Fresh, youthful, glowing skin is an undeniable asset. Unfortunately, a myriad of skin imperfections can result from sun damage, aging, acne and the build-up of dead cells, making the skin appear dull, wrinkled, spotty, discolored, or scarred.
Chemical peels are an effective, non-surgical solution to dramatically improve the appearance of the skin. Frank Fechner, M.D. performs chemical peels in Worcester and Boston to create smoother, tighter, fresher skin of the face, neck, hands, and décolletage. A medical-grade chemical peel must be selected carefully and correctly to produce a rejuvenated, evenly-toned facial skin, supple and fresh in appearance.
Every individual patient, to maximize results, needs an in-depth evaluation of skin quality. Dr. Fechner is a recognized leader in the field of plastic surgery and aesthetics, and has gained a reputation for excellence in anti-aging technology. Your facial treatment will be customized to match your individual needs, with personal, compassionate care.
A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure in which a solution is applied to the skin capable to remove the dead or damaged upper layers. This treatment can refine the texture of the skin, improve skin tone, and safely reduce wrinkles.
Dr. Fechner is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Boston. He performs chemical peels to treat a range of cosmetic issues, including:
Chemical peels serve as a sort of “reboot” for the skin. The damaged outer layer is removed, allowing the new, healthier, smoother skin underneath to appear.
In a chemical peel treatment in Worcester or Boston, Dr. Fechner applies a safe but effective solution to remove the damaged top layers, gently resurface the skin, and stimulate collagen production and cell renewal.
This treatment can:
There are several different types of chemical peels available, ranging from:
After a consultation and evaluation of your skin, Dr. Fechner and his team of expert skin care professionals will choose the correct level and type of chemical peel to rejuvenate and restore the quality of your facial skin.
MelaBrite/Melanage MD is a superficial peel formulated to improve the texture and appearance of hyperpigmented skin. It entails the application of a cream mask in our office and an at-home skin care regimen. The application of the mask is painless and causes little to no irritation of the skin. On the following 3-4 days you may experience mild irritation similar to that of a sunburn.
The MelaBrite/Melanage MD peel is compounded freshly at the time of your visit to ensure the potency and reliability of the product. The mask is applied during your appointment and then removed by you after specific length of time determined by your skin type. After leaving our office with the mask on your face, you are responsible for following a strict at-home care regimen that will be explained to you. It is critical that you follow the instructions closely which involves the application of several products following the mask removal.
Typically, our patients experience significant improvements in the appearance of the pigmented areas, although results vary. The dark areas should get lighter and the skin texture and tone will improve. In general, the superficial layers of the skin peel in most patients. Our staff will do a proper skin evaluation for you prior to your treatment to help you better prepare for the expected outcome.
Patients who suffer from uneven skin tone, pigmentation issues or melasma.
This peel should NOT be used in patients with dermatitis, inflammatory rosacea in the area to be treated, sensitive skin, sunburn, or skin with open wounds, warts or active cold sores. Please inform our staff if you have a history of herpes simplex. The MelaBrite/Melanage MD peel is not recommended for those with a history of allergies, rashes or other skin reactions. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not have this treatment as well as those who have taken Accutane in the past year or have received chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
The MelaBrite/Melanage Mini peel is an advancement in chemical peels that uses gentle acids along with potent non-acidic components that do not burn, wound or damage the skin. It can be used to treat patients of all skin colors.
This peel is ideal for those interested in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots (hyperpigmentation). The peeling solution may cause mild tingling, but in general the treatment is pain-free.
The MelaBrite/Melanage Mini peel is applied during your appointment and then removed by you after a specific length of time determined by your skin type. After leaving our office with the solution on your face, you are responsible for following a strict at-home care regimen that will be explained to you. It is critical that you follow the instructions closely which involves the application of several products following the peel removal.
Typically, our patients experience significant improvements in the appearance of the pigmented areas, although results vary. In general, the superficial layers of the skin peel in most patients. If you do not experience peeling of the skin, this does not mean that you are not achieving any benefit. You should see improvement in your skin’s tone and texture, fine lines and breakouts. Our staff will do a proper skin evaluation for you prior to your treatment to help you better prepare for the expected outcome.
The Mini peel has significantly less redness and peeling associated with it. We recommend the Mini peel to be given as a series of 4-6 treatments, 2-3 weeks apart.
Similar to the MelaBrite/Melanage Mini peel, this treatment addresses pigmentation, texture and tone in a variety of skin types. The solution used combines an array of acids as well as a brightening component and retinoid.
This treatment is great as a stand-alone superficial peel or can be a great maintenance treatment for the skin after more advanced resurfacing procedures like CO2 laser resurfacing, IPL/BBL treatments, or the MelaBrite MD or Mini peels.