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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 View Update Virtual Appointment

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

If your concern is a true medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

A message from Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ:

Dear Patients,

Our providers and staff recognize that we are all faced with difficult times as this pandemic continues to unfold throughout our area. However, the continuation of your care remains our top priority!

At this time, our New York City office is temporarily closed.

In our effort to provide you with the highest level of service, the Hackensack and Hillsborough NJ offices will remain open until further notice with limited hours of availability. We ask for your understanding with our protocols on hand washing and social distancing when you arrive for your appointment. Please do not come to the office if you are experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Should you prefer not to visit the office in person, our providers are now offering virtual office visits. This is commonly known as telemedicine, or in this case, teledermatology. Our dedicated concierge team will assist you in scheduling a virtual appointment with your provider, including those in the New York City office.

Currently, the government mandates that the only way to have these virtual visits is to communicate via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, or WhatsApp video. This is because your medical providers needs to see you, and you can show the provider the problem area of your body that you are concerned about. You will also be able to discuss any other issues regarding your ongoing care or for any new skin concerns you may have. Your provider may tell you that an in-person visit may be required for testing or more in-depth examination. In that case, a concierge team member will reach out to schedule an in-office visit.

To schedule your in-person or virtual appointment, please call our office at 908-359-8980 or email [email protected] Our concierge team members will schedule a time for your medical provider to call you back. We have set aside times for all of our medical providers to call you for your virtual appointment.

Please be aware that virtual visits must be billed to your medical health insurance just as they would for an in-person office visit. If your insurance has recently changed, please have that information ready to provide to our team members. Depending on your insurance plan, you may have financial obligations such as co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance just as you would for an in-office visit (at the present time, the government has only waived co-pays related to COVID-19 testing).

We understand that this is a stressful time, but we are here for you!

Stay safe and healthy,

Dr. David Goldberg and the team at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY & NJ

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