Facial Peels Specialist

Columbia Internal Medicine

Padma Sripada, MD

Internal Medicine & Medical Spa located in Castleton, NY

The right cosmetic facial peel can truly beautify your complexion, improve your skin health, and address your cosmetic concerns. Board-certified internal medicine physician, Padma Sripada, MD, offers a selection of customized facial peels to give you the gift of beautiful skin at Columbia Internal Medicine in Castleton, New York, serving East Greenbush, Valatie, and surrounding areas. Take care of your skin with the assistance of a highly qualified aesthetic specialist and call Columbia Internal Medicine or simply click to book on the web.

Facial Peels

What is a facial peel?

Facial peels are popular beauty treatments that usually involve a chemical solution or specialized medical-grade ingredients that Dr. Padma carefully applies to your skin to remove the upper flawed or damaged top layers. When your skin cells grow back after a facial peel, your skin is younger-looking, smoother, firmer, and more radiant.

With facial peels, the chemical solution that’s applied to your skin causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is typically smoother and less wrinkled than the older skin.

Why would I choose a facial peel?

You might choose a facial peel to simply give your skin a boost or to address a plethora of cosmetic issues, such as skin discoloration, scars, wrinkles, and fine lines, and more — usually on the face. Some peels can be used on other areas of the body like the neck, chest, hands, or back.

Facial peels work especially well for improving the appearance of rough skin and mild skin discoloration.

Dr. Padma provides superficial or light facial peels that are soft and gentle enough to avoid the need for downtime and pain relief, but strong and targeted enough to yield impressive cosmetic results.

What can I expect during a facial peel?

Dr. Padma first cleans your face and might use a gauze, tape, or goggles to cover your eyes. Dr. Padma might also protect your hair.

Pain relief isn’t necessary for a superficial light peel, but, in some cases, Dr. Padma might numb your skin with a mild topical anesthetic.

During your superficial facial peel, Dr. Padma typically uses a sponge, brush, gauze, or cotton ball to apply a chemical solution containing glycolic or salicylic acid. She applies a neutralizing solution or washes to remove the special chemical solution from your treated skin.

Dr. Padma might apply a cool compress and give you a hand-held fan to soothe your skin.

With a superficial facial peel, the healing process might only take one to seven days.

You might experience some facial redness after your peel, but this should subside in a day or two.

Unveil glowing and radiant skin and learn more about facial peels. Call Columbia Internal Medicine or click to book online.