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Chemical Facial Peel in Plainsboro, NJ

Does your skin look dull and lifeless? Do you have blemishes, lines, scars, and wrinkles? Princeton Otolaryngology Associates now offers chemical facial peels to give you healthy, beautiful skin. Call our office today to schedule your personal consultation with board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, at our the Central New Jersey area office.

What is a Chemical Facial Peel?

A chemical facial peel is a cosmetic treatment that uses certain types of chemical solutions to remove the damaged layers of your skin. The combination of chemicals is based on the extent of treatment. Dr. Kay offers three levels of chemical facial peels to his patients.

  • Light Chemical Facial Peel Gives your skin a healthy glow with light exfoliation to remove the outer layer, including dead skin cells.
  • Medium Chemical Facial Peel Gives your skin a fresh, smooth appearance by removing the outer and middle layers.
  • Deep Chemical Facial Peel The most advanced type of chemical facial peel. Penetrates to the deepest layer of skin to remove lines, wrinkles, scars, sun damage and other cosmetic concerns.

Benefits of a Chemical Facial Peel

  • Safe for use on the face, neck and hands
  • Three levels of treatment
  • Treats a variety of cosmetic concerns
  • Gives the skin a refreshed and healthy appearance

How is a Chemical Facial Peel Performed?

The primary differences between the three levels of chemical facial peels offered at Princeton Otolaryngology Associates are the combination of chemicals, the amount of time the solution remains on your skin, and patient comfort. Light and medium chemical facial peels generally do not require anesthesia. You may experience some tingling or stinging during the treatment, but most patients are comfortable with the sensation. Deep chemical facial peels, though, generally do require anesthesia. Dr. Kay discusses the details of your chemical facial peel during your personal consultation.

Once you are comfortable, your skin is thoroughly cleaned and prepared. The chemical solution is applied to your skin and stays in place for a specific amount of time. A neutralizing solution is then applied to stop the chemical process. A special ointment is applied to your skin.

Preparing for a Chemical Facial Peel

The light and medium chemical facial peels do not require any special treatment. If you have a deep chemical peel, we recommend that you have someone available to drive you home and stay with you for a day or two.

Chemical Facial Peel Recovery

Recovery from a chemical facial peel is different for each level of treatment. Patients who undergo a light chemical facial peel may have some redness, flaking, and other mild symptoms. For a medium chemical facial peel, you may also have mild scabbing or crusting as well as stinging.

Deep chemical facial peels require you to limit your activities for at least two weeks. You should stay home from work and avoid sunlight and makeup. During the first few days, your skin flakes, scabs, and peels. You may have redness, swelling, discomfort and other symptoms for up to 14 days. Dr. Kay may prescribe a pain medication to help you stay comfortable.

Light chemical facial peels are safe enough to repeat every one to two months. Patients who undergo medium chemical facial peels should wait at least three months before their next treatment. For deep chemical facial peels, you can expect that, with proper care, your skin remains healthy and beautiful for up to 10 years.

How Much Does a Chemical Facial Peel Cost?

Princeton Otolaryngology Associates customizes your chemical facial peel to your skin type and cosmetic needs. Costs vary by patient, so we are only able to provide you with a cost after your consultation with Dr. Kay. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing.

Is a Chemical Face Peel Right for Me?

Chemical facial peels are perfect for men and women who want to freshen up their appearance and reduce the signs of aging and sun damage. Chemical facial peels are not recommended for patients with:

  • Red hair and freckles
  • Asian or Afro-Caribbean ethnicity
  • Pigmentation or scarring abnormalities
  • History of using specific acne treatments
  • Certain cosmetic concerns, such as broken capillaries (spider veins) and deep lines, creases and scars

Chemical facial peels cannot improve the volume of your skin or reduce your pore size.

Why Choose Princeton Otolaryngology Associates for a Chemical Facial Peel

Although you feel excited about improving your skin, we understand that you want to understand the chemical facial peel process completely. Dr. Kay and his staff want you to feel confident in your choice of chemical facial peel and the results. We ensure your comfort before, during and after the procedure, and we are always happy to answer your questions.

What to Expect During Your Consultation for a Chemical Facial Peel

Dr. Kay begins your personal consultation with a discussion about your overall health and medical history. Please bring a list of your current medications to the consultation. Next, he asks about how you wish to improve your skin and appearance. Once he has a complete understanding of your desires, he explains how a chemical facial peel will improve your appearance.

Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, a board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist, is proud to offer non-surgical anti-aging treatments to his patients. Chemical facial peels refresh and rejuvenate your skin. To find out more about our chemical face peels, contact our Central New Jersey area office to schedule your personal consultation!