Having a medical-grade chemical peel treatment is a great way to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. Many Manhattan, NY residents have had this remarkable procedure performed to minimize skin problems like scars, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
What is a Chemical Peel?
As the name suggests, a chemical peel involves the application of a chemical solution to remove some of the outer skin layer, revealing fresh skin underneath that displays fewer imperfections like scars, wrinkles, and blemishes.
Types of Peels
Professional peels come in different forms, including superficial and medium. Each type of chemical peel is suitable to treat different skin conditions, which will be determined by our skin care professional in Manhattan, NY.
Think of a superficial chemical peel as being like a gentle skin exfoliation. We are only removing dead skin cells and cellular debris. Removing this material is like removing dirt from a lightbulb. Your skin will be brighter and appear more youthful.
Superficial chemical peels usually utilize weaker assets like glycolic and lactic acids. They do not require much, if any, sedation or downtime. One thing to consider about superficial chemical peels is that their gentle nature means that multiple treatments may be required to treat more serious skin conditions.
Medium chemical peels use a stronger chemical solution to remove the epidermis or outer skin layer. They are appropriate for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. A little more downtime may be required with this type of peel. But most patients are extremely satisfied with the more dramatic skin rejuvenation effects of this type of chemical peel.
Who Makes a Good Candidate?
If you are in good overall health and free from skin infections, you will probably make a good candidate for a professional peel treatment at Rao Dermatology. If you currently have a skin infection or cold sore outbreak, you will need to resolve these conditions before your treatment. Our skin specialist can discuss all of these factors with you during your initial consultation. We have locations in Fresno, CA, Hanford, CA, Woodbridge, NJ, Manhattan, NY, and Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!