Peels

Integrated Dermatology of Brookline -  - Dermatologist

Integrated Dermatology of Brookline

Dermatologists located in Brookline, MA & Andover, MA

If you have aging or blemished skin and want to look younger, consider peels at Integrated Dermatology of Brookline in Brookline and Andover, Massachusetts. Board-certified dermatologists Miaoyuan Wang, MD, Alan Rockoff, MD, and their team use chemical peels to make your skin smoother, more even-toned, and revitalized without any downtime. Call the office for an appointment or book online today.

Peels Q & A

What are peels?

Peels, or chemical peels, consist of a chemical solution your dermatologist can apply to the skin to slough off top skin cell layers. The procedure reveals newer, younger-looking skin and stimulates collagen and elastin production.

What are the benefits of chemical peels?

Some of the benefits of choosing peels at Integrated Dermatology of Brookline may include:

  • Fewer lines
  • Less skin wrinkling
  • Improved skin tone
  • Reduced dryness
  • Less acne and scarring

Some peels also remove precancerous growths. Chemical peels can produce dramatic anti-aging results without pain or downtime.

What are the different types of chemical peels?

The three main types of chemical peels include:

Light peels

Light or superficial, chemical peels remove outermost skin layers to reduce lines, wrinkles, acne, dryness, and uneven skin tone. Repeat peels can give you the best outcome.

Medical peels

Medium peels remove cells from outer and middle skin layers to treat acne scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. You might require repeat procedures to maximize anti-aging results from medium peels. 

Deep peels

Deep chemical peels remove deeper skin layers to treat pronounced wrinkles, precancerous growths, scars, and more.

Are chemical peels right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for peels, your dermatologist reviews your medical history, examines your skin, and discusses your desired results. They work with you to develop a custom anti-aging regimen that matches your skin type and needs.

What should I expect during the procedure?

Right before a chemical peel, your provider numbs the treatment site to avoid any discomfort. They apply a chemical solution to your skin while you relax in a comfortable chair. After a while, your provider removes the solution. They use an ointment on your skin to soothe it and enhance healing.

What happens after a chemical peel?

After getting a chemical peel, there’s no downtime, so you can resume your routine right away. Expect redness, swelling, and tenderness at the treatment site initially. Apply ointment to your skin if your dermatologist recommends it and follow all post-peel instructions. Take over-the-counter pain relievers as needed to reduce discomfort. 

After a period of healing, your skin will look smoother, younger-looking, and more vibrant. Your specialist may recommend a series of peels, along with periodic maintenance sessions, for the best results.

Don’t live with aging or imperfect skin when simple cosmetic solutions are within reach at Integrated Dermatology of Brookline. Call the office or book an appointment online today.