Chemical Peels Boston
Get Your Peel On And Start Glowing
As the skin ages, both chronologically and with sun damage and photoaging, the outermost layer of our skin (composed of dead skin cells) adheres for a longer period of time and becomes a thicker layer. This causes dryness, toughness, and a yellow dull coloration to the skin. A chemical peel is a great option for skin rejuvenation.
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What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is an outpatient cosmetic treatment used to improve the appearance or feel of the skin. Chemical solutions applied to the treatment area exfoliate dead and damaged skin cells, causing the layer of old skin to peel off. This process reveals new skin underneath that is often smoother, less wrinkled, less damaged, and younger-looking.
At its most basic level, chemical peels work by loosening the “glue” that binds the dead skin cells together at the outermost layer of your skin. This process gets rid of acne, makes your skin feel soft, evens out skin tone, repairs damage, and lightens pigmentation, treating conditions that include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and acne scars
- Large pores
- Melasma (dark patches)
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Actinic keratosis
Types of Facial Peels
There are many different types of chemical peels with varying depths of exfoliation, but all use alpha and hydroxy acids. We formulate our chemical peel compounds to customize them for each patient's specific needs, skin types, and sensitivities.
Light chemical peels use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid to exfoliate gently, only penetrating the outer skin layers. Recovery time from a light chemical peel is about four to seven days. Your skin may temporarily be lighter or darker.
A light chemical peel is a good choice for someone who has mild skin issues that they want to fade, such as mild lines and wrinkles, light hyperpigmentation, minor acne scarring, minor skin tone and texture issues, and dull skin.
Medium chemical peels use trichloroacetic or glycolic acid to reach the middle and outer lskin layers, making them more effective for removing damaged skin cells. Your skin will initially swell and form crusts and brown blotches before the new skin emerges. While your skin will recover in about five to seven days, you may have redness that can persist, fading gradually.
Medium peels are good for treating acne scars, noticeable skin damage, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and dry or damaged skin texture.
Deep chemical peels can fully penetrate the middle layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells. These peels often use phenol or trichloroacetic acid. This type of peel may require a local anesthetic, and sedation may be used during the procedure to help manage discomfort. Because they cause redness, peeling, and scabbing, full-strength chemical peels can require two to three weeks of recovery time.
Deep chemical peels aggressively treat moderate skin issues, including acne scarring, deep lines and wrinkles, significant hyperpigmentation, and skin sagging.
The VI Peel is a medium-depth peel that is packed with a synergistic blend of age-defying and brightening ingredients.
What does the VI Peel do?
This exfoliating peel aims to improve skin texture, tone, and clarity. The VI Peel’s proprietary components work in tandem to firm, brighten, and smooth the skin surface, leaving you with a glowing, soft complexion. In addition to rejuvenating the skin, a VI Peel can prevent future damage and slow signs of aging.
VI Peel Benefits
- Firms the skin
- Smooths rough texture
- Diminishes wrinkles and fine lines
- Reverses dullness for a radiant, even-toned glow
Who is the VI Peel for?
Nearly all skin types can benefit from this chemical peel treatment. It is an ideal first-time peel for anyone who wants fresher, healthier, and more vibrant skin.
What skin concerns does the VI Peel treat?
The VI Peel is especially beneficial for individuals who have:
- Sensitive skin
- Keratosis pilaris
- Rough skin texture
- Early signs of aging
VI Peel Procedure
Your provider will first cleanse your skin and then apply the solution with cotton applicators or a brush. The peel will penetrate your skin for approximately a minute. You may feel mild tingling or burning, but it should not be painful.
VI Peel Results
Peeling and flaking last approximately a week. This indicates the VI Peel is working. After the exfoliation process is complete, your skin will appear notably fresher, smoother, and brighter with improved softness and resiliency. Most patients see results within seven days.
PRX T33 Peel
The PRX T33 Peel is a novel treatment that contains 33 percent trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and 67 percent hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). These ingredients tighten, tone, and firm the dermis with less aggressive exfoliation of the epidermis, or top layer of skin. Infact, patients love this peel because you get minimal if any actual “peeling” or down time with this peel while still gaining all the skin benefits
What does the PRX Peel do?
PRX-T33 is great for reversing age-related skin concerns. It stimulates fibroblasts and growth factors within the dermis, resulting in a firmer and more youthful complexion. It also improves skin texture and elasticity.
Who is the PRX Peel for?
Because this peel does not cause photo-sensitivity, it is one of the few peels you can use year-round, even during summer. The PRX Peel is suitable for nearly all skin types. This peel is also a favorite for those who want minimum if any down time but still great results.
What skin concerns does the PRX Peel treat?
The PRX Peel is safe for skin on the face and body. Anyone who has the following concerns may be a candidate for the PRX Peel:
- Stretch marks
- Lax facial skin
- Melasma and pigmented lesions
- Certain types of scars, including pockmarks and post-acne scarring
PRX Peel Procedure
After cleansing your skin, your DinaMD provider will apply the solution and massage it in to ensure proper absorption. After your treatment is complete, they will ask you to apply a special fluid at home that evening, followed by moisturizer. They will advise you to apply the fluid to your skin several times to ensure you get the most benefit from your PRX Peel treatment.
PRX Peel Results
Since the PRX Peel minimizes epidermal damage, there is no downtime. Immediately, the skin takes on a firmer and brighter appearance. Most patients see dramatic results with a single peel.
What complements a Chemical Peel?
You can enhance your chemical peel results with other non-surgical cosmetic treatments, such as dermaplaning. This exfoliation treatment helps remove the outer layers of the skin and makes chemical peels more effective. You can also target deeper wrinkles by combining your Boston chemical peel treatment with BOTOX to relax facial muscles or dermal fillers to add volume.
During the consultation for a chemical peel Boston plastic surgeon Dr. Eliopoulos or one of the Medical Estheticians at the Center for Plastic Surgery will help you determine which type of peel would work best for you and what kinds of complementary treatments can help achieve your skincare goals.
What to Expect in a Consultation
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Facial Chemical Peel Before & After Photos
See Dr. Eliopoulos' facial chemical peel before and after results. It is important to look at before and after images to get an idea of what can be achieved with the procedure and to help guide the process with the doctor.
Chemical Peels FAQ
Is a chemical peel good for the skin?
Chemical peels can be very effective for rejuvenating the skin by removing dead and damaged skin, improving skin texture and tone, and reducing fine lines.
How long do chemical peels last?
The results from chemical peels won't last forever because our skin continues to age. How long you will continue to see the benefits of a chemical peel depends on the type you get and your skin condition.
Light chemical peels can be done as often as every two weeks for several months. Medium-strength peels can be safely done every four to six months. Deep peels should only be performed every two to three years.
How long is a chemical peel procedure?
The length of time it takes to have a chemical peel depends on the type. The procedure can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes.
What is the recovery time for a chemical peel?
Chemical peel treatments can take up to 14 days of recovery time, depending on the depth of the peel. Light, superficial peels require much less downtime. Deep peels require more significant downtime, usually about one to two weeks off work.
At what age can I get a chemical peel?
There is no age limit on when you can get a chemical peel. Some people start getting them in their late teens and twenties to treat acne, acne scarring, and early signs of sun damage. Getting light peels in your 20s and 30s can help keep your skin healthy for the rest of your life.
Can I wear makeup after a chemical peel?
Whether you can wear makeup after a chemical peel depends on the type of peel. You can wear makeup immediately or the next day after a light chemical peel. You can wear camouflaging makeup five to seven days after a medium peel. You will need to wait at least 14 days before using any makeup after having a deep peel.