Cosmetic and Procedural Dermatology Center, LLC
215 Morris Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Phone: (732) 449-3005

 

 

Chemical Peel, Dermabrasion & Laser Rejuvenation

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Congratulations! 
Dr. Sterling was selected to lecture on his expertise on Chemical Peels to other dermatologists at the American Academy of Dermatology 2016 meeting in Washington D.C. and the International Peeling Society 2017 meeting in Orlando, Florida.

   

Don't let the names scare you. Chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser rejuvenation are actually safe and effective cosmetic treatments that can benefit the skin in many ways. Dr. Sterling is a nationally recognized expert and has extensive experience using all three modalities.

In general, chemical peels provide superior and long lasting wrinkle removal. Dermabrasion minimizes scars and softens etched in wrinkle lines. Lasers are excellent at removing broken blood vessels and brown spots with minimal down time.
   
During your private consultation, Dr. Sterling will discuss with you which of these methods, or other treatments such as wrinkle fillers or Botox, will benefit you the most. Please call 732-449-3005 to schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff is available to answer any of your questions.

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Laser rejuvenation
 
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Full face chemical peel
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around the eyes

 

Laser rejuvenation
 

Laser rejuvenation and deeper
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Face clean up
 
 

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Close up deeper peel around mouth

 CHEMICAL PEELING  
Chemical peeling is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin which causes it to separate, peel off, and allows new skin to regenerate. The new skin is smoother, less wrinkled than the old skin, and more even in color. Millions of chemical peels are performed each year. Dr. Sterling uses various peeling agents and is an expert in performing all types of chemical peeling. All peels are performed in the office with local numbing medicine.

What can a chemical peel do?
  

Chemical peeling is used to treat fine lines, especially under the eyes and around the mouth. Wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and hereditary factors can be reduced or even eliminated with this procedure. Pigmentation of the skin in the form of sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, and blotchiness due to taking birth control pills can also be improved with chemical peeling. Areas of undamaged skin and scaling patches may improve after chemical peeling as well. Sunscreens and sun blocks must be used in conjunction with chemical peels in order to decrease the chance of the reappearance of lesions.

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How is a chemical peel performed? 

All chemical peels are performed in the office with local numbing medicine. The skin is thoroughly cleansed with an agent that removes excess oils. The eyes and hair are totally protected. One or more chemical solutions such as trichloroacetic acid or carbolic acid (phenol) are used. Dr. Sterling will suggest the proper peeling agent based upon the type of skin damage present and desired results.

During a chemical peel, Dr. Sterling applies the solution to various areas of the skin. These applications produce separation and eventually peel off layers of skin, enabling rejuvenized skin to appear. During the procedure, most patients experience a warm to hot sensation that may last about five to ten minutes.

What should be expected after treatment?

Superficial peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that lasts three to five days. Medium-depth and deep peeling can sometimes result in swelling and blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of 7 to 14 days or longer.

It is important to avoid overexposure to the sun immediately after a chemical peel since the new skin is temporarily more susceptible to injury. Dr. Sterling will prescribe appropriate follow-up care to help the skin heal.

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 DERMABRASION    

Dermabrasion, or skin planing, is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Sterling removes or “sands” the skin with a diamond-studded rotary instrument to improve its contour. Dermabrasion should not be confused with “micro-dermabrasion”, which is a superficial technique for minor skin problems. Dermabrasion causes a skin wound, much like an accidental abrasion, which requires several days to a week or more to heal. The healed skin generally has a smoother appearance.

When is dermabrasion indicated?

When dermabrasion was first developed, it was used predominantly to improve scars resulting from acne, chicken pox, and accidents. Today, it also is used to treat chronic sun damage, wrinkling, precancerous skin degeneration, age spots, and other diseases.

 LASER REJUVENATION  

The use of lasers in dermatology has advanced rapidly over the years. Dr. Sterling uses two precision lasers (the KTP and Nd:Yag lasers) to remove the most common signs of age and sun damage from red and brown discoloration to lax skin and wrinkles.

How do lasers work to rejuvenate the skin?

Laser rejuvenation works by precisely targeting the three major signs of aging:

Brown discolorations, also known as pigmented lesions (age spots, sun spots, etc.), are darker than the rest of the skin and absorb more laser energy than surrounding skin.

Red discolorations, also known as vascular lesions (small veins, rosacea, cherry angiomas, etc.), are overgrown or enlarged blood vessels. Preferentially heating vessel walls causes them to weaken and be absorbed by the body.

Wrinkles and skin laxity are caused by a gradual breakdown in collagen density and strength. Deep heating laser energy starts a regenerative process which lays down new healthy collagen.

Fees for Chemical Peel, Dermabrasion and Laser Rejuvenation
The fee ranges from $600 to $3,500 depending on the severity of sun damage, wrinkles and the patient's individual skin characteristics.

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