CHEMICAL PEELS

 

 
“When I came to see Dr. Grodberg, I knew that my oily skin needed something, but I didn’t know what. I wanted a treatment that would even out my texture and unclog my visible pores without down time. She suggested a series of superficial salicylic acid peels. They did the trick. In only three months, my skin looks finer, brighter and clearer. Thank you, Dr. Grodberg.”
—GK, Franklin Lakes

“Peels consist of a chemical solution applied to the skin to remove discolored or aged and/or irregular outer layers. The biggest difference between the assorted peeling procedures is the depth of the peel, whether superficial, medium or deep. Superficial peels have little recovery time, while medium and deep peels usually require a modest healing period.”
—Dr. Michele Grodberg

If you’re considering treatment with a chemical peel, here are Dr. Grodberg’s answers to a few frequently asked questions:

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SUPERFICIAL PEEL?

“Superficial peels remove the top layer of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. As a result, the skin appears healthier and more youthful, the skin texture becomes more refined, skin tone evens out and fine lines and wrinkles become less apparent.”

ARE THERE DIFFERENT PEELS FOR DIFFERENT SKIN TYPES?

Peeling agents work in different ways to exfoliate the skin. Glycolic acid dissolves the glue that holds the skin cells together on the surface, while salicylic acid is also able to penetrate skin follicles. This makes certain glycolic acid peels more suitable for sensitive skin while salicylic acid peels are very helpful in the treatment of acne and clogged pores.”

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT AFTER A SUPERFICIAL PEEL?

“Superficial peels are designed to have little down time. Most patients report their skin feels smoother and tighter immediately after treatment. Although skin may redden, this usually fades in a few hours. Some patients may experience skin flaking in the few days following the treatment. The degree of peeling can vary from invisible to mild, to noticeable peeling and flaking. It is not necessary to see skin flaking for the peel to be effective.”

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE A SUPERFICIAL PEEL?

“Frequency depends on your skin type and goals. Typically, a series of 4 to 6 peels spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart is ideal for producing maximum results, followed by a maintenance peel every 4 to 6 weeks. If peels are being used for treatment of pigmentation or acne, I may suggest a more frequent and/or sustained protocol.”

 

MGMD® MAINTENANCE AND CARE REGIMEN:

Skin Rejuvenation Kit (MGMD® Antioxidant Green Tea Cleanser, MGMD® Antioxidant Cream, MGMD® Rejuvenating Eye Serum, MGMD® Intensified Facial Moisturizer) – may be used to soothe areas after treatment

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MGMD® Antioxidant Green Tea Cleanser
MGMD® Antioxidant Cream CF or MGMD® Antioxidant Serum CF
MGMD® Rejuvenating Eye Serum with Vitamins & Antioxidants
MGMD® Sun Shield Sheer Effect SPF 50+

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MGMD® Antioxidant Green Tea Cleanser
MGMD® Retinol Smoothing Serum 2X, 5X, or 10X * Stop using 5 days prior to treatment and 5 days after treatment or as directed by Dr. Grodberg
MGMD® Intensified Facial Cream with Vitamins & Antioxidants
MGMD® Retinol Plus Eye Treatment

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