroughly cleansed, the peel solution will be applied for a short time then removed. Light to medium chemical peels may need to be repeated within a few weeks or months, whereas deep peels only need to be performed once.

Chemical Peel Recovery and Results

Downtime is usually not necessary after this treatment, but patients receiving a deep peel may need an extra day or two of recuperation time. Patients experience some facial swelling and redness, but that diminishes as your skin recovers. The skin's appearance should continue to improve for the next four to six weeks.

Following a chemical peel, you'll notice that your skin is firmer, smoother, and clear of blemishes. You'll exude a radiance you haven't seen in years and you'll want to look up every time you pass a mirror.

Additional Facial Rejuvenation Procedures in Annapolis

We offer an extensive line of physician-only products that can be used in conjunction with chemical peels to enhance the overall complexion and self-image of Annapolis and Severna Park women. Women interested in combining procedures should consult with their doctor about including these options in their treatment plan.

Find out how your face can benefit from chemical peels or other facial rejuvenation procedures when you request your appointment online or call us at (866) 646-4017.

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