What are chemical peels and who do they benefit?

At dermatology practices, there are a number of different approaches to improving the skin’s texture, tone, and overall appearance. One of these treatments that might be recommended for individuals in Short Hills, NJ is the chemical peel. 

What are chemical peels? 

At Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills, our providers may recommend to patients with various skin concerns to consider the benefits of chemical peels. These are treatments that are performed by applying a customized chemical solution onto the skin. The chemicals used in the treatment help in damaging the upper layers of the skin. While this might sound like a horrible idea, it is actually the best way to exfoliate the skin. It removes the dead skin cells on the upper layer of the skin, and stimulates the skin’s natural repair process by stimulating new skin cells, collagen, and elastin. This smooths the skin, reduces the appearance of pigmentation problems, and enhances overall skin texture and tone with a single treatment. 

Who can benefit from chemical peels? 

There are a wide range of chemical peels for patients to choose from, including more superficial, milder peels and aggressive, deeper peels. Mild peels may require several treatments to achieve the same results that a single deeper peel could, but patients do not need to arrange for extensive downtime and recovery. Patients with the following skin concerns may find chemical peels to be helpful to them: 

  •         Fine lines and wrinkles
  •         Skin discoloration/pigmentation
  •         Freckles and age spots
  •         Poor skin texture and tone
  •         Acne and acne scarring
  •         Deep lines (laugh lines, frown lines, crow’s feet)
  •         Redness and dry skin

Once patients have expressed their skin concerns with the team at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills, providers can make recommendations regarding the best type of chemical peel for the patient’s skincare goals. 

Are you ready to learn more about chemical peels with Short Hills, NJ area dermatologists? 

At Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills, our providers may recommend to patients the benefits of using chemical peels to improve the skin. If you want to learn more, we encourage you to call the main office at (973) 232-6245 to schedule a consultation at 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite #2H.  

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