One of the quickest ways to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin is through exfoliation. Removing old, dead skin cells can bring a healthy glow to the skin and remove many skin flaws. Chemical peels are a professional non-surgical skin treatment that exfoliates at a deeper level than routine exfoliants, stripping away dead cells to reveal new skin that looks radiant. Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, recommends chemical peels to our patients who want glowing, beautiful skin and to remove certain skin flaws.
Chemical peels come in a variety of levels of strength, from light to deep, depending on the skin issues that are treated. The “chemicals” are usually natural acids that can be used to remove dead skin cells. Some only exfoliate the superficial layer of skin for a light renewal, while others like glycolic peels use smaller molecules that penetrate deeper into the skin for treating more pronounced skin flaws. The peel is applied to the skin for a short period and then removed. Light peels will have little to no downtime, but deeper peels can result in red, flaking skin for several days as the old skin cells slough away.
Skin Benefits of Chemical Peels
There are a variety of skin issues that can be treated with chemical peels. Anyone can benefit from rejuvenated, brighter skin with a mild peel. However, those with pigmentation or aging issues can see more dramatic results with a deep peel. Some skin conditions that can be reduced with chemical peels include:
- Sun or age spots
- Fine wrinkles
- Acne scars and acne breakouts
- Lost collagen and aging
Chemical peels can be a rejuvenating treatment that can be used periodically to refresh the skin. Dr. Rosenberg offers chemical peels as one of the many facial rejuvenating treatments at his offices in NYC and Staten Island. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to find the best treatments for improving your skin and facial features.