Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is an aesthetic treatment that improves the look of your skin. It’s typically applied to the face, neck, or hands. The peel consists of an acid that causes the top layer of your skin to slough off through an exfoliation process, revealing younger, healthier cells underneath.

The type of acids used in chemical peels include:

  • Glycolic acid
  • Alpha-hydroxy acid
  • Trichloroacetic acid
  • Phenol acid

Each acid provides a different degree of exfoliation. Alpha-hydroxy acid is the gentlest, while phenol acid is the strongest.

What imperfections can a chemical peel erase?

Physicians Weight Loss Clinic uses chemical peels to treat a number of skin imperfections. The most common include:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Melasma
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots

Chemical peels also remove the dry skin, which can be a problem for New York residents in the winter months. Additionally, if you’re going through hormonal changes, you may notice a change in the tone and look of your skin. Chemical peels can target dullness and create a brighter, more even complexion.

What can I expect during a chemical peel treatment?

Chemical peels at Physicians Weight Loss Clinic are completed at the office and take only 20 minutes. You may feel a slight sting during treatment, but the discomfort is minimal.

How long does it take to recover from a chemical peel?

At Physicians Weight Loss Clinic, your chemical peel may cause redness and peeling for up to 48 hours. You should apply lotion to your face regularly during the healing process. If you spend any time outside, be sure to protect yourself with a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunblock.

Your aesthetic specialist at Physicians Weight Loss Clinic provides instructions on how to care for your skin after the peel to help maintain your youthful look. The chemical peels used at Physicians Weight Loss Clinic are gentle, so you can come back in for another session when you start to notice your skin is losing its luster.

For a simple, quick, and effective treatment that can freshen your look almost instantly, call Physicians Weight Loss Clinic, or book an appointment using the online booking system.