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Chemical Peels New York

Chemical peels are an effective way to improve the appearance of skin on the face, neck, and hands. They can be used to improve specific skin concerns as well as provide overall rejuvenation. Our New York chemical peels can be used to:

  • Brighten dull or lifeless skin
  • Improve skin texture
  • Smooth out fine lines around the eyes
  • Minimize wrinkles and lines around the lips
  • Improve the appearance of mild scarring
  • Lighten freckles, age spots, and other areas of dark pigmentation

How Chemical Peels Work

Chemical peels work by removing superficial layers of skin to allow new layers of skin to grow in their place. After the skin is cleansed, Dr. Westreich will apply a chemical solution to the targeted area or to specific smaller areas for spot treatment. During the peel, you’ll experience a burning sensation, followed by a stinging sensation. This indicates that the chemical is penetrating the skin and working to remove the targeted layers of skin. Pain medications or cold compresses may be used to manage pain during and after the chemical peel but are not usually required. Once the skin is removed, the body will repair the “wound” using its natural regenerative processes. Over the coming days and weeks, new skin will grow, resulting in a fresher, healthier appearance and a reduction in lines, dark spots, and/or scarring.

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Benefits of Chemical Peels

The exfoliation produced by a chemical peel can have impressive benefits including:

  • Softening lines and wrinkles
  • Limit acne breakouts
  • Reducing the appearance of acne scars
  • Reducing the appearance of sun spots and age spots
  • Smoothing the texture of the skin
  • Creating a healthy glow
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Am I a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Those with darker skin tones may not be ideal candidates for the strongest formulas. Chemical peels also may not be appropriate for those with very sensitive skin or chronic skincare conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Dr. Westreich can advise you if our NYC chemical peels are appropriate for you, and which formula will achieve the results you envision.

Types of Chemical Peels

Dr. Westreich offers different types of chemical peels in NYC, each designed to treat skin concerns at varying depths in the skin. Examples of commonly performed peels are Glycolic acid and Trichloracetic acid (TCA) peels.

Glycolic acid peels consist of a naturally derived alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) and are used to remove only the very top layers of the skin. After the treatment, patients can resume normal activities immediately. They may experience some minor redness after the treatment and see some flaking as the outer layers peel away. To achieve optimal results, Dr. Westreich usually recommends that patients have these peels done every 6 weeks for 3 – 6 months.

Trichloracetic acid (TCA) is used for medium depth peels. This type of peel provides more dramatic results, but requires 5 – 10 days of downtime afterward to allow your skin to heal. TCA peels can be given in varying strengths (20-35%), depending on the depth of treatment required. With lighter peels, multiple treatments (commonly 2-3) are typically necessary. With stronger TCA peels, one treatment is usually sufficient but longer healing is required.

AlphaRet Professional Peel System 30

The AlphaRet Professional Peel System 30 is a no-downtime peel that significantly improves your overall skin quality and tone. As a gentle chemical peel, the AlphaRet Professional Peel System 30 can be used to correct mild to moderate photodamage in your skin. As a clinical grade treatment, it can only be administered by a licensed professional. The treatment is designed to enhance the effects of your regular skincare routine by gently removing the top layer of dull skin cells, restoring a fresh, youthful glow.

How does it work?

The AlphaRet Professional Peel System 30 uses glycolic acid, which is an alpha-hydroxy acid, to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. Glycolic acid is a favorite among skincare experts, as the acid loosens dead skin cells from healthy skin, leaving a refreshed, healthy glow. During the treatment a thin layer of the acid-containing cream is evenly applied to the face, avoiding areas of delicate skin. After the acid is removed, your skin will be treated further to protect it and enhance the healing process. Since the treatment is so gentle, there is no downtime or heavy peeling – just fresh, restored skin.

What are the benefits of using the AlphaRet Professional Peel System 30?

The benefits of a gentler chemical peel like the AlphaRet Professional Peel System 30 include:

  • Brightens dull skin and enhances your overall complexion
  • Removes dead skin from the surface
  • Creates a more even skin tone
  • Reduces the appearance of sun damage
  • Reduces pore size
  • Smooths rough skin
  • Diminishes the appearance of acne scars, facial scars, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • No downtime after treatment and no heavy peeling, redness, or irritation

The benefits of this treatment are incredible, making it an easy choice to complement any skincare routine.

