chemical peelsFor ages, men and women have sought ways to keep their skin looking youthful and vibrant. Evidence of the various practices of skin resurfacing dates back to Ancient Egypt, when lactic acid from soured milk acted as a gentle exfoliant. Today, we have a myriad of safe, effective substances that can achieve the intended result: healthier, more attractive skin. However, there are still several myths that may be keeping you from this beneficial treatment.

Myth: Chemical peels hurt!

Fact: Chemical peels come in a wide variety of strengths and solutions. Your aesthetic expert discusses the types of chemical peels that may achieve the goals you have for your skin. Many of our patients are able to obtain the improvement they seek with mild to medium peels. These solutions, which are customized to individual need and preference, tend to feel like little more than mild stinging or tingling.

Myth: Skin will peel off.

Fact: The term “chemical peel” can certainly give you the impression that sheaths of skin may come off in one fell swoop; but this is false. The mechanical action of the mild acid solution dissolves the dead and damaged cells that clog pores and cause fine lines and wrinkles to be more visible. Over several days, flaking may occur, but most people never experience full-on peeling.

Myth: There is really no benefit to chemical peeling.

Fact: There are numerous benefits to chemical peels! When we are young, cellular turnover occurs at an expedited rate. As we age, dull, damaged cells stick to the skin’s surface for far too long. This can result in a ruddy complexion and poor texture. By speeding up the turnover of skin cells, we recreate the process of youth, when skin continues to shine with vibrancy and resiliency. Even if you do not have a pressing concern, you can benefit from chemical peels, which will help you ward off the signs of photoaging and environmental stressors.

Dr. Lorenc and his experienced staff have three offices to serve you. To schedule your consultation for facial or body rejuvenation, call (212) 472-2900. Online consultations are now available!