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One of the most beneficial cosmetic skin treatments for all ages is the facial chemical peel. Removing dead skin cells and stimulating the healing of the skin can achieve gorgeous, healthy skin at any age. Our dermatology team at LM Medical NYC is headed by Dr. Morgan Rabach, a board certified dermatologist. We offer advanced options in facial chemical peels at our medical facilities in Manhattan to achieve healthier, younger-looking skin.

World-renowned dermatologist Dr. Morgan offers Vi Peels, alpha-hydroxy-acid peels, salicylic acid acne peel, TCA peels and her signature “red carpet peel” to exfoliate and soften the overall complexion of the face. Whether you need to return to work later that day or would like a more rigorous peel that requires a few days off, skin expert Dr. Morgan can discuss your goals and offer an appropriate solution. We have the right chemical peel treatment that can reveal your best skin and a healthy glow.

Chemical Peels FAQs

How do chemical peels work?

Chemical peels will resurface the skin through the application of an acidic solution. In turn, these peels will promote the growth of a new healthy layer of skin as well as stimulate collagen and elastin under the skin. This improves pore size, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and uneven texture.

What should be avoided post procedure?

It is important to avoid UV radiation post peel, and keep the skin well hydrated. Skin should be washed with a gentle cleanser.

Is a chemical peel painful?

Most patients do not experience pain from a peel. Typically, most patients will only experience a mild to moderate burning feeling during their procedure.

What are common active ingredients in chemical peels?

Common ingredients include glycolic, mandelic, salicylic, lactic and trichloroacetic acids.

What are the associated risks and side effects from a chemical peel?
Most people will feel a little dry after a peel, but there does not need to be downtime associated with chemical peels. Expert dermatologist Dr. Morgan specializes in a “red carpet peel,” which refreshes the skin without the downtime.

Can I wear makeup after a peel?

Yes, you absolutely can wear makeup! We recommend using sunscreen as well.

What is the benefit of a chemical peel?

There is a list of benefits, including improving the skin’s color, clarity, tone and texture. Peels work to stimulate new collagen and the health of skin cell growth for a more radiant complexion. Peels can also reduce discoloration from sun exposure.

How many peels are needed to see any change?

The number of peels completed depends on the condition of a patient’s skin. Improvement is noticeable after each peel. For most patients, it will take around 5-6 peels to achieve the best results.

How do I prepare for a chemical peel?

After speaking with a dermatologist to determine the best peel for your skin, it is important not to exfoliate beforehand. It is also recommended to stop any anti-aging or anti-acne medications.

If you want to improve the overall appearance of your skin’s tone and texture, a facial chemical peel treatment should be part of your skincare routine. To learn more about the various chemical peels we offer at LM Medical NYC, schedule a skin consultation with our dermatology team. Contact our clinics in Greenwich Village and the Upper East Side to book your appointment with one of our skin specialists.

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