Do you feel like your skin care regimen needs a bit of a boost? A chemical peel can accelerate the cell turnover process by chemically exfoliating the top layer of the skin that has been damaged by the sun, acne or simply age.

What is a Chemical Peel?

Light, medium and deep chemical peels are popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments used to exfoliate the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, hyper-pigmented and aged skin. A chemical peel improves the tone and texture of the skin, leaving you with a brighter and healthier appearance. Peels include applying a chemical solution to your whole face or just to certain problem areas.

Who is a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels will be most worthwhile for those with the following skin concerns:

  • Post-traumatic/acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone due to sun spots, age spots, and blotchiness

How Does a Chemical Peel Work?

Once the skin is cleansed the chemical peel solution is applied to the face. You will most likely feel a tingling on the skin but the level of tingling will depend on the depth of the peel. The peel will be left on for a time determined by the skincare professional treating you.

After the intended time, the solution will be “neutralized” and removed. There are several types of chemical peels that can address a variety of skin concerns, but scheduling an initial consultation with Dr. Deane’s practice is the best way to learn about your chemical peel options.

How Do You Care for Your Skin After a Peel?

For light to medium peels, you shouldn’t have much downtime or require any skin protectant. However, with deeper peels, you may need to apply a skin barrier, such as petroleum jelly, to keep the raw parts of the skin protected. For all chemical peel depths, you should be extra cautious about sun exposure since your skin will be more sensitive than usual.

Chemical Peels by

Dr. Leland M. Deane Plastic Surgery

Dr. Deane looks forward to working with you to create a skin rejuvenation treatment plan. Chemical peels are a great way to accelerate the healing and renewal process as a part of a skin treatment plan. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of the area locations. Dr. Deane meets his patients in Garden City, Babylon as well as Manhattan.