If the surface layers of your skin are damaged, wrinkled or spotted with discoloration, affected by melasma (red to brown discolorations of the cheeks and nose, frequently associated with pregnancy), or if you have skin growths, activeacne blemishes, or acnefacial scars, a chemical peel procedure performed by our experienced staff may be the right choice for you.
Depending on the severity of your skin’s issues, your skin type, your schedule and your desired outcome, many options for chemical peels are available.
● PHENOL– one of our strongest compounds, providing some of the deepest peels. Phenol peels are only performed on the face and only if the skin type and tone is appropriate for this level of treatment. You'll need some recovery time from the anticipated swelling and healing of the skin after this peel.
● TRICHLOROACETIC ACID – best for peels of a medium depth, this peel addresses finer wrinkles and blemishes. There is a short recovery time from a trichloroacetic acid peel but you should see your fresher, healthier skin in about a week.
● ALPHA-HYDROXY ACID PEELS & BETA-HYDROXY AICD PEELS – these are our least aggressive, and most popular, chemical peels, as they require almost no recovery time. Although these treatments may need to be repeated more frequently than the stronger peels, they may achieve very similar results without the downtime and recovery time. Typically, the results are apparent after a few days of some mild sunburn-like redness and flaking of the skin.
As many types of chemical peel agents require a physician's prescription for application and adminsitration, Dr. Hausen and Medical Aesthetics of Woodbury® are proud to offer exclusively the physician-grade quality and concentrations of peels which are unavailable at salons, spas, and non-medical facilities.
Our Alphahydroxy acid and Betahydroxy acid chemical peels require no anesthesia and the peel procedures may often be completed in under 30 minutes. Trichloracetic peels and Phenol peels require approximately an hour to complete.