Chemical Peel for Acne
Dealing with acne can leave you with pitiful scars and blemishes that can cause embarrassment. If you’ve wanted to cover up or reduce the scars left behind from mild to moderate acne, your solution is here! At Primary Aesthetic Skincare, our licensed Nurse Practitioner Elena Ginsberg can help you achieve a face that is lively and vibrant, using chemical peels for acne.
What is Acne?
Acne is a condition which affects oil glands in the skin. The pores in the skin become clogged with an oily substance called sebum. Once this pore becomes clogged on the inside, it forms a pimple. There are many forms of acne pimples, for example there are: whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. They are not a serious health threat; however, they can cause scars to form if not treated.
How does a Chemical Peel work?
Chemical Peels work in a three-part process to get rid of dirt and dead skin on the skin’s surface layer. The first step of a chemical peel is prep to get the face ready for the chemical peel. This can consist of a variety of solutions and serums to prep the face. The second step is applying the chemicals to remove the top layer of the face. Lastly, the doctor neutralizes the peel to stop any further penetration of the dermal layers and applies a cooling mask.
How does a Chemical Peel treat Acne?
Chemical Peels for Acne are only suggested when other medications and products are ineffective. There are several peels that can be used to treat acne. These peels are: alphahydroxy acid/ glycolic acid peels, trichloroacetic acid peels, and phenol peels. When getting, these peels be mindful that there are differences in intensity. The AHA peels are the gentlest, the TCA are strong, and Phenol peels are the strongest out of the three.
However, all three of these acne peels are recommended only for people who have superficial acne or scarring. People who have severe or active acne and scarring are not good candidates. Since chemical peels only treat the top layer and may agitate severe acne even more.
What are the side effects of Chemical Peels for Acne?
Side effects from this treatment may include: redness, dryness, flaking, scaling, swelling, and pain or discomfort. These side effects usually subside after a week however and 10 days after, patients can resume natural activities.
Results of Chemical Peels for Acne?
Patients notice a drastic change in their appearance. Any blemishes that were present on the face before the procedure are often reduced. The layer of skin underneath is revived, invigorated, and youthful. There is a remarkable difference pre-and post-treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about Chemical Peels for Acne, schedule a consultation today! Our staff will consult with you and design a personalized plan to fit your needs. Under the supervision of our Certified Practitioner Elena Ginsberg, we will create the look that you have been waiting for. So, visit our Primary Aesthetic Skincare office in Bedford, NY in Westchester County near the following cities: Pound Ridge, Chappaqua, Katonah, Mt. Kisco, Pleasantville, White Plains, Harrison, Scarsdale , Rye, Armonk and York Town Heights, NY. Neighboring CT cities include: Stamford , Greenwich, Ridgefield, Wilton and New Cannon.