Very few treatments exist for the skin that can help with a multitude of skin concerns.
The bane of teenagers’ facial skin, acne also strikes adults of all ages. But you no longer have to suffer from the ravaging effects of acne.
The skincare experts at Esthetica MD, under the direction of Dr. Dimitry Rabkin, can help you choose which chemical peel is best for you to help you with your skin concerns.
Chemical peels come in varying types of acids and degrees of depth. Alpha-hydroxy acids are generally used in cases of fine lines and wrinkles and pigmentation, while Beta-hydroxy acids are generally used in cases of acne and oily skin. You can also find both types of acids in blended chemical peels that can help multiple skin concerns at once. You will find that your esthetician will choose which type of peel is suited for you along with which type of depth is needed to achieve your goals. Superficial peels can help mild skin issues such as dry, flaking skin and skin that’s lacking radiance. A medium-depth peel can help with issues such as pigmentation and breakouts. A deep peel is more ideal for concerns with fine lines and wrinkles and deep set scarring or pigmentation.
Conditions Addressed by Body Peels
A chemical peel can address multiple skin concerns for the face and body conditions including but not limited to the following:
- Extremely dry skin and uneven rough patches on the face, knees, elbows or other areas
- Hyperpigmentation or melasma caused by acne or acne scars, sun exposure or hormonal imbalances
- Face and Body acne, common on your back, arms and torso
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Whiteheads and blackheads
- Oily skin or combination skin
Types of Chemical Peels
Dr. Rabkin has several options for your skin depending on your cosmetic goals. Getting the right kind of acid in the correct concentration minimizes any side effects and provides the best outcome for your skin. The conditions and corresponding ingredients used to treat various problem areas include:
Salicylic acid helps unclog pores of excess oil and dead skin cells along with killing the acne-causing bacteria that can lead to post-breakout pigmentation.
Fine lines and wrinkles
The skin on your face, neck and chest may show fine lines and wrinkles because it’s thinner than the skin on other parts of your body and because it’s often exposed to environmental conditions. Glycolic acid smooths these lines and wrinkles and brightens any dullness.
Rough or scaly skin
Knees, elbows, palms and heels often develop rough, scaly areas from excess dry skin. Lactic acid peels remove rough, dead skin and expose the new, healthy, smoother skin underneath.
If you have had copious amounts of sun exposure then you have hyperpigmentation on various parts of the face and body. A peel incorporating hydroquinone or mandelic acid lightens these dark spots and freckles, returning your skin to a more uniform and clear color and texture.
During your comprehensive consultation at Esthetica MD your master esthetician will decide which type of peel is right for your concern and skin type. If there is any downtime or follow-up associated with the type of peel you’ve chosen, your esthetician will let you know and send you home with proper instructions and product recommendations to maintain your skin after your chemical peel treatment.
Make an appointment today with Dr. Rabkin and Esthetica MD team in Englewood, NJ, right across the Hudson and 15 minutes outside of Manhattan, to see if a chemical peel can address your skin concerns and leave you with smooth, glowing skin.