Chemical skin peels in Forest Hills, NY, at Moss Dermatology can be used for a variety of reasons to improve the appearance of the skin with little to no downtime. A chemical solution is applied directly to the skin causing it to blister and eventually peel off. This leads to younger-looking skin.
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This cosmetic procedure exfoliates the skin gently so the skin will look softer and smoother. It can help improve acne, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, freckles, melisma, sun damage and even uneven pigmentation or texture. Lifeless or dull skin can be restored with just one chemical skin peel. Chemical skin peels in Forest Hills can be done on the neck, face or even the hands.
After a chemical peel, the skin may be temporarily sensitive to the sun, so wearing sunscreen daily is even more important. Fair-skinned or light-haired patients are generally the better candidates for these peels. For those with darker skin, you may also have good results depending on the skin problem being treated. Individuals with severe wrinkles, bulges or skin sags most often do not respond well to this treatment. Laser resurfacing may be the answer for these patients.
Before a chemical peel, a doctor will ask if you have a history of cold sores, scarring or facial x-rays. Antibiotics or antiviral drugs may be prescribed before your peel. Your doctor will determine the depth of the peel depending on the condition of your skin and your treatment goals overall.
The skin is first cleansed thoroughly before your peel. Next, a chemical solution is applied to the skin (determined beforehand). During a chemical peel, patients will feel a burning sensation that lasts around five to ten minutes following by some stinging. Cool compresses will ease this feeling. Pain medication may be required for those enduring a deeper peel.
To learn more about chemical skin peels in Forest Hills, NY, from Moss Dermatology, call to schedule an appointment today at 718-268-3161.