If you live in Manhattan, NY, you likely live a fast-paced lifestyle that exposes you to high levels of skin-damaging pollutants that can harm and prematurely age your skin. Our patients often complain about skin problems like dry skin, brown spots, rough skin texture, and wrinkles. One way to treat such common skin problems is to undergo a simple chemical peel treatment. This removes the damaged skin and encourages your body to replace the outer skin layer with new skin that displays fewer signs of skin damage like wrinkles, scars, blemishes, and uneven skin tone.

What are Chemical Peels?

The origins of the chemical peel go back centuries to the ancient Egyptians, who discovered that the peel process helps to freshen the skin and remove skin imperfections like wrinkles, blemishes, and scars caused by injury, surgery, or acne. Chemical peel treatments are now more popular than ever, having helped millions of people rejuvenate their skin.

Each chemical peel removes varying skin layers to trigger a self-repair process. There are different types of chemical peels, including superficial and medium. Each type is appropriate for the treatment of progressively more serious skin problems and uses a variety of solutions to achieve its goals.

Superficial Peels

Are you dealing with skin problems like fine lines, wrinkles, or minor scars? If so, a superficial chemical peel at our office in Manhattan, NY may help. The superficial peel is the gentlest form of peel available and normally utilizes glycolic or lactic acid to remove only the outer skin layer or epidermis.

One benefit to a superficial peel is that it does not normally require sedation and you should have very few side effects. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities quickly, if not right away.

Medium Peels

Medium peels are better-suited for moderate lines, wrinkles, and scars. They use a more powerful solution and remain in contact with the skin for a longer period. They do not always require sedation and your downtime should be minimal.

Getting Started

Make an appointment at Rao Dermatology, with offices in Fresno, CA, Hanford, CA, Woodbridge, NJ, Manhattan, NY, and Atlantic Highlands, NJ, to get all the facts about chemical peel treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for this popular treatment!

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