Chemical Peels Specialist

Nova Derm Institute

Afsheen Ather

Aesthetic Specialist & Medical Spa located in Leesburg, VA

Do you have skin issues like fine lines, sun spots, or acne, but your skin care regimen isn’t enough to help? At Nova Derm Institute in Leesburg, Virginia, you can get a customized chemical peel to reveal more beautiful skin in just a few days. Afsheen Ather, MBBS, has more than 10 years of experience as an aesthetics expert and provides comfortable, personalized care to improve your look. Call or schedule a consultation online today to find out how a chemical peel can help you look and feel great.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a type of facial that utilizes specialized chemicals to remove outer layers of dead skin and reveal healthier skin underneath. Chemical peels are customized for your skin issues and can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne, and uneven texture.

Chemical peels are safe for all skin types, even the most sensitive skin, since they’re customizable. They reverse signs of aging so you have fresher, dewier skin that looks and feels more youthful.

How does a chemical peel work?

Dr. Ather washes your skin and brushes the chemical peel over your face, avoiding your eyes and mouth, like applying a liquid-based face mask. She allows the peel to dry before removing it with water.

While the chemical peel is on your skin, you may feel a tingling or stinging sensation. The chemical peel works by dehydrating the outermost layers of dead skin so they dry out and peel off. Most chemical peels take 3-5 days to see full results.

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

You can see a noticeable reduction or elimination of fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, acne, and dry or oily skin after your peel.* By removing the outer layers of dead skin to reveal healthy, new skin, chemical peels exfoliate the skin and improve the tone, texture, and color of your skin.

Chemical peels also stimulate cellular turnover, which improves the overall health and appearance of your skin. Cellular turnover increases blood flow, creating a more youthful glow and fullness in your skin.

What types of chemical peels are available?

Dr. Ather offers a variety of chemical peels to treat different skin conditions. These include:

Obagi Blue Peel®

Blue Peel is a medium-level peel for improving signs of aging, uneven skin texture, and sun damage.

Vi Peel™

Vi Peels offer specially-formulated treatments for aging issues, uneven pigmentation, sun spots, and acne.


IMAGE Peels are available for almost any skin issue with light, medium, and deep peels available.

Cosmelan® Peel

The Cosmelan Peel is used for pigmentation issues from sun damage and melasma.

TCA Peel

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is a non-toxic relative of vinegar used for light and medium depth peels.

A chemical peel may be the answer to your skin issues. Call Nova Derm Institute or schedule a consultation online to learn more.

*Individual results may vary.