A chemical peel is a great way to restore your youthful appearance or correct some of your most problematic and bothersome skin imperfections. Peels are fast, easy treatments that require no downtime and deliver amazing results. At Dr. Park Avenue, we offer AHA peels in Franklin Lakes, NJ, so you can achieve your best skin ever.
How Often Can You Get a Chemical Peel?
After experiencing one of these amazing peels, you will want to make it a regular part of your skincare regimen. Chemical peels can be scheduled quite regularly, often on a monthly basis, which is one of their benefits. Different strengths of peels are available to address various skin concerns.
As you continue to improve your skin and build on your treatment results, you typically can schedule a light or medium strength chemical peel bi-monthly or monthly and continue to see great results.
Since stronger, deeper peels target aging’s more advanced signs, they shouldn’t be scheduled monthly. Scheduling a consultation is the best way to determine what type of treatment plan is right for you.
We will evaluate your skin and determine the best chemical peel for you during this consultation. You will then know how often you will need to get these peels to meet your skincare goals, and we can schedule your treatments accordingly. Connect with us online so we can get started!
About AHA Peels
AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acids, of which there are several, and these powerhouses are perfect for treating your skin issues. AHAs occur naturally and have special exfoliating properties that can enhance your skin’s own natural exfoliation process. Lactic acid is an AHA, for instance, and it can be found in milk. Another AHA is glycolic acid, which you find in sugar cane, and malic acid can be found in apples, among other things.
Exfoliating the skin removes dead skin cells and prevents them from building up on your skin, hiding the fresh skin underneath and giving your skin a dull look. Exfoliation also sends signals to your body to ramp up the production of collagen, which not only helps you look more youthful and radiant but actually helps reverse signs of aging. AHA peels can diminish the appearance of your pores and reduce acne breakouts.
How Does the Process Work?
Peels generally take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The length of time we spend in our office will vary depending on the type of peel we perform and the condition of your skin. If you need additional treatments, we can add them to your appointment.
This is really a relaxing process from beginning to end. First, we’ll carefully clean your skin. Then, your esthetician will apply the peel to your skin and wait the recommended time before pulling it off and showing you your younger skin – all you have to do is relax as she does it.
How It Feels
During the treatment, all you’ll feel is comfort and relaxation! The treatment will leave your skin feeling tight and fresh afterward, and it may or may not cause you to peel. The peel you receive during treatment will determine whether or not you peel. We are able to tell you more about the type of post-treatment results we can expect once we choose the right peel for your skin.
In order to achieve the best results, you will need to take good care of your skin following treatment; however, you won’t have to plan around any downtime. The sun’s harmful rays should be protected against, of course, and you should avoid excessive sun exposure at all times for the health of your skin. Regardless of the forecast, always wear high-quality sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing.
In addition, you should avoid touching the treatment areas so as not to cause an allergic reaction. In addition, patients are advised not to use their retinol creams or other potent anti-aging topicals post-treatment so that their skin can heal. Following treatment, you can go about your regular daily routine, but do not get the treatment area wet for approximately two hours.
When caring for your skin after a facial treatment, you should use gentle skincare products. If you have any questions about which products to use or which to avoid, our estheticians can provide you with detailed care instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind of Skin Damage Can a Peel Treat?
If you have any of the following issues, a peel could be helpful:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Poor skin texture, including large pores
- Uneven skin texture
- Acne scars
- Acne-prone skin
- Premature aging signs
Peels also make a great addition to other skincare treatments, so talk to us about your goals. We’d love to help you come up with a treatment plan that will address all your concerns and get you skin you’ll love!
When Will I See Results?
Once you undergo a peel, you can expect to see brighter and fresher skin immediately. Your results will only grow over the next week, with the final results evident from one to two days to a week later as new skin cells grow.
What Are the Benefits of AHA Peels?
These peels are strong enough to tackle some of the most stubborn skin concerns but are gentle enough for them to be done on a monthly or as-needed basis. All skin types can benefit from these treatments, even the most sensitive of skin types, and they can produce results that are noticeable right away. This treatment does not require you to prepare your skin before it is treated, and it is virtually painless during the entire process.
It will not be necessary for you to go into hiding after the treatment, and you will be able to achieve improved collagen production, fresher skin, and a post-treatment glow which will contribute to enhancing your appearance in more than one way. And this is a safe, non-invasive way to achieve your goals, so it’s perfect for those who don’t want any drastic treatments or procedures done.
Which Peel Is Right for Me?
When you come to see us, we’ll help you decide on the best peel for your needs. Different combinations and strengths of AHA are best for different skincare needs, so this is a very personalized treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Almost anyone is a good candidate for a chemical peel. If you’re dissatisfied with your skin, and you want a simple, quick treatment that doesn’t involve any surgery or harsh chemicals, this is a good treatment to consider. It’s also a good treatment option for those who can’t set aside a lot of downtime.
The best candidates for this treatment are non-smokers with common skin flaws. If you have a history of severe allergic reactions, talk to us about your options.
Can I Combine This With Other Treatments?
Depending on your treatment, we can combine your chemical peel with other skincare treatments. Normally, more than one treatment can be done during the same session. When you schedule your initial skincare consultation, you will have the opportunity to speak with us about all of your skincare goals and also create a comprehensive plan to accomplish your skincare goals.
Can Peels Help With Wrinkles?
A variety of factors contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles on the face, but the most common one is the normal aging process. The truth is, in order to soften these lines and reverse the aging process, you need to invest in the health of your skin. The perfect way to accomplish that is to include a chemical peel in your regular skincare routine.
By stimulating collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, chemical peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They can also increase cellular regeneration.
You will notice that as you remove the dead skin cells of the outermost layer of your skin and expose a more youthful layer of skin, your fine lines and wrinkles will diminish, and your skin will appear more youthful, especially if you follow a regular schedule of treatments.
Are You Ready to Try a Peel?
With a chemical peel performed by a professional, you can initiate skin transformation that will change your complexion for the better, leaving you amazed by your results. Contact us today at Dr. Park Avenue in Franklin Lakes, NJ to get started. We’ll schedule a consultation so you can ask all your questions, learn more about these peels, and find out what treatments can help you achieve your beauty and skincare goals.