Personal Enhancement Center - Plastic Surgery by Dr. Christopher P. Godek, MD

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 Peel Treatment

Many skin care experts recommend chemical peels when their patients are in need of an exfoliating effect that treats skin slightly deeper than a topical cream can. Dr. Christopher Godek typically recommends the chemical peels listed below based on your needs and cosmetic goals following a consultation.

  • Glycolic Peel: A Glycolic Peel can remove the accumulation of dead cells while minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores. This type of peel works to make skin appear healthier 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
  • 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.
  • 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 acids are used, depending on the skin type.

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.

  • CPG 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 is designed to reduce fine lines, decreases pore size, and improve 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.
  • CPG Skin Brightening 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.
  • CPG Skin Clarifying Peel: This superficial peel combines salicylic acid and azelaic with retinol which has revolutionized the treatment of acne. This skin clarifying peel helps to control acne while giving the skin a smoother texture and a healthy glow. This peel is supported by home care products to aid in the benefits of this treatment. This peel can be repeated every 2 to 3 weeks.
  • ZO Three Step Stimulation Peel: A multi-functional peel designed to provide longer lasting benefits by stimulating deeper skin layers. To enhance results, start a ZO program of skin care 4-6 weeks prior to having your first peel.

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.

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