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Chemical Peels Process in New Jersey

A chemical peel is a method utilized to enhance the appearance of facial skin as well as skin on the neck and hands. Chemical peels are simple processes that include adding a chemical solution to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually fall off on its own. This makes room for vibrant, regenerated skin that is smooth and wrinkle-free. The result is a more beautiful appearance and a fresh vibe! Although the new skin is sensitive to the sun, it will get used to the sunlight in a short period.

Types of Chemical Peels

Superficial peels

Also known as ‘lunchtime’ peels, superficial peels are less invasive than other types of peels. Mild alpha-hydroxy acid penetrates the surface layer of the skin to exfoliate it. It will refresh the skin in the face, chest, neck, or hand area.

 Medium peel

The medium peel goes a little deeper by applying glycolic or trichloroacetic acid to the middle layer of the skin. This destroys and removes skin cells that are damaged. This specific treatment greatly improves wrinkles, freckles, fine lines, skin discoloration, and aging spots along the skin. It makes the skin smoother and can treat or prevent precancerous skin development.

 Deep peel

This is a more comprehensive application that utilizes tricholoracetic acid or phenol to penetrate through the middle layer of the skin. It has the same effect as the other peels only on a more intensive level. Patience will notice a drastic improvement in the appearance of the skin. The procedure works so well, that the results can be achieved in just one session.

 Chemical Peel Expected Results

The results that you can expect from chemical peels will vary depending on the depth of the peel. One thing that you need to know is that chemical peel side effects will occur, but they are not harmful and they will not last.

 Superficial peel

  • Healing time one to seven days
  • Initial redness and scaling
  • Makeup can be worn the next day
  • Apply lotion to the skin to help the healing


Medium peel

  • Healing time seven to 14 days
  • Swelling and redness will be intense for the first 48 hours.
  • Soak the skin every day, followed by lotion or ointment application
  • Skin will peel or crust during recovery period
  • Avoid exposure to UV rays and heat from the sun
  • A follow-up appointment is mandatory


Deep peel

  • Healing time is 14 to 21 days
  • Treated area will require some bandaging
  • Soak the skin four to six times per day
  • Lotion and ointment application will help the healing process
  • Antiviral medication needs to be taken during healing period
  • Avoid exposure to UV rays and heat from the sun
  • A follow-up appointment is mandatory


If you are looking for a Chemical peels for acne scars or other skin conditions, then contact Englewood Cosmetic Medical Spa today. Our board certified physician, Dr. Ali Sherzoy, can help restore your skin and return your facial features back to their normal beautiful appearance. Call us at 201-569-0920 and schedule a free consultation.