Chemical Peels

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What to Expect with a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is one of the easiest methods to transform the appearance and texture of your skin in Highland and Poughkeepsie. Your chemical peel will improve the look of your skin by exfoliating the dull outer layer, revealing the smoother, fresher skin hidden beneath the surface. It will firm your sagging skin by stimulating the production of collagen. The increased collagen production will plump your skin promoting a firmer, more even, younger-looking complexion.

A chemical peel will effectively treat:

Aging skin
Wrinkles
Acne Scarring
Sun Damage
Melasma
Sagging Skin
Crow’s feet
There are different types of chemical peeling agents available. Your dermatologist will suggest the best option for your skin based on your skin type and the desired results.

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is a substance that occurs naturally and is used in a variety of skin care products. Medical grade glycolic acid for a chemical peel is much more concentrated than you will find in typical skin care products. This exfoliant is the preferred choice for treating normal to oily skin. A series of six treatments is recommended to give you the best possible results.

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is naturally soured milk. It works the same as glycolic acid to resurface your skin and boost collagen production. A series of six treatment is also recommended for the lactic acid chemical peel. Lactic Acid is recommended for skin that is normal to dry.

When you have your chemical peel, your dermatologist will advise you on the best products to use to take care of your skin. You will not see the full effect of the peel for several weeks, but will notice a general brightening soon after your first treatment.

When to Avoid a Chemical Peel

You are not a good candidate for a chemical peel if you have used Retin-A, prescription skin products, products containing ascorbic acid, skin lightening products in the past 48 hours. Talk to your dermatologist if you have been using these products.

Chemicals peels should also be avoided under other circumstances. You may not be a good candidate for a chemical peel if you have certain medical conditions.

Pregnant or nursing
Rosacea
Dermatitis
Eczema
Psoriasis
If you have any of these medical conditions, talk to your doctor about alternative treatments.

Your Results

When you have your chemical peel, your dermatologist will advise you on the best products to use to take care of your skin. You will be advised to limit sun exposure and to wear a sunscreen during your treatments. You will not see the full effect of the chemical peel for several weeks, but will notice a general brightening soon after your first treatment.

To schedule find out if a chemical peel is your best option, or to learn more about other resurfacing treatments in Highland, New York, contact Dr. Weinman at Essence MediSpa and FirstCare Walk-In Medical Center. We offer Tradition and Holistic family health care, Cosmetic Dermatology, Cardiology and Urgent Care. Experience the difference experience makes. 845-691-3773.

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