Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels for Acne, Melasma, and Aging
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Chemical Peels | Cliffside Skin & Laser | Dermatologist in Cliffside Park NJ

As we age, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and sunspots can mark our skin and make us look older than we feel. There are solutions that can reverse most of this damage and restore our appearance to radiant and youthful skin that better reflects who we are. Chemical peels are cosmetic procedures performed by dermatologists who use acid formulas to remove the skin’s outermost layer to reveal younger, newer skin underneath.


There are various types of chemical peels with different strengths. A physician will speak to the patient in consultation regarding their goals and the perfect treatment plan for maximum results.


BHA chemical peels are very effective for acne scars, acne treatment, melasma. These treatments can be used to reveal photoaging and brown spots caused by the sun, birth control pills, and hormones. BHA chemical peels are suitable for all skin types. They are known to tighten pores and improve the texture and tone of the skin.


Chemical peels have been used for millennia, with the first known peels used in Egypt to restore youthful skin. The results are tried and proven, using your body’s own restorative properties to reveal healthy new skin for a revitalized, healthier surface with an evener tone and complexion.


What to Expect on Treatment Day

After a thorough consultation, the physician and patient with agreeing on the treatment method to obtain the desired results. On treatment day, the clinician will prepare a patient’s skin for the application of the chemical peeling agent to ensure controlled application and even disbursement. The chemical peel is applied to the skin for a designated time period, depending on what agent and strength are used. A clinician will watch for any possible adverse reactions and make subsequent adjustments to the treatment. Neutralizing agents are always at hand should any adjustments be required.


After the chemical peel, patients can experience a light to medium sunburn appearance. There may be some sensitivity, and patients should avoid sun exposure. Topical anesthetic creams may be given to the patient for comfort measures at home. Some peeling may occur for 3 to 7 days after a chemical peel. This will give way to radiant, glowing skin and a more youthful, even skin tone as new skin cells become the new surface.


Individual results will vary depending on the cause and severity of skin discoloration and acne scarring. The physician will create a treatment plan for each patient’s specific needs in order to obtain maximum results in the shortest time possible. Often times, chemical peels reveal remarkable results after the first procedure with amazing benefits following multiple treatments over time.

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