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Chemical peels

Chemical peels work by removing the top layers of skin, so skin cells unaffected by surface aging and damage can emerge.

Which peel is best for enlarged pores and crow's feet?

George Lefkovits (New York, NY) on Dec 7, 2011
For enlarged pores you can either have a tricloroacetic (TCA) peel or a series of glycolic acid peels. I prefer using glycolic acid because it is a natural product and not a chemical and you can return to work immediately. To treat crow's feet the best treatment is Botox, not a peel.
Janie Shelton (Mcdonough, GA) on Dec 7, 2011
We either use the TCA peel or refer clients to dermatologists. The TCA is great, but needs to be used with great care in the area around the eye. It's best to schedule a TCA for times when you aren't heading to the beach.
Deanna Toribio (Thousand Oaks, CA) on Dec 7, 2011
Glycolic peels work well for enlarged pores.
Dawn Davidson (Vernon Hills, IL) on Dec 7, 2011
Ritacca Laser Center has been using Allumera with great success for decreasing pore size. Allumera also helps with skin texture, tone and discoloration.
Robert Strimling (Las Vegas, NV) on Dec 7, 2011
Enlarged pores are always difficult and may require multiple peels and on-going maintenance plan with a prescription strength or medical grade topical (at home) skin care program, such as our ClairMD line or Obagi. I would recommend 20-30% Salacid peels for a no down-time to minimal down-time option or 15% TCA, if you do not mind a few days of redness and slight peeling. A series of 4-6 peels is optimal. Crow's feet require at least a 15-30% TCA peel or ablative laser resurfacing for best improvement. Keep in mind, these wrinkles tend to slowly return, as the underlying cause of these wrinkles, the subcutaneous facial muscles associated with smiling are not treated. Hence, Botox is a no down time option that reduces crow's feet for 3-6 months and may also be used an adjunct to any peel to improve longevity of results. (Botox relaxes underlying facial muscles that promote wrinkles.)
Jody Levine (New York, NY) on Dec 7, 2011
The MicroLaser Peel precisely ablates the surface layers of the skin, improving skin texture and tone, reducing wrinkles and acne scarring, and promoting healthier-looking, more vibrant skin. With MicroLaser Peel, youÃ'¢''ll notice outstanding, immediate results in the short-term, with continued progress in the coming months as new collagen is produced and skin continues to improve. Patients can opt for a superficial (ArcticPeel), medium depth (LaserPeel), or deep peel (ThermaPeel). The healing process varies by patient and by depth of the peel, and will usually range from 2 to 5 days. The MicroLaserPeel helps build collagen, correct fine lines and wrinkles, improve texture and pigmentation problems, resurface sun-damaged and aged skin and smooth deep scars from acne and other causes.
Nelson Novick (New York, NY) on Dec 7, 2011
A variety of peels may be used to tighten enlarged pores. These include TCA (in low concentrations), glycolic acid, Jessner's and salicylic acid. One peel session is seldom sufficient. In general, a series of 4-6 peels spaced at two to four week intervals provides the most satisfactory results. I have also found medical microneedling with the Dermaroller to be particularly effective for tightening pores. With more than ten years of experience I find this method to provide the most gratifying results, especially when performed as a series of three to four treatments spaced at monthly intervals.
Loren DePinto (Garden City, NY) on Aug 2, 2012
No peel, microdermabrasion is better for fine lines (crows feet) and enlarged pores