Getting your summer on…getting rid of whatever winter did to your skin…simply reviving your look – if you’ve thought about a chemical peel and have been dragging your feet, read on. We specialize in making you and your skin look gorgeous – and a chemical peel is just one of the ways we do it.
Chemical peels usually involve either one or a combination of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that is applied to your skin, in layers, much like a treatment mask.The acids work to dissolve the top layers of your skin creating a controlled wound which allows your skin to regenerate itself.
A chemical peel can aid in:
- collagen production
- improving skin texture and tone
- reducing fine lines
- improving minor scarring
- creating softer, smoother skin
- giving skin a healthy glow
- un-clogging pores
- removing sun spots, freckles and blotches
- treating acne
- decreasing hyper-pigmentation
Before your peel, you should exfoliate your skin at home or have a professional dermabrasion treatment to prepare your skin for the peel. You skin will feel warm during the procedure; you may also feel slight stinging, burning and itching. Following your peel, your skin will feel tight, a bit dry, and may be red for an hour or so. Your skin will be sensitive to the sun following a peel, so you must be extra vigilant about sunscreen use.
You will need to modify your lifestyle a bit following a peel to avoid any irritation to your sensitive skin. After your peel, avoid excessive exercise, saunas or hot tubs for a few days and don’t scrub or pick at your face.
It’s important to remember that a chemical peel cannot dramatically improve deep wrinkles or sagging skin. The better methods for addressing these conditions would be with lasers or cosmetic surgery.
Your peel can be enhanced with laser techniques, or may be combined with another procedure, such as a dermal filler or a Botox treatment. Dr. Quintana can determine what treatment protocol best meets your unique needs. Call for a consultation, today: (212) 391-8600.