Our skin is constantly under attack by sun
exposure, hormones, medications, acne
or other skin conditions, smoking, lack of
adequate hydration, make up, etc.
Common over-the-counter skin care is not
adequate to undo the damage. Just as it
is necessary to have your teeth profession
ally cleaned every 3-4 months to remove
plaque, so does your skin need to have
the damaged skin removed with the same
frequency. Medical grade chemical peels
are the most efficient and cost effective
way to refresh and repair the skin.
Chemical peeling is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin that is typically performed on the face, neck or hands. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to “blister” and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. The skin care specialists at the Boston Cosmetic Specialists use various peeling agents for treating different skin conditions and skin types and are experts in performing multiple types of chemical peels. A thorough evaluation by a Dr. Ishoo and his experienced staff is imperative before embarking upon a chemical peel.
At Boston Cosmetic Specialists we offer the finest chemical peels available to reduce scarring, combat post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (dark spots), signs of aging, fine lines, and sun damage. They can also help soften acne scars. After treatment your skin will appear younger and be noticeably smoother and more radiant as the damaged outer layers of skin cells are removed. Peels are usually done in layers, up to a limit of the particular product, according to your goals and your skin’s ability to tolerate the sensation. We will determine the right number of layers for your skin. The first time you have a peel, we may elect to do only a single layer, and gradually increase the number over time. We offer blended peels from Face Reality, Physicians Care Alliance, Image SkinCare, ViPeel and special blends formulated specifically by Dr. Ishoo for our patient’s individual needs. The peel treatments may be customized with various skin correcting serums and boosters according to the client’s goals and needs.
What is a chemical peel?
Sun exposure, acne or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred. If you want your skin to look smoother and younger, consider a chemical peel, which uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers.
In a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin and allowed to soak in. Over the next 1 to 14 days, depending on how deeply the chemical penetrated the skin, the skin peels off. This procedure destroys parts of the skin in a controlled way so that new skin can grow in its place. The chemicals used are sometimes called exfoliating, dermapeeling or wounding agents. A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands.
Why is a chemical peel done?
Superficial peels are used to improve the appearance of pigment changes in the skin, acne scars, mild sun damage, or fine wrinkles in all skin types. They can be done on the face and on other parts of the body. A superficial peel may also be used to prepare the skin for a deeper peel.
Medium peels are used to treat mild to moderate wrinkles, long-term sun damage, pigment changes, and precancerous lesions of the skin (usually caused by sun exposure). Medium peels are used most often on the face.
Deep peels are used to treat severe wrinkles, long-term sun damage, pronounced pigment changes, and lesions and growths on the skin. They are done only on the face. Deep peels are not done on darker skin types, because they bleach the skin.