FAQs About Chemical Skin Peels
By Forest Hills Dermatology
June 11, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Chemical Peels  

Chemical PeelsCould your skin’s imperfections benefit from a chemical peel?

Our skin takes a lot of abuse day in and day out. From forgetting to put on sunscreen to exposing it to harsh cold weather and dry, indoor heat. No matter whether you are dealing with acne, oily skin, enlarged pores, or visible signs of aging, our Forest Hills, NY, board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Tamara Moss, has a simple cosmetic treatment that could renew and refresh your appearance. Learn more about the benefits of getting a chemical peel.

Q. How does a chemical peel work?

A. There are a variety of different kinds of chemical peels, and the strength of the peel will really depend on how serious the issues you want to treat really are. Those with more visible sun damage or signs of aging may choose to get a deeper chemical peel than someone who just has enlarged pores and uneven skin tone.

When the special chemical solution is applied to the skin, it works by removing the outermost layer of skin to improve the texture, tone, radiance, and color of your skin. A chemical peel causes the skin to blister before peeling off to reveal healthier skin underneath.

Q. What skin problems can chemical peels address?

A. Different chemical peels address different issues. A chemical peel is able to improve texture and skin tone while reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dry skin, blemishes, superficial scars, and age spots.

Q. Does a chemical peel hurt?

A. While you will feel a stinging sensation when the chemical is applied to the skin, most of the time this discomfort is mild and well tolerated. In some instances, a pain reliever may be taken prior to your cosmetic treatment. While you will experience some stinging you should not feel pain at any point during the peel.

Q. Is there a recovery period?

A. Yes, most chemical peels require some downtime while your skin works to heal itself. Again, the recovery period will really depend on the type of chemical peel you receive. For example, those who get a deep chemical peel may take up to 6 weeks to fully heal, while mild chemical peels may only take a couple of days. When you come in for your consultation with our Forest Hills skin doctors we will be able to provide more detailed information about your recovery time based on the chemical peel you’ve chosen.

Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, is ready to help you achieve that beautiful look you want. Enjoy glowing, radiant skin and feel the amazing confidence that comes with having an appearance you’re proud of. Call us today to find out if a chemical peel is right for you.