Skin rejuvenation or skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive technique used to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage. At Ponsky & Frankel Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of resurfacing techniques to restore youthful texture and color to the skin, and to greatly reduce or eliminate wrinkles. Dr. Ponsky and Dr. Frankel assess each patient’s individual’s needs and tailor treatment accordingly.
Superficial (Light) Chemical Peels: Superficial chemical peels, also known as “lunchtime peels,” are perfect for patients who desire brighter and rejuvenated skin with no downtime. They are applied in the office by our expert aesthetician with no discomfort. We offer a variety of medical grade chemical peels that are designed to treat mild sun damage and to maintain the skin’s youthful appearance.
Medium Chemical Peels: Medium depth chemical peels are perfect for those who are showing signs of moderate sun damage. At Ponsky & Frankel Facial Plastic Surgery, we prefer the 89% phenol, 30 to 35% TCA (trichloroacetic acid) or Jessner peel to treat mild wrinkles and uneven pigmentation. The healing time after these procedures is about 7 days, with post-procedural redness for 4-6 weeks that can be easily covered with makeup. Medium depth peels can be applied by Dr. Ponsky and Dr. Frankel in the office setting to treat focal brown spots and other small areas, such as around the eyes or mouth.
Deep Chemical Peels and CO2 Laser Resurfacing: These techniques of skin resurfacing revitalize skin following years of moderate to significant sun exposure. By stimulating collagen reorganization and eliminating discoloration, deep chemical peels and laser resurfacing improve the color, texture, and elasticity of skin. Small areas, such as around the eyes or mouth, can be treated in the office with a deep chemical peel. For treatment of the entire face, Dr. Ponsky and Dr. Frankel perform the procedure with the patient in a deep “twilight” type of sedation. There is mild discomfort for about 8 hours after the procedure. Recovery times range between 7-10 days, and then post-procedural redness can be hidden with concealing makeup. The results are dramatic and last as long as further sun exposure is avoided.