A chemical peel performed by the cosmetic dermatologists at Manhattan Center for Dermatology in NYC will remove the outer layer of skin that has been subjected to the ravages of time, sun, and other factors, in order to stimulate the growth of healthy, fresh new skin cells. The effect can produce the appearance of losing years off your face, and a chemical peel can remove many wrinkles and damage caused by the sun. It can even eliminate pre-cancerous cells from developing into full-blown skin cancer.
We provide chemical peel treatments to patients who visit our NYC and Scarsdale offices.
Which conditions are best treated with a chemical peel?
The skin we're born with is usually smooth, soft, and very tender. Over time, however, it gets attacked by the sun, free radicals, and other factors, and the outer layer becomes wrinkled, dried out, and rough. These effects of aging can be removed by a chemical peel or other treatments, including intense pulsed light (IPL), Vbeam® lasers, and others. A chemical peel will also encourage the formation of new skin cells to replace those peeled away, and produce a smooth texture to your skin. As a non-surgical procedure, a chemical peel can produce remarkable results with very little, if any, pain or recovery time.
Are there different types of chemical peels?
A chemical peel can be either light, medium, or deep. A light peel is the mildest and is used to eliminate or improve fine wrinkles, remove rough or dry skin, reduce acne and uneven pigmentation, and mild damage caused by the sun. A medium chemical peel is more effective in removing blemishes and discoloration and corrects fine wrinkles. A deep chemical peel, which is not for everyone, lasts the longest and treats severely damaged skin, deeper wrinkles, and pre-cancerous growths.
Are there any after-effects to a chemical peel performed in NYC?
A light chemical peel may temporarily result in some irritation and redness, but these are all very short lived. Medium peels may cause these as well, or sometimes mild crusting, and anyone who's had a medium peel should stay out of the sun for several months. Those who've had a deep peel will also need to avoid the sun, and some may have permanently lighter or darker skin, or skin that is unable to tan.
Why should I have my chemical peel done at the Manhattan Center for Dermatology?
At the Manhattan Center for Dermatology (with offices in NYC and Scarsdale), we offer multiple options in each category of chemical peels. Our certified dermatologists will assess your skin type and decide on a chemical peel protocol appropriate for your skin.
Contact us for a consultation today.