Has your skin been looking less than its best lately? Problems like scars and wrinkles can leave you looking older than you feel. If your skin is in need of a tuneup, you should consider undergoing a treatment with a chemical peel. These skin rejuvenation procedures come in a variety of formulations and strengths to help turn back the clock on aging skin and reduce signs of sun damage and acne scars.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are simply chemical solutions that we apply to the skin to remove damaged skin tissue affected by signs of aging and sun damage. The type that you require can be determined at your initial consultation.
What Do Glycolic and Lactic Acid Peels Help Treat?
Glycolic and lactic acid peels are some of the mildest forms available. They are basically a type of mild exfoliation to remove the buildup of dead skin cells and cellular debris that cover up fresh skin underneath. They are quite effective for those with a dull skin tone or very light wrinkles, but may require multiple applications in some cases. These types of gentle peels do not usually require sedation or any downtime.
More than one treatment may be required in order to reach your goals. Our staff can recommend how many treatments you may need, as well as how far apart you should space them. Spacing the treatments apart allows your skin time to heal, which means the chemical peels can be as effective and efficient as possible.
Should I Take Any Precautions After a Chemical Peel?
You should avoid excessive rubbing or manipulation of your skin in the days following your treatment. This is because your skin will be quite sensitive at this time. Since we have removed portions of the outer skin layer, your skin will be more vulnerable until it can heal and remodel.
Avoid activities that can significantly dry your skin, like vigorous physical exercise. Avoid prolonged sun exposure and take care to remain hydrated while your skin heals from your peel. Our professionals can offer you more detailed aftercare instructions at your consultation.
How Can I Learn More About Chemical Peels?
If you would like more information about chemical peels, or would like to go ahead and schedule a chemical peel treatment, we invite you to speak with the educated staff at the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs. We are conveniently located in New York, NY. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!