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.
"Best plastic surgeon in the area! After exploring several options, I chose Dr. Foley because he was very qualified and knowledgeable. He was caring, professional and did a great job. He talked me through the procedure step by step. His staff was amazing and caring as well. He made sure I was pain free the entire time and put me at ease. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking plastic surgery."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Jun 28, 2017
"I was referred to Dr. Foley through a friend for removal of basal cell cancer on my upper lip. Originally, I was scheduled for MOHS through dermatology at a local medical teaching facility. The EOB - for the teaching facility - for the biopsy and initial visit showed very high charges, including a "facility fee" of over $700. I was informed that I had to wait almost five months for the procedure. That's when I started looking for alternatives. Thankfully, I found Dr. Foley. Cancer removed, clean edges, no scar and the procedure was done the week I called for an appointment. The cost? A small fraction of what is charged at the medical teaching facility. Did I mention the staff? Very professional and friendly. Lesson learned - getting the best health care solution does not have to be expensive."- M.S. / Yelp / Mar 06, 2020
"I was referred to Dr. Foley through a friend for removal of basal cell cancer on my upper lip. Originally, I was scheduled for MOHS through dermatology at a local medical teaching facility. The..."- M.S. / Yahoo / Mar 06, 2020
"Amazing Experience - From the moment I made a simple phone call to see about the procedure I was interested in , I was treated with such patience, and kindness. The office staff are real gems. My consultation was fabulous Dr. Foley thoroughly explained the entire procedure to me. His bed side manor is superb. The day of surgery was so exciting, I can’t believe how smooth it went! He’s articulate and my abdominalplasty is living proof, I literally could not be any happier, he has changed my life completely!!"- C. / RealSelf / Apr 25, 2019
"My experience with Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania has been an experience worth bragging about! The front staff is very pleasant kind and always willing to answer all your questions no matter how many you may have! From my very first appointment with Dr. Foley he listened to my concerns and validated all of them. He literally brought tears to my eyes when he agreed that I indeed had Diastasis Recti. He saw what I was seeing after I had been shrugged off and looked at as crazy by other physicians. Dr. Foley is very caring and down to earth. He took his time with me and explained everything with my surgery in great detail. He listened to all my concerns and took them ALL into consideration and took steps to put my mind at ease to make me completely comfortable for my operation. His bedside manner is something you do not see often. I also liked that he focused only on what I wanted fixed and solely that. He did not bring up or pressure me to fix other things with my body. He is an honest caring trustworthy plastic surgeon. He will be my surgeon for any other procedures that I may need or desire in the future. If your looking for a good honest plastic surgeon look no further! I am in love with his work!! He made me look perfect and restored my body and gave me my confidence back!"- H.H. / Google / Jan 15, 2022
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.