Chemical Peels at Laser Cosmetica
What is a chemical peel?
Chemical peels reduce fine lines, refine pores, treat acne, lessen the appearance of pigmentation while making your skin appear and feel smoother. At Laser Cosmetica we offer our chemical peels patients many different kinds of peels to treat different skin tones and conditions.
How does a chemical peel work?
A chemical peel involves the use of a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. Chemical peels increase cellular turnover which in turn refines the epidermis and treats environmentally damaged, acne prone, sensitive, dry and oily conditions.
What are the different kinds of chemical peel?
AHA’s treat the outer layer of the skin called the epidermis and mildly stimulate collagen formation in the uppermost part of the dermis. Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) such as glycolic acids are commonly used to help smooth dry and rough skin, improve the texture of sun-damaged skin, and even out skin tone. AHAs are often referred to as fruit acids derived from sugar cane, citrus fruits and grapes. The recovery is short, and usually consists of some flaking and redness for several days. A series of treatments is generally required to obtain the best results. Results of an AHA peel are temporary. Periodic treatments are recommended to maintain results.
Medium peels treat deeper layers of the skin (the dermis). Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is the preferred chemical for this type of peel. The usual candidate for a medium peel is someone with fair skin. TCA treats the epidermis and upper dermis and causes the skin to peel within 2 to 4 days.
Medium peels can be used to treat a number of skin conditions, but they are most often used to treat the effects of sun damage including brown spots and wrinkles. Sometimes, a series of medium peels is required to achieve the best result.
The VI Peel contains a blend of gentle, yet powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. It is highly effective on clearing acne, and reversing the effects of aging, sun damage and environmental factors. Anyone who wants younger, healthier skin will benefit from the VI Peel as it will; reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, improve the tone, texture, and clarity of the skin, and soften fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
How many treatments do I need?
During your initial consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals. To this end, a skin care regimen will be designed to help you improve and maintain healthier looking skin at home. Typically, a series of five or six chemical peels spaced three to four weeks apart is adequate to achieve most cosmetic goals.
Laser Cosmetica is an established skin rejuvenation practice that uses the latest laser technology to help patients look and feel their best. In addition to performing chemical peels in NYC, the practice has convenient locations in Chicago and Boston. Laser Cosmetica is a well-known Westchester laser hair removal and laser skin tightening provider. Patients also visit Laser Cosmetica for NYC photo facials, microdermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing.