Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels services offered in Woodmere and Westbury, NY

Chemical peels are an effective way to restore your skin’s vitality and appearance without much downtime. At Comprehensive Dermatology, the experienced dermatology team offers chemical peels to improve your natural complexion, eliminate discoloration, and restore your skin’s youthful appearance. Call the office in Woodmere or Westbury, New York, to find out if you’re a candidate for chemical peels, or book a consultation online today.

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a minimally invasive procedure to address a range of issues that affect your skin’s health and appearance. During a chemical peel, your provider applies a chemical solution that exfoliates layers of your skin to reveal the fresh, healthy skin below.

Comprehensive Dermatology offers several types of peels, and the team can determine how deep of a peel you need to address your skin issues. 

Available chemical peels include:

Light peel

Light peels remove the outer layer of skin (epidermis). You can have this type of peel every 2-5 weeks to keep your skin healthy.

Medium peel

Medium peels exfoliate skin cells from the epidermis and the dermis (middle layer of skin) to treat conditions that affect the deeper layers of tissue. You can have a medium peel every few months to address age-related aesthetic issues or mild to moderate skin conditions. 

Deep peel

A deep peel is a more invasive treatment that removes several layers of skin to treat deep-set wrinkles or precancerous skin growths. You should only undergo a deep chemical peel once. 

When should I consider a chemical peel?

The chemical peels available at Comprehensive Dermatology can treat age-related skin concerns like fine lines and wrinkles.

You may also be a candidate for a chemical peel if you have:

  • Acne
  • Age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Melasma
  • Discoloration
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dull skin complexion

To determine if you’re a candidate for chemical peels, the team assesses your skin health and discusses your expectations for treatment. Depending on your goals, they may recommend a chemical peel alone or as part of a treatment plan that includes other aesthetic treatments.

How long does recovery take after a chemical peel?

After a chemical peel, your skin may be red, swollen, and flaky. You should avoid touching your face or pulling off skin prematurely to prevent scarring and other complications.

The Comprehensive Dermatology team provides after-care recommendations to cleanse and moisturize your skin. You should use a high-quality moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Because your skin will be extra sensitive after a peel, you should avoid direct sun exposure and wear sunscreen any time you’re outdoors.

Depending on how deep your chemical peel is, it can take several weeks for your skin to heal fully. After you heal, your skin will look younger and feel smoother, and your complexion will be brighter.

Call the Comprehensive Dermatology office nearest you to schedule a consultation for chemical peels, or book an appointment online today.