Chemical Peels in New Jersey
Chemical peels are a versatile and customizable skin rejuvenation treatment. At The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery, we offer many chemical peel treatments to the residents of Morristown and Livingston, NJ.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel, or a chemical face peel, is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses a controlled blend of topical solutions to exfoliate the skin. Chemical peels are highly customizable, so it is easy to control how deeply each treatment exfoliates. With this flexibility, we can target a range of cosmetic concerns, including lines and wrinkles, acne, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and more. In fact, a chemical peel for acne scars is one of the best ways to treat this acne symptom. At The Peer Group, we offer the following chemical peel treatments:
The VI Peel from VI Aesthetics is a peel most often recommended for acne and acne scarring. It is dubbed the "painless" chemical peel, because it is one of the gentlest chemical peel treatments available.
The Illuminize Peel from SkinMedica is the gentlest chemical peel they offer. It is designed to enhance skin brightness and radiance in as little as one treatment.
The Rejuvenize Peel by SkinMedica is designed to address moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, as well as uneven skin texture. You can achieve smoother, younger skin in just a few treatments.
The Vitalize Peel by SkinMedica is a little gentler than the Rejuvenize Peel, and is ideal for mild lines and wrinkles as well as various skin texture concerns.
Blue Peel Radiance Chemical Peel
The Blue Peel Radiance by Obagi® is a salicylic acid-based chemical peel treatment. It can address lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, blemishes and age spots.
The MicroPeel by SkinCeuticals is a highly customizable chemical peel used for all skin types. It helps address hyperpigmentation, lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, and uneven tone or texture.
How Much Does a Chemical Peel Cost?
The exact cost of treatment will vary depending on your cosmetic goals and the extent of treatment necessary. During your initial consultation, we thoroughly discuss your treatment goals in order to determine the chemical peel solution that is best for you. Once we develop a customized treatment plan, we will be able to inform you of the exact cost of treatment.
What is the Chemical Peel Procedure Like?
Before a chemical peel, the skin will be gently cleansed. To begin the chemical peel treatment, the chemical peel solution will be applied to the skin. You can then relax as the chemical peel rests on the skin for a set amount of time. You may feel a tingling sensation during this process, as the chemical peel exfoliates the skin. After the appropriate amount of time, the chemical peel solution is removed and the treatment is complete. Chemical peels can take up to an hour to complete, depending on the chemical peel administered.
What is Chemical Peel Recovery Like?
After the chemical peel treatment, it is common to experience some redness and irritation in the skin. Within a week or two of treatment, your skin will begin to peel. This is a natural part of the treatment process. During this time, it is important to protect the skin from sunlight and keep the skin cleaned and moisturized as directed. Outside of these precautions, you can resume your usual activities immediately.
What Results Can I Expect from a Chemical Peel?
The results from your chemical peel become visible in the weeks following treatment, as the skin heals. For moderate to severe skin concerns, including wrinkles, acne and acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other cosmetic concerns, you may need multiple treatment sessions for best results. Otherwise, one treatment is usually effective in enhancing skin tone and texture. Many patients choose to receive regular chemical peel treatments to maintain their results as long as possible.
If you are considering chemical peel treatments at The Peer Group, contact us today to schedule your consultation and get started. We welcome patients from Morristown, Livingston and the surrounding neighborhoods of New Jersey.