Chemical peels can improve the appearance of skin by removing dead surface cells and stimulating new healthy skin because, with age, our skin loses the ability to exfoliate itself, resulting in fine lines, acne scarring, sun damage, and other skin issues.
A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing treatment that exfoliates and removes the top layers of your skin’s surface by applying a chemical product to your skin. Light or deep peel treatment can help damaged or uneven skin on your face, neck, and chest. A chemical peel does not harm your skin.
After a few days, your skin begins to peel off, allowing new, healthier skin layers to emerge through the production of new collagen. The non-invasive procedure can be applied in many areas of your body, including your face, arms, back, buttocks, chest, hands, neck, legs, and thighs.
Sperling Dermatology uses various peels from superficial to medium depth to reduce acne, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and scarring. The end result is a smoother and more youthful appearance!
There are several types of chemical peels including Beta Lift (Salicylic Acid), Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Pyruvic Acid, Mandelic Peel, VI Peel, and Perfect Derma Peel. Let’s take a closer look at some of these peels:
TCA is a deep peel recommended for hyperpigmentation and aging skin. You will experience a few days of redness and peeling after application. It may be necessary to have two or three peels done every 20-30 days.
For a first time experience, the mandelic peel is a perfect treatment that helps with redness and rosacea. Known as the red carpet peel, mandelic peels leave your skin glowing for two or three days, perfect for a night out. This is a superficial peel with no peeling or downtime. A series of one to four peels are recommended 10-14 days apart.
Eye and Lip TCA 3.75% and Lactic Acid 15%
Eye and Lip TCA can improve fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and hyperpigmentation around the eyes and lips with little to no downtime. For best results, a series of four peels, 10 days apart, are recommended.
Pyruvic peel benefits people with oily, acne-prone skin and can help with anti-aging and hyperpigmentation. You should avoid exposure to water for six hours after this treatment. The recommendation to get the best results is a series of four peels, 20 days apart.
Anyone in good physical health seeking to improve the appearance of their skin is a suitable candidate for a chemical peel treatment. Women who are pregnant or nursing are not candidates for any peel. Also, please inform Dr. Sperling if you have a history of cold sores, an existing cut or infection, or an active skin disease.
You will go home with the peel on your skin. You may begin to peel 24-48 hours after application, usually around the mouth area. There will be two or three days of heavy peeling and possibly some light flaking after four or five days. Only use products recommended by Dr. Sperling immediately after your peel treatment.
Retinol products and sun exposure should be avoided a week before and after all peel treatments. You should apply sunscreen a week after your visit. It is best not to wear makeup for at least two hours and avoid exercise/sweating and swimming after receiving a peel.
It takes Dr. Sperling about 15-20 minutes to apply the peel in our office.
You may feel a slight burning sensation at the time of the application, but it should subside shortly thereafter.
You can achieve a healthy glow with one peel. Depending on your skin type, you may need more correction.
The Vi Peel is safe for all skin types, including people with darker skin.
It is not recommended to wear makeup while the peel is on the skin and/or you are peeling. You can use makeup after the peeling process is over.
During your consultation, Dr. Sperling will discuss the cost and how many treatments you may need for your specific skin type.
Sperling Dermatology is the top destination for chemical peels in New Jersey. Dr. Shari Sperling will provide a detailed dermatological screening to unlock your skin’s maximum potential. Specializing in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Sperling will help you achieve Spectacular Skin. At Sperling Dermatology, we care about our patients and work earnestly to leave you looking and feeling spectacular.
During your consultation with Dr. Sperling, you will learn all the details of your chemical peel procedure, including its cost, and how many treatments you may need for your specific skin type. She will answer any questions you may have and make the best recommendation for you.
Come visit Dr. Sperling and our team of cosmetic experts and let us help you achieve the spectacular skin you deserve! #StaySpectacular