Appointment

Chemical Peels

In Annapolis, MD


Facial Plastic Surgery Logo Boston University Logo American Board of
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Logo American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Logo American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery National Institute of Health Logo
Facial Plastic Surgery Logo Boston University Logo American Board of
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Logo American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Logo American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery National Institute of Health Logo Facial Plastic Surgery Logo Boston University Logo American Board of
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Logo American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Logo American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery National Institute of Health Logo

Annapolis Chemical Peels Say Goodbye to Aging Skin


A younger-looking face


Are you noticing lines and wrinkles in your face? Are you seeing age spots?

You know there has to be a younger-looking face underneath that dull, sun-damaged skin. The march of time goes on and the evidence is in our faces. Want a solution that won’t break the bank? Dr. Namita Murthy, a skilled facial plastic surgeon with a woman’s aesthetic touch offers Chemical Peels in Annapolis.

pretty young woman with smooth skin
annapolis md waterfront at dusk

What Are Chemical Peels?


Beautifying procedures


You have probably tried at-home chemical face peels with the hope that they will restore your youthful appearance.

These can provide some limited help. However, if you want more dramatic results, a chemical peel administered by a professional who understands your skin issues is the better solution. Chemical peels are beautifying procedures that can improve the appearance and texture of your skin.

Additional Reading

Although more dramatic results occur with surgical treatments, chemical peels are an excellent alternative. This process usually uses an acid solution that is applied to the skin of the face, neck, or hands and makes the outer layer of your skin peel off. That new skin underneath the top layer reveals your former radiance.

The chemicals in the peel affect two layers of your skin, the epidermis, and the dermis. The epidermis is the outer layer, the layer that is most damaged by the sun and the environment and most likely to show signs of age. The dermis is the layer just below.

Types of Chemical Peel


Glycolic and salicylic


Chemical peels are classified as either superficial (also referred to as light or a lunchtime peel) medium, or deep depending on the layers affected. A deep chemical peel will penetrate the dermis. Two of the main chemicals used are glycolic acid and salicylic acid.

Glycolic peels

Have been shown to improve age and sunspots, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and smooth rough skin. This acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid derived from sugar cane. It easily penetrates your skin. It is recommended for skin problems like acne. It exfoliates getting to that next layer of new, glowing skin. It can be used alone or combined with milder peels like salicylic peels. Although stronger than the salicylic acid, glycolic peels are considered medium peels

Salicylic peels

Are created from an acid that is naturally found in willow bark and wintergreen leaves but can also be manufactured. In the same family as beta-hydroxy acid, these are available for home use, but usually, have improved results when done by a medical professional. These peels can be helpful in treating acne. They exfoliate the dead skin cells helping to reduce fine lines and discoloration. Salicylic peels are considered mild peels.

Additional Reading

When administered by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Namita Murthy, chemical peels are extremely safe. In Annapolis, chemical peels including both glycolic and salicylic as well as others are provided by Dr. Namita Murthy.

annapolis md waterfront skyline at sunset

Benefits of Chemical Peels


Reduce fine lines


Chemical peels can reduce the fine lines under your eyes and around your mouth that are caused by aging and sun damage. They can treat certain kinds of acne.

Additionally, they can improve the texture and the appearance of your skin, reducing age spots, freckles, and any dark areas. Redness and uneven skin tone can be alleviated. Chemical peels can be helpful for any skin color. Because chemical peels remove that top damaged layer of your skin, the healthier skin is uncovered. The process stimulates the production of healthier skin cells. Dr. Namita Murthy’s focus is on bringing out your natural beauty. Because of her dedication and experience, she is an ideal choice if you are interested in chemical peels in Annapolis.

smiling young woman in flowery blouse
chesapeake bay bridge in annapolis md

Chemical Peels and Other Treatments

When you meet with Dr. Murthy, the two of you will discuss your cosmetic goals.

Chemical peels are one of the most popular and effective methods to reclaim the look you had when you were younger. In addition to chemical peels, she may suggest other or additional treatments including laser resurfacing, IPL Photofacial, or plasma skin resurfacing dermal fillers, or Botox.

Surgical solutions may also be a consideration since chemical peels do not help with sagging skin or severe wrinkles. The choice depends on your objectives. Recovery time may also be a consideration.

What to Expect During Chemical Peels


Examine your face and skin


Dr. Murthy will examine your face and skin. She may give you instructions on what to do before the peel procedure, such as taking or stopping certain medications.

On the day of the peel, depending on the level of the peel and your tolerance for discomfort, you may have a sedative administered. Your skin will be cleansed thoroughly, and your eyes will be protected. The peel solution will be applied to small areas on your skin using a brush, gauze, or sponge. You may experience some stinging or a burning sensation as it is applied. Cool compresses may be applied.

The solution for a light peel is washed off. For a medium or deep peel, the peel solution is left on. The treatment in the office usually takes a half-hour. The solution continues to work afterward. Dr. Murthy will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your skin during recovery.

annapolis md waterfront skyline

What to Expect After Chemical Peels

With a light peel, your skin may be red afterward. Your skin color may appear lighter or darker. Within a week, you will notice the positive changes.

A medium peel will result in red and swollen skin that will crust over. Within a week, your skin will reveal the new skin. You may have some redness for longer. You will need to follow Dr. Murthy’s instructions on follow-up care which will include specifics on washing and moisturizing. You will notice the improvement in the texture and evenness of your skin after the healing process is complete.

Only one deep peel is possible, but light and medium peels can be scheduled over several weeks to obtain the results you want. The amount of time that the results last will depend on the level of peel you have had. Many patients come back for additional light or medium peels as their skin will continue to age. Sun exposure needs to be avoided at all times, but especially while your skin is recovering.

What Will Chemical Peels Accomplish?


noticeable improvements


In Annapolis, chemical peels from Dr. Namita Murthy can result in noticeable improvements. The level of benefit of a chemical peel depends on the level of peel you have.

Lighter peels will improve your skin tone and texture and reduce fine lines. Medium peels like glycolic or salicylic peels will result in much smoother skin with an improved appearance of age spots and moderate skin discoloration. The medium peel will also smooth your skin and reduce the presence of wrinkles and fine lines. A deep peel will show dramatic improvement in your appearance.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Namita Murthy for Chemical Peels?


Finest and safest result


Dr. Namita Murthy is an American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon. She is conscientious and ensures that you have the personal attention needed to obtain the results you want. If you are in Annapolis, chemical peels from Dr. Murthy are provided with safety and attention to your needs.

When you are confident, it shows. Not just in your behavior or your vibe, but in all you do.

If you are self-conscious about a particular area of your body, that shows as well. Imagine the freedom that comes with not worrying about your look when you make your way through life; the freedom of knowing you are putting your best self out there. That is the aesthetics of confidence.