Sun exposure, acne and aging can make your skin uneven, wrinkled, or scarred. For smoother, younger-looking skin, a chemical peel may be right for you. This non-surgical procedure uses a chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layer of skin cells and leave your skin refreshed and rejuvenated. To learn more about this and other skin care treatments at our New York City practice, please call Manhattan Surgical Care at 212-308-1566 .
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a skin care treatment that removes damaged outer layers of facial skin to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes for a healthy, young appearance. Each patient receives a peel formula that is custom-tailored to his or her unique needs. A chemical peel can also be combined with other procedures like a facelift for even greater rejuvenation results.
Manhattan Surgical Care offers chemical peels of light, medium, and deep depth, depending on your unique skin concerns and your expected outcome. Our patients select from a range of alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, retinoic acid, TCA and Obagi Blue Peel. We work with all skin types including Fitzpatrick's I-V. Our skin care specialists will consult with you to help you select the best treatment for your lifestyle and skin type.
What to expect from a Chemical Peel Treatment
A chemical peel usually requires between 30-45 minutes depending on the type of peel you are receiving. Other things to expect include:
- We will clean your skin and apply the peel that is best for your skin and your particular condition.
- You might feel a brief, warm, stinging sensation before the peel is neutralized and rinsed off.
- Chemical peel treatment may be repeated to maintain your skin rejuvenation result.
Although chemical peels are very safe, there are potential risks, most of which are temporary:
- Skin color changes
- Sun sensitivity
- Crusting and scaling
- Allergic reactions
During your consultation, our experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman will discuss risks with you and how you can prevent them, and whether you are a good chemical peel candidate. We want you to enjoy a refreshing, invigorating chemical peel treatment, and we will make sure this type of treatment is right for you before recommending it.
To find out if our New York City and Manhattan chemical peel treatments are right for you, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care to schedule a consultation with experienced cosmetic surgeon Basil Pakeman, MD, FRCS.