Once you have decided to proceed with a skin procedure such as a chemical peel, scheduling is one of the next major considerations. The fall and winter are good times to opt for treatments that [...]
Acne Treatments: Chemical Peels
Superficial Cosmetic Peels work by speeding up turnover in the upper layer of skin (the superficial layer) and can be performed by a cosmetic dermatologist. Sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime peel” because of the quick treatment time (less than 30 minutes in your doctor’s office), superficial chemical peels leave a patient with an improved complexion as they reveal newer skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and irregular skin tone.
Chemical peels are used to address a wide variety of dermatological issues. Our chemical peel before and after images (to the right) show the affects of a chemical peel in treating sun spots (lentigines) and pigment irregularity. Dr. Lin, Dr. Farley-Loftus and Dr. Vuong use a variety of different peeling agents in order to create a regimen specific to treating each patient’s individual needs. Some of the peeling agents are salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and Jessner’s solution and trichloracetic acid (TCA).
The 30-Minute Chemical Peel
Cosmetic peels are often sought after by patients seeking treatment for acne, and by patients seeking treatment for acne scarring. Because cosmetic peel treatments are quick and can be performed in the office of your board certified dermatologist in just a 30-minute appointment, Short Hills Dermatology Consultants has found that they are ideal for many clients who live in Essex, Morris, and Union County New Jersey and who juggle full and busy schedules. These “lunchtime peels” work quickly and most optimally when a patient has 3 to 5 peels done every 2 to 4 weeks.
Board certification in dermatology requires in-depth training regarding structural aspects of the skin and skincare along with an understanding of the functions of the skin, which is why a board certified dermatologist is best qualified in administering and prescribing the treatment of skin through chemical peels. Because a chemical peel is typically only one step of a process of treatment, a dermatologist near you can also advise you on how to leverage other skin care products, treatments and procedures in order to best maintain the youthful appearance that you have obtained. If you live in the Union County (Summit), Morris County (Morristown, Parsippanny, and Kinnelon), or Essex County (Livingston, Millburn) areas, or in fact anywhere in Northern New Jersey and are considering whether of not a chemical peel is right for you and your skin needs, please call Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills at 973-232-6245 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lin, Dr. Farley-Loftus or Dr. Vuong.