Chemical Peels In Paramus, NJ

Want to renew your skin and get that perfectly radiant complexion? Chemical peels are a highly effective nonsurgical treatment that can help with various skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scars and uneven pigmentation. 

At Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey, we offer personalized chemical peel treatments that can work with your unique skin needs. Discover the rejuvenating power of chemical peels and find out how we can help you achieve your skincare goals!

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are advanced skin treatments designed to remove the damaged outer layers of skin, revealing a fresher, more youthful complexion underneath. By applying a specially formulated chemical solution to the skin, these peels exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin's surface. The result is smoother, clearer skin with reduced scarring, diminished blemishes, and a more even skin tone.

Chemical peels accelerate the skin's natural shedding process, promoting the growth of new, healthy skin cells. This not only enhances the skin's appearance but also improves its texture and tone. Whether you're dealing with signs of aging, acne, or simply want a glowing complexion, a chemical peel could be your solution.

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Benefits of a Chemical Peel

Chemical peels offer a variety of benefits, making them a popular choice for skin rejuvenation. Your chemical peel may:

  • Improve skin texture
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Even out your skin tone
  • Treat acne and reduce scarring
  • Minimize pores
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Enhance absorption of skincare products

Types of Chemical Peels

At Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey, we offer three types of chemical peels for your skin care needs. Each peel is tailored to your skin type and desired results. Here’s what each is best for:

  • Alphahydroxy Acid (AHA) Peels: AHA peels are best for mild exfoliation and improving skin texture. They treat fine lines, dry areas, uneven pigmentation, and mild sun damage, making them suitable for all skin types.
  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Peels: TCA peels are ideal for moderate exfoliation, addressing deeper wrinkles, and more significant pigmentation issues. They treat age spots, sun damage, and moderate to severe skin discoloration.
  • Phenol Peels: Phenol peels are the strongest type, best for deep exfoliation, and are ideal for treating deep wrinkles, severe sun damage, and pre-cancerous growths. This peel provides dramatic results for those with significant skin concerns.

What to Expect During a Chemical Peel Treatment

Getting a chemical peel is a fairly straightforward process. Here’s what you can expect during your treatment:

  • Cleansing and Preparation: Your treatment begins with a thorough cleansing of your skin to remove any impurities and prepare the surface for the peel. This ensures that the chemical solution can penetrate effectively and provide optimal results.
  • Application: We apply the chemical peel to your face using a small brush. For light peels, you shouldn’t feel much of a sensation. For moderate to deep peels, you may feel brief stinging or tingling. 
  • Aftercare: You may need to apply petroleum jelly or waterproof adhesive tape after getting moderate or deep chemical peels. You should also protect your skin from the sun – this is essential after a chemical peel.

What Happens After a Chemical Peel?

AHA peels can cause temporary stinging, redness, irritation, and flaking or crusting. 

A TCA or phenol peel can result in tingling or throbbing, reddened skin, a crust or scab. Depending on the strength of the peel used, you may have significant swelling that lasts about a week. With a deep phenol peel, your eyes may be swollen shut at first, and we may put you on a liquid diet and advise you to keep talking to a minimum. Any tape used is removed after a day or two. 

Obagi® Blue Peel®

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The Obagi® Blue Peel® is a powerful treatment that combats the effects of aging, sun damage, and various skin conditions. By removing dead skin cells and stimulating the growth of new ones, this peel significantly enhances the skin's appearance. Suitable for all skin colors and types, the Obagi Blue Peel offers versatile benefits for nearly everyone.

This peel is typically for the face but can also be applied to the neck, chest, hands, back, arms, and legs. It treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, and hyperpigmentation. The Obagi Blue Peel employs trichloroacetic acid (TCA) with the patented Obagi Blue Base to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin.

During the procedure, you may feel a slight burning sensation that lasts a few minutes. The treatment usually takes less than an hour. After the peel, your skin will have a bluish tint, which washes off within 24 hours, leaving you with a revitalized complexion.

Why Choose Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey?

When it comes to enhancing your skin's appearance, the expertise and care provided by Dr. Frank J. Ferraro sets us apart. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 26 years of experience, Dr. Ferraro leads a dedicated team that prioritizes patient satisfaction and exceptional results. Our office, conveniently located in Paramus, NJ, offers a range of cosmetic treatments, including chemical peels, in our state-of-the-art facility.

Dr. Ferraro’s commitment to excellence is reflected in his numerous accolades, including being selected by NJ Monthly as a top plastic surgeon for his expertise in breast augmentation and being voted a New Jersey Monthly Top Doc Jersey Choice from 2015 to 2023. His team shares his dedication, ensuring every chemical peel meets your needs and leaves you with smooth skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Will It Take to Heal From My Chemical Peel?

Before scheduling your chemical peel, it can help to know how long it takes to heal. This is the general timeline you can expect for each type of peel: 

  • AHA Peels: Healing usually takes a few days. You may experience slight redness or irritation, but these effects typically subside quickly.
  • TCA Peels: Healing can take about a week. You may feel tingling or throbbing, and your skin might redden, crust, or scab.
  • Phenol Peels: Healing can take two to three weeks. Significant redness, swelling, and discomfort are common, and the skin may take longer to return to normal.

Can Chemical Peels Be Combined With Other Treatments?

You can combine peels with other procedures, such as facelifts, for additional improvement to your skin. Chemical peels may be covered by insurance if they are for medical rather than cosmetic reasons.

Where Are Chemical Peels Performed?

Chemical peels are performed in a plastic surgeon's or dermatologist's office or an outpatient surgical center. Anesthesia is unnecessary because TCA and phenol have anesthetic properties, and AHA produces only slightly stinging.

What Are the Risks or Side Effects of Chemical Peels?

Common side effects include redness, swelling, and sensitivity. Rarely, more severe complications such as infection, scarring, or changes in skin color can occur. It’s important to discuss any concerns with your provider before the treatment.

How Often Can I Get a Chemical Peel?

The frequency of chemical peels depends on the type of peel and your skin’s needs. AHA peels can be done more frequently, typically every few weeks, while stronger peels like TCA or phenol peels may require several months between treatments.

Are Chemical Peels Safe for All Skin Types?

We can tailor chemical peels to suit various skin types and tones. However, it’s essential to consult with your provider to determine the best peel for your specific skin type and concerns.

Schedule a Consultation

For more information on Obagi Blue Peels or to schedule your personalized chemical peel appointment, contact Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey today. Our experienced team is here to answer all your questions and help you choose the best treatment for your skin care needs.

Call us at 201-664-8000 to book your consultation. Visit us at our convenient location in Paramus, NJ, and discover how our expert care can help you achieve smoother, healthier, and more vibrant skin. 

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