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Chemical Peels Specialist

Allen Sapadin, MD

Dermatologists & Aesthetic Specialists located in Hackensack, NJ

Chemical peels remove dead and dull-looking skin and encourage new skin turnover for a youthful new look. A chemical peel at the dermatology practice of Allen Sapadin, MD, in Hackensack, New Jersey, helps with many types of skin problems, including fine lines, sun damage, and acne scars. Use online scheduling or call the office to book your appointment now.

Chemical Peels

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are skin treatments that remove one or more layers from your skin, sloughing off damaged and dead skin. Chemical peels improve many issues, including:

  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Poor skin tone
  • Rough skin texture
  • Surface lines and wrinkles

Your aesthetic services provider at the office of Allen Sapadin, MD, discusses your skin concerns with you to help you choose the right chemical peel.

What are the different kinds of chemical peels?

There are three general categories for chemical peels.

Light peel

A light skin peel like Alpha-hydroxy acid sloughs away your skin's top layer. This kind of peel is a good way to improve skin tone and texture, and it may help with surface lines and wrinkles, too. You can have light peels as often as once a month.

Medium peel

A medium peel like trichloroacetic acid removes the uppermost two layers of skin. Removing the second layer of skin allows you to deal with deeper issues than a light peel can resolve. Medium peels are a good choice for mild-to-moderate wrinkles and acne scars, along with surface issues like tone and texture problems. You can have medium peels several times a year.

Deep peel

A deep chemical peel like phenol is a very strong skin peel, and it's something that's usually best for severe problems like major acne scars or precancerous lesions. Because deep chemical peels remove three skin layers, they can yield dramatic results. A deep peel is done while you're under anesthesia, and it can last for years. You can generally have only one deep peel in your life.

You can combine or alternate peels with other treatments if needed. For example, you might benefit from both microneedling and a chemical peel.

How can I maintain results after my chemical peel?

A chemical peel can give you beautiful results, but maintaining your skin is up to you. Avoid sun exposure, and never pop pimples or pick at your face. Also, use quality products on your skin.

Your aesthetics care provider at the office of Allen Sapadin, MD, recommends products uniquely suited to your specific skin concerns. Dr. Sapadin offers Revision Skincare® products, professional-grade products available only from practitioners that can truly improve your skin.

Book your appointment using the online appointment tool or call the office of Allen Sapadin, MD, to schedule your chemical peel today.