How Can You Restore & Renew Your Skin?
If you are looking for a non-surgical treatment to restore and renew your aging, wrinkled, pigmented, and sun damaged skin, medical grade chemical peels are a safe and effective procedure to achieve a variety of aesthetic goals. Over the years, the popularity of chemical peels to restore damaged skin has grown.
The Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery is only about an hour from the Jersey Shore. Dr. Leach has many patients that benefit far more from skin care services than they would from surgery. Restoring the skin of our patients to be more vibrant and youthful can take years off our patients’ appearance.
As much as Dr. Leach enjoys rejuvenating patients with surgery, there are a cohort of patients who simply need better skin care. We are proud to offer the finest array of rejuvenation techniques from lunchtime peels to facelift.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels (often called chemosurgery) use a chemical solution, applied by a trained healthcare professional, to remove the top layers of damaged skin. New cells formed during healing produce tighter, more youthful-looking skin.
Chemical peels have proven successful in restoring wrinkled, sun-damaged, and blemished skin, and may be applied to the entire face, or specific areas such as the mouth or forehead.
However, a chemical peel should only be done by a licensed aesthetician that is supervised by a physician to avoid infections, discoloration, scarring and/or a poor result.
What Types of Acids Are Used in a Chemical Peel?
The most popular acids used in a chemical peel are:
- Mild or “lunch time” peels use alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). This peel only penetrates the outer layer of the skin resulting a gentle exfoliation. The AHA acid peel can be used to refresh the skin on the face, neck, chest, and hands.
- Medium to deep peels use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or glycolic acid to penetrate the skin to the middle layers or more deeply. The concentration of the acid used is important. A medium or deep peel is used to address age spots, sunspots, hyperpigmentation, smooth out uneven skin tones, and soften fine lines and wrinkles. A TCA peel will cause a sunburn type of reaction so expect a reddening of your skin following treatment.
Dr. Thomas Leach will evaluate the patient’s skin and desired aesthetic goal to recommend the appropriate type of peel. Sun exposure must be avoided during the healing process or longer. Patients will be advised of skin care following your chemical peel, including moisturizers, sunscreens, and makeup.
Medical grade chemical peels at the Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery are customized to each patient’s skin and desired improvement. The peels can range from superficial peel to a medium or deep level peel. The type of peel needed is dependent on what layer of the skin is being targeted for renewal.
What Are Some of the Benefits of a Medical Grade Chemical Peel?
Some of the benefits of receiving a professional chemical peel include:
- Individuals looking to remove layers of dead skin to reveal healthy and more vibrant skin.
- Individuals with blemishes and skin imperfections.
- Individuals who have scars or hyperpigmentation who desire an improved and even skin tone.
- Individuals looking to repair sun damaged skin.
- Individuals with fine lines and wrinkles can benefit with a softening of the wrinkled skin.
- Individuals looking for new and smoother skin texture.
Talk to Dr. Leach about the variety of skin rejuvenation services he offers. Schedule your consultation at the Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery today.