Get the Facts about Chemical Peels

Chemical PeelsYour skin is one of the first indicators of age and vitality. To reflect your inner energy takes time and effort, especially as it relates to your skin. The good news is that it doesn’t really take much to minimize the effects of age, stress, and environmental elements. A chemical peel is an excellent solution that many of our patients consider. To see how chemical peels can benefit you, it is necessary to climb the pile of myths that may keep you in the dark about this treatment.

Myth #1: Ouch!

What more needs to be said? The idea of having an acidic solution spread over your face may naturally seem painful. This is not necessarily true. While there are deeper peels that affect dermal tissues as well as superficial cells, we continually focus on patient comfort. Topical anesthetic may be applied if necessary. Most of the concerns that our patients need to address can be corrected with mild to medium peels, which are typically no more uncomfortable than a minor stinging sensation.

Myth #2: Chemical Peels are Only Necessary to Treat Problematic Skin.

False! The earlier that you start this gentle treatment, the less your skin will incur damage from the sun and other factors. Yes, chemical peels can be an excellent adjunct to medical acne and scar treatment. However, the primary goal met by a customized peel is rejuvenation.

Myth #3: Skin will Literally “Peel Off” after a Chemical Peel.

Contrary to how it sounds, no literal peeling occurs during a chemical peel. When your treatment is complete, you will not look in the mirror at raw, red skin. On the contrary, the controlled use of a gentle acid solution gradually dissolves the upper layers of skin, where dead and damaged cells have accumulated. Depending on the strength of your peel, you may not experience any peeling at all.

Aesthetic medicine offers a plethora of treatment options for men and women who want to manage the appearance of their skin. Treatments such as chemical peels are neither costly nor inconvenient. Get the facts you need to determine how to pamper your skin. Call Park Avenue Skin & Spa at 212-288-0060.

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