Improve your skin's appearance.

Chemical peels are a widely-used method to rejuvenate the skin, reduce the appearance of acne scarring, tighten and tone loose skin, and treat acne. Chemical peels can help you achieve a softer, more even-toned complexion by peeling away the dull surface layer to reveal the new, glowing skin underneath. During this treatment, a chemical solution is carefully applied to the skin under the watchful eye of Nurse Jamie, eventually removing the damaged skin along with the solution when it is rinsed away.

Chemical peels are used to refresh the skin of the face and offer the following benefits:
  • Diminish the appearance of some scars
  • Reverse the effects of sun damage
  • Balance uneven skin color
  • Smooth out fine to severe wrinkles
  • Enhance facial surgery

At Orchard Park Aesthetics we use a glycolic acid chemical peel. This type of chemical peel has minimal downtime associated with it, and is safe for all skin tones and skin types.

What is a Glycolic Acid Peel?

A glycolic acid peel is more superficial, and can be performed more frequently to thoroughly detoxify, clean, and refresh facial skin quality. Glycolic acid is easily absorbed into the skin, working to stimulate collagen production.

How is glycolic chemical peel performed?

During a glycolic chemical peel, Nurse amie will appliy the solution to the skin using a sponge. The solution is left to rest on the skin for a specific period of time depending in the concentration of the solution to allow it to penetrate the skin. Then, the solution is rinsed off with water.

What happens after the treatment?

Right after the treatment, there might be some burning sensation and skin redness but they usually go away quickly. Those with very fair or sensitive skin, however, may experience redness for hours or possibly up to a week. Patients are asked to avoid using makeup and other skincare products for up to three hours after the treatment. Patients should also avoid products with glycolic or retinoic acid for three days after the peel. While the recovery time is almost non-existent, maintenance is still of utmost importance after any peel. The treated skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure, so regular use of sunscreen is necessary.

When will I see results?

A glycolic acid peel produces gentle results that might not be as visible as patients would like. Oftentimes, one session is not enough to get the best results. An effective treatment typically involves a series of peels, which can be done every two weeks or once a month until the desired outcome is achieved. A patient may receive unlimited number of glycolic chemical peels but usually six sessions are enough.


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