Chemical Peels in Philadelphia

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Chemical peels are an excellent way to address common skincare concerns, such as redness, uneven skin tones, rough textures, and more.

Morgenstern Center | Chemical Peels in Philadelphia

These procedures are extremely versatile and are an excellent way to spruce up your skincare routine and help get rid of dry skin, bacteria, and blemishes.

Serving Philadelphia, the Main Line, King of Prussia, Wayne, PA, New Jersey, and the neighboring tri-state areas, the Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery offers chemical peels to patients at our facilities, located in Wayne and Lancaster, PA.

At the Morgenstern Center medical spa, our effective chemical peels target solutions utilizing the strongest ingredients combined to produce younger, healthier-looking skin with a natural glow. We offer varying strengths for different skin types and concerns. Some penetrate deeper to deliver a more purifying result.

Overall, however, peels are minimally invasive and the amount of redness and skin flaking that occurs after your peel depends on its strength.

Like many other non-surgical solutions, these treatments can be performed alone or in combination with other aesthetic procedures to achieve your cosmetic goals. During your initial consultation, a skin evaluation will be done and you can discuss your aesthetic desires.

Together with our team, you can plan the best course of action. Our goal is to deliver the best chemical peels Philadelphia has to offer.

Chemical Peels Philadelphia

The ingredients in a chemical peel will vary. Depending on the intention of the peel and its strength.

Options can include alpha hydroxy acid peels (AHA), beta hydroxy acid peels (BHA), retinoic acid peels, trichloroacetic acid peels (TCA Peels), and more. They can also be classified by light, medium, and strong.

The process of getting a chemical peel feels much like a facial or spa treatment! First, the skin is cleansed and prepped. Next, your technician applies one or more of the chemical solutions directly on the skin. This is left on for a short period of time and then carefully removed. Serums and moisturizers are applied last to help reduce any redness or swelling. Our Philadelphia Chemical Peel patients can expect to feel a mild stinging sensation during the procedure.

A chemical peel is a skin rejuvenating treatment that uses exfoliation techniques to remove the upper layers of skin.

Similar to procedures like microneedling, the chemical solution creates a controlled micro-injury in the skin. In this case, it causes the dry, damaged skin to peel away. The result is smoother, younger-looking skin that is naturally rejuvenated.

The solutions your technician uses will reflect your beauty goals and the current needs of your skin. It is important to listen to any instructions and avoid any harsh chemicals, make-up, or direct sunlight for a week after your peel.

As your skin heals, you’ll see results continue to reveal themselves gradually. The healing process is similar to that of a sunburn and can take around 7 to fourteen days for full results. Some deeper peels might have a longer recovery time.

What Can a Chemical Peel Treat?

Chemical peels are not intended to treat one specific ailment. Our physician-exclusive line of chemical peels is designed to address skin issues such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Acne
  • Excess oil
  • Intermittent and permanent redness
  • Dilated facial veins
  • Uneven texture
  • Environmental damage
  • Oxidative stress
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Scarring

  • It can also be a great way to get an overall rejuvenating boost to your appearance! Some patients don’t need to look for a specific reason, but rather want to see their skin look brighter and remove any dullness or dryness.

    Are DIY or At-Home Peels Safe?

    Chemical peels can come in many formulas and strengths. Some chemical exfoliants are available for purchase at drug stores or beauty retailers, for example.

    These can be safe and even have noticeable results for some. However, without testing the product or knowing how it will affect your unique needs, you cannot always be sure it will react well with your skin.

    At-home peels are also available, but we don’t recommend using chemicals like those without proper supervision. Additionally, the medical-grade formulas offered at a plastic surgery facility like The Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery may not be as powerful as other options.

    The type of skin you have, pigmentation, and skin conditions will all determine whether you are an eligible candidate for a chemical peel. There is less risk of pigmentation issues among patients with fair to medium skin tone, but some peels can be gentle enough to use on all skin tones and pigments.

    The best way to determine your eligibility for a chemical peel is to schedule a consultation with an expert. Facilities led by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ken Morgenstern, MD, FACS can offer better options and a more comfortable setting. We offer chemical peels at both our locations in Pennsylvania.

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    Wayne, PA Office:
    123 Bloomingdale Ave Suite 102
    Wayne, PA 19087

    Lancaster, PA Office:
    805 Estelle Dr Suite 102
    Lancaster, PA 17601

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