Chemical peels can benefit both women and men who would like to give their skin a more youthful, healthier appearance. These popular, non-surgical skin care options can address an array of concerns that affect skin texture, tone, and overall aesthetics in areas such as the face and neck, and they can also be performed on the hands and other body regions.
A chemical peel can often be an ideal treatment to reduce signs of:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Brown spots, age spots, and other types of hyperpigmentation
- Sun damage
- Mild scarring
- Oily skin
Our skilled skin care team here at the Personal Enhancement Center offers a comprehensive selection of chemical peels that can be performed on many different skin types. We can help you determine the best option for your goals.
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, along with Dr. Christina Pasick, and our skin care professionals typically recommend the chemical peels listed below based on your needs and cosmetic goals following a consultation.
A Salicylic Peel can exfoliate the skin and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, ultimately helping the skin replenish itself. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial components of the Salicylic Peel often make it a good choice for patients with acne.
One of the most popular chemical peels at our practice, the glycolic peel can diminish signs of large pores, eliminate dead skin cells, and generally give the skin a healthier, more refreshed look.
Lactic Bright Peel
The Lactic Bright Peel can be an ideal treatment to address fine lines, discoloration, skin “roughness,” and other common signs of aging.
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 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
With the ability to target deeper layers of the dermis, mid-level peels can be good options for minimizing signs of fine lines and improving the balance of skin pigmentation. These advanced peels can also aid the skin’s development of collagen, ultimately helping to produce enhanced tone and firmer skin.
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, decrease 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, the skin should look 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 last 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 should 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 healthier glow. This peel is supported by home-care products to aid in the benefits of the treatment. This peel can be repeated every two to three weeks.
There are a few things that individuals considering chemical peel treatment should keep in mind:
- The use of all topical retinoids (such as Retin-A and Differen® [Adapalene 1%]) and any products that contain retinol, benzoyl peroxide, AHA, or BHA should be stopped at least three to four days prior to the chemical peel treatment.
- Chemical peels are not recommended for patients who are suffering from open wounds, sunburn, inflammatory rosacea, facial warts, or active cold sores.
- Chemical peels are not advised for patients who have taken Accutane in the year prior to treatment.
- Chemical peels are not recommended for patients who have undergone radiation treatments or chemotherapy.
- It is recommended that patients who are pregnant or lactating avoid chemical peels.
- Patients who have vitiligo should not undergo a chemical peel treatment.
To learn more about our chemical peel treatments, please contact the Personal Enhancement Center.