At some point, we all look in the mirror and wonder when our skin lost its vitality and luster. There are several reasons for the changes we see in our skin as we age. One of the primary factors in the appearance of our skin is exposure to UV rays. If your skin has become ruddy, spotted, red, or otherwise shows the signs of sun damage and age, your dermatologist in the Melville area may suggest rejuvenation with chemical peel treatment. With customization and gentle care, Dr. Roger Koreen and his team have helped patients uncover skin that they love.
The power of chemical peels
A chemical peel is a professional dermatologic treatment that accelerates the body’s own exfoliation process. Every month, the cells on the top layer of skin become damaged and they die. The natural process is they fall off and new skin cells are revealed. Often, the natural progression of exfoliation simply cannot keep up with the damage cells have sustained. A chemical peel tailored to the individual’s skin type and needs speeds exfoliation so that healthy cells are brought to the surface.
How chemical treatment works
Chemical peels can be very relaxing and extremely effective. Dr. Koreen selects the type of peel after consulting with the patient and assessing the needs of the skin. Lighter peels produce minimal flaking and side effects but also subtle results. When the skin has been more affected by sun and age, a deeper peel may be needed to achieve the desired outcome in a short amount of time. In consultation, discussion covers the patient’s needs for rejuvenation as well as his or her preferences related to recovery.
During treatment, a customized solution is applied to clean skin. This solution remains for a short time before it is gently removed. The duration of treatment will coincide with the strength of peel and is one of the factors that allow Dr. Koreen to tailor care to the individual patient.
Chemical peels are a wonderfully rejuvenating form of treatment that can minimize the appe