Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are used to remove outer layers of your skin that have been damaged. This process stimulates the production of collagen and the growth of new blood vessels. A chemical peel can also act directly on the dermis (deeper layer of the skin).

The benefits of peels were first seen by Egyptian women who noticed that the byproducts of grapes improved their skin due to their tartaric acid. They also noticed that milk baths made their skin softer because of the lactic acid. In the Antilles islands, women noticed that products obtained from sugarcane softened their skin, which was a result of glycolic acid.

Our medical-grade peels will eliminate layers of dull, old skin cells and stimulate circulation and the production of healthy new cells. Chemical peels can restore a healthier, more youthful complexion, whether they are used alone or in conjunction with other rejuvenation treatments.

How Does the Treatment Work?

There are three levels of chemical peels, superficial, intermediate, and deep. The depth of treatment will depend on the concerns being addressed and your own personal preferences. Our medical estheticians will develop a treatment plan for you during your consultation appointment.

Superficial peels utilize substances such as glycolic, lactic, salicylic, or kojic acids. These peels typically cause minimal exfoliation and will improve skin texture, brighten the complexion, hydrate, and soften fine lines.

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Intermediate peels primarily use trichloroacetic acid (TCA). These peels will improve deeper wrinkles, reduce actinic keratoses (precancerous lesions), and improve the skin’s overall tone.

Deep peels, such as TCA 40% and phenol peels, cause dramatic results by practically liquefying the epidermis and strongly stimulating the dermis. The skin becomes very smooth, and deep wrinkles are diminished.

The Procedure

Your skin will be cleansed and prepared for the chemical peel according to the selected depth of peel. The formula will be applied to your skin and left for a predetermined length of time. You may feel a slight tingling (superficial and intermediate peels) or burning (deep peel) sensation as the peel penetrates the skin. Some chemicals are self-neutralizing, but others will need to be neutralized with another substance.

Recovery

The length of your recovery will depend on the depth of your peel. After a superficial peel, you should be able to return to your regular activities immediately. After an intermediate or deep peel, there will be a more extensive recovery period. After a deep peel, your skin may crust and scab over. The skin may also be pink for up to a few weeks, depending on the type of peel used. Dr. Tchelebi will give you post-treatment instructions that should be followed closely to ensure that your skin heals properly.

Results

Once your skin has healed, you will experience a more radiant complexion, smoother skin, and the softening of fine lines. The results of a chemical peel are generally long lasting, and proper sun protection and skincare can help maintain your rejuvenated appearance.

Chemical Peels offered by Park Avenue Medical Spa

Vi Peel

VI Peel Precision Plus combats pigmentation with a Lighten Booster and fast acting Brightening Booster. This powerhouse formula effectively suppresses melanogenesis and promotes rapid cell turnover for improved skin tone.

  • Intermediate peel
  • Improves the appearance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, sun damage, and UV induced pigmentation
  • Exfoliates and helps diminish pigmentation and textural damage to restore skin to its natural health
  • Effectively penetrates damaged areas
  • Promotes rapid cell turnover
  • Safe for all skin types

Cosmelan Peel

Cosmelan® is the integral professional depigmentation method for your spots. It treats the problem from its origin, removing spots and preventing their reappearance.

  • corrective action: removes the deposits of melanin, a pigment that gives colour to the spot in the outermost skin layers
  • regulating action: acts directly in the melanocyte, a cell where melanin is produced, to control its production and keep hyperpigmentation under control

Environ ACM1 

  • 2.5% TCA
  • low pH cool peeling system to help improve the texture and appearance of problematic skin
  • skin appears more refined and radiant with an overall improved appearance
  • healthy cells are unaffected and only the damaged cells are removed when peeling

Environ ACM2

  • 5% TCA
SkinCeuticals Gel Peel

  • Superficial peel
  • Glycolic and Lactic acid
  • exfoliates surface cells
  • reduces irritation
  • hydrates
  • revitalizes photo-damaged skin
  • Salicylic and Mandelic acid
  • dissolves sebum and cellular debris in pores
  • encourages cell renewal
  • improves the appearance of skin discolorations

Am I a Candidate for a Chemical Peel Treatment?

These treatments can provide dramatic results, but are not without potentially severe side effects and should only be done by very experienced physicians. Chemical peels can be done to address fine lines, discoloration, scarring, and deep wrinkles. Different levels of peel are used to treat various concerns, so an examination of your skin during your consultation will be necessary. To find out what kind of chemical peel may be appropriate for your skin concerns, call Park Avenue Medical Spa at 914-730-3333 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.*