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The following chemical peels are performed at Dermacare Medical PC:
What Conditions Do a Chemical Peel Treat?
Chemical peels are performed on the face, neck or hands. They can be used to:
Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?
Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are ideal candidates for chemical peels. Darker skin types may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. *
How Are Chemical Peels Performed?
The skin is thoroughly cleansed with an agent that removes excess oils and the eyes and hair are protected. One or more chemical solutions, such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid or lactic acid are applied to small areas on the skin. These applications produce a controlled wound, enabling new, regenerated skin to appear.*
Preparing for a Chemical Peel
Prior to the chemical peel, your doctor may ask you to stop taking certain drugs and prepare your skin with topical preconditioning medications such as Retin-A, Renova, or glycolic acid. During your first free consultation Dr. Yagudin will collect your complete medical history and will evaluate type of your skin problem and establish plan of treatment. If you are prone to cold sores Dr. Yagudin might prescribe antiviral medication such as Valtrex 3-5 days before starting procedure since any skin manipulation on a face may induce a new flare up.*
What to Expect During the Procedure
During the procedure, most patients experience a warm to somewhat hot sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Cool compresses or hand held fan may be used to help alleviate this stinging. *
What to Expect After the Chemical Peel*
Depending upon the type of chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until the desired clinical effect is achieved.
You will work with Dr. Yagudin to determine what kind of peel is best for you. This joint decision can vary, depending upon the condition of your skin and the objectives of treatment.
It is important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 60 or above daily and gentle moisturizer to avoid complications. You can obtain these professional skin care products in our office.*
What Are the Possible Complications of Chemical Peels?
In certain skin types, there is a risk of developing a temporary or permanent color change in the skin. Taking birth control pills, subsequent pregnancy or family history of brownish discoloration on the face may increase the possibility of developing abnormal pigmentation.*
* Legal disclaimer:
Results and duration of effect may vary, no guaranty of specific results can be given. Degree of side effects may vary, for full disclosure please read consent for the procedure before your treatment... The content on this website is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended in any way to substitute professional medical advice during an in office consultation and examination by the physician. Any photos from this web site with text “Property of Dermacare Medical PC” on them are not allowed to be copied and reprinted in any way without written permission from Dermacare Medical PC, New York, NY.
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