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 a chemical peel for acne at our med spa in Bedford, NY.

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What Is Acne?

Acne is a condition that affects the oil glands in the skin. The pores in the skin become clogged with an oily substance called sebum. Once a pore becomes clogged on the inside, it forms a pimple. There are many forms of acne pimples, including: whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. They are not a serious health threat, but they can cause scars to form if not properly treated.

How Does A Chemical Peel Work?

chemical peel utilizes 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, FNP Ginsberg neutralizes the peel to stop any further penetration of the dermal layers and applies a cooling mask.

How Does A Chemical Peel Treat Acne?

A chemical peel for acne is 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.

That being said, all three of these chemical peels for acne are recommended only for people who have superficial acne or scarring. People who have severe or active acne and scarring are not good candidates for a chemical peel since it will only treat the top layer and may agitate severe acne even more.

What Are The Side Effects Of A Chemical Peel 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, and 10 days after, patients can resume natural activities.

What Results Can I Expect?

Patients will notice a drastic change in their appearance after a chemical peel. 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- chemical peel.

Schedule A Consultation

If you would like a chemical peel 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.

Call  (914) 234-8670, fill out our online contact form or visit our office in Bedford, NY in Westchester County today. We proudly serve patients from Bedford, Harrison, Mamaroneck, Rye, Scarsdale and White Plains NY and Greenwich, Stamford and Ridgefield CT and surrounding areas.