Chemical Peel NYC
Conveniently located to serve New York City, Tribeca, and The Upper East Side
One of the most effective, affordable and popular ways to turn back the hands of time are chemical peels. If you have dull, uneven, acne-prone or aging skin, a chemical peel may be the right treatment to revitalize your complexion. Chemical peels stimulate cell turn-over to address premature aging, acne due to male hormones or high bacteria levels, skin discoloration, sun damage and other common skin concerns. The result is a long-lasting, fresh, even-toned appearance.
With over twelve different formulations, ranging from superficial peels to medium and deep peels, our expert medical aestheticians will customize a peel specific to your skin type and to address your concerns.
How does a chemical peel work?
The treatment works by applying controlled chemicals to the skin, which raise the skin’s acidity to approximately a 3.8 pH level. Typically, healthy skin rests at a 5.5 pH level. Depending on which type of chemical peel you are recommended, either an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) will be used. By changing the pH level of the skin, skin cells are loosened, and dead skin cells and superficial skin layers are removed through exfoliation, revealing radiant, healthy skin underneath. Through this process, chemical peels resurface and smooth the skin while promoting the regeneration of new skin cells.
What are the different kinds of chemical peels?
At Tribeca MedSpa, we offer customized formulations that our medical aestheticians expertly match to address your skincare concerns, including:
VI Peels contain a high-impact formulation of trichloroacetic acid, phenol, salicylic acid, absorb acid and retinoid acid and can be safely used on all skin types and tones. This advanced peel is strong enough to minimize stubborn skin care concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, discoloration acne and acne scarring.
Cosmelan® peels are more than just resurfacing peels; a cosmelan peel uses unique technology to correct uneven surface pigmentation (including melasma) by targeting its source and reducing melanin overproduction at the cellular level. Unlike other chemical peels that require multiple sessions per treatment, the cosmelan peel is a four-stage treatment that requires only one session per year. We do not recommend this treatment if you have rosacea, very sensitive skin or active acne.
Lactic Peels use the AHA family of acids and are recommended for dry, dull and uneven skin tone. Chemical peels using lactic acid treat skin at the superficial level and provide a gentle exfoliation to remove your skin’s outer layer and dirt buildup.
Salicylic peels use the BHA family of acids and are typically used for treating congested, oily and acne-prone skin. Salicylic peels exfoliate the skin on a superficial level to cleanse pores, reduce oil and combat acne.
Glycolic peels use the AHA family of acids and are recommended for treating aging, sun damaged and hormonal skin. Glycolic peels deeply penetrate the skin, delivering a number of benefits, such as dissolving sebum (oil), stimulating collagen production, exfoliating dead skin cells and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
PCA peels are a brand of customizable cocktails of advanced peel ingredients (ranging from lactic acid, salicylic acid, kojic acid, citric acid, hydroquinone and resorcinol) and are suited for all skin types. PCA peels treat skincare concerns, including acne, hyperpigmentation and aging skin. The chemical agents found in PCA peels increase skin’s cellular turnover rate so new skin cells are brought to the surface, reducing fine lines, age spots and clearing breakouts.
PCA power peels use the chemical peel plus a dermaplaning treatment to remove dead skin cells and allow for a deeper penetration of the PCA chemical peel. This helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reverses the effects of sun damage.
Body peels are customized to treat photo-damaged, acne or dull skin on décolletage, back, buttocks or arms. These peels use a range of ingredients, such as salicylic, trichloroacetic, lactic, and glycolic acids, to improve skin tone and texture.