Chemical Peel in Smithtown NY
As we age, our skin begins to wrinkle and the tone can become dull. Sun damage creates age spots and uneven pigmentation adds to the mix. To improve the tone and texture of the skin, Spatique Medical Spa offers chemical peels.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a popular cosmetic procedure that can restore the healthy, youthful appearance of the skin. It uses a chemical solution that exfoliates the skin, removing layers of dead skin cells and improving the overall texture. Chemical peels are usually done on the face, but they can also be effective on the hands and neck.
What conditions can chemical peels improve?
A chemical peel can improve the appearance of acne scars, age and sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin, and irregular skin pigmentation. Peels are one of the least invasive methods to improve your skin?s appearance.
How does a chemical peel work?
During a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin and allowed to stay there a pre-determined amount of time, dependent on the level of the peel. The chemicals used with chemical peels are alphahydroxy acid, trichloroacetic acid, and phenol. There are three levels of peels. The peel you will have is dependent on the degree of your skin damage.
Light peel ? Subtle improvements right after treatment, but will continue to improve with follow-up sessions. Basically a light exfoliation.
Medium peel ? Skin will appear smoother and fresher after treatment. Medium strength, with medium recovery time.
Deep peel ? Dramatic results, but involves the longest recovery period.
What is a light chemical peel?
A light chemical peel removes the skin?s outer layer through light exfoliation. It is ideal for those with uneven pigmentation, acne, fine wrinkles, or skin dryness. The mildest chemicals will be used in this type of peel, usually naturally occurring chemicals such as glycolic acid, which originates from sugar cane. Treatments may be repeated as often as desired to achieve optimal results.
What is a medium chemical peel?
A medium chemical peel is appropriate for those with more aggressive acne scars, uneven skin color, and deeper wrinkles. The chemicals used in a medium peel remove skin cells from the skin?s outer layer and the upper part of the skin?s middle layer. Trichloroacetic acid is used in a medium peel, sometimes combined with glycolic acid.
What is a deep chemical peel?
Deep facial peels may be right for you if you have sun-damaged skin, blotchy areas on your skin, or scars. Phenol, also known as carbolic acid, is used in deep chemical peels. This chemical penetrates into the lower skin layers.
What are the risks involved with chemical peels?
Chemical peels are generally safe procedures when performed by a qualified and experienced professional. However, like other procedures, a chemical peel also has its risks. Although rare, some people develop an infection from a chemical peel. Others develop scarring. There may also be temporary or permanent changes in skin color after treatment.