Today’s chemical peels can make up an integral part of a nonsurgical treatment plan, designed to dramatically improve the skin’s texture and tone. The peeling process can gently eliminate the surface layer of dead, damaged cells, making way for a brighter, clearer skin. These minimally-invasive skin care treatments will also reduce fine lines, deep creases, brown spots, sun damage, blemishes, acne scarring, and large pores. At the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, Dr. Leonard Miller and his acclaimed staff of aesthetic professionals bring patients a wide variety of chemical peel options. Varying in strength and depth of surface penetration, there is a chemical peel available to safely treat every skin type and ethnicity, restoring a refreshed and healthy complexion.
Why Choose A Chemical Peel?
Your skin is the first line of defense for your facial tissues – protecting your body from the damaging effects of the sun, wind, and harsh chemicals on a daily basis. Over time, these brutal elements will cause the skin the show age, losing its youthful elasticity and luster. Without intervention, wrinkles, brown spots, discoloration, and blemishes appear, adding unwanted years onto the appearance.
The Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation offers patients an innovative, nonsurgical choice for fighting the early signs of aging using chemical peels. Through the breakthroughs in modern science and cutting-edge medicine, modern chemical peels are much milder on the skin, with fewer side effects and better results that in decades passed. Each peel offered at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation is designed to treat a specific need. Dr. Miller can assist in finding the right peel for each individual’s skin type, specific complaints, and desired results. Both women and men can see years fall away from their appearance after a professional chemical peel at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation.
Chemical Peels Options
The trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel is a unique, non-toxic chemical peel. Created to address the top-most layers of the skin, the TCA peel is perfect for those individuals looking to improve dark spots, irregular pigmentation, and sundamage, as well as diminish mild wrinkles and fine lines. The TCA peel is one of the most popular chemical peels, taking 45 minutes in the office. Two to five days are needed for the skin to slough away and then fully heal. For the safest experience, the TCA peel is always performed by Dr. Miller.
A Vi-Peel is made from a cutting-edge blend of vitamins and chemicals, including Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C; achieving powerful and consistent results. This peel is designed to improve the skin’s texture while enhancing the overall complexion. A Vi-Peel will reduce age related wrinkles, diminish blemishes and acne scarring, while stimulating collagen production for long-term benefits. Taking only 30 minutes in the office, the Vi-Peel is a gentle choice, leaving the skin fully healed in one week.
As one of the newest chemical peels on the aesthetic market, the Environ Peel is made from a low concentration of lactic acid. The Environ Peel gently decreases pore size, smooth fine lines, and reduces discoloration, all while energizing tissues for a more radiant appearance. For optimal results, the Environ Peel may require pretreatment at home, and may need to be repeated several times. Each Environ Peel will take less than an hour, with little to no downtime. Makeup can be worn immediately. The gentle action of the Environ peel provides exceptional results without discomfort, and little chance for serious complications.
LACTIC ACID PEEL
A variety of medical-grade Lactic Acid Peels are available, coming in different concentrations to fit various needs, most greater than 30%. An excellent chemical exfoliator, Lactic Acid Peels dissolve the dead, dry skin cells along the top layers of the skin. They are a good choice for patients looking to diminish the appearance of freckles, dark spots, melasma, and acne scars. Lactic Acid Peels increase cell turnover and encourage the body’s production of collagen. improving skin tone and texture. While little downtime is required, patients should wear a high SPF sunscreen until the tissue is completely healed. A lactic acid peel is gentle enough to be repeated every few weeks, as needed, to achieve optimal results.
VITAMIN C PEEL
The Vitamin C Peel is an exciting exfoliating treatment that will smooth the skin’s texture and kick-start cell production. Delving deep into the skin’s top layer, the Vitamin C Peel can provide visible results in only a few weeks. The composition helps to fight the free radicals that are responsible for premature aging, fading dark sparks, boosting the production of collagen, and give the skin a healthy glow. This powerful skin enhancing Vitamin C Peel takes from 20 to 30 minutes in the office, and is safe for all skin types.
Forget about the harsh chemical peels of the past, as innovative Glycolic Peels are available to improve tissues without scary side effects. This family of peels is perfect for patients of all ethnicities, especially those struggling with sensitive skin. Glycolic Peels are made from alpha-hydroxy acid, with the power to safely exfoliate the skin and eliminate the pore-clogging debris that makes tissues look older and unhealthy. With a small molecular structure, Glycolic Acid will safely penetrate the top layer of skin, regenerating new cell growth, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles while eliminating blemishes.
Chemical Peel FAQ
A chemical peel is a mildly invasive procedure used to eliminate the top layer of dry, damaged skin. By placing a specific mix of chemicals and nutrients on the face, the top layer will slough away, replaced by fresh, vibrant tissue. Chemical peels can be used to address a variety of issues, including fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, scarring, and large pores.
Almost anyone may make a good candidate for a chemical peel. A variety of peels are available for every skin type and ethnicity, each designed to treat specific problems and needs. A potential patient should understand the chemical peel process and hold realistic expectations for their final results.
At the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, each chemical peel will be performed in a private, comfortable treatment room. Depending on the specific peel and the patient’s desired level of correction, a chemical peel can take from 30 to 60 minutes. Some peels may require only one session, while others need multiple treatments for optimal results.
Ask for Dana at 69 Newbury St as she is the go to person for a Glycolic Facials. Glycolic facials are amazing. This specific facial involves pulsating heat that plums the skin , removes redness and smothes the skin. Myy skin shines and looks completely refreshed and rejuvenated after. In addition, Dana applies a facial mask at the end which lubricates the skin and helps the collagen. I highly recommend this procedure especially after cold winter months. I also love these facials because I swim almost daily and the chlorine does a number on my skin. This is a 5 star treatment!!
Many chemical peels require little to no down time, allowing patients to return to work or school the following day. However, this will depend on the specific peel. Stronger peels can take from one to two weeks for the dead skin to slough away and the healing process to be complete. During your consultation, Dr. Miller or Dr. Doherty will create a personalized treatment plan, clearly explaining the necessary recovery time.
Dr. Miller and Dr. Doherty bring patients the safest and most innovative array of chemical peels available, meaning few damaging side-effect and potential complications. However, there is always a slight risk for swelling, redness, skin irritation, and tenderness after a chemical peel. Additionally, patients must stay out of the sun, as healing tissues are extremely sensitive and can darken. More serious complications, such as infection or scarring, are rare.
The cost of your chemical peel will depend on the specific product used and the level of correction desired. Although chemical peels are considered a cosmetic treatment, and are not covered by health insurance, the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation strives to make each session more affordable by accepting cash, all major credit cards, and healthcare financing through CareCredit. To get more information on the power of chemical peels, or to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Leonard Miller or Dr. Sean Doherty, contact the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation at 617.450.0070.