Mar 21, 2009
New NileCosmoderm website has been launched

Affirm Fractional Laser Laser for Spider Veins Mesotherapy Microdermabrasion
Laser Rejuvenation Botox Injection Lipolysis Chemical Peel
Laser Hair Removal Fillers Featherlift (Aptos) Obesity Control
    Treatment FAQ - Chemical Peel  

How does it work?
Glycolic acid, the most commonly used form of ahpha-hydorxy acids, has two direct skin rejuvenating effects. First: exfoliation occurs as this substance dissolves the bond that holds dead skin cells on the surface. This allows dead cells to be removed gradually, leaving behind a layer of smoother and softer skin. Second: dynamic stimulation of new collagen growth. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels can be considered for a more potent effect, though downtime can result from the higher concentrations used. Mandelic acid is useful in suppressing pigmentation and rejuvenating photo-aged skin. The peel procedure takes about thirty minutes. Typically multiple peels are recommended at 2-3 week intervals to optimize the results.

What products will be prescribed?
The regimen includes the following products, which we will select for you on an individual basis according to your particular skin type and needs:
● a mildly acidic facial cleanser that matches the natural pH of normal, healthy skin
● a lotion, gel, or cream containing the correct concentration of glycolic acid or other peels for
your skin type
● a moisturizer for the face and/or eye areas
● a bleaching (or lightening) cream to treat uneven pigmented skin areas
● a hypoallergenic (non-PABA-containing, fragrance-free) sunscreen with added moisturizers
● A hydrating agent that contains moisturizing and protective ingredients.

Who is a candidate?
Most skin types can undergo these procedures.

What can I expect?
With a skin maintenance program, skin texture and tone can be significantly improved, thereby diminishing acne, fine lines and uneven pigmentation (blotchiness) with more glowing and smoother skin.

Does it hurt?
Slight tingle is the usual sensation

What are the safety & side effects?
This treatment has a very strong track record for safety and precision. Side effects are rare and generally temporary. As with many products absorbed through the skin, use of chemical peel is not recommended on skin which has recently been peeled or dermabraded. In addition, you should not have this treatment if you are currently using Accutane or have active eczema. Patients with occasional acne breakouts may experience an initial worsening of their acne during the first several weeks of therapy. As treatment continues, however, the acne problem is usually greatly improved. It is normal to have some skin flaking or dryness in the first few weeks. This flaking eventually subsides with the continued use of the products.

How long is the recovery time?
Alpha- and beta-hydroxy acid peel patients usually require no down time. TCA is a stronger peeling agent that can deliver excellent results, though down time is possible, depending on the strength of acid used.

What are the pre and post treatment instructions?
Avoid excessive sun exposure and retinoic acid creams (Retin-A) for two to three days before and after treatment. We recommend the use of an effective broad spectrum sunscreen whenever sun exposure cannot be avoided.


 Credit Cards Accepted

No part of this website can be reproduced without prior permission of NileCosmoderm.
Copyright © 2009 NileCosmoderm. All rights reserved. This site is designed by:
Affirm Fractional Laser - Laser Hair Removal - Laser for Spider Veins - Botox - Fillers - Mesotherapy - Injection Lipolysis - Featherlift (Aptos) - Microdermbrasion - Chemical Peel - Obesity Control
Home - The Center - Treatment FAQ - Request an Appointment - Contact us