Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified plastic surgeon that performs chemical peels at his Aventura practice. Dr. Rubinstein offers his patients in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and South Florida area an array of treatments to correct sun damage, discoloration, wrinkles and fine lines, including a wide array of chemical peels and skin care products such as Jan Marini Skin Research® and Obagi® Medical Products®.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is an outpatient skin treatment that uses a chemical to remove damaged skin cells from the outer layer of skin. Besides improving texture and relieving areas of dryness, a chemical peel can make your skin look brighter and younger.
A chemical peel can be performed on your entire face or just problem areas. The results are frequently temporary, but there can be permanent improvements. Some types of peels can also be used on other parts of the body. There are many different kinds of chemicals used for chemical peels:
- Our Phenol Peel is the most assertive of the peels and is used to attack deep wrinkles and lines caused by the sun’s damaging rays. This peel will result in dramatic improvements in skin’s texture and pigment.
- Our Trichloroacetic Acid Peel (TCA) is less aggressive and works on the skin’s surface to reduce uneven pigmentation or discolored skin. Skin literally peels away to uncover a fresh, even tone.
- Our Glycolic Acid Peel uses mild Alpha Hydroxy Acids to remove the top layer of skin making way for your skin to generate new elastin and collagen for a smoother, moister texture. This peel makes fine lines virtually disappear.
Choosing the right chemical peel is an important decision. Let Dr. Rubinstein help you choose the most appropriate skin care treatment for you.
Types of Chemical Peels
We offer several types of chemical peels. Choosing the right chemical peel is an important decision. Let Dr. Rubinstein help you choose the most appropriate skin care treatment for you. Our office offers the following options:
Who Can Benefit from a Chemical Peel?
Practically anyone will experience benefits from a chemical peel. If you have any of the following skin conditions, a chemical peel may be your solution to healthier, younger looking skin:
- Fine lines
- Dry, flaking skin
- Uneven skin pigmentation
- Sun damage
- Sun damage
- Pre-cancerous growths
Depending upon your condition, it may take more than one chemical peel to achieve your desired results.
How Is the Chemical Peel Applied?
Some patients prefer to have sedation for total comfort, and in the case of deeper peels anesthesia may be required, however some may be performed without any First, a chemical solution is applied to the skin with a light brush or soft applicator. As the solution penetrates the layers, the skin’s color begins to lighten. Some patients report mild to moderate stinging during and after the procedure. After the prescribed time, cold compresses are applied to the treated area followed by a neutralizing solution, in some cases. While every chemical peel is different, most procedures take between 20 and 90 minutes. More invasive peels can take up to two hours to complete.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Chemical peels are outpatient procedures, and you can go home the same day. You may experience some mild discomfort and redness for a few days after the procedure. Deeper peels may cause some swelling and scabbing during the healing process. For up to two weeks following the procedure, your skin will peel slightly. After peeling is complete, however, your skin will look fresh and pink. Patients are given a prescription for a mild pain medication, as well as a gentle cleanser for the skin.
As many of these procedures include some form of sedation or anesthesia, you may need someone to drive you home from the doctor’s office and help you around the house for a period of time. While the deeper peels require a longer healing period, the results last longer than the milder peels.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost in Miami?
Chemical peels are considered cosmetic procedures and will not be covered by most major insurance carriers. Check with your insurance company for more details. Nonetheless, Dr. Rubinstein offers low-cost financing
plans. We also accept cash, check, and major credit cards. Our trained staff will be happy to discuss payment options with you.
Residents of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and South Florida area seeking simple non-invasive solutions to diminish visible signs of aging in the face and neck may opt for a top-quality chemical peel performed by a reputable board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein in Aventura, FL. Contact our friendly office staff today to learn more about chemical peels and other services offered by Dr. Rubinstein.