About Chemical Peels
At Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania in Camp Hill, PA, board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theodore T. Foley offers chemical peel treatments to men and women who wish to rejuvenate their skin. A chemical peel is a topical skin treatment solution that gently removes the very top layer of skin to promote new skin regeneration. This treatment is commonly used on the face but is often applied to the hands, chest, and neck as well. The results reduce pigment discoloration, smoothes wrinkles, improves acne, and eliminates rough skin texture. Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania also offers several options to suit your aesthetic goals. Our aesthetician will determine which peel is appropriate for you during your complimentary consultation.
"I have had two procedures performed by Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery. In both cases, there was a simple, yet articulate explanation of the procedure as well as an opportunity to ask questions afterward. Very clean, very efficient and the entire staff was welcoming and professional."- M.M. / Google / Jan 12, 2024
"I used Dr. Foley for a breast reduction and a tummy tuck and let me tell you, I am in love with my body and it’s only been 3 weeks and I haven’t seen the final results yet. I have always been heavy chested growing up and after having 3 babies, I’ve had that mommy pouch I could not get rid of. I can can definitely say that this is the most I have felt comfortable and confident in myself thanks to Dr.Foley. Now onto his staff, I can’t say anything bad about them. As soon as you walk in they have the biggest smiles on their faces and take you back into the rooms right away. They are always there to help and are so kind and pleasant to get along with. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to get something done."- A.L. / Google / Jan 11, 2024
"I was referred to Dr. Foley by my Dermatologist to remove a lump in a sensitive area of my neck. Dr. Foley explained everything in detail, answered all of my questions, and made me feel at ease. My surgery went well and I highly recommend him."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jan 07, 2024
"I came to Dr Foley after several failed reconstruction surgeries after a bilateral mastectomy. I was devastated & in pain. From the time I entered his office, I was put at ease & knew I was in good hands. It was the best office & surgical experience I’ve ever had. Best of all, I look and feel like myself again. His expertise has restored me…. I’m one very pleased and grateful patient!!!"- K.M. / Google / Jan 04, 2024
"Dr. Foley treated me for a skin cancer removal and he was great! I had previously gone to 2 other surgeons for other skin cancer procedures and they were terrible compared to him. He was kind, companionate, very knowledgeable and patient. The entire staff was very nice and efficient. They were very clean, quick to get in and Dr. Foley called me himself with the pathology results - which I feel says a lot! He even had me come in when I had questions. I would highly recommend him to everyone!"- K.H. / Google / Dec 14, 2023
Types of Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels-Chemical peels provide more advanced rejuvenation and overall skin health improvement with minimal downtime. A chemical peel is a topical skin treatment solution that gently removes the very top layer of skin to promote new skin regeneration. This treatment is commonly used on the face but is often applied to the hands, chest, and neck as well. Chemical peels lighten pigment discolorations, reduce lines and wrinkles, improve acne, and eliminate rough skin texture. We offer several options to suit your aesthetic goals. Our aesthetician, will determine which peel is appropriate for you during your complimentary consultation.
Moderate Chemical Peel-$150
Moderate Peel Series of 3 treatments-$400 (All peels include VISIA analyses and post-care kit)
Ultimate Chemical Peels: $300-$500
Our In-Office Types of Peel Solutions
There are several types of chemical peels offered by our office. The strength used will be determined based on the skin condition of the patient, as well as the aesthetic goals and desired downtime. Our office offers the following peels:
- Superficial/Light Peel (SkinCeuticals Micropeel Plus Sensitive Skin Solution or PCA Sensi Peel): Our mildest peel is great for sensitive skin or first time peel patients who want to exfoliate dead skin, unclog pores, hydrate and improve skin tone and texture. There is usually no “downtime” or flaking with this peel. This peel can also be combined with dermaplaning. Usually, multiple treatments are recommended to get the best possible results.
- Personalized Superficial Chemical Peel (Ultra Peel I, Ultra Peel Forte, PCA with Hydroquinone & Resorcinol):
These peels provide a more customizable approach to treating your skin. It provides a combination of acids used for patients experiencing mild skin imperfections resulting from acne, skin aging and sun exposure. It also targets fine lines, uneven tone and texture. Peeling typically starts 2-3 days after procedure and can last 2-5 days. For optimal results a series of peels are recommended to notice most improvement. Please consult with our Physician Assistant to determine if this peel is right for you.
- Advanced Chemical Peel (PCA 6% Retinol Peel): This retinol peel provides dramatic and rapid rejuvenation of the skin. Skin is visibly smoother, brighter and more even toned. This peel does have some downtime. Peeling typically starts 2-3 days after procedure and can last up to 7 days. For optimal results, a series of peels are recommended to notice most improvement. Please consult with our Aesthetician to determine if this peel is right for you.
- The Ultimate Treatments (20-35% TCA Peels) Resurfacing Medium Depth Chemical Peel): Medium Depth Chemical Peel These are the strongest chemical peels we perform and are used for deeper wrinkles, and more serious skin irregularities like actinic keratosis (pre-cancers). These ultimate treatments are for patients seeking optimal skin health improvement more rapidly. High-strength TCA is used to penetrate the deeper layers of skin. Since this peel is deeper, generally some form of oral anesthesia can be used. There is more social downtime in the first week immediately following this procedure. Following the peel, the skin will be red comparable to a severe sunburn. The entire face will be swollen. Intense peeling will occur on days 2-4 and social downtime can last 1 week.
It addresses deep acne scarring, excessive wrinkles and more serious skin irregularities like actinic keratosis.You will have moderate downtime with these treatments as described above in the medium depth chemical peel. All include a follow-up skin analysis.
What to Expect
Patients should arrive to appointment wearing no makeup. Skin will be prepped prior to chemical peel treatment and applied to area(s) of concern. The entire process can take up to one hour, which includes photos, reviewing pre/post instructions and administering treatment. Patient compliance is expected in order to achieve best results.
Regardless of the peel used, the overall procedure is similar. The skin will be cleansed thoroughly and the chemical solution will be applied to the face. This process takes just a few minutes and a handheld fan is used to help decrease discomfort. During a light peel, the skin will tingle during treatment. A medium peel will produce a bit more discomfort, and a deep peel will require a numbing agent or anesthesia. The differences between the peels are the type of solution used, the number of steps taken during the actual procedure, as well as the amount of solution that is applied. A soothing ointment will be applied to the skin after the treatment. In the days that follow, the skin will begin to naturally flake and peel away. Patients should avoid picking at the skin or trying to speed up the peeling process in any way because this can result in scarring. Patients should avoid sun exposure and keep their skin protected at all times.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $150
- Recovery Time
- 2 Days - 2 Weeks
Schedule a Skin Consult Today!
In order to achieve a more flawless, brighter and overall better-looking appearance, there are a number of options available to a patient. Choosing the right treatment is dependent upon the patient’s condition as well as the patient’s personal goals. Chemical peels are ideal for sun-damaged skin, pigmentation, scarring, and other skin irregularities. We invite you to call our office today to schedule your chemical peel treatment.