Chemical peels are acidic, or low pH, solutions that produce a “burn” when applied to the skin. Stronger, more acidic chemical peels produce a more intense burn, penetrating into deeper layers of skin and providing more noticeable rejuvenation.
What is the difference between chemical peels versus laser resurfacing?
Both chemical peels and laser resurfacing seek to rejuvenate the skin by removing dead cells. While a chemical peel does so with a topical solution applied to the face, laser resurfacing uses the power of a laser to revitalize facial skin. Dr. Siegel offers chemical peels with his proprietary formula. He can also perform laser resurfacing, or a laser peel, using his advanced Lumenis® Ultrapulse™ Fractional CO2 laser. If you want to handle the effects of sun exposure or pore size, a laser peel may be more appropriate. If your goal is to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles or dry skin, a chemical peel could be right for you. However, both treatments offer outstanding anti-aging benefits. Dr. Siegel will help you determine which facial skin procedure best suits your medical needs and aesthetic preferences at your initial consultation.
What can chemical peels remove?
The effects of a chemical peel will depend on your particular cosmetic concerns, skin type, dermatological health, and other factors. This treatment is often effective in reducing the appearance of acne, blackheads, dark spots, sun spots, melasma, and large pores. Dr. Siegel will discuss the outcomes you can expect from your customized chemical peel treatment at your first appointment.
How long should I wait between chemical peels?
There is no standard answer to this question. Since each chemical peel treatment plan is different, so is the timeline for each of these procedures. Typically, you should wait at least two weeks between chemical peels. At your initial consultation, Dr. Siegel will outline your particular chemical peel schedule.