WHAT ARE Chemical Peels?
To produce the best results from chemical peel treatments, Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa provides you with multiple choices. Your customized chemical peel with exfoliating solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids) will allow you to achieve healthier, smoother skin. At our Doylestown, PA office, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino offers chemical peel treatments to decrease skin irregularities, including fine lines, wrinkles, scars, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels dissolve damaged, dead skin cells with a customized solution that causes the outer most layer of skin to peel off. As your complexion recovers and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, you will see a clearer, smoother tone and texture. This nonsurgical skin care procedure is designed to make your skin radiant and can be done on the neck and face.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our Doylestown, PA office, we provide chemical peels in varying strengths (light, medium, and deep) to target our patients' skin concerns.
- Light peels: You could have a light chemical peel on your lunch break, then go right back to your regular routine. This type of peel will remove the top layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your facial features a more radiant appearance and softer texture. We usually recommend that you get a light chemical peel about once a month for clear, glowing results.
- Medium-depth peels: This level of peel delves further into the skin. Most patients usually prefer to have this strength of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. Individuals receiving this type of peel may also need to prepare for increased discomfort during and about an hour following the treatment. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have significant damage to their skin, such as deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation problems.
- Deep peels: The most advanced type of chemical peel is the deep peel treatment, and it requires the most lengthy recovery time. This is an aggressive procedure that may leave your face swollen, peeling, and itchy for several weeks. Patients who receive a deep peel typically have age or dark spots, sun-damaged skin, prominent acne scars, and deep scars. Since this level of chemical peel can be uncomfortable for some patients, we will provide you with an anesthetic before your treatment.
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WHO CAN GET CHEMICAL PEELS?
Getting the advice of a cosmetic specialist should be the first part of everyone's journey to achieving healthy, smooth skin. A team member at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa can assess your skin during your one-on-one consultation before selecting a chemical peel that will produce your ideal results. Chemical peel candidates of both genders typically have visible concerns with their skin, such as rough patches, acne scars, flaky skin, uneven pigmentation, fine lines, sun spots, and more. We will recommend varying strengths of chemical peels to suit your concerns.
HOW DO CHEMICAL PEELS WORK?
Throughout your chemical peel session at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we will have you lying in a comfortable position to administer your peel. We will ensure your skin is cleaned prior to applying the personalized solution to your face and neck. We will brush the solution onto your face and allow it to set for the specific length of time that was determined during your pre-treatment consultation. Next, we will wash the solution off of your face and apply a neutralizing agent. You are encouraged to bring sunscreen or a hat to wear outside following the procedure to protect against sun exposure.
What to Expect
Depending on the level of the peel you have, you can expect your face to peel and itch, which may last from a few days to a couple of weeks. Dr. Tamburrino or a member of his team will discuss ways to care for your skin during your appointment. Please remember that no matter how much your skin itches during the post-treatment process, it's not a good idea to pull the skin off. This could cause scarring and undo all of the wonderful benefits of your chemical peel treatment.
Chemical Peel FAQ
How much does a chemical peel cost?
Dr. Tamburrino can go over your costs during your consultation after he has decided on your chemical peel treatment plan. The cost of a chemical peel will vary based on the intensity you select. Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa accepts several payment methods, and we often run specials on treatments like chemical peels. Buying a package with several chemical peel treatments can also help you save money.
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
Which level of chemical peel is best for you will vary based on your specific skin needs and aesthetic goals. During your consultation with Dr. Tamburrino, he will help you decide which chemical peel is right for your skin. Some things you may consider are your overall health, the type of skin you have, how deep you want the peel to work, how long you can spend in recovery, and what concerns you have about the appearance of your skin. For your first peel, it may be better to start with a lighter peel and see what you think of the results. From there, you and Dr. Tamburrino can tweak your treatment plan to find the best type of peel for your needs.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Dermabrasion and chemical peels are both facial rejuvenation procedures that correct surface imperfections to give your skin a smoother appearance. The major difference is that dermabrasion requires special tools (a rotating brush or shaving instrument ) to remove the top layer of skin with a careful exfoliating process. A chemical peel uses a caustic solution that is applied to your skin to dissolve damaged skin cells. In your initial consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will go over the advantages of each treatment and help you decide whether a chemical peel or dermabrasion is best for your needs and goals.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Depending on the formula selected, you may feel mild discomfort when it is on your skin. If you get a lighter peel, you may notice some stinging; however, it can be alleviated with a handheld fan. Deep or medium peels are better for deeper skin damage and give you longer-lasting results; however, they are typically more uncomfortable. Topical anesthetics, medications, and ointments may be applied to minimize your discomfort during your treatment. Dr. Tamburrino or a member of his team will discuss how to care for your skin after a peel to extend your results.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
For even greater improvements to your skin, you may combine a chemical peel with another skin treatment at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. In your initial consultation, be honest with Dr. Tamburrino when describing your skin and cosmetic wants so he can create a personalized treatment plan that delivers your best results. This might include adding injectable wrinkle treatments ( such as JUVÉDERM® or BOTOX®), plus a chemical peel to rejuvenate your whole appearance.
Great Skin Starts here
Even if you have limited or a beginner knowledge of skin care products and treatments, our team of aesthetic professionals at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa will work with you. When you arrive at our Doylestown, PA office, you will meet with our licensed aesthetician so we can help you determine the best chemical peel treatment plan to meet your goals. Contact our office to learn more about the personalized, medical-grade skin care treatments offered by our premier plastic surgery office.