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.
How long does an appointment for lip fillers take?
Appointments typically take between thirty minutes to an hour. You can easily come in on your lunch break and continue on with the rest of your day!
How much do lip fillers typically cost?
This all depends on the aesthetic goals you are trying to achieve during your appointment. Typically, one syringe at $995 is used. Your expert provider will discuss your specific costs after a complimentary consultation based on your concerns, time commitment, and aesthetic goals.
How long until you can see the results?
While results are immediate, swelling can occur which can make your lip augmentation appear more pronounced. Lip fillers may take up to two weeks to fully settle before you can see the full results.
How long do lip injections last?
Everyone is different when it comes to the longevity of your lip fillers. Typically, you’ll be able to enjoy results for approximately one year, but individual results may vary.
Are there any side effects to lip fillers?
Because most dermal lip fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body, there is only a small likelihood of an allergic reaction. Side effects of lip fillers are mild and injection-related and if they occur, they will only last a couple of days. Side effects include slight bleeding from the injection, swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness at the injection site.
How do I know if I am a candidate?
Unlike other invasive lip augmentation options, dermal fillers can begin with a mild enhancement and increase in volume over time if needed, making it an aesthetic treatment with little commitment.
Plump, full lips can combat signs of aging by reducing fine lines and volume loss. If you feel your lips have gotten thinner with age or have developed fine lines, lip fillers can be a great option for you. Lip fillers can subtly change the look of your lips, enhancing volume and create a symmetrical lip shape.
During a complimentary consultation, you will meet with a medical aesthetician to go over your medical history, talk about your concerns and let you know what type of results you can get from fillers, including which filler is recommended for you.
What is a Lip Flip?
A BOTOX® lip flip is a quick nonsurgical injection that helps people who feel like their upper lip disappears when they smile or have a gummy smile, achieve a fuller upper lip. The injection causes the part of your upper lip that’s inside your mouth to “flip” upward and outward, giving your lip a fuller appearance.
A lip flip is different from fillers in that lip flips use a small amount of BOTOX to relax the muscles around your upper lip to give the appearance of fullness, the actual volume doesn’t increase like it does with fillers.
Results of a BOTOX lip flip can be seen in 4- 6 days after treatment and last 2-3 months.
Why Tribeca MedSpa?
Since 2006, our team of award-winning Physician Assistants and Medical Aestheticians has been led by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gerald D. Ginsberg, with Dr. Michele Anzilotti, Board Certified Dermatologist, joining in 2022. Together they ensure that we remain at the forefront of medical advances and anti-aging innovations that transform skin health and body aesthetics.
With locations in Tribeca and the Upper East Side (SkinLab by Tribeca MedSpa), we focus on comprehensive, results-oriented, and highly customized skincare and body contouring treatments that promote optimal health. We tailor our premium services to meet the specific, personal concerns of our discerning clients – so you always see your best reflection in the mirror.
BEFORE & AFTER LIP FILLERS (Unretouched photo)