Nationally prominent dermatologist explains how chemical peels are used for treatment of conditions such as acne
Patients at image Dermatology® appreciate the care of a board-certified dermatologist who understands their concerns with acne. Dr. Jeanine Downie, the founder of the Montclair practice, battled acne during her teenage years. For more than two decades, she has worked with patients tailoring skin care regimens and treatment plans to meet their individual needs. Dr. Downie and her team’s treatment offerings for acne include chemical peels.
Types of chemical peels
It is important to understand that there are several types of chemical peels. Superficial peels are the mildest solutions and can be used on all skin types. They often contain glycolic acid. Medium peels penetrate the skin more deeply. TCA (trichloroacetic acid) is used for medium to deep chemical peels. Deep peels penetrate several layers of skin and they are only used on the face. At image Dermatology®, Dr. Downie and her team can use TCA peels to treat acne and acne scars. The effects of the peels differ, depending on how deeply the skin is penetrated and the type of chemical solution used. When a deeper peel is used, there may be minimal downtime.
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Results from chemical peel treatment
A superficial peel can reduce the appearance of sun-damaged skin and wrinkles and lines. It may take some time for results to appear and several treatment sessions may be needed to achieve the desired result. A medium peel can be used for reducing wrinkles. After three to six months, another treatment session may be recommended. A deep peel eliminates wrinkles and may leave firmer skin.
Most chemical peels are completed in minutes. Chemical peels provide the opportunity for patients to sit back, relax, and have their skin pampered by professionals. Chemical peels can be applied to the face, neck, chest, arms, shoulders, back, buttocks, and legs. Dr. Downie can personally attest to the results of chemical peels. She performs a chemical peel on herself once a month.
Exploring all of the options
Dr. Downie and her team offer other treatments for acne as well as acne scars. The Fraxel Restore laser can be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars. To learn more about acne and acne scar treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Downie by calling (973) 509-6900. She will review your medical history, examine the area you want treated, and tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs.