What Are Chemical Peels?
Under the guidance of a medical professional, chemical peels are liquid medications which are applied that penetrate to various depths of the skin in order to offer a wide range of benefits including improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, and decreasing skin pigment changes such as sunspots or other signs of aging. They contain vitamins A and C, and non-toxic chemical acids that help your skin rid itself of old, dry skin and promote the formation of new, healthy, youthful appearing skin.
What Types of Chemical Peels Are There?
Chemical peels are classified by how deep they penetrate and include superficial, moderate, and deep peels. At LUXURGERY, we offer VI Peels which are a complex mixture of powerful ingredients in order to achieve the tone, texture, and clarity of the skin.
What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
The VI Peel provided at LUXURGERY offer many anti-aging benefits such as decreasing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and improving the color and overall appearance of skin in order to return the patient to a more youthful appearance. Additionally, it can also be beneficial for acne scars and other localized areas of concern.
Is It Safe to Do a Chemical Peel?
As the name states, peels are performed with powerful chemicals that have the ability to hurt as much as they do to heal. They have been proven very safe with minimal risks and side effects, however, it is very important to be under the care of an expert. At LUXURGERY all peels are performed under the guidance of a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Shridharani, and his staff of caring professionals.
Do Chemical Peels Hurt?
Patients who undergo a VI peel at LUXURGERY report very minimal discomfort. At LUXURGERY we are very careful to provide our patients with a luxurious, comfortable experience while they get their treatments. We go to great lengths to make sure patients remain pain-free.
Who Is Not a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
Patients that are pregnant, allergic to aspirin, have used Accutane in the past six months, have inflamed skin with open wounds, cold sores, or a history of herpes, a phenol allergy, liver condition, immune system disorder or has had chemotherapy or radiation in the past six months might be restricted from getting a chemical peel until these issues resolve (if possible) and should consult with a trained specialist such as Dr. Shridharani. Patients that are not candidates for peels may be candidates for other rejuvenating treatments. This will be determined at the time of your consultation.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
Our VI peels are made of ingredients that are suitable for a variety of skin types, making them safe for almost anyone. A patient who has acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, or is looking for anti-aging benefits including tone, texture, wrinkles, fine lines, and looking to maintain more youthful looking skin.
What Are the Side Effects of a Chemical Peel?
Side effects from chemical peels are rare. During a peel, it is possible to have an allergic reaction or response to one of the components necessitating the peel be removed, immediately. After the peel, it is important to care for your skin and follow the recommendations of your physician in order to prevent any untoward events such as pigmentation changes.
What Should I Do to Prepare for a Chemical Peel?
At LUXURGERY we advise avoiding direct sunlight as much as possible the day before the surgery. If you have a history of cold sores or herpes infection you will need to take medication leading up to surgery.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Chemical Peel?
The skin recovers from a VI peel in about seven days, however, proper skin care and sun avoidance afterward continues to be very important in achieving the best possible final result. During the healing period, there will be some redness, peeling, and crusting of the skin. This is normal and part of the process of ridding your skin of dead cells to leave it fresh and healthy. It is important to not remove any of the peeling skin yourself and to let it come off on its own, removing it yourself can leading to scarring and unwanted pigmentation changes.
What Can I Do to Ensure the Best Result?
At LUXURGERY, our patients get specific instructions on pre and post-treatment skin care, including a Post Peel Kit with skin care products specifically designed for your skin type. This is important for the healing process and if steps are followed correctly, you will have the best possible outcome.
How Much Does a Chemical Peel Cost?
Pricing for peels can vary depending on the chemicals used and the type of peel, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Shridharani can help to determine the best treatment plan for you!
Schedule a Consultation
Ready to learn more about Chemical Peels and find out if you are a good candidate? Call (212) 508-0000 or contacts us online to schedule a consultation with board certified NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shridharani.