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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels Specialist in Edgewater NJ

If you have visible signs of skin concerns, such as aging symptoms, wrinkles, fine lines, or sun spots, chemical peels can help improve your skin and even out your tone and texture. Visit Bergen Premier Aesthetics, our board-certified doctor, Dr. Vishal Patel MD, may suggest appropriate treatment options depending on your skin type and requirements. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 235 Old River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020.

Chemical Peels Specialist Near Me in Edgewater NJ
Chemical Peels Specialist Near Me in Edgewater NJ

Table of Contents:

What is a Chemical Peel?
How is a Chemical Peel performed?
What results should I expect?
What will my skin feel like after a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels work by exfoliating the skin’s surface, removing the top dermal layers, the result of which is enhanced cell turnover, reduced blemishes, and a smoother more vibrant skin texture.

At Bergen Premier Aesthetics, we offer safe and comprehensive chemical peels to help you obtain your personal aesthetic goals. Contact us today for more information about our chemical peeling services.

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel, also sometimes referred to as chemexfoliation and/or derma peeling, is a skincare procedure that is used to drastically improve the appearance of your skin.
During treatment, a chemical solution is gently applied to the skin. This solution causes controlled trauma to the top dermal layers, causing them to peel off – revealing younger and healthier-looking skin. While chemical peels noticeably improve the appearance of your skin, these treatments can also be used to combat certain skin conditions.
Peels come in a variety of depths, which will vary based on your personal goals, skin health, and budget. They are:
Light chemical peel. During this procedure, the outer layer of skin (known as the epidermis) is removed. A light peel typically targets fine wrinkles, acne, unevenness in the skin, and dryness.

Medium chemical peel. This procedure removes skin cells from the epidermis and the middle layer of the skin (dermis). It is most commonly used to treat wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.

Deep chemical peel. The deepest form of peel has the longest recovery time. Your skin care provider might recommend this form of treatment if you have deeper inset wrinkles, scars, and/or precancerous growths. This is a one-time procedure that will not need to be repeated.

How is a Chemical Peel performed?

A chemical peel begins either in the doctor’s office or in a surgical center, depending on where you live, where your specialist is located, and what type of chemical peel you’re undergoing.
Before your procedure begins, your skin cleansed with a lotion that removes excess oils and impurities. Your hair and eyes will also be covered to protect them before any of the chemical peeling agents are applied.
Once these precursory steps have been completed, your practitioner will then begin applying the chemical solution to your skin. These solutions are usually composed of salicylic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, and/or phenol, and cause a controlled trauma to occur in the targeted skin area. They then peel away, removing dead cells and revealing fresh and healthier skin underneath.
A skin-safe balm or serum is then typically applied to the face to help soothe and protect the areas.

What results should I expect?

Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic procedure because they offer a plethora of amazing benefits and results. Those who go in for treatment can expect to experience the following improvements:
• Less prominent fine lines and wrinkles.
• Reduced visibility of skin anomalies caused by sun damage, aging, and genetics.
• A reduction in certain types of acne.
• Minimizing the appearance of scars.
• A reduction in the appearance of sunspots, age spots, liver spots, and freckles.
• More even skin coloring and reduced pigmentation.
• Reduction in scaly areas (known as actinic keratosis).
• Improved complexion and skin texture.
• The minimization of dark patches, especially those caused by pregnancy.
Your results will vary depending on the starting health of your skin, your health, and the depth of your peel. It’s always important to consult with a dermatologist before scheduling a treatment to determine which chemical peel option is appropriate for you.

What will my skin feel like after a Chemical Peel?

While the result of a chemical peel is fresher, healthier, and younger-looking skin, it doesn’t happen right away. Directly following your chemical peel, no matter what the depth, you should expect your skin to be red, irritated, and swollen. Patients often report that their skin feels tight following treatment, a result of the chemicals peeling away old skin and fresh skin being newly exposed.

It’s important to follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions following your treatment, including appropriate sun protection, cleansing, and moisturizing routines. You should also avoid picking or rubbing your skin, as this can cause more irritation and heightens your risk of infection.

Depending on the depth of your peel, it may take from one week to several months before your skin returns to normal and you’re able to see the full results.

At Bergen Premier Aesthetics, we offer safe, professional, and customizable chemical peels to help you achieve your unique skin goals. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 235 Old River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020. We serve patients from Edgewater NJ, Fort Lee NJ, North Bergen NJ, Cliffside Park NJ, Weehawken NJ, Englewood NJ, and Ridgefield Park NJ.