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Chemical PeelsKeep Your Complexion Healthy and Glowing: Chemical Peel Options at The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery

Despite the incredible proliferation of anti-aging skin rejuvenation techniques available today, the chemical peel remains one of the most powerful and most effective ways to improve the quality of your skin in highly-visible areas like the face, neck, and hands. So just what is a chemical peel? Simply put, it’s the precise application of an individualized exfoliating chemical solution designed to remove dead or damaged skin cells in order to reveal a fresh, healthy, more radiant complexion.

Chemical peels are formulated in different strengths—superficial, medium, or deep—and then individually customized to address your unique skin concerns. In general, chemical peels are ideally suited to address common skin conditions such as:


  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dry, rough, or scaly skin
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Pigmentation irregularities (sun/liver/age spots)
  • Dyschromia (abnormal skin discoloration)
  • Oily or acneic skin
  • Facial scarring
  • Photo-damaged skin
  • Sagging, loose skin with poor elasticity
  • Premalignant or malignant lesions

At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in Richmond and Vienna (Tyson’s Corner), Virginia, Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin and their skilled, talented staff will work with you in order to understand your specific concerns and to design a chemical peel that will address those concerns.

Chemical Peel Options at Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery

At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, we offer the following SkinMedica® peels:

  • Illuminize Peel®: A superficial peel ideal for patients with mild skin damage. Works to brighten the overall appearance of the skin and enhance a smooth, uniform complexion.
  • Vitalize  Peel®: A medium strength peel that addresses damaged skin in the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis) as well as the upper layers of the dermis (underlying skin layers); perfect for mild to moderate skin damage.
  • Rejuvenize Peel™: The strongest peel appropriate for moderate to severe skin concerns including lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and pigmentation concerns.

In addition, we offer a specialized anti-aging peel:

  • The VI Peel®: A medium strength anti-aging peel specifically designed to target common signs of aging, formulated with five rejuvenating acids—TCA, Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C—as well as a numbing agent to minimize discomfort.

Contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery

At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices conveniently located in Richmond and Tyson’s Corner, Virginia our ultimate goal is to ensure you achieve naturally-gorgeous results that reflect your inner beauty and vitality, while providing you with excellent medical care that maintains and supports your health and well-being. Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are both Board Certified in plastic surgery with extensive specialized training and decades of experience, enabling them to stay abreast of the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures. Their dedication to the powerful combination of cutting-edge techniques, open and honest communication, and a patient-centric philosophy is sure to maximize your safety and comfort, while ensuring simply stunning, simply amazing results!*

If you are interested in learning more the rejuvenating benefits of a chemical peel, we encourage you to contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you!*

*Results may vary and are not guaranteed