Maximize Your Glow With a Chemical Peel

Because these treatments involve powerful substances applied directly to your skin, consulting with a licensed, highly knowledgeable healthcare professional is important to determine which treatment is best for your skin type and goals. The Klausner Institute in Manhattan is recognized as one of the top providers of aesthetic care in the NYC metropolitan area, and Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. is among the region's most experienced and acclaimed chemical peel specialists. Reach out today to ask how chemical peels can help you achieve the look and feel you've always dreamed of for your skin.

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The Benefits of a Chemical Peel

Based on the intensity of the peel, you will see an assortment of the following benefits from your procedure:

  • Hydrated, revitalized skin texture
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Minimization of dynamic lines and aging marks
  • Balanced and calmed skin tone
  • Shrinkage of pores and other skin abnormalities
  • Youthful, glowing skin
  • Reduction of acne, rosacea, and other skin conditions
  • Visibly reduces the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation

These are just a few of the many benefits offered by a chemical peel. As always, our practitioners will fit your treatment to target your primary concerns, addressing aging, sensitive, and acne-prone skin, among other conditions and skin types.

Candidacy: Who Should Consider a Chemical Peel?

Consulting with a cosmetic specialist should be the first part of your journey to smooth, healthy skin. A team member here at the Klausner Institute will evaluate your skin in an examination at our Manhattan offices before selecting which chemical peel will yield optimal results. Chemical peel patients of all genders typically have noticeable concerns with their skin, such as scaly patches, hyperpigmentation, flaky skin, sun spots, fine lines, and more. We can recommend multiple levels of chemical peels to match your needs and concerns.

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Customizing Your Chemical Peel: Types of Peels Available

There are many different chemical peels available on the market today. The following are offered by The Klausner Institute and are considered the most effective in the industry:

  • VI Peel
  • TCA 25%
  • Glycolic Peel
  • Jessner's Peel

Below, you will find more information on each peel and how we use it here at Dr. Klausner’s office.

VI Peel

The VI Peel is a chemical peel designed to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage on the skin. VI Peel contains a synergistic blend of gentle yet powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types.

Dr. Klausner personally chose this product because of its superior results in:

  • Anti-aging – VI Peel reverses the effects of sun damage, environmental factors, and time to enhance your skin’s natural beauty. In addition to facial treatments, VI Peel can also treat sun damage on the décolletage and hands.
  • Comfort – VI Peel is virtually painless. Sensitive individuals may experience a slight stinging sensation, which can be mitigated by using a fan during application.
  • Convenience – VI Peel application takes only 30 minutes or less. No skin preparation products are needed, and minimal or no downtime is required. You can enjoy younger, more beautiful skin in just one week.

TCA 25% Peel

The Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Peel is one of the most popular and reliable chemical peels to treat skin imperfections. Dr. Klausner believes the 25% concentration, considered a medium peel, yields the best results, allowing deeper penetration. When used in a controlled fashion, TCA 25% peels improve collagen and elastin in the skin and reduce fine lines, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.

Since TCA 25% is a medium peel, it can cause the skin to appear to have a severe sunburn for about one week. Using a high-SPF sunscreen to protect the treated skin from the sun after your peel is imperative. You may also be asked to follow the procedure with an antibacterial ointment for about one week. Dr. Klausner will discuss which sun protection will be most appropriate, as well as make suggestions on beneficial skincare to use post-peel.

Glycolic Peel

Glycolic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and a natural sugar cane constituent. Dr. Klausner uses this product to produce light chemical peels for treating fine lines, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation, and acne. Glycolic Acid peels work by exfoliating the superficial top layer of the skin. This peel also stimulates collagen growth due to its excellent skin penetration capability.

Dr. Klausner will choose a glycolic acid concentration strength of 20%-70% after thoroughly examining the patient's skin and history. In addition to concentration, pH also plays a large part in determining the potency of glycolic acid in the solution. Dr. Klausner uses physician-strength peels with a pH as low as 0.6. In the days following a Glycolic Acid peel, you will see improvement in your skin’s appearance and texture. Used in a series, you should see a significant reduction in wrinkles and fine lines, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and other skin conditions, including actinic keratosis, hyperkeratosis, and seborrheic keratosis. Once applied, glycolic acid reacts with the epidermis's upper layer, weakening the lipids' binding properties that hold the dead skin cells together. This allows the stratum corneum to be exfoliated, exposing live skin cells.

Jessner’s Peel

Dr. Klausner believes the Jessner’s Peel is one of the most effective light cosmetic chemical peels available. The Jessner’s Peel consists of mild peeling agents, such as salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol.

The Jessner’s Peel can reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and environmental damage caused by the sun and pollutants. Because the Jessner’s Peel is mild, it is an excellent choice for everyone, including those with more sensitive skin. The peel smooths and rejuvenates skin, producing beautiful results in treating mild to severe acne by decreasing oil production and opening clogged sebaceous follicles. It also supports and aids the healing of acne and acne scars.

Choosing the Right Chemical Peel For You

As with all of the treatments offered, Dr. Klausner will discuss your desires, questions, and concerns in detail. Once a thorough examination has been done, she will give you expert advice about your treatment. As with any skin treatment, choosing a skilled, knowledgeable physician is pertinent. Dr. Klausner can give you the confidence of her educated experience, making sure you are well-informed and cared for.

To determine which of our chemical peels in New York City or Manhattan is right for you, reach out for a consultation with Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. We will work diligently to identify the best chemical treatment based on the condition of your skin, ensuring that every aspect of the procedure is handled appropriately based on your needs and desires. Connect with us today, and entrust your skincare to the renowned Klausner Institute.

What skin issues does a chemical peel address?

A chemical peel can help improve the appearance of sun damage and natural aging, renewing a youthful glow. Treatment can also diminish the appearance of mild to severe acne scars caused by previous breakouts. If you have dark patches on your skin or hyperpigmentation, a chemical peel may also help lighten these areas, giving you a more even complexion.

Should I have a chemical peel or another treatment?

When you undergo an anti-aging assessment, Dr. Klausner will evaluate your skin and learn about your cosmetic goals. We use this information to determine the best course of treatment for you. Our team can recommend various chemical peel options for personalized results. These include light, medium, and deep peels, ensuring you are satisfied with your outcomes.

How do I take care of my skin after a chemical peel?

Our skin care team in New York can provide specific post-peel instructions to protect your complexion and maximize results. Depending on the type of peel you receive, you may experience some redness, swelling, and peeling for a short period. It is crucial to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen as directed. You should also avoid picking or scratching at your skin as it heals.

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