Chemical Peels

Conveniently Located to Serve Rutherford, Verona, Bergen and Essex Counties

Whether you want to trade dull, dry skin for a vibrant, healthy glow, or you’re interested in diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, board-certified dermatologists at Geria Dermatology in Rutherford, New Jersey, has the right solution for your skin. Like other advanced clinical skin treatments, chemical peels are so effective because they work to correct skin problems, rather than simply masking them. Call the office or book your appointment online today.

Chemical Peels

Frequently Asked Questions

How does photoaging affect my skin?

If you feel your skin makes you look a bit older than your biological age, you may be noticing the effects of photoaging, or the premature aging of skin cells caused by long-term sun exposure.

Ultraviolet rays cause as much as 90% of the early signs of premature skin aging. Typical signs of photoaging include:

  • Fine lines around your eyes and mouth
  • Pigmented spots, including freckles and age spots
  • Noticeable loss of skin tone and texture
  • Thinning lips that look taut and pale

Although the effects of photoaging can appear anywhere on your body, including your hands, shoulders, and legs, you’re more likely to notice it on your face.

How can a chemical peel help?

A chemical peel is a noninvasive clinical skin treatment that directly addresses the damaging effects of photoaging. It involves applying a therapeutic chemical formulation that gently “peels,” or lifts away, the top layer of your skin.

One of the main benefits of chemical peels is that they’re customizable — we can use the treatment on any skin type to take care of a comprehensive range of common flaws, such as:

  • Dull, blotchy complexion
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots or other pigmented spots
  • Minor surface indentations or scars
  • Leathery, saggy skin texture

Depending on your skin needs, a chemical peel may be applied to your entire face or just to specific areas, such as the wrinkles around your mouth.

The peel’s overall depth of action depends on a variety of factors, including its ingredients, how it’s applied, and how long it remains on your skin before being neutralized.

What are the main types of chemical peels?

All chemical peels are designed to exfoliate dead skin cells, improve skin texture, and help open pores. Deeper chemical peels go one step further by correcting uneven skin tone and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots.

When you have a chemical peel, you can expect a customized version of one of the following:

Superficial chemical peels

This superficial skin treatment uses alpha or beta hydroxy acids to create smooth skin, diminish the appearance of dark spots, and help unclog your pores. A superficial chemical peel is quick and has minimal downtime, making it an ideal component of your ongoing skincare regimen. When done at two- to four-week intervals, a superficial peel can help reduce the appearance of fine lines over time.

Medium depth chemical peel

This treatment contains a stronger concentration of trichloroacetic acid, an ingredient that has a significant diminishing effect on age spots and deep wrinkles. Because a medium peel works at deeper layers, the treatment area appears slightly sunburned for about a week, or the amount of time it takes the collagen renewal process to reveal healthier-looking skin.

What is the Cost of a Chemical Peel?

The price of cosmetic treatments vary from person to person and depends on the treatment plan designed specifically for you. During your consultation, we will assess the quality of your skin and talk to you about your goals to develop a treatment plan. During this time, we’ll also discuss the price and financing options available to you.

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in learning more about a chemical peel and the other cosmetic options available to you, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We will gladly assist you throughout the entire process and answer any of the questions you have along the way.



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1️⃣Cleansing and numbing: The lips and surrounding areas are thoroughly cleansed to remove any makeup, dirt, or oils that could increase the risk of infection. Topical numbing cream or local anesthesia may be applied to the lips to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

2️⃣Poking: Using a fine needle or cannula, the injector creates entry points or small punctures along the lip border or within the lips themselves.

3️⃣Injecting: The filler is carefully injected into the marked areas or along the lip borders, following the predetermined plan to achieve the desired shape and volume.

4️⃣Massaging: After injection, the injector may gently massage the lips to distribute the filler evenly and reduce the risk of lumps or irregularities.

5️⃣Assessment: Once the filler has been injected, the injector evaluates the results and makes any necessary adjustments to ensure symmetry and natural-looking enhancement.

6️⃣Aftercare: Patients are advised on post-treatment care, which may include avoiding strenuous activities, refraining from touching or pressing on the lips, and using cold compresses to reduce swelling.

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