WHAT ARE Chemical Peels?
To produce the best results from chemical peel treatments, Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery provides you with multiple choices. Your customized chemical peel with exfoliating solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids) will allow you to achieve healthier, smoother skin. At our Doylestown, PA office, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino offers chemical peel treatments to decrease skin irregularities, including fine lines, wrinkles, scars, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels dissolve damaged, dead skin cells with a customized solution that causes the outer most layer of skin to peel off. As your complexion recovers and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, you will see a clearer, smoother tone and texture. This nonsurgical skin care procedure is designed to make your skin radiant and can be done on the neck and face.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our Doylestown, PA office, we provide chemical peels in varying strengths (light, medium, and deep) to target our patients' skin concerns.
- Light peels: You could have a light chemical peel on your lunch break, then go right back to your regular routine. This type of peel will remove the top layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your facial features a more radiant appearance and softer texture. We usually recommend that you get a light chemical peel about once a month for clear, glowing results.
- Medium-depth peels: This level of peel delves further into the skin. Most patients usually prefer to have this strength of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. Individuals receiving this type of peel may also need to prepare for increased discomfort during and about an hour following the treatment. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have significant damage to their skin, such as deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation problems.
- Deep peels: The most advanced type of chemical peel is the deep peel treatment, and it requires the most lengthy recovery time. This is an aggressive procedure that may leave your face swollen, peeling, and itchy for several weeks. Patients who receive a deep peel typically have age or dark spots, sun-damaged skin, prominent acne scars, and deep scars. Since this level of chemical peel can be uncomfortable for some patients, we will provide you with an anesthetic before your treatment.
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.D. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"My experience at the Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery was stellar from start to finish. I went to Dr. Tamburrino because he is double-board certified – a HIGHLY trained and experienced plastic surgeon. A very cheerful and informative staff greeted me upon entering. Dr. Tamburrino answered all of my questions and he alleviated my concerns. I really appreciated his honesty. He does not try to oversell on procedures but provides his expert opinion on what he thinks will look amazing and NATURAL! I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons before (because I had breast cancer) however Dr. Tamburrino is truly the best! He is an artist and perfectionist. I am so happy with my results! I cannot recommend anyone higher than Dr. T!"- M.Z. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"I was extremely nervous before my surgery after all you are altering a part of your body however, Dr.Tamburrino & his staff make you feel right at home. They take the time to listen to what you want out of your experience & definitely make you a priority. They listen to your concerns & answer every single question you have. Dr.Tamburrino & his staff helped me love my body again. I recommend him to as many people as I possibly can! 😊"- K.M. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and his wonderful staff! I had breast cancer and was devastated at the internet photos of breast reconstruction. I did not want to look like that! When I went to Dr. Tamburrino, he immediately put all my fears to rest. He said no one would be able to tell I had breast surgery, and he is right! After breast reconstruction, I feel like me again! I don’t feel like and look like I have had breast reconstruction. I can’t say enough of Dr. Tamburrino’s wonderful bed side manner. He makes me feel important and cared for. His staff is just as wonderful, and they helped me through a very difficult time of my life."- L.K. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
"I can not say enough about the wonderful care I have received from Dr. Tamburrino. I have a very complicated medical history and was on steroids for 2 years. I developed Breast Cancer and had Bilateral Mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino expertise cautioned me against Reconstruction until I tapered and was off the steroids. I was extremely disappointed however his opinion to wait was the proper thing to do. It was worth the wait as I go through weekly visits since January to have my expanders develop. His kind, caring, professional manner down right enjoyable. I had not been having trouble with pain until as I draw nearer to the end. I had one week where I was experiencing more pain than usual. As it progressed I called Dr. Tamburrino who saw me in minutes at his office. I fortunately was visiting family in Doylestown because I live two hours away. It was Easter Eve at 10 pm he saw me and relieved my terrible pain. So willing, helpful and kind! He has been the most amazing physician, when dealing with a Cancer diagnosis having him help me through this Reconstruction has been an uplifting experience. Anna his nurse makes you feel like family. She’s been supportive and caring. Kristen his Administrative Assistant is always upbeat and helpful! At the time waiting a year seemed so awful, but Dr.Tamburrino’ s professional opinion was totally in my best interest and I know now that giving me the best care was his goal. Thanks Dr. T, you are the BEST!! Lyn McNair"- L.M. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
WHO CAN GET CHEMICAL PEELS?
Getting the advice of a cosmetic specialist should be the first part of everyone's journey to achieving healthy, smooth skin. A team member at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery can assess your skin during your one-on-one consultation before selecting a chemical peel that will produce your ideal results. Chemical peel candidates of both genders typically have visible concerns with their skin, such as rough patches, acne scars, flaky skin, uneven pigmentation, fine lines, sun spots, and more. We will recommend varying strengths of chemical peels to suit your concerns.
HOW DO CHEMICAL PEELS WORK?
Throughout your chemical peel session at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery, we will have you lying in a comfortable position to administer your peel. We will ensure your skin is cleaned prior to applying the personalized solution to your face and neck. We will brush the solution onto your face and allow it to set for the specific length of time that was determined during your pre-treatment consultation. Next, we will wash the solution off of your face and apply a neutralizing agent. You are encouraged to bring sunscreen or a hat to wear outside following the procedure to protect against sun exposure.
What to Expect
Depending on the level of the peel you have, you can expect your face to peel and itch, which may last from a few days to a couple of weeks. Dr. Tamburrino or a member of his team will discuss ways to care for your skin during your appointment. Please remember that no matter how much your skin itches during the post-treatment process, it's not a good idea to pull the skin off. This could cause scarring and undo all of the wonderful benefits of your chemical peel treatment.
Great Skin Starts here
Even if you have limited or a beginner knowledge of skin care products and treatments, our team of aesthetic professionals at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery will work with you. When you arrive at our Doylestown, PA office, you will meet with our licensed aesthetician so we can help you determine the best chemical peel treatment plan to meet your goals. Contact our office to learn more about the personalized, medical-grade skin care treatments offered by our premier plastic surgery office.