Now that spring / summer is here, its time to prepare our skins befre the heat of the season. Contrary to the public opinion and scandalous media - who can forget the episode of sex in the city when someone gets a chemical peel and has to wear a veil for weeks.
Chemical peels are fast, easy and painless. They do remove dead skin cells and help reveal a healthier glowing skin. SPF after a procedure is mandatory. There are hundreds of types of chemical peels and they all address different concerns. We have very light chemical peels that just freshen up the skin giving you a nicer appearance. Those can be performed right before an event without any downtime.
Medium deph peels like Jessners or low concentration TCA will give better results and penetrate deeper on the skin and address concerns like enlarged pores, diminish fine lines, wrinkles and give you a more youthfull appearance that will last for an average of 4/6 weeks. How long those results will remain will depend on how well you are taking care of your skin and how much sun damage you have had in the past. Anyone and everyone can benefit from a chemical peel treatment. Do not need to wait until you start to see deep lines or severe sun damage. The same way that one doesnt need to wait till they reach the age of 45 to get a professional teeth cleaning. It's much easier and much less work to take care of skin care concerns before they become too hard to handle.
The Obagi Condition and Enhance is the perfect homecare system to go along your chemical peels procedure and maintain the results you have achieved from your medical professional.
Alpha hydroxy acids in concentrations of 30 percent or more are applied for two to five minutes (or more depending on skin texture and condition) to slough away the upper layer of dead skin cells as well as penetrate into the upper layers of the dermis to soften fine lines, promote a rosy glow, encourage better penetration of other skin-care products or even dry an acne flare up. Glycolic peels are no-downtime procedures, with mild redness or irritation the only likely after-effect. Results vary depending on skin condition and daily regimen product usage.
Glycolic Acid Peels come in varied strengths and concentrations.
Power C – Peel
This is an amazing treatment for all skin types including even the most sensitive skin. Vitamin C will help skin appear firmer and more radiant, fighting environmental and free radical damage to help the skin’s immune response. This peel also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, patches, sun-damage and uneven texture. This is a perfect lunch time peel with no flaking of the skin or any down time.
Lactic Acid Peels
The 70% Lactic Acid peel is used for skin rejuvenation. Patients with acne, moderate wrinkling, or sun damage can achieve noticeable results in the look and feel of their skin New collagen and elastic fibers are produced in the dermal layer of the skin. Over a period of time, the skin’s surface begins to look younger and smoother. The restoration of elasticity actually causes the disappearance of fine lines!
The common name for a deeper-peeling solution of resorcinol with lactic and salicylic acids, the Jessner’s solution is layered on the skin to treat pigmentation, acne, acne scarring and other skin irregularities. Aggressive peeling and occasional crusting forms within two to four days of the peel, depending on how many layers of the solution are applied and condition of the skin at the time of treatment. Redness and swelling may last a few days or more. Results are visible with new, clearer skin within 3 to 4 days.
Obagi Blue Peel System
If you’re looking to accelerate your Transformation and interested in a chemical peel procedure, then the Obagi Blue Peel System may be right for you. Obagi Blue Peel is conducted in your Physician’s office. Prior to and after the procedure, your Physician should recommend use of the Obagi Nu-Derm System or the Obagi Condition and Enhance System.
Unlike common alpha-hydroxy peels or at-home procedures, the Obagi Blue Peel puts control of your treatment in professional hands. Based on your individual needs and skin condition, your skin professional determines the strength of the peel.
The Obagi Blue Peel uses Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) as the active ingredient mixed with the patented Blue Base from Obagi. Your skin professional will apply the Obagi Blue Peel based on your level of damage and your desired level of Transformation.
For more information on any of the services mentioned here or any of Obagi Medical Products, feel free to contact me at or call 646-290-0749.