Facial Chemical Peel – Overview:
Also called chemexfoliation, derma peeling
Do you wish that you could simply peel signs of aging from your skin? Dermatologists use chemical peels to do just this. A chemical peel can diminish many signs of aging on the face as well as the hands, neck, and chest.
Chemical peels also treat some skin conditions. Dermatologists use chemical peels to treat some types of acne and conditions that discolor the skin.
Whether you receive a chemical peel to diminish signs of aging or treat a skin condition, you can see:
- – Fewer lines and wrinkles.
- – More even skin color.
- – Brighter complexion
- – Smoother skin
Chemical Peel Uses:
Dermatologists use chemical peels to treat:
- – Acne (some types).
- – Age spots.
- – Discoloration (blotchy complexion, uneven skin tone).
- – Dull complexion.
- – Fine lines (especially under the eyes and around the mouth).
- – Freckles.
- – Melasma.
- – Rough-feeling skin.
- – Sun-damage skin.
Anti-aging treatments can help you enjoy a refreshed glow, and in many cases, these procedures can be done with no invasive measures. In an hour or less, you can undergo treatment that results in smoother, tighter, and more even skin. One of the most popular types of anti-aging treatments is the chemical peel treatment. When performed by a qualified dermatologist, a chemical peel can provide multiple benefits in a short period of time.
A chemical peel is chemical exfoliation. During a chemical peel treatment, a dermatologist can use different solution strengths to provide recipients with the skin enhancement they seek. However, this procedure does require that clients make some minor changes to their daily routines to ensure the best possible results. Some medications can make the skin sensitive to a chemical peel, so dermatology experts may recommend the stoppage of all drugs and supplements that could have an adverse effect on treated skin.
Chemical Peels Treatment Steps
Before any solution is applied to the skin, it is thoroughly washed of all makeup, lotions, and other potential contaminants. Once the skin is clean, the dermatologist can introduce the solution to the skin. For the comfort of patients, pain relief aids may be given before the chemical peel. However, many people who undergo this procedure report only minimal discomfort. A tingling sensation normally indicates that the procedure is doing its job of removing the outermost layer of skin causing it to look dull, lined, and fatigued.
Chemical Peels Post-Care:
Proper skincare is critical to the healing process after a chemical peel treatment. In particular, individuals who undergo this procedure should avoid all sun exposure until a dermatologist deems it safe to spend time outdoors once again. The liberal use of sunscreen may still be necessary if the skin remains sensitive. Using only products recommended by a dermatologist is likewise important to avoid potential skin irritation as it heals. A chemical peel normally results in the shedding of skin that may take a few days or longer to complete.
Generally light-haired and fair skinned people are the best candidates for chemical peel. The procedure does not work as well on dark-skinned patients. The procedure is not recommended for individuals with infections, active skin disease, cut or broken skin, sunburns or active Herpes simplex 1 sores. Other counter-indications include patients who are:
- – Nursing or pregnant.
- – Have taken Accutane in last six months.
- – Have psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or rosacea.
- – Have used Retin-A, Renova, prescription skin care products, products that contain ascorbic acid, bleaching or skin-lightening agents or other acid-based products in the last 48 hours.
Chemical Peels – Insurance Coverage:
Chemical peels are considered a cosmetic treatment. Insurance does not cover the cost of cosmetic treatments.
Would you like to speak with someone about your skin care or chemical treatment options? To make an appointment at Advanced Dermatology Associates, call (212) 262-2500 or toll-free 1-800-525-7546 (SKIN) or visit us at 200 Central Park South, Suite 107 in Central Park South/Columbus Circle neighborhood of Manhattan. We will be happy to address any of your questions about our chemical peel treatments services.