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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.

Custom Chemical Peel Treatments in Boston

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.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

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.

What Skin Imperfections Can Be Treated with Chemical Peels?

Dr. Fechner is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Boston. He performs chemical peels to treat a range of cosmetic issues, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Sun spots
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • arged pores
  • Freckles
  • Dry, scaly skin and rough patches
  • Dark skin pigmentations

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.

Benefits of a Chemical Peel

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:

  • Leave your skin looking smoother, fresher, and younger
  • Remove dead or damaged skin cells to improve skin quality and texture
  • Reduce the signs of sun damage
  • Smooth rough texture and discoloration
  • Improve acne and enlarged pores
  • Minimize the appearance of scars
  • Make the skin brighter and clearer, with increased collagen and new skin cell growth

Which Type of Chemical Peel Is Right for You?

There are several different types of chemical peels available, ranging from:

  • Mild “lunchtime” peels to refresh the face, neck, chest, and hands; to
  • Medium peels for treating age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin discoloration, and freckles; to
  • Deep peels, a one-time treatment for wrinkles, age spots, freckles, and scars to dramatically improve the appearance of the skin.

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.

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Featured Peels

MelaBrite/Melanage Peel

What is MelaBrite/Melanage MD?

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.

How does it work?

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.

What can I expect as a result of the peel?

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.

Who is the ideal candidate for this treatment?

Patients who suffer from uneven skin tone, pigmentation issues or melasma.

Who should not be treated?

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.

MelaBrite/Melanage Mini

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.

How does it work?

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.

What can I expect as a result of the peel?

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.

What is the difference between the MelaBrite/Melanage MD and MelaBrite/Melanage Mini?

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.

MelaBrite/Melanage Micro

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.

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Dr. Frank Fechner

428 Shrewsbury Street,Worcester, MA 01604

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO FECHNER MD!

On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.

 

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO KEEP YOU AND OUR STAFF SAFE?

As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.

  • Our accredited practice is exclusively reserved for our patients and staff.
  • Our facility is in a single, free standing building only occupied by our practice. This allows us to limit foot traffic to our patients and staff only.
  • Our staff work only at our facility and all travel in private transport. All of us are otherwise self-isolating at home.
  • We closely monitor our staff for symptoms and elevated temperature daily.
  • We sterilize all our instruments in house further reducing potential exposure.
  • We have PPE to meet our needs.
  • All our staff members will be using appropriate PPE including N95 masks and protective facei shields, goggles and head coverings.
  • We have purchased and installed air scrubbers throughout the facility to clean the air while the practice is open to patients.
  • We have purchased and installed ozone generators designed to sanitize the air in the facility at the end of each day.
  • We have purchased and installed touchless hand sanitizer units throughout the building.
  • We have purchased and installed plexi-glass protective shields in the reception area to provide a protective barrier for staff and patients.
  • Our staff continues to adhere to social distancing guidelines within our facility.
  • We have implemented a stringent survey and testing protocol for staff and patients.
  • We have implemented a virtual check in/ check out process for our patients.
  • We have ensured that there is minimum interaction of patients with other people while in the office.
  • We will continue to offer virtual consults and virtual follow up visits.
  • We provide you with a touchless payment system.

The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.

 

WHEN WILL FECHNER MD PLASTIC SURGERY & MEDICAL SPA OPEN?

Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT FECHNER MD?

  • We will do our best to accommodate your preferred appointment date and time, but we very much appreciate your flexibility during this unprecedented time.
  • When booking your appointment, we will ask for your payment information to be securely stored in our payment system. The card you provide will be the card used to pay for your services. This will allow for a touchless checkout.
  • Required forms and documents will be sent to you electronically two days prior to your scheduled appointment via our new patient app, Touch MD. Touch MD will allow you to receive, review and sign documents directly from your personal cell phone.
  • One hour prior to your appointment, we will send you the Covid-19 Wellness Screening document to be completed via Touch MD. This must be completed prior to entering the building.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I ARRIVE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

  • When you arrive for your scheduled appointment time, we ask that you park and remain in your car. Please send us a text message or call to let us know that you have arrived for your appointment.
  • When your provider is ready for your treatment, she will call or text you to let you know you may proceed to our vestibule.
  • Please leave your coat and personal belongings in your car.
  • Please do not bring along family or friends, unless you require physical assistance. They will not be allowed entry to the building.
  • Please wear your mask prior to entering the building and throughout your appointment. Should your mask need to be removed for treatment, your provider will let you know when to safely remove it.
  • Your provider will greet you at the door and will take a no contact temperature reading. *Any patient with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to leave the building and their appointment will be rescheduled a minimum of 14 days later.
  • You will be escorted immediately to a treatment room. Our waiting room will not be open during this time.
  • After your procedure or treatment the provider will collect payment via our secure payment system with the information you provided at booking.
  • Your provider will book a virtual follow up appointment with you, if necessary, and will escort you to the exit.

 

We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!

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