Chemical Peel Spring Lake | Brick, NJ

Which Chemical Peel is Right for Me?

Chemical peels provide men and women with a straightforward way to refresh the surface of their skin. Most chemical peels are performed on the face, and each gently disrupts the uppermost layer of cells to reveal more radiance and smoothness. Ideally, our skin cells would slough off on their own, but they usually don’t. This results in a dull complexion and poor texture. A buildup of dead and damaged cells also prevents your skincare products from doing their job.

In our Spring Lake, NJ office, we can develop chemical peels around your needs for brighter, smoother skin. The question you may be asking is “which type of chemical peel is right for me?” The good news is that your peel is customizable. The real question that needs to be answered is how much improvement you want and how much downtime you can schedule.

Superficial Peels

Superficial chemical peels are usually formulated with an alpha hydroxy or a beta hydroxy acid combination. Examples of alpha hydroxy acids include lactic acid, glycolic acid, and citric acid. Salicylic acid is an example of a beta hydroxy acid. Many of the ingredients commonly used in superficial peels are derived from plants and fruit enzymes, making them organic and ultra-nourishing.

Improvement and downtime: The level of improvement that is achieved with a superficial peel is minimal to moderate. The benefit of light peels is that they can be obtained routinely, every month or two. The cumulative effects of routine peels lead to progressive improvement rather than a dramatic change right away. Because superficial peels affect only the uppermost layer of skin cells, there is virtually no downtime. The skin may be slightly red for a short time, but many people go right back to work after treatment.

Medium Peels

Medium and deeper chemical peels contain precise concentrations of Trichloroacetic acid, or TCA. This type of acid penetrates the deeper layers of skin cells for a more dramatic effect. A medium peel may involve a pre-treatment of topical numbing cream to reduce the stinging or burning sensation that may occur as the controlled solution sits on the skin.

Improvement and downtime: Deeper penetration of the skin leads to a more noticeable improvement than what is possible with a superficial peel. However, because a more considerable amount of tissue is affected, redness will linger for at least a few days. The skin may also appear swollen and peeling or flaking may occur. Post-treatment skin care is crucial to infection prevention and optimal results. Downtime usually does not extend beyond one week.

We are proud to offer customized chemical peels to meet our patients’ needs. To learn more, call (732) 449-0167.

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