A Beginner’s Guide To Chemical Peels

chemical peels Considering a chemical peel? Good! A chemical peel can make a huge difference in the way your skin feels and looks. Peels are popular, effective and fast. If you are curious to learn more, read on. Dr. LoBuono’s goal is to provide his patients with glowing, more youthful-looking skin, and a peel is just one of the ways he can accomplish this for you.

We offer peels tailored to your unique needs, ranging from mild to strong, including:

  • TCA (trichloroacetic acid) for medium-depth peels. Because these peels penetrate deeper, they are usually only performed once.
  • Neo-Strata glycolic acid peels, which are made from natural fruit juice acids and vary in strength from 20 to 70 percent. These peels improve skin tone, reduce pores, clear away wrinkles and fine lines, and leave your skin radiant. A series of these peels is recommended.

Our peels achieve the most optimum results possible with the least amount of down time. Each type of peel is different; each is specifically designed to enhance and improve the look and texture of your skin.

Renewing your skin and reviving how you feel about yourself are 2 reasons to schedule a chemical peel. Here are 5 more:

  1. Increase the production of collagen
  2. Improve minor acne scars and treat existing acne
  3. Correct surface aging problems
  4. Un-clog pores
  5. Remove sun spots, freckles, and blotches

Your skin will feel warm during your peel; it may also sting or burn slightly. Afterwards, your skin will feel dry and tight, and may be red for an hour or so. Your skin will be sensitive to the sun, so you must be diligent about using a good sunscreen.

Call to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. LoBuono and discuss with him which of the peels we offer would be best for your skin type. You may even want to enhance your peel with another procedure, such as a Botox treatment or a dermal filler. Call, today: (732) 449-0167.

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“Peel” Away Time With a Chemical Peel

As Father Time marches on, your once youthful-looking skin begins to show the effects of the environment, genetics, hormones and the aging process. A chemical peel is a popular and effective treatment for uneven skin pigmentation, facial blemishes, acne or Chicken Pox scars, sun-damaged skin, and pre-cancerous growths.

The result? More youthful, smoother, glowing skin.

The chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world.
It was performed in ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece for those desiring smoother, more beautiful skin. Today, chemical facial peels are popular because they offer nearly immediate results and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.

How does a peel work?

A chemical peel is a controlled injury to the skin which causes skin cells to separate and exfoliation to begin. A peel uses an acid solution (alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or phenol) which is applied to the skin to remove the damaged, outer layers of the skin, enhancing and smoothing the skin’s texture.

Dr. LoBuono performs medium-depth peels using trichloroacetic acid (TCA). Because the penetration is deeper, TCA peels are usually only performed once. Dr. LoBuono will carefully evaluate your skin to determine how to provide you with the best possible results.

Patients with fair skin and light hair are good candidates for chemical peels. Those who have darker skin may still achieve good results, depending on the problem being treated.
Although chemical peels can improve the appearance of fine lines, they are not an effective treatment for deep wrinkles.

  • Your chemical peel will be performed in our office.
  • Seven to 10 days after the procedure, your new pink skin will emerge.
  • The pink color will fade but your skin will be sensitive…avoidance of exposure to sunlight until the pinkness fades is critical; the use of sun block a must!
  • The amount of time it takes for recovery varies with each patient.
  • A peel is not just for women!
  • Men who undergo a peel must delay shaving for a while.

Call for an appointment today, and give old Father Time the boot! 732.449.0167