Remedy Summer Skin Damage with a Chemical Peel

You spent your fair share of time at the beach this summer, lounging by the pool, and enjoying the many outdoor music festivals Westchester has to offer. Now, as fall approaches, along with great memories of another summer in the Hudson Valley, you also have sun-damaged skin. 

Here at Her Secret MedSpa in Mamaroneck, New York, under the direction of Eyad M. Hijazin, MD, you can remedy summer skin damage with a chemical peel. Our highly skilled medical aestheticians customize a chemical peel treatment plan that’s suited to your specific needs, including sun spots, dull texture, and fine lines and wrinkles — typical signs of a summer well spent. Discover an easy way to reveal younger-looking skin without an invasive procedure.

Chemical peels reduce signs of summer skin damage

Chemical peels are a great choice for skin damage on your face, neck, and hands. Peels improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin by removing the outer layer of old, dull, skin using a chemical solution. Once the outer layer of skin sheds, it reveals a new layer of skin that’s smoother, softer, and less wrinkled than the layer that was exposed to the outdoor elements all season.

Your aesthetician at Her Secret MedSpa selects a chemical peel formula that addresses all your skin concerns, including:

A chemical peel safely exfoliates your skin, so you look more radiant and glowing after a single treatment. And for maximum benefit, many adults like to undergo a series of three or more chemical peels. 

Light and medium peels can significantly improve signs of summer skin damage

Depending on your level of sun damage, your skin type, and your desired results, light-to-medium chemical peels can make a noticeable difference in the appearance of your skin. 

Light chemical peels

Light peels typically use alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), glycolic acid, or salicylic acid to remove the outer layer of skin. A light peel can improve the surface of your skin and lighten dark spots and areas of discoloration that occurred as a result of increased sun exposure, chlorine, and salty air. 

Medium chemical peels

Medium peels often use glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, or lactic acid to treat acne, sun damage, and other skin imperfections, such as crepey skin. For the desired damage reversal, you might need two or more medium peels spaced out over a few months. 

Once your aesthetician cleans your skin so it’s free from oil and makeup, they apply the acid directly to your skin using a brush, sponge, or cotton ball. The amount of time the acid solution stays on your skin depends on the strength and type of peel. Mild peels neutralize themselves after a certain period of time — often 10-20 minutes — but stronger peels need a neutralizing solution to make them stop working. 

After the peel, you reap the benefits

Depending on the strength of the chemical peel, the outer layers of your skin peel off over the next several days. While the peeling may be somewhat of an inconvenience, once that outer layer is gone, you reap the benefits of smoother, softer, refreshed skin. 

And on top of treating the outer layer of your skin, chemical peels also promote new collagen building from within, as your skin attempts to repair itself after the injury of a chemical peel. New collagen means long-lasting results, so you can say goodbye to summer skin and greet the fall looking like you escaped the damaging effects of the sun. 

Want to get a jump-start on your apres-summer skin rejuvenation? Call our friendly office staff at 914-810-2015, or request an appointment online today. 

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