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Chemical Peel
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82 Main St,
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 520-0494
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Wishing for the smooth, soft skin of your youth?

Chemical peels are the perfect facial treatment to significantly improve the texture of your skin. Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin to make skin smoother, reduce scarring and remove blemishes. Peels can be combined with other procedures, such as facelifts, for additional improvement to skin. Chemical peels have been proven to:

  • Improve the texture and appearance of skin
  • Reduce lines and wrinkles under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Address anti-aging and sun damage
  • Treat acne scars
  • Treat active acne flare ups
  • Improve age spots or pregnancy-related melasma

Because we offer many chemical peel options, we can formulate precisely the right treatment that will be the most effective for your individual skin.

How do chemical peels work?


Ranging from mild to strong, there are three types of chemical peels: alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol. Chemical peeling agents resurface the skin by inducing a controlled wound and removing superficial layers of the skin. As the skin heals, chemical peels promote the growth of a new healthy top skin layer and improve skin problems like hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and skin impurities. The strength of each peel is tailored to the patient. 

Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?


If you are looking to improve the texture and appearance of your skin due to damage from aging, the sun, acne, acne scarring, or dark spots from pregnancy, you are a good candidate for a face peel. It is important to work with our specialists to customize the right peel treatment for your concerns and skin type.  

What should I expect after a chemical peel?


Chemical peel recovery times vary based on the type and strength of the peel and how your skin responds to the treatment. Immediately after the peel, your skin will feel tight and may be red. Any visible peeling will be light and fluffy and easily controlled with moisturizer. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment. Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen is important, as it will enhance the healing process and results. Normal activity may be resumed after the peel, however strenuous exercise and heavy sweating should be avoided for 2-3 days. Sun exposure should be avoided while skin is peeling; exposure of treated skin to a lot of heat should also be avoided as it may induce swelling, redness and deeper peels blisters under the skin. Peeling skin should be allowed to slough off naturally; DO NOT pick peeling or flaking skin as it may lead to scarring. Use of prescription topicals should be avoided for 3-5 days post peel.

Who is NOT a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?


You are NOT a good candidate for a chemical peel if any of the following apply at the peel site:

  • Infection or disease
  • Cut or broken skin
  • Sunburn
  • Currently have an active Herpes simplex 1 sore
  • If you are nursing or pregnant
  • If you have taken Accutane in the past 6 months
  • If you currently have Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis or Rosacea.
  • If you have used any of the following drugs in the last 48 hours: Retin-A, Renova, Prescription skin care products, Products that contain ascorbic acid, bleaching or skin-lightening agents, Other acid products.

 

What chemical peel do you offer?


We offer the SKIN MEDICA VITALIZE PEEL. The Vitalize peel is a superficial peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of skin. (Salicylic acid, Resorcinol, Lactic acid). 

FAQ: Chemical Peel


What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are a popular treatment for skin rejuvenation and maintenance. Chemical peels can be superficial, medium or deep. The most popular peels are superficial because they can require minimal to no recovery time and are safe for most skin types.

What do superficial chemical peels treat?

Superficial peels are recommended to treat a variety of superficial skin conditions. These peels can achieve an improved appearance of the skin by treating fine wrinkles, dark spots, large pores, and acne.

What should I expect after a superficial chemical peel?

Following superficial peels, patients typically feel slightly tight and very “clean,” and on occasion may feel mild irritation when stronger concentrations are used. Healing time can vary depending on the patient, but is usually very fast (1 to 2 days). There may be some flaking of the skin during this time.

When can I resume my normal skincare routine?

Initially, only gentle cleanser, moisturizer and a sunblock are required. Patients may resume their normal skincare routine with more active ingredients after 5-7 days.

What is the difference between microdermabrasion and peels?

Each method removes the most superficial layer of the skin. Microdermabrasion does this mechanically while peels do this chemically. The two techniques can be combined in experienced hands for enhanced results.

Which peel is the best for me?

There is specific criteria we take into consideration when selecting a peeling agent. This includes skin type, age, lifestyle, current skincare regimen, and previous skin treatments. Once your specific needs are understood, we can establish realistic expectations and healing times and make the best recommendation.

How many chemical peel treatments will I need?

The effects of chemical peels are cumulative with time and augmented with the use of good homecare products. Series of peels are recommended over a specified period of time. We recommend a minimum of 3-6 peels for best results.