Many individuals can benefit from subtle skin rejuvenation treatments to achieve effective aesthetic enhancement without the need to undergo invasive plastic surgery. Peer Group in northern New Jersey, serving Morristown, Short Hills, Livingston and surrounding areas, has an onsite skin care center devoted to reducing skin damage brought on by age, sun exposure, and other conditions. Healthy skin can go a long way in making you look younger and more vibrant for many years to come. Quality skin care products and anti-aging skin care treatments can help keep your skin healthy and more youthful. Come in for a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.
- About the Skin
- Skin Treatments
- Skin Care after Plastic Surgery
- Skin Care Consultation
About the Skin
Your skin is made up of two layers, the epidermis and dermis. The top layer is called the epidermis, and is approximately 1/1000 of an inch thick. Since this micro thin layer is directly exposed to the effects of the environment (i.e., sun and pollution), it is frequently damaged, obscuring the skin’s clarity, tone, texture, and color. Exfoliation rids the skin of dead cells by removing this top layer. The second layer, the dermis, also affects the appearance of your skin. A healthy life style, consisting of exercise, a balanced diet, adequate rest, the use of sun blocks, avoidance of smoking, and limited alcohol consumption helps to maintain the dermis. Peer Group’s Skin Care Center offers a variety of skin care treatments to help improve and maintain your skin’s appearance. They include:
The SkinCeuticals line of skin care products is specially designed and formulated using pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to provide three-fold treatment for the correction of past skin damage, maintenance of current skin health and protection against damage in the future. From creams and cleansers for the removal of oils and dead skin to sunscreens with antioxidants for the prevention of skin cancer, SkinCeuticals offers both corrective and preventative anti-aging skin care treatment to give you the smooth, radiant, healthy skin you deserve.
Obagi® skincare products are some of the most effective and popular treatments to combat the signs of aging. Designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, sun damage and other imperfections in the skin, many Obagi® products can stimulate the production of healthy skin cells and give the skin a smoother, more youthful sheen. Our staff at The Peer Skin Center will be happy to discuss the many options within the Obagi® System that can help you with your specific needs.
Recommended by many dermatologists, La Roche-Posay skin care offers a range of products to address many common conditions. Rosacea, acne skin care, eczema, dry skin, signs of aging and skin damage can be treated with the La Roche-Posay product line. La Roche-Posay uses the effective antioxidant known as selenium to reduce the appearance of skin damage and rejuvenate the face for a more youthful aesthetic. Contact The Peer Skin Center for a list of the many La Roche-Posay anti-aging skin care products we offer, including Biomedic, a powerful treatment for premature aging.
Every skin care professional will tell you that the first step in a good skin care program is proper skin cleansing; however manual cleansing can leave dirt, oil and makeup behind. The Clarisonic Pro is a unique facial and body cleansing brush. It’s patented sonic micro-vibrations deeply cleanses the skin and gently clears pores, removing more impurities and allowing better absorption of skin care products. As a result, creams and serums are more effective. Using the Clarisonic brush each day as part of your skin care routine can visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles creating softer, smoother skin. Developed by the inventors of the Sonicare® toothbrush, the Clarisonic Pro is gentle enough for sensitive skin and is recommended for daily use.
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical method of exfoliating the outer skin layers with a series of treatments two to three weeks apart. During the procedure, the outer layer of dead skin cells is gently suctioned off, sometimes called a microdermabrasion peel, allowing the healthy skin layer underneath to be brought forth. Microdermabrasion treatments typically last between 30 to 60 minutes.
Superficial Chemical Peels
Superficial chemical peels are a low-risk, pleasant, and convenient way of improving your skin’s appearance, and are sometimes referred to as “lunchtime peels.” Using alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic or lactic acid, or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), such as salicylic acid; chemical peels transform your skin, leaving a fresh, healthy, youthful glow, softening fine lines, fading dark spots, and diminishing enlarged pores and acne scarring. A simple and effective skin care treatment, improved skin condition is noticeable immediately after a chemical peel.
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive method of skin resurfacing. Dermaplaning is a “manual exfoliation” of the skin utilizing a sterile blade called a dermatome, which is stroked along the skin, just like shaving. This safe, effective and painless skin care and rejuvenation treatment removes the outermost layers of skin cells revealing a smooth, supple and vibrant complexion. Dermaplaning is a quick and easy skin care treatment, suitable for all skin types.
Skin Care after Plastic Surgery
The Peer Skin Care Center also helps our facial plastic surgery patients here in northern New Jersey achieve the best possible results from their cosmetic surgical procedures. Our skin care programs have been developed in consultation with our plastic surgeons to help prepare the skin in advance of surgery, as well as speed and optimize the healing process following plastic surgery and skin resurfacing procedures. Skin care treatments can help eyelid surgery patients eliminate dark circles and fine wrinkles from under their eyes. The treatments can also smooth surface wrinkles for facelift and brow lift patients. When necessary, help is available with camouflage make-up so that skin care patients can resume their normal routines as quickly as possible.
Skin Care Consultation
Your initial consultation at The Peer Skin Center will be with one of our specially trained skin care consultants. After a Visia® Complexion Analysis evaluation of your skin and review of your cosmetic goals, a skin care program will be developed to meet your needs. Our team of physicians, nurses, and skin care specialists can set realistic goals and design programs to help you realize your desire for healthy, young-looking skin.