Chemical peels are effective facial treatments that exfoliate the skin to rejuvenate the appearance. If you are located in Edison, West Long Branch, East Brunswick or the nearby areas of New York and New Jersey, you can count on Atlantic Surgical Associates for your chemical peel treatment.
What Are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are facial rejuvenation treatments that exfoliate the skin to eliminate signs of aging and other imperfections. Chemical peels are similar to facials that you would receive at a traditional spa, but they use a more aggressive topical solution to cause controlled exfoliation. This causes the outermost layers of skin to peel off, revealing the healthy, bright skin underneath. Chemical peels can be used to address a range of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Uneven tone or texture
- Enlarged pores
- Acne and acne scars
- Discoloration and sun damage
The VI Peel®
For more than 10 years, the VI Peel® has helped soften patients’ fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone and texture. The specially formulated peel has active ingredients trichloroacetic acid, Retin-A, salicylic acid, phenol, and vitamin C, which brighten and rejuvenate the skin. This painless and simple treatment will leave your skin feeling and looking healthier in as little as seven days post-treatment.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?
The cost of your chemical peel treatment will vary depending on your desired results and the extent of treatment required to produce those results. During your consultation, you and Dr. Volshteyn will discuss your cosmetic goals in order to determine the best approach to your chemical peel treatment. Once your treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the cost of your treatment. To learn more about what you can expect and how you can pay for your treatment, please refer to our page on plastic surgery financing.
What is the Chemical Peel Treatment Like?
Chemical peel treatments are highly customizable, so your treatment experience will vary depending on your skin type and treatment needs. We offer chemical peel treatments of varying strengths and ingredients for optimal efficacy. During treatment, we will apply the appropriate chemical peel solution to the skin. It will sit on the skin for 30 minutes to an hour. During this time, you may feel a tingling or warming sensation in the skin. Then, the chemical peel solution is rinsed off and your treatment will be complete. In some cases, for gentler chemical peels, you will wear your chemical peel home and wash it off later that day.
Is There Any Downtime After the Chemical Peel Treatment?
There is little to no downtime after a chemical peel treatment, but you will notice some minor side effects and will have to take certain precautions during the recovery period. After your chemical peel, you can expect redness and sensitivity in the skin that will vary based on the intensity of your treatment. Over the days following treatment, your skin will begin to peel and flake off. During this time, it is important to protect the skin from excessive sun exposure, as it will be highly sensitive and susceptible to sun damage. You may also have to avoid exercise, hot showers, and certain cosmetic products for a day or two after treatment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from My Chemical Peel?
The results from your chemical peel will become visible over the weeks following treatment as the skin begins to heal. Many patients require multiple chemical peel treatment sessions in order to obtain their desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Volshteyn will let you know how many treatments are needed and when you can expect the full results from your chemical peel treatment.
Chemical peels are medical-grade facial procedures that should only be administered by qualified medical professionals. If you are considering a chemical peel, contact us today to schedule your chemical peel consultation at Atlantic Surgical Associates. We welcome patients from Edison, New Brunswick and West Long Branch, NJ, as well as those from the neighboring areas of New York.