- Cosmetic Dermatology
- Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels / Facial Peels
Chemical peels are non-surgical skin care treatments designed to enhance skin texture and promote clear-looking skin. These face peels can remove dead or damaged skin cells from the surface of your skin to encourage the growth of new, healthy skin cells. Chemical peels can improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scarring, sun damage, and blemishes, while also stimulating the production of subsurface collagen fibers to enhance skin elasticity and firmness. Different facial peels are available to achieve a wide range of results. Patients can opt for lighter peels to achieve modest improvements in skin texture, while deeper chemical peels can achieve substantial results. Here at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron, our talented dermatologists provide numerous types of face peels to restore a radiant complexion.
|Chemical Peels Overview
|Clear away dead or damaged skin cells
||Enhance skin tone and texture
|Can target facial wrinkles and fine lines that contribute to an older-looking appearance
||Promote the growth of fresh, healthy skin cells
|Can improve blemishes, sun-damaged skin, and acne scarring
||Stimulate subsurface collagen production to achieve firmer-looking skin
|Non-surgical skin care treatment
||Different chemical peel depths are available, depending on your procedure goals
What Are Facial Peels?
Face peels use a specialized chemical solution to shed away dead or damaged skin cells from the surface of your skin. The solution is applied to your skin for a set period of time (dependent on the type of chemical peel chosen) before being washed away. In the coming months, new skin cells will begin to generate and grow, resulting in a smoother complexion.
Chemical Peel Treatment At A Glance:
There are a variety of different facial peels available for patients. Each of these chemical peels is designed to target a specific depth. Lighter chemical peels can address the outer layers of your skin, known as the epidermis, while deeper face peels can penetrate to the lower dermis. Learn more about the chemical peel options offered at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron below.
|Types Of Chemical Peels
||Target the epidermis (outer layer of skin)
||Can reduce superficial fine lines and blemishes
||Use alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acid) and beta hydroxy acid (salicylic acid)
||Minimal healing time lasting about a week
||Treat the epidermis, as well as the upper dermis
||Can improve moderate wrinkles, acne scars, and pigmentation issues
||Use trichloroacetic acid
||Moderate recovery time lasting a few weeks
||Target the epidermis and deep dermis (deeper layers of skin)
||Can address deeper wrinkles, severe acne scarring and sun-damaged skin
||Use phenol acid (carbolic acid)
||Longer downtime lasting a few months
How Many Chemical Peel Treatments Are Required?
Patients typically see results after 1 face peel. Lighter chemical peels may require more frequent treatments to maintain results, while deeper facial peels provide longer-lasting results. Our dermatologists at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can further discuss the details of your chemical peel treatment during your in-office consultation.
Who Is Considered An Ideal Candidate For Chemical Peels?
Possible chemical peels candidates include those who are bothered by acne scarring, blemishes, sun damage, and pigmentation issues. Our team at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can help advise whether chemical peels are right for you during your consultation at our New York City offices.
Is Anesthesia Recommended?
Anesthesia for chemical peels is not required for light and medium face peels. Deeper chemical peels typically require a local anesthetic.
What Should I Expect After Undergoing A Chemical Peel?
Patients can expect mild-to-moderate redness and sensitivity for a few weeks after undergoing lighter or medium facial peels, while deeper chemical peels usually result in longer, more pronounced redness, along with slight swelling and peeling.
What Kind Of Chemical Peel Results Can I Expect?
Face peels can enhance the texture and tone of your skin for radiant, youthful-looking results. Acne scarring, sun damage, pigmentation issues, blemishes, wrinkles, and fine lines can be improved using chemical peels.
How Do I Get Started With Chemical Peels?
The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron would be happy to discuss your chemical peel in more detail. Please give us a call at 212-982-8229 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.