Exfoliation for Skin Resurfacing in Newton and the Boston Area
Whether your skin is especially sensitive, prone to acne breakouts, or marked by pigmentation irregularities, there is a versatile solution: chemical peels. The Boston area’s Dr. Holly Happe approaches each peel as an opportunity to customize the formula to the patient’s unique skin type, as well as the desired cosmetic results.
Dr. Happe formulates all of the personalized, medical-grade peels available at her practice, blending exfoliating agents into specialized solutions to get rid of dead cells and encourage new skin cell turnover. These peels can treat signs of aging and damage that come from both the inside and the outside: Collagen and elastin levels drop throughout the years as part of the natural aging process. Sun damage also causes spots and encourages wrinkles. And wounds and acne leave their scars. Dr. Happe can consult with you to help you decide which chemical peel is best for your situation.
*Patient results may vary.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a treatment that makes use of an acid solution to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. The result is a youthful, radiant glow. Chemical peels are most commonly used to treat facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. Certain types of peels can even be used for spot treatments.
Each chemical peel at Dr. Happe Medical Aesthetics is uniquely formulated, but all make use of alpha and beta hydroxy acids. More specifically, Dr. Happe makes use of lactic acid, glycolic acid, mandelic acid, salicylic acid, and trichloroacetic acid when developing her peels, ensuring a compound that is appropriate for each person’s skin.
Results depend on the strength of the solution, as well as how long it is left on the skin. Superficial peels work only on the outermost layer and require little down time after a session, while deeper chemical peels produce more dramatic effects that come with more required down time after.
The process revitalizes the skin, and can be repeated every few weeks as desired for ongoing maintenance.
Among the many peels Dr. Happe developed is the Lift and Tighten Peel. This extremely popular professional-strength chemical peel is for the client who wants more aggressive skin resurfacing, lifting, smoothing, and chemical exfoliation. Many find that the remarkable results—and a significant fading of unwanted pigment—make the following week of light skin peeling well worth it. The best results are achieved after three to four peels. This peel can be repeated every three to four weeks.
If you’d like your skin to look fresher and to glow, book an appointment with Dr. Happe to find out which chemical peel is best for you!
Our most gentle peel is best suited for mild imperfections, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and pigment irregularities. The Illuminize peel leaves skin looking radiant and glowing, restoring a more youthful appearance and improving skin color, clarity, and texture. This treatment has no downtime, with little to no visible peeling. Results are noticeable after one peel, with even more improvement after a series of three. This peel can be repeated every two to four weeks.
A peel with a little more oomph, the Vitalize Peel® produces noticeable results right away, and the best results after three to six treatments. This peel is best suited for mild to moderate skin imperfections, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and melasma. This treatment has minimal downtime, with mild to moderate peeling for two to five days. This peel can be repeated every three to four weeks.
Lift and Tighten Peel
This extremely popular professional-strength peel is for the client who wants more aggressive skin resurfacing, lifting, smoothing, and chemical exfoliation. Many find that the remarkable results—and a significant fading of unwanted pigment—make the following week of light skin peeling well worth it. The best results are achieved after three to four peels. This peel can be repeated every three to four weeks.
If you’d like your skin to look fresher and to glow, book an appointment with Dr. Happe to find out which chemical peel is best for you.
What Complements a Chemical Peel?
More severe facial folds and lines require the addition of volume, which is a job for the dermal fillers Juvederm® or Bellafill®. Other cosmetic treatments at Dr. Happe Medical Aesthetics include BOTOX® for relaxing certain facial muscles that reveal wrinkles, Kybella® to slim down stubborn pockets of fat, and microneedling or PRP, which are alternative skin rejuvenation options.
The key word in all of these treatments is “customization.” Talk to Dr. Happe about your specific cosmetic concerns. She will develop the plan best suited for your skin and goals.