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Chemical Peels Specialist

Adult and Pediatric Dermatology

Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Forest Hills, NY

When your skin looks dull and flaky, and you want to restore a smooth, glowing complexion, it’s time to consider a chemical peel. The experienced team at Adult and Pediatric Dermatology in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, New York, offer several kinds of chemical peels that they customize to improve the quality of your skin and enhance your appearance. To learn more about the benefits of chemical peels, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel rejuvenates your facial appearance by applying a chemical solution that removes dead and damaged skin. As the peel removes one or more layers of skin, healthy skin grows in to take its place, and some cosmetic problems disappear.

What skin problems do chemical peels treat?

Chemical peels can treat many cosmetic problems, depending on the peel used. You’ll want to talk with your provider about getting a chemical peel if you need help with:

  • Dry skin
  • Red skin
  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Melasma
  • Clogged pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Rough skin texture
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Fine to moderate lines and wrinkles

You can’t target all these cosmetic problems with one chemical peel. Chemical peels come in different strengths that determine your results.

What are the different kinds of chemical peels?

You can choose from three levels of chemical peels:

Light chemical peel

A light peel uses mild chemicals that exfoliate the outer surface of your skin. Dry, blotchy skin disappears, and fine wrinkles improve as the peel eliminates dead skin cells at the surface.

You don’t need to worry about recovery time with a light chemical peel. In fact, light peels are so mild you can repeat them at regular intervals to maintain healthy, vibrant skin.

Medium chemical peel

If you get a medium chemical peel, your treatment uses slightly stronger chemicals that penetrate below the surface. This peel removes the outer layer and the one below it, giving you the benefits of a mild peel and more.

A medium chemical peel improves skin tone and texture and removes age spots and moderate wrinkles. It also treats acne and reduces mild acne scarring.

After a medium peel, your skin will look red or brown for several days. Then your skin peels for about a week.

Deep chemical peel

A deep chemical peel uses strong chemicals to remove deeper layers of your skin. Though this peel produces dramatic results — diminishing deep wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, and dark spots like melasma — it also requires an extensive procedure.

You pretreat your skin for eight weeks, you need a local anesthetic during the peel, and your recovery takes about two weeks.

To learn more about how a chemical peel can refresh your skin, call Adult and Pediatric Dermatology today or book an appointment online.