Chemical Peels Specialist

Loucas Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

If you’re looking for an almost instantaneous noninvasive treatment to improve the look of your skin, you might want to consider a chemical peel. The skilled team at Loucas Dermatology on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City offers the most advanced chemical peel options, including The Perfect™ Derma Peel and Theraplex® Beta-Lift R. These rejuvenating facials stimulate the production of new skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give you a more youthful look. To schedule your chemical peel, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that enhances the look of your skin. The peel itself contains a special solution that exfoliates the top layer of your skin to reveal the more youthful, newer skin underneath.

The team at Loucas Dermatology apply chemical peels to the face, neck, or hands. The peels not only reduce lines and wrinkles, but may also:

  • Lessen the appearance of acne or other scars
  • Fix sun damaged or hyperpigmented skin
  • Tighten sagging skin
  • Improve the appearance of brown or gray patches on your cheeks, known as melasma


What are the types of chemical peels?

Chemical peels are available in three types: superficial, medium, and deep.

  • Superficial chemical peel: uses a mild acid such as alpha hydroxy acid to gently exfoliate the top layer of your skin
  • Medium chemical peel: uses glycolic or trichloroacetic acid to reach deeper layers of your skin to remove damage and improve the appearance
  • Deep chemical peel: uses trichloroacetic or phenol for a deep peel and dramatic results; for use on the face only

The team at Loucas Dermatology offers advanced chemical peels, including:

  • The Perfect Derma Peel to reduce lines and wrinkles and lessen the appearance of skin discoloration
  • Beta-Lift R, which combines salicylic acid with retinol to give your skin a smooth, clean, and youthful appearance


What can I expect during a chemical peel?

The team at Loucas Dermatology begins your chemical peel by first cleaning your skin. If you’re sensitive to pain, the team may apply a topical anesthetic before beginning the chemical peel.

Once your skin is prepped and ready, the dermatology specialists apply the custom-made peel to your face and allow it to sit for a predetermined amount of time. Because everyone’s skin needs are different, the experts at Loucas Dermatology formulate your chemical peel to meet your specific aesthetic goals.


What happens after a chemical peel?

After treatment, your skin may turn red and then start to peel as the old layers of skin slough off to reveal the younger skin underneath.

It can take up to two weeks for your skin to fully heal after a chemical peel. To reduce the side effects, the team at Loucas Dermatology provide a special cream for you to use at home after treatment and recommends you keep your skin covered to reduce sun exposure.

If you’re ready to schedule your chemical peel, call the office or book an appointment online today.