in Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ
What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are a cosmetic treatment that peel away the outer layers of the skin damaged from the sun, environmental elements and the aging process. The level of chemical peel depends on the extent of the damage to the skin.
Typically, most chemical peels are classified as superficial or light peels and medium peels:
Superficial/light peel: This is a milder peel that eliminates the top layer of the skin. A light peel is typically used to brighten and even out skin tone and texture. With this level of chemical peel, the treatment is fairly quick and leaves clients with a fresh appearance making it easy to go back to work or normal activities. Most light peels require several treatments to get the desired look.
Medium peel: A medium peel targets wrinkles and lines as it penetrates several layers of skin. Because these are stronger peels, the appointments take more time especially following the treatment. Additionally, there may be some recovery of about a week so that the skin can heal and form new layers of skin.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are very popular and result in smoother, fresher complexions, as well as younger looking skin. They also offer the following benefits:
- More affordable than other facial treatments
- Increase in collagen production
- Prevents acne outbreaks
- Helps the skin hold moisture
Are Chemical Peels Right for Me?
Skin that appears dull and dry or has begun to show the effects of aging and exposure to the sun typically responds well to chemical peels. If you are concerned or unhappy with the way, your face looks and feels, this type of cosmetic treatment may be right for you. We recommend you schedule a consultation.
What is Involved in a Chemical Peel?
Prior to having a chemical peel applied, the skin is prepped, cleansed and prepared for the actual treatment. The solution is applied to the face and allowed to penetrate the skin. Once it does, the peel is removed along with the targeted layers of skin. As the solution destroys the layers the skin, it becomes lighter. When the treatment is complete, the solution is removed, and cold compresses are applied, if necessary, followed by a neutralizing solution. Most peels can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the strength of the solution.
How Long is the Recovery from a Chemical Peel?
The recovery time for a chemical peel is dependent on the strength of the peel. There is typically a little redness during the first few days following the treatment, especially with stronger peels. As that subsides and the new skin begins to heal, there is some slight peeling of the dead skin. The final result is a smoother complexion and a fresher appearance.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?
The cost of a chemical peel varies with each patient as it depends on the type of peel and how many treatments are recommended. We can discuss the cost during a consultation as well as our payment options including financing.
What Should I Do Next?
We recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Buinewicz or one of her clinicians to evaluate your skin and determine if a chemical peel or other facial treatment is the best option to achieve your desired look.
Chemical peels are excellent treatments to bring back a smoother complexion and diminish the signs of aging. Dr. Anna Buinewicz, a board-certified physician, offers chemical peels and other facial treatments to people living in or around Doylestown, PA, Flemington, NJ, and the surrounding communities. Please contact us to schedule a personal consultation.