Facials and Peels
We offer various types of facial "peels" with distinctive purposes and results. They do not result in any scaling or blistering and do no require any "downtime". All of these facial procedures are done in the office in about ten minutes and patients are free to continue their normal daily routine afterwards. The effects of these treatments are further enhanced by using products at home with ingredients, such as vitamins A and C and alpha-hydroxy acids that are complementary to the office treatments.
Before scheduling any of these treatments or selecting products to use at home, we recommend requesting a consultation with one of our dermatologists.
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The Jessner/Efudex treatments are designed to destroy pre-cancerous skin cells. Pre-cancerous, sun damaged skin cells are often not visible on the surface of the skin. This treatment selectively destroys these cells, erasing years of sun exposure and possibly preventing future surgery or other treatments for skin cancer or pre-cancers. The treatment consists of two clear liquids applied to the skin and allowed to dry. As an added benefit, the treatments leave the skin with a softer, clearer, smoother texture. The recommended treatment schedule is once a week for eight weeks. Glycolic, or alpha hydroxy treatments, are an exfoliating treatment that will leave your skin more smoothly textured, healthier looking and more radiant. Alpha hydroxy acids, which are naturally occurring acids derived from fruit and sugar cane, help to loosen and remove the layers of dead cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin, revealing fresh, undamaged skin underneath. Regular use will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, superficial pigmentation (discoloration), acne and dull, dry skin. During the treatment, the skin is first cleansed, then liquid or gel is applied which may feel tingly. A neutralizing liquid and a moisturizer is applied. Six weekly treatments are recommended, starting with a low concentration of glycolic and progressing to as high of a concentration as is desired by the patient.
Amino fruit acids like their first cousins the alpha hydroxy acids, are used to improve the tone and texture of the skin, decrease visible wrinkling and reduce brown spots. They are effective with less irritation than some patients experience with glycolic acid. The skin is first cleansed and the gel is applied and left on for a few minutes. Subsequent treatments use progressively higher concentrations and/or are left on for longer duration. The skin is neutralized and the patient is instructed to apply a moisturizer one hour after the procedure. Six treatments, usually weekly, are recommended.
SkinMedica® Chemical Peels
Depending on your condition, we can customize treatment using different SkinMedica peels. Aging, sun exposure, and other environmental factors cause fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and texture. SkinMedica peels treat all those concerns, as well as conditions such as acne scarring or changes in pigment. Your skin care specialist evaluates your skin condition at your consultation before recommending the best treatment.
We offer the following SkinMedica peels:
This is the gentlest SkinMedica peel available and is a great way to give your skin a refreshed, radiant glow without downtime. Illuminize is a good introduction to chemical peels and won't cause your skin to peel following treatment. Patients leave our office looking refreshed. Mild redness may occur but diminishes rapidly. Even though it is a gentle peel, we advise patients to limit sun exposure as much as possible in the week following treatment because the skin is more sensitive. The Illuminize peel is appropriate for all skin types. Treatments can be repeated every 2 weeks.
If your goal is to improve the appearance of moderate fine lines and wrinkles or rough skin, a Vitalize Peel treatment may be recommended. You'll see results after a single peel, but optimal results are typically noticed after 3 to 6 peels, depending on the condition of your skin. A Vitalize peel is fine for patients of all skin types.
Rejuvenize is a slightly more aggressive treatment than Vitalize and is recommended for patients with moderate to severe skin imperfections. It is also used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and can improve the appearance of acne scarring. One treatment produces noticeable results, but a series of 3 to 6 peels yields results that are more significant. Patients with darker skin should first get a Vitalize peel treatment to ensure their skin can tolerate the procedure.
We also offer microdermabrasion treatments. This procedure acts to remove the outer layer of dead skin by applying a spray of fine crystal particles in a highly controlled manner to "erase" imperfections and sun damage without pain or sensitivity. It is recommended for improving skin conditions such as age spots and fine wrinkling, pigmentation due to sun exposure, acne, and blackheads.
A glass tube is lightly brushed over the skin, applying the crystals that are sprayed over the surface and vacuumed up again in one movement. At the end of the treatment, the patient rinses their face and an oil-free moisturizer is applied. The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes. The skin looks smoother and softer immediately, without scabbing, crusting, or downtime. Weekly or biweekly treatments are advised, with an average of 6 treatments recommended to achieve optimal results.
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