Chemical peels are one of the many cosmetic services offered by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jessica Krant at her Manhattan office. Chemical peels are a safe, effective, and relatively inexpensive method of treating various skin disorders and to refresh and rejuvenate skin. The process involves applying carefully formulated chemicals to the skin to create a controlled form of injury, thus destroying the outer damaged layers to a specific skin depth. This stimulates new epidermal growth and collagen production while improving surface texture and appearance. All chemical peels work based on the same concept, but there are different types of peels available to treat various skin conditions. Since you may be wondering which chemical peel is right for you, below we are covering three of the most popular chemical peels that can revitalize your complexion.
The Illuminize Peel® is an excellent option for mild skin imperfections, first-time chemical peel patients, or those looking for a gentle, non-invasive solution to a dull, lackluster complexion. This chemical peel treatment is considered a superficial chemical peel since it uses ingredients that gently remove only the top layer of dead skin cells and other debris. Specifically, these ingredients include salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), and several alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as mandelic acid, malic acid, and phytic acid. Another benefit of removing just the top layer of skin cells is that your other topical skin care products will be able to penetrate the skin more efficiently, resulting in a beautiful, radiant glow.
The Vitalize Peel® is another popular chemical peel that can address a wide range of skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, sun damage, and lines and wrinkles. Similar to the Illuminize Peel®, this peel contains a blend of alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, but also adds resorcinol and retinol, two powerful ingredients known to impart a smooth radiance to your skin. Resorcinol is a type of alcohol that works by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme that is responsible for the skin’s production of the pigment melanin. Therefore, applying resorcinol to the skin helps to lighten dark spots on the skin that are caused by melanin. Retinol is another name for vitamin A and is one of the best ingredients for fighting fine lines and wrinkles because it can boost collagen production and is also an antioxidant.
Rejuvenate your skin with the Rejuvenize Peel™, which is best for patients with moderate to severe skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. This peel also addresses skin unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes, and contains resorcinol, retinol, and many different AHAs and BHAs.
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In order to determine which chemical peel is right for you, Dr. Krant will assess your skin’s condition as well as your unique wants and goals. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Krant today to take the first step toward a refreshed, improved complexion.