A chemical peel performed by the cosmetic dermatologists at Westchester Center for Dermatology in Scarsdale 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 Westchester 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. Different chemical peels contain different ingredients such as salicylic acid, lactic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and glycolic acid.
Are there any after-effects to a chemical peel performed in Westchester?
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 Westchester Center for Dermatology?
At the Westchester Center for Dermatology (with our office in 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.
Frequently Asked Questions about our Chemical Skin Peels treatments
How Many Chemical Peels Do I Need?
You will notice a significant improvement in the appearance of your skin after just a single chemical peel treatment. It takes time for the skin to recover from the treatment based on how intense the peel was. Routine chemical peels can make it easier to maintain healthy and good-looking skin. It is best to space your chemical peels about three months apart. Deep chemical peels are very strong and intense. Deep chemical peels can only be performed once.
Is a Chemical Peel Safe for All Skin Types?
The variety of chemical peels available means that it is possible to find the ideal chemical peel for your skin type. Chemical peels are safe to use on both light and dark skin. If you plan on getting a chemical peel, you should take the time to find a qualified and experienced medical professional to perform it. This will reduce the likelihood of experiencing any unwanted side effects.
What Should I Expect After My Chemical Peel?
After your chemical peel, you may notice some irritation and redness. This is to be expected and should dissipate within the next day or two. Medium-depth peels may produce some crusting around the skin. You should also avoid direct prolonged sun exposure for a few months, as the skin can still be quite sensitive for a while after medium and deep chemical peels.
What Is the Price of a Chemical Peel?
The exact cost of a chemical peel treatment will spend on the type of peel needed to attain your ideal results. The type of peel used and the price of the procedure can be discussed and determined during the consultation.
Do Chemical Peels Help with Wrinkles?
Light peels are quite effective at reducing the appearance of fine wrinkles. More severe wrinkles may require the most intense peels. Deep peels can be quite effective in these cases, although a deep peel may not be for everyone.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The longevity of your results will vary depending on a number of factors. If you want to prolong your results for as long as possible, it is important that you maintain a good skincare routine in order to keep your skin hydrated, clean, and well-nourished. Remember that routine chemical peels can be an excellent tool for maintaining the health and beauty of your skin all year round.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Westchester Center for Dermatology in Scarsdale today to schedule a consultation for your chemical peel or to learn how we can provide you with complete acne treatment.