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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels at RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery

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If you are considering a chemical peel, RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery offers a completely personalized treatment experience customized to your needs. Featuring surgeon-based care, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality skin rejuvenation services in Brooklyn, New York City, and helping our clients embrace their most confident, beautiful appearance every day. In creating your chemical peel, we work with a premium compounding pharmacy that formulates bespoke solutions for your unique needs, whether you wish to address acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation. In addition to addressing specific concerns, our peels have a revitalizing effect on the entire complexion.

What is a Chemical Peel?

During a chemical peel patients will have a chemical solution applied to the skin to exfoliate and remove the outer layers. This process helps to shed dead skin cells, unclog pores, and stimulate the growth of new skin cells. It improves skin texture, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots, and can also address issues like blemishes, acne breakouts, or uneven skin tone. By encouraging collagen production, chemical peels also promote smoother, healthier-looking skin with improved firmness and elasticity. At RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery, we offer superficial and medium chemical peels specifically formulated for your needs.

Superficial Chemical Peels

Superficial chemical peels target the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis) to provide mild exfoliation. They typically require minimal downtime, causing mild redness and gentle peeling for a few days. Our superficial peels help to improve your complexion and address minor skin concerns like fine lines, mild sun damage, acne, or uneven skin tone.

Your personally formulated superficial chemical peel may feature the following ingredients:

  • Low-potency formulations of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), such as glycolic acid
  • 10 to 35 percent trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
  • Retinoic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Jessner’s solution

Medium Chemical Peels

Medium peels penetrate deeper into the skin, reaching the upper part of the dermis. By reaching a deeper level, they can address moderate skin imperfections, such as deeper wrinkles, more pronounced sun damage, acne scars, and pigmentation issues.

Medium chemical peels include formulations that feature:

  • 35 to 40 percent TCA
  • Jessner’s solution + 35% TCA

CO2 laser resurfacing can address similar concerns, providing an alternative treatment method that may be more suitable for some individuals. Dr. Renata will carefully assess your goals, skin quality, and treatment preferences to provide recommendations and treatment plans customized to you.

Deep Chemical Peels

Deep chemical peels, such as the Baker Gordon phenol peel, offer advanced and intense skin rejuvenation. However, these peels lead to significant downtime, discomfort, and potential risks, including toxicity that may require cardiac and other types of systemic monitoring. At RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery, we prioritize safety and efficacy in skin resurfacing. Therefore, we do not offer deep chemical peels. Instead, we recommend personalized treatment plans featuring a combination of CO2 laser resurfacing, Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling, and pharmaceutical skincare. Dr. Renata prefers this tailored approach to effectively address advanced skin damage or aging, ensuring a safer and more comfortable experience for our patients.

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What are the benefits of a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels offer several benefits for improving skin texture, tone, and appearance:

  • Exfoliation: Peels remove dead skin cells, promoting cell turnover and revealing a fresher, smoother complexion.
  • Improved Skin Tone: They help even out skin tone by reducing pigmentation and irregularities, such as sunspots or age spots.
  • Reduced Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Peels can diminish the appearance of fine lines, especially superficial ones, leading to a smoother complexion.
  • Acne and Scar Reduction: They can help reduce acne breakouts, diminish pore size, and minimize the appearance of acne scars.
  • Enhanced Skin Texture: Peels can improve overall skin texture by reducing roughness or unevenness.
  • Boosted Collagen Production: They stimulate collagen production, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
  • Customizable Treatments: Our bespoke formulations and peel strengths allow for customization to address specific skin concerns.

Am I a candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are an excellent method for addressing minor to moderate skin imperfections such as uneven tone, unwanted pigmentation, textural irregularities, fine lines, and wrinkles. At the same time, chemical peels can provide overall skin rejuvenation for a more resilient, radiant complexion. Brooklyn facial cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Renata, will carefully assess your skin tone, texture, and individual concerns to make sure that you can safely enjoy the benefits of a chemical peel procedure. Our custom formulations ensure a treatment tailored to your precise needs and goals.

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Chemical Peel Consultation

To find the ideal chemical peel or skin resurfacing method tailored to your needs, begin by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Renata Khelemsky. With extensive expertise in facial aesthetics, Dr. Renata guides patients through personalized options, considering factors such as the optimal depth of peeling, required downtime, and desired outcomes. The consultation begins with a comprehensive skin assessment that incorporates previous skin treatments, topical medications, current skincare routines, and individual patient motivation levels.

Chemical Peel Procedure

It takes about thirty to forty-five minutes to perform a chemical peel. You will recline comfortably while your skin is cleansed and prepared for the treatment. A chemical solution is then carefully applied and left on for a certain amount of time. After the desired time, the peel may be neutralized or rinsed off with water, depending on the formulation used. Individuals may experience a mild stinging or tingling sensation during the application, which usually subsides after the peel is neutralized. We will provide you with detailed instructions on aftercare to ensure the best possible results as the chemical acts on your skin.

