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Chemical Peels

Almost anyone can benefit from a chemical peel. These skin care treatments—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. Our New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Godek, typically recommends the chemical peels listed below based on your needs and cosmetic goals following a consultation.

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.

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.

Contact the Personal Enhancement Center

Please contact our office with any questions about chemical peels.