Chemical Peels

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Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a non-invasive procedure used to control blemishes, reduce irregular pigmentation, and fade fine lines caused by sun damage, age, or other uncontrollable factors. They can also improve whiteheads and blackheads that are seen with acne or excessively oily skin. When you come in to see one of our expert providers at Geria Dermatology, you can rest assured that your chemical peel will leave your skin looking fresh and renewed! Further, chemical peel in New Jersey are a relatively affordable option with a minimum amount of downtime required for recovery. Specific downtimes vary on the depth of the peel, but usually, side effects are very mild and don’t interfere with your normal activities.

Our practice is conveniently located to serve chemical peel patients in Rutherford, Verona, Bergen, and Essex Counties.

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are a category of advanced clinical skin rejuvenation treatments that help alleviate sun damage and return the youthful glow of an individual’s skin. Peels vary in their strength and types. Geria Dermatology offers several different types of chemical peels, as well as different strengths of peels. The depth of the peel depends on the chemical used.

Chemical peels can be performed on all parts of the body: face, neck, chest, back, arms, and legs. You may require more than one peel to achieve your required results. The body’s natural daily process is to regenerate skin cells and flake off the older, dead cells. This process is just sped up by a chemical peel. With all chemical peels, a topical solution is applied to the epidermis, the top layer of the skin to loosen and remove the upper layers of dead and damaged skin, thereby uncovering the newer, fresher skin underneath. In addition, chemical peels catalyze the generation of collagen in deeper layers of the skin, otherwise known as the dermis.

What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?

Our patients, who have received chemical peels in New Jersey, have seen the following benefits:

  • Acne Removal
  • Diminished scarring
  • Fading discoloration
  • Fading or erasure of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Non-invasive
  • Reduced pore size
  • Softer and smoother skin
  • Uniform skin texture
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Who are the Best Candidates for Chemical Peels?

If you are interested in chemical peels but are still trying to decide if you are a good candidate, here are some guidelines to help you decide:

  • Are not immuno-suppressed
  • Do not have major underlying medical conditions
  • Have a weathered and nonuniform complexion
  • Have acne, scars, or oily skin
  • Have moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles
  • Maintain realistic expectations from the procedure
  • Not currently pregnant or nursing

What’s the
First Step?

The first step to getting a chemical peel at Geria Dermatology is to schedule an in-person visit with one of our providers. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical history, aesthetic goals, concerns, and expectations for the procedure. We encourage full transparency of medical history and expectations so that we can arrive at the best possible treatment plan and avoid unnecessary risks.  

Your provider will evaluate your skin condition, and the target areas of concern. At the end of the consultation, we aim to arrive at a mutually agreed upon treatment plan, after which, you can either receive your chemical peel immediately following your consultation, or if you’d prefer, you can then schedule your appointment for a convenient time.

What to Expect on the Day of a Chemical Peel

On the day of your chemical peel, the target area will first be cleansed before the treatment. Depending on the level of the peel, you’ll be given a topical anesthetic to ease the process should there be any discomfort. We will then apply a chemical solution to the area for a few minutes, which will produce a slight burning sensation but should pass rather quickly as the solution itself acts as an anesthetic. Right after, this solution will be wiped off and replaced with a neutralizing solution to stop the chemical reaction. A handheld fan is also provided should you need extra cooling in the area.

The treatment could take anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours depending on the size of the treatment area and the depth of your chemical peel.

Chemical Peel Recovery

Despite the fact that chemical peels have a low recovery downtime, we recommend taking it easy on the day of the treatment. It is common to see mild swelling and reddening of the target area. After about 24 hours, a crust or scab will form to protect your new skin, do NOT pick at it! It can usually be removed with some gentle washing with soap and water followed by the application of creams, moisturizers, or ointments. After the crust falls off within a few days, your face will again appear red, similar to a sunburn. Your face will then gradually lighten into a pinkish hue, getting lighter and returning close to normal after several weeks when your skin has completely regenerated. Most lighter freckles and birthmarks will disappear, however, heavier freckles will still be noticeable.

As your skin heals, you may feel “abnormal” sensations, such as itching or tingling, but this is part of the process and nothing to worry about. While you are fine to do your average routine within a day or so, you should avoid any strenuous activities for two to three weeks. You will also want to avoid sunlight as best as possible for the first three weeks as your pigmentation will have been stripped away during the treatment. Once your pigmentation returns, we strongly encourage you to wear good sunblock. After this three-week mark, you can wear light makeup again, but you should look into non-allergenic makeup to avoid irritating the skin. 

Please follow the post-treatment care instructions to get the best results and if anything feels out of the ordinary, please contact us immediately.

How much?

How Much Does a Chemical Peel Cost in New Jersey?

The cost of a chemical peel in New Jersey is determined by multiple factors such as which chemical peel you are getting, the surface area being treated, and the depth and degree of the peel. We recommend that you schedule your chemical peel consultation at the earliest to receive a customized quote that can offer you the most needed and cost-efficient treatment. 

Why choose us?

Why choose
Geria Dermatology?

Our founder, Aanand N. Geria, MD FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Geria is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD), a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), New Jersey Dermatological Society (DSNJ), and Skin of Color Society, and has frequently made the Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” list since 2018.

Our Dermatologists and talented team of clinicians have undergone extensive training and developed the necessary skills to treat patients of all backgrounds. Our goal is to exceed our patients’ expectations while establishing ourselves as the premier chemical peel treatment provider in the New Jersey area.

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If you are unhappy with your skin texture, fine lines, uneven pigmentation, sun spots, or acne, a chemical peel from Geria Dermatology may be the perfect solution for you! 

Several ingredients can chemically resurface your skin and can be diluted or combined to form peels that range from very light and superficial to deeper treatments. Our skin experts will determine the best peel to meet your needs, learn about your areas of concern, and align your treatment with your expected results and aftercare tolerance. 

If you are interested in undergoing a chemical peel treatment at our New Jersey facility, please fill out the scheduling form below or call our office directly and a helpful member of our team will be able to assist you. Contact us today.

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