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What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical Peels are extremely popular and improve the quality of the skin by removing damaged outer layers, enhancing the quality, and smoothing the texture. They are often used to help improve fine lines and wrinkles, acne, scars, uneven skin color, and other skin imperfections. Here at Absoulute Vitality we use exfoliating acids, skin brighteners, and skin strengtheners to provide maximum benefits with minimal discomfort to our patients. These safe and effective solutions include commonly used acids such as salicylic, lactic, retinol, hydroxy, glycolic, and trichloroacetic acid. Chemical peels have been studied and shown to be safe and effective as a treatment for various skin conditions to refresh and rejuvenate skin. The type of chemical used will determine the depth of your peel and the kind of skin condition we aim to treat. There are three types of Chemical Peels, based on how deeply they exfoliate the skin:

  • Superficial or Light peels: Best for patients with uneven pigmentation, dryness, acne, or fine wrinkling.
  • Medium-depth peels: Excellent for our patients who are dealing with acne scars, deeper wrinkles, or uneven skin color.
  • Deep peels: This level of peel works for deeper facial wrinkles, skin that’s damaged by the sun, scars, and areas that appear blotchy or even pre-cancerous growths.

Peels are generally categorized by their ingredients. Each skin condition may respond differently to the ingredients in a peel. For example, wrinkles, pigment problems, and superficial blemishes respond very well to a stronger peel, while acne often responds best to salicylic acid peels.

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What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?

There is a peel for most common skin concerns. Some of the benefits that our Monmouth County, NJ Chemical Peel patients have seen from their treatments are:

  • Fades discoloration
  • Lifts skin
  • Minimizes pores
  • Soothes scarring
  • Smooths skin
  • Treats acne
  • Balances texture
  • Customizable treatments
  • Erases fine lines and wrinkles
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Who are the Best Candidates for Chemical Peels?

A chemical peel can treat a wide variety of skin issues without surgery. Superficial or Light peels can be used on a variety of diverse skin types. Deeper peels should only be performed on patients with extreme skin conditions and with the agreement of a member of our skilled team. Our team of experts will help you determine whether a light, medium, or deep chemical peel is best for your skin and the concerns you’re looking to treat. If you are bothered by any of these skin issues, you may be a good candidate for a chemical peel:

  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles, crow’s feet
  • Moderate sagging

Dr. Sanna Kalika discourages patients with infections, cut skin, sunburns, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, or rosacea from undergoing Chemical Peels. Other reasons to avoid a Chemical Peel are:

  • Can’t stay out of the sun for the healing period
  • Have taken the oral acne medication isotretinoin (Myorisan, Claravis, others) in the past six months
  • Have a personal or family history of ridged areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue
  • Have frequent or severe outbreaks of cold sores
  • Is currently pregnant

What’s the First Step?

The first step towards a Chemical Peel in Monmouth County, NJ is to book a consultation with Absoulute Vitality. Our team will follow an instructed process that determines what technique or peel can be used based on your specific skin variety and personal goals. During the consultation, you will be asked about overall expectations, and Dr. Kalika will examine your skin to suggest which level of peel would work best for you. Once we come to an agreement on which peel you are satisfied to receive, a treatment plan will be made for you, and our Patient Coordinator will help you select a treatment date and time, as well as provide you with any necessary directions to follow before your appointments.

What to Expect on the Day of Chemical Peels

We are happy to provide complimentary VISIA 3-D Skin Assessments during consultations by using top-of-the-line technology from the Canfield. Following your treatment, we will provide another scan to asses improvements. The day of your Chemical Peel may look different depending on what we decide will work best. Once your skin has thoroughly been cleaned, our technician will apply an exfoliant acid. First to be treated will be a thicker area of skin, such as the nose, cheeks, and chin, and then to the thinner delicate areas around the eyes and mouth. This chemical solution will be placed so that a controlled wound can be created and new skin can be set to take its place. You may feel a slight stinging sensation followed by a tingling feeling; this is entirely normal and means your peel is working. These sensations will fade after five to ten minutes, and cold compresses or pain medication can help relieve discomfort. After the Chemical Peel, our team may use cool saline compresses to remove any remaining exfoliant, further polishing your skin.

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Chemical Peels Recovery

The length of your recovery depends on whether you undergo a light, medium, or deep Chemical Peel. The healing process for your Chemical Peel is very important, as the proper commitment to care can lead to stunning results. You may experience swelling and peeling for one to two weeks after your treatment. Abnormal sensations, such as itching and tingling, may be experienced as your skin heals.

  • Superficial Peels: Superficial peels take one to seven days to heal fully. Wear sunscreen every day after your peel. You can wear makeup the day after your appointment.
  • Medium Peels: Medium peels take about ten days to heal completely. At this time your skin may peel often. We recommend using mild lotion or cream on the skin during the healing process. After five to seven days, you can wear makeup.
  • Deep Peel: A deep peel requires about two weeks of recovery time as you need to keep your swollen skin hydrated and covered in ointment or lotion.

How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost in Monmouth County, New Jersey?

The cost of a Chemical Peel in Monmouth County, New Jersey is determined by a number of factors, including the depth of chemical peel you need. After your consultation, we will create a customized treatment plan, and you will have a better understanding of how much your procedure will be.

Why Choose Us?

In today’s world people don’t just live longer but want to feel and look young longer. Absoulute Vitality is a functional medicine clinic that offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments as well as weight loss. Sanna Kalika is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine physician who focuses on providing her patients with the most attentive, comprehensive, integrative care. With over two decades of experience in traditional medicine and reinforced by years of learning and practicing functional medicine, Dr. Kalika has helped innumerable patients feel better and live more vibrant, happy lives. From conversations with her patients, she realized one important fact, looking better and aging slower is an integral part of everyone’s well-being. Therefore, in her new solo practice, Dr. Kalika’s mission is to make her patients feel beautiful INSIDE AND OUT by applying her medical knowledge from both traditional and functional medicine while offering people various aesthetic procedures to bring out their natural beauty.  Absoulute Vitality’s main goal is to provide our patients with a great doctor-patient relationship that can develop even stronger over the years through communication and trust.

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A Chemical Peel may be the answer you’ve been searching for to fully enhance and smooth your skin. Book your consultation with our talented and certified team; please call 908.829.6998 and schedule an appointment. You can also use our website to request a consultation, and a team member will contact you as soon as possible.

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