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CHEMICAL PEEL NYC

FACIAL PEELS & SKIN PEELS

A chemical peel in NYC can make your skin look and feel smoother, clearer, and more radiant. Also known as facial peels or skin peels, chemical peels have a variety of uses. They can remove fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring. They can also encourage collagen production to enhance skin elasticity and firmness. Chemical peels in NYC are customizable for each patient’s specific skin type and needs.

WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?

A chemical peel is a treatment that uses a specialized solution to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells to make way for newer, healthier cells to generate. NYC chemical peels are used on the face, neck, chest, or hands. Chemical skin peels remove damaged outer layers of skin to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes to produce healthy, glowing skin.

CHEMICAL PEELS BENEFITS
BRIGHTEN SKIN
EVEN OUT SKIN TONE
LIGHTEN UNWANTED PIGMENTATION
SMOOTH ROUGH SKIN
INCREASE COLLAGEN AND ELASTIN
DIMINISH FINE LINES AND WRINKLES
REDUCE ACNE BLEMISHES
CREATE A LIFTED APPEARANCE
Chemical Peel

Professional facial peels combined with proper skin care can reveal youthful and radiant skin. Patients can choose between light, medium, or deep chemical peels. The type of chemical peel for you will depend on your goals. The team at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill can help you find the right facial peel treatment for you.

LIGHT CHEMICAL PEEL (ALSO CALLED THE LUNCHTIME PEEL)

Light chemical peels are appropriate for patients that want to treat only the outer layer of the skin. Light chemical peels use alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or another mild acid with similar properties. During treatment, our NYC dermatologist will apply the chemical solution with a cotton ball or sponge. The solution will create a white appearance on the skin. There might be a slight stinging sensation once the solution is applied. A neutralizing solution will then be applied to remove the chemical.

MEDIUM CHEMICAL PEEL

If you wish to treat the outer and middle layers of the skin, then medium chemical peels are a suitable choice. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or glycolic acid is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, moderate skin discoloration, freckles, age spots, sun damage, and wrinkles. During a medium chemical peel, one of our dermatologists will apply the chemical solution with gauze or a cotton ball. The skin will begin to whiten in color after the solution is applied. Following treatment, a cool compress will be used on the treatment area to soothe the skin. A hand-held fan will be given to you to help cool the skin. There may be a slight stinging sensation for thirty minutes after your procedure.

DEEP CHEMICAL PEEL

Deep chemical peels use phenol or trichloroacetic acid to deeply treat the dermis. Moderate lines, freckles, age spots, and superficial scars can all be treated with a deep chemical peel. Since deep chemical peels are more invasive, your procedure will be broken up into 15-minute intervals to treat the skin. Deep chemical peels also take longer than light or medium chemical peels. Most deep chemical peels take around 90 minutes to complete.

WHAT SKIN CONDITIONS CAN SKIN PEELS TREAT?

Chemical peels are a popular skincare option because of their effectiveness in treating many conditions. Patients with any of the following skin conditions may benefit from a chemical peel.

CHEMICAL PEELS CAN TREAT
AGE SPOTS
ACNE SCARS
AGING SKIN
CROW’S FEET
HYPERPIGMENTATION
MELASMA
SUN-DAMAGED SKIN
SAGGING SKIN
WRINKLES

SHOULD I TAKE ANY PREVENTIVE MEDICINE BEFORE MY CHEMICAL PEEL?

Some patients may have pre-procedure measures they will need to take to  ensure the best results. You may be asked to avoid exfoliation skincare at least 1 week before your treatment, refrain from using makeup, and avoid sun exposure. Additionally, patients with sunspots or hyperpigmentation may be prescribed a lightening agent (hydroquinone) before and after treatment. This will increase efficacy in treating hyperpigmentation and sunspots.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY CHEMICAL PEEL?

Chemical peels are performed as an outpatient procedure. During your chemical peel, we will clean your face and may cover your eyes with protective glasses. You may use a headband to protect your hair, as well. Light chemical peels are generally painless, so you will not need any numbing or anesthesia. During a medium chemical peel, a topical numbing ointment or pain relief medication may be used. A deep chemical peel will often use local anesthetic for patient comfort.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY NYC CHEMICAL PEEL?

Light chemical peels require the least amount of downtime compared to other chemical peels. Patients can expect the skin to heal in 1 to 7 days. There might be some redness or dryness to the skin during the healing process. Patients should wear sunscreen daily to make sure the skin isn’t affected by sunlight. Lotions, creams, or other ointments may be applied to help expedite the healing process.

Medium chemical peels will take around 7 to 14 days for the skin to completely heal. The skin will also appear a little redder and more swollen compared to a light chemical peel. Like a light chemical peel, you should apply ointment, wear sunscreen, and avoid sun exposure. Following your medium chemical peel treatment, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled to monitor your progress.

Deep chemical peels take the most time to heal, usually up to 14 to 21 days. The patient’s face may be bandaged, depending on the treatment area(s). Antiviral medication, as well as post-op instructions for applying creams and soaking the treatment site, will be given. Patients should avoid sun exposure as much as possible and be sure to apply an SPF for 3 to 6 months after their deep chemical peel. Follow-up appointments will be made to monitor your progress.

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM MY CHEMICAL PEEL?

Chemical peels can significantly improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and more, making them one of the most popular procedures for skin and facial rejuvenation. Your skin will feel smoother and look more radiant and youthful.

HOW MANY CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY?

The number of treatments depends on the skin condition treated, how severe the skin condition is, and overall patient goals. Multiple treatments have a higher chance of delivering better results than a single treatment. 3 to 4 treatments are usually recommended for the best results.

HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT CHEMICAL PEELS IN NYC?

The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill would be happy to discuss chemical peels in more detail. Please give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.

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DERMATOLOGY, LASER & SURGERY OF CARNEGIE HILL PLLC

646.661.61311095 PARK AVENUE, SUITE 1A
NEW YORK, NY 10128