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Face Time Friday: Chemical Peel *VIDEO*

A chemical peel is a solution applied to the skin. The top layer of skin is peeled away; stimulating new healthy skin production with more uniformed pigmentation and organized collagen bundles. This gives your skin a smoother, more youthful appearance. 

Dr. Lefkowitz believes a pre-peel skin regimen is essential to maximize your aesthetic results. In addition to strict sun protection with UV-A and B sun block, in the month prior to your peel, he recommends a pre-treatment regimen consisting of a retinol (Retin-A) and a lightening cream (hydroquinone.) Following this regimen will prepare your skin for the peel, minimize your downtime, and provide more natural and balanced results.

Ideal Candidate
  • Photodamaged Skin/Aged Skin
  • Fine lines (around mouth and eyes)
  • Textural irregularities

Recovery Time
  • Minimal to moderately pigmented skin types
  • Recovery Time 
  • Back to Work: 3 - 4 days (You will still be red—like a bad sunburn)
  • Back to Exercise: 7 - 10 days
  • Make-up/Cover: 10 days
  • Back to Social Functions: 10 - 14 days




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