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Peels

Concern: Acne, brown spots, sun damage, dull skin texture, melasma, skin in need of rejuvenation

Recovery Time: Minimal

Ideal for: Young to middle aged women and men; teens

Results Last: Varies by treatment and condition, but generally lasting results need to be maintained with a physician-approved home product regimen

Results Seen: Some results are evident immediately or in a few days. Other improvements are seen over the months of the series.

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Dr. Sabetta offers a series of monthly mild chemical peels. They provide minimally invasive, gentle, gradual facial skin rejuvenation for those individuals whose issues are of a mild to moderate nature. Safe, proven, and effective, these peels combat the effects of time, sun, stress and acne. Home products are advised as an adjunct for all patients in order to maintain their results between treatments. Mild peels, along with home products, are essential for improving the skin’s appearance in melasma patients, who should avoid any strong treatments. Peels can even skin tone, smooth rough patches, eliminate fine lines and reduce pore size. Chemical peels offer a safe, rejuvenating exfoliation experience. The top layer of dead skin cells are painlessly, and often imperceptibly, sloughed away, leaving you with a radiant complexion. Skin tone is improved, smoother, cleaner, and refreshed.

Many patients find a series of mild peels, when used in conjunction with our physician strength Sabetta MD BE Radiant home products, to be an easy, convenient and cost effective way to achieve facial freshening!

Choose peels when you want to treat:

  • Mild to moderate acne
  • Mild sun damage
  • Mild to moderately uneven brown pigmentation, age spots, and skin tone
  • Rosacea
  • Clogged pores, blackheads, or enlarged looking pores
  • Uneven or dull skin texture
  • Melasma

Why Choose Dr. Julia Sabetta?

Dr. Julia Sabetta is a board certified dermatologic surgeon whose philosophy is, “Our skin is our calling card.” For this reason, Dr. Sabetta personally does the peels herself to ensure that peels are performed to the highest possible standard. Dr. Sabetta has developed special expertise in exfoliation treatments, and offers only those procedures that offer maximum results with minimal downtime.

Understanding Glycolic/Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peels

Glycolic-AHA treatment uses naturally occurring fruit acids to encourage the shedding of dead skin cells. This all-natural exfoliation experience promotes smoother skin, cleaning the surface of the skin and pores and refreshing the appearance.

The rate at which our body replaces worn out skin cells with fresh, healthy skin cells slows down as we age. This changes the appearance and texture of our skin, leaving it looking dull and tired. A Glycolic/AHA Series of monthly peels provides effective exfoliation, removing worn out skin cells to reveal your inner beauty.

The peel solution is applied for a variable period of time, depending on your skin’s needs and tolerance, and then removed. Your face is moisturized and antioxidant cream and sunscreen are applied. Most people respond well to glycolic peels, without significant persistent redness or discomfort afterward. Results can be immediately apparent. Glycolic Peels/AHA results are best when performed monthly, thus maintaining your smooth skin tone and texture.

AHA peels can help treat photo damage, mild acne, adult acne, uneven skin tone and texture, melasma, and skin in need of mild rejuvenation or just help you look refreshed for that special event!

Understanding Beta Peels

Beta Peels use beta-hydroxyl/salicylic acid to treat acne, rosacea, oily skin, clogged or enlarged pores, and blackheads.

The Beta Peel series of monthly treatments is an ideal adjunct to doctor strength home acne products, such as the Sabetta MD BE Flawless line, for those with mild to moderate acne, clogged pores, or blackheads. As it takes time for the pores to be penetrated by the treatments, results begin to show after only 2-3 sessions for most patients. The procedure is relatively painless. Expect to experience several days of flaking, beginning a few days after the treatment. Beta Peels penetrate the pores to exfoliate dead skin cells, stimulate skin renewal and bring healthy, young, living cells to the surface. This rejuvenates the complexion, resulting in a natural radiance, as well as unclogging the pores.

Beta Peels are self-limiting, which means that the treatment automatically becomes inactive once it has delivered the necessary stimulus to bring about renewal. That means no worrying about the peel being left on too long! At the appropriate time your face is rinsed and a calming antioxidant blend and sunscreen are applied.

Understanding the Retinol Peel Series

Retinol is a form of vitamin A and is proven to have anti-photo aging effects on the skin. Regular retinol use, such as part of a monthly peel series, can transform your actual skin morphology toward that of younger skin! That is why Retinol is an important peel ingredient in our office armamentarium.

Retinol can be used as a solo peel constituent, or as a Combo Retinol/glycolic peel for those individuals whose skin has a proven track record of tolerance based on other peels experienced while in our care.

Expect your skin to feel slightly tight for the first 2 days post-procedure. After that, expect to notice a fine, gentle spontaneous exfoliation of dead skin cells for 1-2 days.

Our Retinol containing peel series alleviates photo damage, acne, uneven pigment tone and skin texture, and is a helpful part of any anti-aging regimen.

Remember, if Retinol is part of your skin regimen, then so must regular sunscreen!

Other Combo Peels:

Jessner’s solution (for acne) or mild TCA /trichloracetic acid (for rejuvenation) can be added to a glycolic peel for a booster effect in individuals whose skin has proven tolerance in earlier peel sessions of their series. We are always trying to give you the maximum effect with the minimum irritancy and downtime.

Combo Glycolic Retinol peels are perfect for patients who aren’t experiencing any of the above skin conditions, but simply wish to look refreshed before a party or event.