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Glycolic Peel in Staten Island, NY

Dr. Decorato offers glycolic peel treatments to patients throughout New York and New Jersey, including Staten Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, and Perth Amboy.

Glycolic acid peels are among the safest chemical peels available. This gentle treatment penetrates only the outermost layers of the facial skin to reduce visible signs of aging and sun damage, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots. This prescription-strength AHA chemical solution can also treat dry skin and soften the skin. A popular anti-aging treatment, glycolic peels can also treat skin blemishes not related to the aging process. A series of six glycolic peels is recommended for the maximum effect. 

Is a Glycolic Peel Right for Me?

Chemical peels such as the glycolic acid peel help patients with facial blemishes, uneven skin pigmentation, or wrinkles. Glycolic peels can also aid in the control of active acne. AHA peels, which include the glycolic peel, are the mildest form of chemical peel. This treatment is ideal for those who want to improve their facial appearance but don’t have the time to devote to recovery. If you think that a glycolic peel may be right for you, view glycolic peel before and after photos to get an idea of the results that are possible with this treatment method. 

The Costs of Glycolic Acid Peels in New York or New Jersey

Chemical peels have an average cost of $744 per treatment session, according to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons. The glycolic acid peel tends to be less expensive than other chemical peel options, although several treatment sessions may be necessary. 

Procedure Details

The glycolic peel is one category of chemical peels that works by improving the facial skin through the removal of damaged outer layers. This procedure takes an hour or less and does not require anesthesia. First, the skin is thoroughly cleansed to prepare it for the application of the chemical peel. During the peel, which is performed in the doctor’s office, a chemical solution containing glycolic acid is applied directly to the face. As the chemical solution is applied, you may feel a slight stinging sensation. No bandages or ointments are required, and you are free to return home immediately. 

Recovery After Glycolic Peels

The recovery period after glycolic peels typically lasts several days. Common side effects of AHA peels experienced by patients include stinging, redness, irritation, crusting, and temporary flaking, scaling, or dryness of the skin. These side effects subside in under a week and typically do not keep patients from immediately resuming their normal activities. After a glycolic acid peel, residents are advised to avoid sun exposure for several months to protect the treated skin, which will be sensitive to the sun.

The improvements from glycolic peels may be very subtle at first. After the first treatment session, many glycolic peel patients report a healthier glow to the skin as well as a general improvement in the skin’s texture. With repeated treatments, the appearance of the skin will continue to improve. A series of up to six peels, spaced about a month apart, may be needed to achieve maximum results.

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Dr. John W. Decorato offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across New York & New Jersey including: Staten Island & Brooklyn New York. Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, Perth Amboy New Jersey. Contact Dr. John W. Decorato’s office today to schedule your Glycolic Peel Consultation!

Meet Dr. Decorato

One of Staten Island’s top cosmetic surgeons, John W. Decorato, M.D., believes that your choice of plastic surgeon is essential to the success of any procedure. Before selecting either a procedure or a surgeon, learn everything you can about the procedures available and about the doctor. Well-informed patients are able to forge a comfortable professional relationship with their surgeon and actively participate in discussions about the desired procedure.

Meet Dr. Decorato
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