Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels services in
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Chemical Peels services offered in
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Acne and unwelcome signs of aging are common skin conditions, but simple treatments can diminish them and give your skin a healthy glow. At Plaza Park Dermatology in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon Tobechi Ebede, MD, FAAD, offers various chemical peels to enhance the look of different skin types. Schedule a consultation by phone or online today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels at Plaza Park Dermatology use FDA-approved, safe chemicals to exfoliate skin cell layers and stimulate new cell generation to produce younger-looking, smoother, revitalized skin. Dr. Ebede offers an array of peels for varying skin types, beauty goals, and treatment preferences. 

Chemical peels range from mild to strong and include alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or phenol. While strong peels produce the most dramatic results, it takes longer for your skin to heal from these peels. 

What are the advantages of chemical peels?

The benefits of chemical peels include:

  • Smoother skin 
  • Younger-looking appearance
  • Even-toned skin
  • Reduced acne and scarring
  • Fewer sun spots
  • Tissue revitalization
  • Reductions in lines and wrinkles 

Your insurance may cover chemical peels used for medical purposes. 

Which chemical peels are right for me?

Dr. Ebede examines your skin and discusses your goals before determining which chemical peel is right for you. She takes into consideration your skin type, medical history, the extent of skin damage you may have, and the length of recovery time you’re most comfortable with.

What should I expect during chemical peels?

During the procedure, Dr. Ebede cleans and numbs the treatment area. She places a chemical solution on targeted tissues to exfoliate your skin and stimulate new cell growth. After leaving the peel on for a period of time, she may wash it off, neutralize it, or apply petroleum jelly or waterproof adhesive tape to the treated tissues. 

Afterward, you can resume typical activities for mild peels and may need time to rest after undergoing stronger chemical peels. 

What is recovery like after chemical peels?

The stronger the chemical peel, the longer the recovery time. Side effects may include tingling, swelling, red skin, scabbing, flaking, or crusting. Swelling may last about a week after some peels. During the healing process and afterward, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun. 

As treated skin cells heal and regenerate, you can expect skin revitalization during the next few days and weeks. Dr. Ebede lets you know when to schedule the next peel, if needed, to maximize long-term cosmetic or medical results. 

Schedule an appointment at Plaza Park Dermatology by phone or online today to determine which chemical peels are best for you.