Chemical peels can address a range of skin concerns depending on the type and strength of the specialized combination of chemical exfoliants applied to the patient’s face. Women and men who want to treat sun damage, age-related skin changes, or acne, can all benefit from chemical peel treatments at The Derm Group.
How Is a Chemical Peel Performed?
During a chemical peel, our specialist applies a topical solution such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA) directly to freshly cleansed skin. This solution can vary in strength to produce a mild, moderate, or deep peel. Depending on the type of peel used, it may be left on the skin for 10 minutes or more. Most patients experience a warming or tingling sensation within the first 10 minutes of application. A topical anesthetic may be used before deep chemical peels for enhanced comfort. After the solution has been allowed to penetrate the skin, a neutralizing agent is applied, and the chemical peel is removed.
What Does a Chemical Peel Treat?
Chemical peels can correct several concerns and one of our board-certified physicians will recommend the best treatment plan after evaluating your skin and discussing your aesthetic goals. Depending on the peel’s formulation, it can treat:
- Dark spots
- Sun damage
- Lax skin
The number of treatment sessions needed varies by individual concerns. Mild to moderate chemical peels may require subsequent treatments every few months to maintain the effects. Deep chemical peels do not need to be repeated as often since they provide more dramatic results that may last for a year or more.
What to Expect
Mild to moderate chemical peels generally cause reactions similar to a sunburn, including light skin redness and flaking for 2 to 4 days. Deeper peels can produce more intense flaking, rawness, and redness that may last for several weeks.
Post-Treatment Skin Care
After skin resurfacing, our physicians generally suggest that you avoid sun exposure. A full-spectrum sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection is also recommended to protect your sensitive new skin. Your aesthetician may prescribe skincare products to help your skin renew itself quickly.
How Much Does a Chemical Peel Cost?
Chemical peels vary in cost depending on the type of peel used and the extent of the treatment.
|Chemical Peel Options|
|DermPerfection Dermalage Mini Peel|
|DermPerfection Dermalage Mini HP Peel|
|DermPerfection Gloss Peel|
|DermPerfection Sensilage Peel|
|Obagi Blue Radiance Peel|
|PCA Advanced Peel|
|Rejuvenating Glycolic Peel*|
|Mini Derm Gloss Peel*|
|Micro Dermalage Peel*|
|Derm Gloss Peel*|
|Mini Dermalage Peel*|
*Treatments available only at Egg Harbor Township and Marlton locations.
Please call for pricing information as prices vary by location.
Other Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
Individuals considering skin resurfacing procedures may also be good candidates for laser skin resurfacing or intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments. The Derm Group also offers a variety of professional skincare products to keep your skin looking healthy before, during, and after treatment.
The Derm Group uses an advanced skin analysis system to determine your skin’s unique needs before developing a customized treatment plan. If you have additional questions or would like to speak with one of our board-certified dermatologists, call (973) 571-2121.