Your skin is the largest organ you have, but it is often taken for granted until you begin to notice the negative effects of sun, weather, and aging. If you are now experiencing the worries of uneven skin pigmentation, rough, leathery texture of your skin, fine wrinkles, and blemishes, Dr. Chin suggests that a chemical peel may be the solution for you.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels use blends of safe and effective solutions of natural acids (AHAs, TCAs and retinoids, for example) to improve and smooth the skin texture by removing the damaged outer layers. The formulas combine exfoliating acids, melanogenesis inhibitors and skin-strengthening agents to provide maximum benefits with minimal discomfort and little to no down-time. The synergistic effect of their ingredients provides corrective and nutritive benefits while exfoliating the surface of the skin to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even skin tone. Dr. Chin has chosen to use PCA Skin chemical peels as they originated, modified and enhanced Jessner’s chemical peels formulations. They consistently apply innovation and scientific research in the development of their peel solutions and have been used in addressing numerous skin conditions with proven formulations for over two decades.
There are several types of peels that are offered by Dr. Chin.
- Modified and enhanced Jessner’s peels soften the appearance of surface lines around the eyes and nasolabial folds, help improve acne, smooth skin texture and even skin tone, especially in oily skin. These PCA peels combine AHA (alphahydroxy acid) with kojic acid, (with or without hydroquinone) with a modified Jessner’s solution to address uneven skin tone from sun damage and hormonal changes.
- Blended tricholoroacetic acid (TCA) peels are exceptional for the treatment of aging skin, acne, uneven skin tone, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles, especially in drier skin types. Most of these blends work wonderfully for ethnic skin or darker skin types. A special blend of TCA, salicylic, and lactic acid is also available for treating skin of the body to produce an overall improvement in skin tone, texture, and appearance.
- Retinoid treatments create mild occlusion to enhance absorption of the vitamins, antioxidants, and rich actives into the skin for maximum benefits. The retinol content also increases cell renewal as does post-treatment exfoliation. Dr. Chin also offers a specialized 6% Pure Retinol Peel for those with resilient skin, as it provides dramatic and rapid rejuvenation of the skin.
- Peel treatment enhancements also provide an additional corrective component to any professional treatment by infusing the skin with essential antioxidants and vitamins and reducing potential post-procedure inflammation.
Is A Chemical Peel Right for Me?
Many people seek chemical peels to address the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Scaly patches and rough skin
- Acne and acne scars
- Brown marks, freckles, and skin pigmentation
- Age and liver spots
- Sun-damaged skin on the face or head (and nearly any other place on the body!)
If you feel that a peel may be just what you need to change your complexion back to a more youthful look, we invite you to call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vivian Chin to see if chemical peels are for you. Call 212-396-3672 or click here to email us.
Dr. Chin also offers many different types of Image Skincare chemical peels. Our signature chemical peels help to reverse the visible effects of damage in two ways. First, they power away dull, dead cells to illuminate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, clogged pores and blemishes. Then, they support collagen for firmer-looking skin over time. These treatments include chemical peels, enzymatic peels. Ask Dr. Chin which chemical peel will best target your skin’s individual needs.
Ultra-resurfacing blend of glycolic acid combined with retinol to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Buddelja stem cells reduce inflammation and diminish photo-aging, botanical coffee and peppermint energize, while eucalyptus and ylang ylang purify the skin.
Skin type indications: Aging, wrinkles, rough complexion, uneven skin tone, smokers’ skin, tired/dull skin, oily/acne, fine lines/wrinkles
WRINKLE LIFT® FORTE
This advanced treatment is formulated with additional glycolic acid and an innovative blend of firming and anti-aging properties, to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin type indications: Advanced aging, fine lines/wrinkles, rough complexion, uneven skin tone, smokers’ skin, tired/dull skin, oily/acne
This distinct blend of active exfoliants works synergistically to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, correct uneven skin tone, smooth rough texture and reduce acne blemishes.
Skin type indications: Aging, pigmentation, acne
PERFECTION LIFT® FORTE
This concentrated blend of lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol works synergistically to quickly and effectively reduce the appearance of advanced aging, pigmentation and acne. This extra strength treatment reveals a younger you in a single treatment.
Skin type indications: Advanced aging, pigmentation, acne
A potent blend of AHA’s and BHA’s with protective agents to effectively treat all grades of acne.
Skin type indications: Acne, oily, acne-prone, aging
This powerful non-blended salicylic acid treatment quickly and effectively targets and improves moderate/severe acne.
Skin type indications: Acne, oily, aging
Uneven complexions have met their match. Lactic acid blended with kojic acid and a cocktail of brightening agents to reduce all forms of pigmentation.
Skin type indications: Pigmentation, aging, dry/dehydrated, uneven skin tone, age/sun spots, photodamaged, redness-prone, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
LIGHTENING LIFT® FORTE
This results-driven treatment combines the most innovative and effective botanical brighteners with echinacea, plant-derived stem cells and anti-aging peptides for youthful, illuminated skin.
Skin type indications: Advanced pigmentation, aging, dry/dehydrated, uneven skin tone, age spots, redness-prone, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Enzymatic peels utilize gently exfoliating fruit-based enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells, support skin cell renewal and soften skin texture with minimal irritation. Perfect for all skin types, especially dry or sensitive skin, our professional enzyme peels deliver powerful skin rejuvenation and visible results in just one treatment.
Vitamin C and fruit enzymes blended in an organic aloe vera base visibly reduce redness and brighten the skin while hyaluronic acid provides superior hydration. New technology of centella stem cells support redness prone skin and botanical detoxifying and energizing complexes give noticeable results in just one session.
Skin type indications: Redness-prone, dry/dehydrated, smoker’s skin, tired/ dull, post-microdermabrasion, oily/acne
Organic ingredients (including pumpkin, pineapple, papaya, and mango fruit enzymes) combined with medical effectiveness work to rebalance, regenerate and restore skin while comfrey stem cells boost cellular turnover.
Skin type indications: Unbalanced, irritated, sensitive, teen
Our selection of chemical peels are designed to treat your specific skin conditions. Customized solutions work to improve the texture of your skin using enzymes and other formulations to remove dead, dull outer layers until your new glowing skin is revealed. A chemical peel is a gentle solution to many skin issues, such as blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, acne and much more. Our experienced staff will help choose the best peel for your goals. All prices + sales tax; gratuity included. Prices quoted are for the face; other areas available by request/quotation. Includes recommended post-treatment care kit.
Perfect for those new to peeling. A classic, professional but gentle chemical peel for exfoliation and brightening of facial skin. Our experienced staff will help choose the best peel for your goals. Includes cleanse, application of chemical peel, and post-treatment skincare. Perfect for beginners!
Classic professional chemical peel for exfoliation and brightening of facial skin. Our experienced staff will help choose the best peel for your goals. Includes cleanse, selection of customized peel, application of chemical peel, and post-treatment skincare. Perfect for patients who have had treatments before!
Classic advanced professional-strength chemical peel for exfoliation and brightening of facial skin. Our experienced staff will help choose the best peel for your goals. Includes cleanse, selection of customized peel, application of medical-strength chemical peel, and post-treatment skincare. Perfect for patients who have had treatments before and want that extra glow!
Back Chemical Peel
If your back has acne or hyperpigmentation, (or both!) you can treat your back to a chemical peel. (Aesthetician only). Includes a cleanse, application of peel, and finishing skincare.
Back VI Peel: Please see VI Peel description.