Caring for Skin After a Chemical Peel

After your peel, your skin may appear sunburned. It may be slightly pink or red and may feel tender to the touch. With deeper layer peels, the reaction is more pronounced. Peeling of the old skin typically starts 2-3 days after the peel and continues for several days, depending on peel strength. Dr. Westreich will provide you with guidelines on how to care for your skin based upon the type of peel you receive. For all chemical peels, it is crucial that you protect your skin from the sun after a peel, as the new skin will be more susceptible to sun damage as it is growing. The best approach is to avoid prolonged sun exposure completely for at least 2 months following the peel. When sun exposure is unavoidable, be sure to apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or above and wear a hat to protect your skin.

What to Expect After Treatment

Lighter more superficial peels will produce mild peeling for approximately three to five days following treatment. With medium peels, peeling will continue for seven to ten days. For deep chemical peels, the area will be kept moist using petroleum jelly for two days following your chemical peel. You may experience redness, swelling, and peeling for several weeks following your procedure.

Why You Should Choose New Face NY for Chemical Peels

Dr. Westreich is widely recognized as one of the best board-certified plastic surgeons in New York City. His caring, experienced staff will make you feel immediately welcome in his exclusive Upper East Side office. When you walk through our door, you will discover a haven where your skin can be revitalized and restored to its youthful vibrancy. Why would you go anywhere else in NYC? Schedule a consultation today for one of the best treatments of chemical peels New York has to offer.

Cosmelan Peels

Cosmelan peels were designed to treat skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation, including sun spots, uneven skin tone from acne scars, and other skin flaws that contribute to premature aging. A Cosmelan peel can help you have smoother skin, create an even skin tone and leave your facial skin looking brighter, glowing, and more radiant.

What are the benefits of a Cosmelan peel?

When melanin develops in an area of your skin, this area starts becomes darker than the surrounding skin, called hyperpigmentation. Cosmelan peels use specific ingredients to fade dark spots and create an even skin tone. No anesthesia is needed, and the results are visible after a single treatment. Cosmelan peels can help improve the appearance of:

  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma caused by hormonal changes or genetic predisposition
  • Uneven skin tone

What to expect

A Cosmelan peel is a two-step process. The first step is the chemical peel itself, which is applied at our Upper East Side aesthetic clinic, New Face NY. This part of the process takes about an hour to complete. You will continue to wear the peel for eight to twelve hours, after which you will remove the peel at home. The second step is the use of your Cosmelan 2 cream. By following our detailed aftercare instructions, you will maximize your results, help prevent further hyperpigmentation, and maintain your refreshed, evenly toned facial skin.

Dermamelan Peels

Dermamelan peels treat hyperpigmentation with a personalized three-step approach. Using active ingredients to brighten your skin, dark spots are faded and reduced to transform your skin to a luminous, fresh glow. Your treatment will be customized to match the severity of your hyperpigmentation. The results of this custom peel are remarkable: You can expect your skin to appear evenly toned, smoother, youthful and refreshed.

How does a Dermamelan peel work?

When you arrive at our private, luxury clinic for your initial consultation, we will perform a thorough evaluation of your skin. The first step in a Dermamelan Peel involves the application of a custom peel formula that will thoroughly exfoliate your facial skin. About 48 hours after the exfoliation step, the second step of your treatment is performed, the Dermamelan mask. The active ingredients in the mask formula works to lighten your skin and fade dark spots. As the last step of your treatment, a custom skin-restoring cream is applied. The cream will enhance your results, increase the radiance of your skin and prevent further hyperpigmentation from developing.

Benefits of a Dermamelan Peel

A Dermamelan Peel can treat hyperpigmentation safely and effectively. The benefits of the treatment include:

  • Can be adapted to any skin type
  • Evens skin tone
  • Fades dark spots
  • Hydrates skin and reduces pore size
  • No risk of white spots
  • Rejuvenates your skin for a fresh, evenly toned, youthful glow
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