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What are facial peels?

Facial peels rejuvenate your skin by removing thin layers of damaged skin that cause lines, wrinkles, discoloration and other types of skin problems. After your facial peel, your body generates new skin that is free of abnormalities and flaws.

How does a facial peel work?

A facial peel works by destroying layers of damaged skin, allowing new skin to grow in its place. Facial peels are performed at three levels — light, medium and deep, and the level of facial peel determines how deeply the chemicals affect the damaged skin.

How is the facial peel procedure performed?

Your board-certified dermatologist may recommend a light, medium or deep facial peel, depending on the type and extent of damage to your skin. A special chemical solution is applied to your skin and allowed to penetrate the layers. The type of chemicals and time for the treatment depends on the level of facial peel. After the chemicals have remained on your skin for a specific amount of time, a neutralizing solution is applied, and your skin is cleansed.

Can facial peels be combined with other treatments?

Your dermatologist may recommend facial peels to be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic dermatology procedures to give you the best possible outcomes. At Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists, we offer a full spectrum of rejuvenating services, including injectables, lasers, and non-surgical body contouring.

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The medical glycolic peel

Glycolic acid is an effective treatment for correcting the skin damage caused by aging, sun exposure, scarring and acne. Medical grade glycolic peels use a higher concentration of glycolic acid, typically ranging from 30% to 70%, to address various skin conditions. Your specific regimen is determined during your consultation appointment. Based on your skin type and cosmetic goals, your physician determines the type of medical grade glycolic peel that is needed.

During treatment, the medical grade glycolic peel solution is applied to your skin and remains on your skin for a certain amount of time. This allows the solution to penetrate your skin. You see results after your first treatment, but additional treatments may be needed for best results.

Typically, patients receive three to six treatments every two to three weeks. The medical grade glycolic peel process takes about 15-20 minutes. Although the results are usually not permanent, maintained improvement can be accomplished by periodic re-treatments.

How do I get started?

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss any facial peels with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our in-office safety policies are aligned with the latest guidelines issued by the CDC and local government officials related to COVID-19.

New safety policies for patients:

  • Patients will undergo screening questions and receive comprehensive instructions about our new policies prior to their appointment.
  • To minimize contact, we will offer patients virtual check in and check out.
  • Patients will be instructed to come to the office wearing a mask.
  • Patient temperatures will be checked via forehead scanners upon arrival to the office.
  • We have reorganized our offices to maximize social distancing and cleanliness, and we have altered workflows to allow patients to wait outside or in their cars until their exam room is ready. Patients will be contacted via text message or phone call when the provider is ready for the visit to begin.
  • We are asking for patients to arrive at their appointment alone. For children and adult patients who require a caretaker, one adult may accompany the patient.
  • Patients who are sick or have had exposures to COVID-19 will be rescheduled.
  • Offices will be cleaned and disinfected frequently throughout the day.
  • Teledermatology appointments remain available for patients who prefer to be seen virtually.

New safety policies for office & staff:

  • All of our staff have completed training on all new workflows and infection prevention measures.
  • All of our clinical staff will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during patient encounters to include masks and eye protection.
  • Our exam rooms are sanitized before and after every patient visit.
  • All SLSS team members will be screened for symptoms and/or fever daily prior to coming to work.
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