Chemical Peel Recoveryand Aftercare

Gentle skin care and sun protection are key as your skin recovers from a chemical peel. Dr. Renata will advise you to avoid harsh products and keep your skin protected and hydrated as it turns over a new layer. You can expect some redness, mild swelling, and skin sensitivity immediately after the peel, which usually subsides within a few days. Lighter peels generally involve minimal downtime, while medium peels might lead to a few days of visible peeling, redness, or crusting. As dull and aging skin cells peel or slough off, a smoother, more even skin texture emerges.

Chemical Peel Results

Results from chemical peels vary based on depth and individual skin responses. Superficial peels may show subtle improvements within a few days to a week, requiring multiple sessions for optimal outcomes. Patients often undergo a series of 3 to 6 peels for cumulative benefits without extended downtime.

Medium peels yield noticeable improvements like smoother texture and reduced pigmentation within a week or two post-peel. Significant and longer-lasting results are achievable after one or two sessions. The effects of any peel take time to manifest fully, with deeper peels promoting collagen remodeling and skin regeneration over several weeks.

It's important to understand that skin changes slowly over time, much like any organ. Dr. Renata considers your skin type to select a treatment that balances safety and results. Chemical peels target texture, pigmentation, and complexion refinement. If you're going to the gym and expect muscles to change, you wouldn't expect it to happen overnight, understanding the commitment muscle toning and changes to physical appearance require. This approach parallels our philosophy on skin rejuvenation. Dr. Renata will discuss the expected timeline for results, emphasizing the healing and rejuvenation process after each chosen skin intervention, from peels to lasers to skincare. Achieving the ultimate goal of balanced safety and visible results is our priority.

Why choose RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery?

We offer surgeon-based care focused on highlighting your unique beauty. Possessing a keen eye, gentle touch, and deft technical skill, Dr. Renata stays at the forefront of aesthetic medicine to bring you the highest level of care available, tailoring every service to your unique needs.

Our state-of-the-art facial aesthetic clinic is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in New York City. We cater to the local areas, including Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Long Island City, and Cobble Hill, as well as Manhattan and New York City at large. Patients can expect a premium experience in our luxury office setting, where attention to privacy and one-on-one care create a professionally tranquil and high-quality visit.

A double-board-certified facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Renata Khelemsky specializes in enhancing natural beauty. A Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and diplomate of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, her personalized approach begins with a comprehensive analysis of your facial features, ensuring each transformation celebrates your unique individuality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Superficial and medium chemical peels usually involve minimal discomfort. As the peel takes effect on the skin, you may experience a tingling or mild burning sensation. To ease this sensation, cooling fans are employed for soothing relief.

Potential risks of a chemical peel include temporary redness, irritation, or stinging during the procedure. Deeper peels might carry a risk of changes in skin pigmentation, infection, or scarring if not properly administered or cared for post-peel. It's important to follow pre and post-peel instructions and have the procedure performed by a qualified professional such as Dr. Renata to minimize these risks.

The duration of results from a light or medium chemical peel can vary based on individual skin characteristics, skincare habits, and the specific peel used. Generally, results from a light peel might last several weeks to a few months, while a medium peel's effects can endure for several months to a year or more with proper skincare maintenance and sun protection. Periodic maintenance treatments are recommended to sustain and enhance the results over time.

Chemical peels can be tailored to various skin types, but the type and strength of the peel need to match your skin's specific needs and sensitivity. Lighter peels, like superficial or gentle ones, often work well for most skin types, including sensitive skin. However, deeper peels might not be suitable for very sensitive or darker skin tones due to potential risks of pigmentation changes or irritation. We will help determine the most suitable peel for your skin type and concerns to ensure a safe and effective treatment.

Absolutely. Similar to diet and hydration affecting a workout, your at-home skincare influences any skin intervention, including chemical peels. The skin, an ever-adapting organ, depends on the "nutrition" from skincare. Despite similar ingredients, variations in concentration and quality can affect results.

Cosmetic and dermatologic skincare rely on research. Dr. Renata's professional-grade skincare line complements interventions for healing and long-term maintenance. While some may have preferences for popular beauty brands, it's important to acknowledge that we may not have detailed insights into every product's quality and ingredients, especially those we haven't developed ourselves.

Understanding your provider's skincare recommendations safeguards your investment. Clinically supported guidance ensures your routine aligns with your goals and your skin's well-being.

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At RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery, patients receive excellent customer service, communication, personal attention, and scheduling flexibility. Located in the historical and breathtaking waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO, Brooklyn in New York City, our office serves local neighborhoods including Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, and Cobble Hill, as well as Manhattan and New York City at large.

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