The cost of chemical peels used for treating acne scars

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Acne scars can affect self-esteem. Dr. Jeanine Downie, a nationally prominent dermatologist who founded image Dermatology® in Montclair, knows firsthand the concerns of a patient who battles acne. She suffered from acne and then found a treatment that worked. One of the treatments she offers patients is chemical peels. She is happy to explain the cost as well as other factors of chemical peels. Cost factors of chemical peels include the type of peel, strength of the peel, and the individual needs of the patient. Deep chemical peels affect several layers of skin. They are used only on the face and are only performed once. Deep chemical peels require anesthesia and more aftercare. These are used to correct skin pigment issues and wrinkles. These chemical peels often contain a chemical called phenol. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is the main peeling agent used for medium peels, though the peel may be done in several steps using a different chemical solution followed by TCA. Superficial or light peels are the mildest type of chemical peel and can be used on all skin types. They usually use glycolic acid. This type of chemical peel can be performed during a lunch break and does not require any downtime. Dr. Downie performs a superficial peel on herself once a month.

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At image Dermatology®, we can provide an Alpha Hydroxy Acid peel that can unclog pores. Skin Medica Vitalize and the Rejuvenize peels can be used to treat moderate acne scars. The peels include a combination of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol. Acne, dark marks, and acne scars are among the many conditions we can treat with chemical peels. We also can treat skin texture and pigment issues, freckles, and fine lines and wrinkles. Our team would be happy to help you receive the treatment you need within your budget. Contact us at (973) 509-6900 to discuss all of your treatment options for battling acne scars and other skin conditions. Dr. Downie would be happy to meet with you during a consultation. She will examine the areas you want treated, review your medical history, and determine the right treatment for you. Dr. Downie will tailor a treatment plan to meet your individual needs.

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.

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