New Jersey Chemical Peels
Almost anyone can benefit from a chemical peel. The treatment—usually performed to the face, neck, hands, and other parts of the body—can dramatically improve the health and appearance of your skin. Chemical peels safely treat sun-damaged skin, acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, oily skin, wrinkles, fine lines around the eyes and mouth, mild scarring, age spots, freckles, and dark patches from pregnancy (melasma). Our program offers a wide range of chemical peel services, depending on your skin type.
Chemical Peels New Jersey
For exfoliation that is slightly deeper than a topical cream, many dermatologists recommend a chemical peel. It can improve many skin problems, such as acne and sun damage. Chemical peels can also stimulate collagen, thereby reducing mild acne scarring and actually tightening the skin. Here is a list of various chemical peels available:
- Glycolic Peel: A Glycolic Peel removes accumulated dead cells and helps minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. Made of 20–75% glycolic acid, it works to make skin appear healthier, lighter, and brighter.
- Salicylic Peel: This peel softens dead cells and exfoliates your skin, stimulating the epidermal layer to enhance the body’s natural collagen and elastin production. The Salicylic Peel is perfect for acne patients because of the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of the peel.
- Lactic Bright Peel: This peel can help remove undesirable signs of aging such as discoloration, roughness, and fine lines.
- Light Jessners Peel: This is a very effective peel for a wide range of skin types, such as acne-prone and photo-damaged skin. It can also treat fine lines. You may experience moderate skin peeling for 2–4 days. The post-skin care kit is required for this peel.
Mid Level Chemical Peels
These chemical peels penetrate to the upper levels of the dermis, making them more effective for reducing fine lines and balancing skin pigmentation than some of the lighter peels. Mid level peels can stimulate collagen production, resulting in tighter skin with better tone.
- Resurface Peel: This peel is a blend of Trichloroacetic acid and salicylic acid, which helps bring a luminous glow to the skin. A resurface peel reduces fine lines, decreases pore size and improves overall texture. The resurface masque is applied in-office, and the patient leaves with the masque on, following a simple but strict at-home skin care regimen. In about 36 hours, light to moderate peeling will begin. After a period of about four days, peeling diminishes to a very light peel. After about one week, skin looks brighter and firmer. Most patients also see a difference in pore size and texture.
- Skin Lightening Peel: This peel is designed to improve the texture and appearance of sun damaged skin. A lightening masque is applied in-office, and the patient continues to follow an easy but strict at home skin care regimen. In about 36 hours, light to moderate peeling will begin and over a period of four days diminishing to a very light peel by the fourth day. Results will vary, but after about one week areas of hyperpigmentation appear lighter, and most patients notice an improvement in skin texture.
- Renaissance 2 Peel: This blended Jessners peel can be effective for skin with modest to moderate photodamage. Results of a Renaissance 2 peel vary, improving pigment irregularities, fine lines, laxity and dull skin tone. Three to six treatments, spaced about four weeks apart, are recommended to maximize outcome. For best results, patients should follow a strict but simple at-home skin care regimen during the treatment period.
Bella Derma Décolleté Peel
Designed for the neck and chest area, this peel helps to refine the skin texture and brown spots caused by overexposure to the sun. A series of 4–6 treatments is recommended.
Bella Derma Signature Back Peel
This treatment addresses the back and shoulders for acne, uneven skin tone, and rough skin. In this treatment, glycolic or salicylic acid is used, depending on your skin type.
Special Considerations for Chemical Peels
Three to four days before a peel, patients should stop using all topical retinoids (Retin-A, Differen [Adapalene 1%]) as well as any product containing retinol, AHA, BHA, or benzoyl peroxide. Patients with active cold sores, open wounds, facial warts, sun burn, or inflammatory rosacea should not have chemical peels. Peels are not recommended if you have taken Accutane with in the past year, have received chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or are pregnant or lactating. Patients with vitiligo should avoid chemical peels. Please contact our office with any questions about chemical peels.