What is a chemical peel?
During a glycolic peel, derma peel, or skin peel a chemical solution is applied to the face to slough away dead skin cells and improve the overall appearance of the skin. Dr. Karlinsky uses this process to bring new, younger skin to the surface for a smoother, more youthful look.
Is a chemical peel right for me?
Chemical peels are highly effective in reducing the signs of aging and sun damage, including wrinkles and fine lines, acne spots, age spots, freckles, and dark patches. Overall, chemical peels can bring a glow to facial skin that appears tired or dull.
When can I schedule my chemical peel at New Look, New Life?
Your chemical peel appointment can be scheduled for Dr. Karlinsky’s Manhattan office shortly after your initial consultation with her. A light chemical peel is used to address minor imperfections, while a deep chemical peel involves more significant skin removal. Dr. Karlinsky will help you select the degree that’s right for you.
How soon will I see results from my chemical peel?
As your skin heals after treatment you new and fresh face will be revealed in a matter of days with continued improvement over a week or two.
How should I prepare for my chemical peel?
Dr. Karlinsky may advise you to stop using certain skin medications prior to treatment, such as Retin-A, glycolic acid, or other skin products.
How long does a chemical peel take?
Your chemical peel treatment will take 15-30 minutes, depending on the degree of the peel. You may feel some tingling, stinging, or burning during the treatment from the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). If necessary, Dr. Karlinsky can provide pain medication to ease your comfort.
How long does recovery take?
Immediately after treatment you skin will appear sunburned. Over the course of a week your dead skin cells will gently scale away to reveal the fresh new skin underneath. Sun exposure must be avoided during the healing process and sunscreen is strongly encouraged. Deep chemical peels may require the face to be covered with petroleum jelly and protective strips for a day or two.
What are the chemical peel side effects?
Chemical peels are safe facial treatments. Rare side effects could include allergic reaction, discoloration of the skin, blistering, or scarring.
Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky’s cell phone immediately.
How long do the results of a chemical peel last?
You will continue to enjoy the rejuvenation of your face for many years to come!
How much does a chemical peel cost?
Once the degree of your chemical peel is determined, Dr. Karlinsky will review the investment with you in detail.
What are patients saying about Dr. Karlinsky’s chemical peels?
Read Dr. Karlinksy’s chemical peel patients’ rave reviews here
What are the alternatives to a chemical peel?
Those wishing to treat only specific areas of their face or target individual wrinkles or lines may opt for facial filler injections such as Botox
, or Xeomin. Laser treatments such as VascuTouch
, or Clear and Brilliant
are also very effective rejuvenation therapies. Dr. Karlinsky will help you select the best treatment for your cosmetic goals.