Peels

The Center for Aesthetics

Medical Spa & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Latham, NY

Like few other exfoliative treatments, Glytone peels penetrate your skin deeply and remove dead skin cells without damaging the healthy cells emerging near the surface. At the Center for Aesthetics in Latham, New York, our aesthetician can safely apply and remove your chemical peel while offering helpful tips for aftercare. To explore your options for Glytone peels, contact The Center for Aesthetics over the phone or book an appointment online today.

Peels Q & A

What are peels?

Peels, or chemical peels, are one of the most popular and well-known exfoliative skin care treatments.

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from your skin's surface, where they tend to build up. More dead skin cells mean less skin cell turnover, so an exfoliative peel can expedite the process and make your skin more youthful.

The Center for Aesthetics offers professional peels by Glytone, an expert-recommended skin care brand. Their line of peels includes:
  • Glycolic acid peel
  • Mandelic acid peel
  • Salicylic acid peel
  • Jessner peel
  • Pyruvic acid peel
  • Eye and lip peel
  • Neck peel
  • Hand peel

During your consultation, the team at The Center for Aesthetics asks about your most pressing skin care concerns before deciding which peel can help you meet your goals. You should mention if your primary concerns include acne, dark spots, fine lines, or sensitivity.


What should I expect during a chemical peel?

Chemical peels range from low-intensity to high-intensity, and the process varies a little between different peel intensities.

When you come in for a peel at The Center for Aesthetics, the team applies one or more layers of the chemical product for 3-5 minutes per layer after cleansing and prepping your skin.

As the chemicals rest on your skin, you might feel some stinging or irritation temporarily. As soon as the team removes the chemical formula from your skin's surface, they apply a cool compress to soothe the skin.

Some peels of high intensity may require the use of pain management medications in the days or weeks after the appointment.

Glytone peels take under 20 minutes to complete, which is shorter than other chemical peel treatment times.


What will my skin look like after a peel?

Removing dead skin cells and stimulating cell turnover can make a major difference in the way your skin looks.

Many of the most common skin defects will see a major reduction, or a full removal, after your peel at The Center for Aesthetics. Once your skin heals, you'll see fewer or less prominent:
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Dark spots
  • Dry areas
  • Scars
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Clogged pores

Overall, your skin looks bright and rejuvenated. To maintain the results of a peel for as long as possible, you should continue to avoid direct sunlight and other sources of ultraviolet light.

You should also follow all of the team's instructions for aftercare, like using or avoiding certain products.

If you'd like to learn more about Glytone peels and how they transform your skin, book an appointment by phone or online at The Center for Aesthetics today.