The value of chemical peels goes well beyond cost

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Merriam-Webster defines “cost” as the amount of money needed to pay for something. They describe “value” as a fair return for money, or usefulness or usefulness or importance. Women and men in Glen Ridge and surrounding areas are naturally concerned about the cost of top-shelf dermatological care. The savvy ones are also aware of the value of effective treatments for radiantly healthy skin. Dr. Jeanine Downie of image Dermatology® delivers affordable complexion improvement with chemical peels. Dr. Downie wants everyone to understand that for both males and females that chemical peels are the most popular cosmetic procedure that she performs in her practice.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is the application of a solution to improve the tone and texture of the skin, usually on the face, neck, and décolletage. This technique encourages natural exfoliation of dull, dead skin, without abrasion. As outer layers of skin slough off, a fresh new complexion emerges. In experienced hands, chemical peels effectively treat lines, coarse texture, pigmentation spots, and acne.

Regular chemical peels are an ideal solution for patients who need more than topical treatment.

Comparing peels to other options

Laser therapies accomplish a similar resurfacing goal, but typically at a higher cost, with some discomfort, more downtime, and with added risk of side effects.

As a Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Downie has extensive training and experience in analyzing skin types. She customizes chemical peel treatment by choosing the right formulation, monitoring progress, and adjusting the length of time the solution is left on the patient’s skin.

Light peels are actually a pampering spa-like experience, and Dr. Downie takes extra steps to ensure that even more aggressive treatment is comfortably tolerated. Patients get aftercare instructions to maximize the benefits of treatment.

Call our office on (973) 509-6900
to book an appointment today.

Value is in results

No matter how economical the price tag, you don’t receive value from cosmetic dermatological care if you don’t get results. image Dermatology® offers a variety of chemical peel options including:

  • Glycolic acid – This gentle alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from natural sugar cane is good for pigmentation problems and acne.
  • Salicylic acid – As a beta hydroxyl acid (BHA), this peel deep cleans pores, reduces oil, and removes dead skin cells for serious acne care.
  • Trichloracetic acid – A TCA is a medium peel; about the equivalent of a controlled second-degree burn. Dr. Downie uses it to address mild to moderate wrinkles and damage from long-term sun exposure.
  • Vitalize – This is a combination peel. It’s a two-step procedure for improvement of rough texture, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, and uneven skin tone.
  • Rejuvenize – This deep peel aggressively goes after melasma, acne scarring, sun damage, and wrinkles.

Call image Dermatology® today at (973) 509-6900 for a consultation with Dr. Downie. She’ll help you decide if the cost of chemical peels will be the best value for your cosmetic dermatology investment.

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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