Chemical Peels Specialist

Marina Medispa, P.C.

Aesthetic Medicine, Anti-Aging & Wellness Center located in Edgewater, NJ

If you’ve got annoying facial flaws, you might feel stuck with them. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could peel them away? Dr. Marina Metelitsin and her medical team provide chemical peels to do just that. Schedule a visit at Marina Medispa in Edgewater, New Jersey to renew your skin: Call or book your appointment online today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a cosmetic medical procedure used to improve the skin’s appearance through the application of a chemical solution. After the application, the outer layer of skin blisters and peels off, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.

How does a chemical peel work?

When Dr. Metelitsin applies the chemical to your skin, a wound develops. With a reaction similar to a sunburn, the old skin turns red, blisters, and peels away and the new skin underneath takes its place. As the outer layers peel away, so do many of your skin’s flaws.

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

Fair-skinned and light-haired patients benefit the most from chemical peels. Patients can choose chemical peels for the face, neck, or hands, and the treatment can improve several conditions and imperfections, including:

  • Fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Mild scars
  • Certain types of acne
  • Age spots
  • Freckles

Peels might also lighten dark patches caused by pregnancy or birth control pills. Even if you have no particular flaws, a chemical peel can improve your skin’s texture and overall appearance.

What can you expect from your chemical peel?

The professional team at Marina Medispa first helps you decide on the depth of your peel, depending on the condition to be treated. Before treatment, your medical aesthetician thoroughly cleans your skin and then applies the solution to small areas.

You may feel a burning sensation for 5-10 minutes, with a bit of stinging afterward, but cold compresses can relieve any discomfort. If you receive a deeper peel, you might need some pain medication, and you should be ready for some swelling or blisters within the next few days.

Because your skin is temporarily more sensitive to sunlight after treatment, you’ll need to limit sun exposure and wear protective sunscreen. In general, the scaling from a mild peel ends in 3-7 days, while a deeper peel may take up to two weeks to heal.

If you want to increase the effects of your peel, you may repeat a mild peel about once a month and a deeper peel every 6-12 months until you reach your goal.

Dr. Metelitsin and her professionally trained team can help you achieve the look you want. Call Marina Medispa to see if chemical peels are right for you, or book an appointment online today.