About Chemical Peels
Using only the highest quality in chemical peel treatments, Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery provides patients with several different options for a professional facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as salicylic, glycolic, trichloroacetic and lactic acids) that give you smoother, healthier facial skin. At our Huntington, NY office, our skilled plastic surgeons, Drs. James Romanelli and John Layliev, offer chemical peel treatments that minimize skin irregularities such as wrinkles, scars, fine lines, dry patches, hyperpigmentation problems, and more. Chemical peels dissolve damaged, dead skin cells with a special treatment on the skin that causes the visible layer to slough off. When your skin recovers and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, you will see a smoother, clearer complexion. A chemical peel facial is a nonsurgical option to make your complexion luminous and may be used for the face and neck.
Variations of Chemical Peels
In our Huntington, NY office, we offer chemical peels in several strengths (light, medium, and deep) to accommodate our patients' skin needs and goals.
Light peels: You can receive a light peel on a lunch hour and go right back to your routine. This type of peel will remove the outer layer of your skin (the epidermis), giving your facial features a more radiant appearance and smoother texture. We usually recommend that you schedule a light peel at least once a month for the ideal glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: This type of peel goes further into the skin, and patients generally decide to have this type of facial treatment during an extended weekend. You may also want to prepare yourself for increased discomfort during the treatment and about one hour following the treatment. Medium-depth peels are for patients who have deeper damage to their skin like deeper lines and darker pigmentation problems.
Deep peels: The strongest of the three levels of peels is the deep peel, and it does require the longest recovery time. This is an aggressive treatment that may leave your face itchy, swollen, and peeling for a few weeks. Patients who have a deep chemical peel may have age or dark spots, sun damage, entrenched acne scars, and/or deep scars. Since this type of chemical peel is generally uncomfortable for patients, your aesthetician may provide you with anesthetic as a part of your treatment.
Chemical Peel Reviews
Ideal Candidates for Chemical Peel
Seeking the advice of a skin specialist is the first part in the journey to smooth, healthy skin. A team member at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery will evaluate your skin during an examination in our Huntington, NY office before selecting a chemical peel for optimal results. Chemical peel patients, both men and women, will have visible issues with their skin such as scars, flaky skin, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and more. We can recommend different levels of peels to meet your needs and goals.
Procedure Technique for Chemical Peel
On the day of your appointment at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, we will have you lying in a comfortable position to administer your treatment. A team member will ensure the skin is cleaned prior to applying the personalized solution to the face and/or neck. We will brush the solution onto the skin and allow it to work for an appropriate length of time that will be determined in your chemical peel consultation. Then, we will clean the peel off your skin and put on a neutralizing agent. Patients may want to bring sunscreen and a hat to wear outside following the treatment to avoid sun exposure.
What to Expect from a Chemical Peel
Based on the type of chemical peel you receive, you should expect your skin to peel and itch from several days to two or more weeks. A member of our team will discuss how to care for your face following your appointment. Please remember that no matter how badly your skin itches throughout the healing process, it's not a good idea to pull the skin off as you may create scarring to your skin.
Plan Your Procedure
Great Skin Starts with a Chemical Peel
If you are new to rejuvenating treatments, Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery can help you find the perfect one for your skin. Your freshly rejuvenated skin will respond by looking radiant and touchably soft. Contact our office in Huntington, NY to schedule your skin assessment today for a chemical peel.