Chemical Peels


 

Chemical Peels are great for those

  • Who Have Blotchy Skin
  • Who Have Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Who Have Precancerous Growths
  • Who Have Deep Wrinkles and Scars

This treatment rejuvenates the skin of your face by removing the top layer of skin to reveal smoother, healthier skin below. Chemical peels are one of the simplest cosmetic treatments to achieve significant results. Based on your skin type, desired outcome, and lifestyle, we will tailor the chemical peel to you.

 

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

A chemical agent is used with each peel to strip the top layer of skin and kickstart your skin’s natural collagen remodeling method. Prior to applying the chemical agent, the skin is cleansed and a scrub is being used to scrape the dermis’s outermost layer (stratum corneum). The chemical solution is added to the skin and left on for 1-10 minutes. During a peel, the skin is “destroyed” in a managed and safe manner so that newer, healthier skin can grow back to replace it.

How chemical peels work diagram

Chemical Peel For Acne

The Jessner’s chemical peel, which affects the top layer of skin, exposes silkier and more radiant skin underneath. After about a week post treatment, you will start to recognize the amazing results of this type of chemical peel. The Jessner Chemical Peel is a 100-year-old practice that has been proven to have immense benefits, especially in terms of lightening discolored areas, healing acne lesions, smoothing out wrinkles, and giving a more youthful look to the skin.

This treatment contains three main ingredients: resorcinol, lactic acid, and salicylic acid, which helps to break down dead skin cells on the skin’s surface and expose the smoother, firmer skin underneath. Following your treatment, a natural peeling will begin, as the active ingredients in the Jessner Peel activate this process.

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The Most Effective Chemical Peel For Sensitive Skin

A glycolic acid peel is a chemical peel that contains the active ingredient glycolic acid. The glycolic peel is ideal for more sensitive skin types because it is made up of a naturally occurring acid (found in some fruits and sugar). It is also excellent for unclogging pores and thereby aiding in acne prevention. For best results, we suggest a minimum of two peels. A glycolic acid peel encourages an even-toned complexion that can last for months by removing the top layer of dead cells and exposing more fresh, firmer skin underneath.

Before & After diagram

 

The Best Chemical Peel For All Skin Types

The Vi Peel, which is becoming increasingly popular with celebrities, is a brand new way to enhance skin texture and tone. This treatment has been covered by a number of national publications, including In Style and US Weekly. The Vi Peel is used to combat discoloration, acne, and sun damage by removing the top layer of dead skin to reveal freshly cleaned and smoother skin.

The Vi Peel was designed for all skin colors and shades, including those with darker complexions. Since it contains an anesthetic, the pain associated with this treatment is minimal. Patients have considered it to be extremely useful in terms of reducing the development of wrinkles, fading acne marks, and coping with the consequences of sun damage.

Before Your Chemical Peel

We will review your medical history. Be prepared to answer questions about current and past medical conditions and any medications you are taking or have taken recently, as well as any cosmetic procedures you’ve had.

Do a physical exam. We will inspect your skin and the area to be treated to determine what type of peel you might benefit from most and how your physical features — for example, the tone and thickness of your skin — might affect your results.

Discuss your expectations. Let us know about your motivations, expectations and potential risks. Make sure you understand how many treatments you will need, how long it’ll take to heal and what your results might be.

Preparation

Before the peel, you may be given medicine to help you relax. Your skin will be cleaned and numbed with anesthetic.

Procedure

The doctor applies a chemical solution to your skin. It penetrates the skin’s outer layer, called the “epidermis.” The chemical damages this skin and it begins to whiten. Then, the doctor washes away the chemical.

End of procedure

After a chemical peel of any depth, your skin will be red, tight, irritated or swollen. Follow your doctor’s directions for sun protection, cleansing, moisturizing and applying protective ointments to your skin. And avoid picking, rubbing or scratching your skin. Chemical peels are generally a low-risk treatment that has many benefits and can rejuvenate the skin without surgery. The most noticeable symptom that you’ll experience is peeling on your face. That’s the whole point of a chemical peel: to “peel” old skin to reveal healthier skin beneath.

Side Effects of a Chemical Peel

Consult with us on the potential side effects of a chemical peel. The following are the most common risks of a chemical peel:

  • Crusting of the skin
  • Redness (it should be noted that some redness is expected after a chemical peel)
  • Scarring of the skin
  • Changes in pigmentation

Ready to rejuvenate your skin with a chemical peel? Book an appointment by clicking the button below and one of our skilled cosmetic dermatologists or physician assistants will be ready to help your skin look amazing!

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Manhasset, NY 11030
Phone: 516-367-0719
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