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Facial Chemical Peels for Skin Rejuvenation

Chemical peels can be used on the face, as well as on the neck and hands, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sunspots and discoloration. The chemicals cause exfoliation and the eventual peeling of layers of skin. How much skin is removed depends on which chemicals are used, and the chemicals used depend on how deep of a chemical peel you want or need. The skin beneath the layers that are removed will be healthier and usually smoother.

Superficial Chemical Peel

This type of chemical peel is designed to exfoliate away only the outermost layer of skin, which is usually comprised of mostly dead skin cells. This can make your skin appear much brighter while it also smooths away rough skin usually caused by dry, dead skin cells. It can also make light discoloration less visible. The gentle exfoliation can be achieved with alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid or exfoliant.

Medium Chemical Peel

A medium chemical peel utilizes acids or chemicals that are a bit stronger and penetrate the middle layers of skin. When these layers are exfoliated away, it takes with them skin cells that are damaged and discolored. Rough skin is also removed, along with some small, precancerous growths. This can make a medium chemical peel a form of preventative skin cancer treatment. Age spots and freckles, along with fine lines and deeper wrinkles, can also be lessened or removed completely with a chemical peel like this. Two commonly used acids are glycolic or trichloroacetic acid.

Deep Chemical Peel

If there is more to be removed or if the issues go deeper into the layers of facial skin, then a deep chemical peel may be necessary. It is important to remember that a chemical peel this deep can only be done once, no matter how much time has passed if you have had one previously. While other chemical peels can treat the neck or hands, this can only treat the face. Stronger chemicals such as trichloroacetic acid or phenol can penetrate deep into the middle layer of facial skin and remove damaged skin cells as well as deeper wrinkles and even shallow scars like those left behind by acne. A deep chemical peel can produce dramatic results.

Before any chemical peel is recommended, it is important that your skin is thoroughly evaluated by either of our facial rejuvenation professionals at Creative Facial Aesthetics, Dr. Khosh or Michele Rivard, PA. To schedule this evaluation, contact our office and one of our friendly office staff members can assist you.

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Stephen P.

I've been to Michele for a numbers of years for various procedures and she's fantastic, a true artist. Michele never pushes procedures, always takes her time and the final results are superb. I'm in the entertainment industry and need to look my best. I'm thrilled that she's now moved offices and I was able to track her down, I wouldn't trust my face to anyone else. My advice, put yourself in her hands and trust and you'll be amazed at the results: not only is her work exceptional but very natural.

Robin M.

I have gone to Michele for more than 10 years, following her to her new location. It's so long ago but I think I heard of her expertise in a magazine article or blog. I trust Michele completely and have done botox and filler on many occasions during this time, The results are always perfect, so natural.

Scott S.

As someone who was very hesitant to try Botox, as I am a performer/dancer and expression is a huge part of my career, I could not be happier with the treatments I have received from Michele! I have gotten so many "You look so young!" and "You skin looks incredible!". Michele took her time to explain to me the benefits of different treatments and was very responsive to my concerns. I have recommended friends to her who are so grateful to me! As a person who came to aesthetic medicine through an incredible journey of her own, Michele is unparalleled in her compassion, skill and knowledge. Go see her! You will be in the BEST hands!

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Michele Rivard is the best I have had for my injections of botox and fillers. She is meticulous, exact and knows what needs to be done to make my face be the best it can be. I highly recommend her for whatever you want done and you will be happy with the results.

Meredith G.

Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!

Jackie C.

Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results

Kaitlin M.

Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.

Leah G.

Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!

Creative Facial Aesthetics

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New York, NY 10016

Phone: (332) 223-6655

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