Chemical Peel Treatments in NYC – Which One’s Right for You?
Let’s take a look at one of the biggest topics these days in the spa and beauty world: chemical peels.
It’s easy to see why someone might want a chemical peel, first of all. A chemical peel for acne, a chemical peel for wrinkles, a chemical peel to simply freshen up the skin or remove blotches . . . the list goes on and on, trust us! But many people wonder which type of treatment is best for them. After all, since the procedure began there’s been a huge number of “chemicals” used for the peel. Let’s check a few top choices out:
1. AHA. This is the original peel and still one of the most popular. You’re using a pretty natural solution (fruit acids and other things) and you can smooth out wrinkles, treat light acne, remove minor scars, and so on. Just what you’d expect from the typical chemical peel.
2. THA. This one’s a little stronger and treats the same problems, but a bit better. Just be careful when deciding on a concentration. We really don’t recommend going over 50% for most people, since there’s a risk of scarring if you go too high! Other than that, this is a great peel with a lot of flexibility: clean deep, clean the surface, or anything in between, depending on where you need it. Treat your skin the way you want.
3. VI. Here’s a newer peel, and one some people haven’t even heard of. It can treat deeper skin than AHA and THA (and BHA and Jessner’s), and it’s virtually painless. This one was developed originally by a plastic surgeon whose daughter had acne, and it works wonders for this but also for many other skin conditions. This is one of those cutting-edge technologies, so be sure to check it out as well.
One last tip while we’re on the subject. Many people wonder about chemical peel vs microdermabrasion and which is better and what the differences are. Let’s put it this way: if you want a deeper change to your face, chemical peel may be the way to go, but it requires a bit more maintenance (often peeling happens over a few days) than microdermabrasion. Both are great options, and check out your local spa in NYC or wherever you are to see which you should go for.