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Chemical Peels in Montgomery County

Chemical peeling is one of the original methods of revitalizing the skin. Chemical peels, also known as chemical resurfacing, are targeted for the treatment of wrinkles, acne, photoaging (from sun damage), scarring, pre-cancerous lesions, and discoloration such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or melasma. Chemical peels promote the growth of new skin with an improved appearance.

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Chemical Peels 101

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Overview

There is a wide range of chemical peels from very light peels to medium depth which will require you to have some days of feeling tight/dry and peeling can range from slight peeling around the mouth to all over the face for up to a week. More aggressive/very deep chemical peels are performed by the Doctor. Chemical peels are often blends of acids that are used to address and improve many different skin conditions such as fine lines, hyperpigmentation, large pores or congestion in the pores, oiliness or dryness, dull or lackluster skin. A series of treatments is often recommended spaced 4-6 weeks apart but peels can also be done a couple of times of year to improve overall skin health.

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What to Expect

  • The skin will be thoroughly cleansed with a double or triple cleanse. The skin will be prepped with a degreasing solution. Dermaplaning can be performed as an add on service prior to the chemical to enhance the efficacy of the peel. A blended peel solution is chosen based on the patients’ concerns and the amount of “downtime” the patient is willing to tolerate. Peels are left on the skin for longer or more passes can be done, based on what the patient is looking to achieve. Once the peel is completely neutralized a calming serum and mask are applied to the skin followed by moisturizer, SPF, and lip treatment serum.
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Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • If you are using Retin-A or Tretinoin you may want to stop using 1-2 nights prior to your treatment.
  • Ideally, we want you on a prescribed skin care regimen to prep the skin for 3-4 weeks prior to your treatment.

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Its popularity remains, even in today’s world of high tech lasers, because they produce great results with little downtime and allow you to maintain your skin in between other treatments. Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution to the skin which penetrates to a depth as determined by Dr. Weishar.

Different depth peels produce different results from a mild redness without any outward signs of peeling to a more obvious few days of shedding skin. Dr. Weishar will determine which peel meets your needs and discuss your options with you to determine the best treatment plan. She will take into account your treatment goals, lifestyle, whether you can plan for any downtime, and how chemical peeling fits into other treatments you may be having.

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Customized Chemical Peels

Springhouse Dermatology offers light chemical peels as well as medium depth peels. Light peels have little to no downtime and are usually be done as a series to obtain the best results. These peels can be used for skin refreshing, treating active acne, brightening the complexion, and reducing the appearance of pores. Medium depth peels require some social downtime as you will see active peeling of the skin. However, you will achieve more impressive results in less time- as there is always a trade-off between the intensity of the procedure and the degree of improvement. Both light and medium depth peels can be used on the face as well as the body. At your consultation we can determine which peel best suits your needs.

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Dr. Margo Weishar
Board Certified Dermatologist, Montgomery County