Chemical Peel

NYC Chemical Peels At Marmur Medical

Chemical peels, also known as chemical resurfacing, are used for the treatment of photoaging (from sun damage), wrinkles, scarring, acne, pre-cancerous lesions, and discoloration such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or melasma. Chemical peels produce controlled injury to the skin that promotes the growth of new skin with an improved appearance. Dr. Marmur specializes in peels and has successfully treated her own melasma using a series of five chemical peels and Fraxel. Marmur Medical will help you to select the best post-peel skin care regimen to maintain your new, clear skin.

Superficial peels (e.g., glycolic acid) produce injury confined to the epidermis, or outer layer of the skin, and can help improve conditions such as acne and dyschromia. Deeper peels (e.g., phenol) produce injury within the dermis, or inner layer, and can reverse moderate to severe photoaging and wrinkles. In general, deeper peels offer the most dramatic results but require longer recovery periods and carry a higher risk of complications. Dr. Marmur does not use phenol peels due to their higher risk profile. Instead, she prefers to use medium-depth peels so you have the highest benefits and the lowest risk.