What is a Chemical Peel?
Improve the health of your skin with a chemical peel from Dr. Padma's Aesthetics in Castleton, NY. We provide our wonderful patients with medical-grade products that have chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) to reveal more radiant skin. You can have a skin assessment with our board-certified internist, Dr. Padma Sripada, to see if you would make an appropriate candidate for a chemical peel. Our aesthetic treatments can improve skin abnormalities like acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels work by removing dead and damaged skin cells with a personalized treatment on your skin, which causes the top layer to peel off. As your skin heals and begins to rejuvenate and repair itself, you should notice a smoother, clearer complexion.
We offer chemical peels in three strengths: light, medium, and deep.
- Light chemical peels
This is a chemical peel that subtly exfoliates your skin by removing the outer layers of skin called the epidermis. You can have a light chemical peel more frequently than the deeper peels.
- Medium-depth chemical peels
We increase the intensity of a medium-depth chemical peel to rejuvenate skin damaged with prominent wrinkles and darker pigmentation problems. You may want to have a medium-depth peel over a long, extended weekend if you are self-conscious about how your skin will look as it heals after this type of treatment.
- Deep peels
The most aggressive chemical peels are called deep peels, which usually require anesthetic or some type of sedation prior to the treatment. These peels can cause your face to swell, peel, and itch for 2 – 3 weeks. You will have a longer recovery period (and may need to take some time off). Deep peels are for patients who have wrinkles, age or dark spots, sun-damaged skin, or entrenched acne scars.
A chemical peel is a noninvasive exfoliation technique used to make your skin look fresh and amazing. Call and schedule your appointment today.
Can I have a Chemical Peel?
A consultation with an aesthetic professional is the first step in the journey to healthier skin. A team member at Dr. Padma's Aesthetics can assess your skin during your consultation in our Castleton, NY office before selecting a chemical peel that is right for you. Chemical peel patients, both women and men, have visible concerns in their skin such as scars, flaky skin, discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and more. If you have these kinds of issues, we will suggest varying types of chemical peels to match your needs and concerns.
OUr Chemical Peel Application Process
At your procedure at Dr. Padma's Aesthetics, we will have you lie down in a relaxed position before we administer your treatment. A team member will clean your skin prior to applying the personalized solution to your face and/or neck. Then, we will apply the solution to your skin and let it sit for a specific amount of time. Next, we will apply a neutralizing agent. After your treatment, we will explain how to care for your skin during your recovery period. You should bring something to wear to shield your skin from the sun after the peel to protect it from overexposure.
After Your chemical peel
Depending on the level of the chemical peel you have, you can expect your skin to itch and flake off. This could last for a few days to two or more weeks. Dr. Padma or a member of her team will explain methods to care for your face during your consultation. Please keep in mind that no matter how badly your skin itches throughout your healing time, it is not a good idea to pick the skin off. Doing so could cause scarring to your skin! If you have questions or concerns about your skin post-peel, please feel free to reach out to our office.
Plan Your Procedure
- From $155
- Recovery Time
- 1 Hour
- How Long It Takes
- 15 Minutes
- Follow Up Time
- Procedure Recovery Location
- At Home
Change Your Skin with a Powerful Exfoliant
If you've never had a facial rejuvenation treatment (like a chemical peel), Dr. Padma's Aesthetics will help you find the optimal option for your skin. Call our office in Castleton, NY to make an appointment for a chemical peel consultation today with Dr. Padma and her aesthetics team.