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Facial Plastic Surgery & Laser Specialists

Chemical Peels

For that young, medical spa glow! Great for acne!


Since ancient times, chemical peels have been performed to freshen the skin and bleach age spots, freckles and other skin discolorations. Chemical peels loosen the bonds between the dead skin cells at the surface layer and the live epidermis underneath, producing a smoother, younger looking complexion.

By increasing the turnover of cells, and exfoliation of the surface skin cells, chemical peels are effective for decreasing the appearance of small wrinkles, reducing age and sun related hyperpigmentation, and unclogging pores to help control acne. Peels give the skin a healthy glow. They are an excellent treatment for ALL patients interested in reducing the signs of aging.

Chemical peels work on the upper layer of the skin called "epidermis" to cause its normal shedding to become more even across the skin's surface. The most superficial layer of the epidermis is called the "keratin." This layer becomes more uniform and less clumpy after a peel, immediately giving the skin a smoother feel.

Scientific studies showed that for the best initial results, a series of three to six peels should be performed in sequence, approximately two weeks apart. In between the peels and afterwards, recommended products, available from our Bethlehem Township, PA office, should be applied, usually twice each day, to increase the effectiveness of the peel. Maintenance peels are repeated during the year, depending upon the needs of one's skin. The latest findings recommend that more frequent peels yield better looking skin.

In most cases, the results of Chemical Peels are visible after the 2nd or 3rd treatment. No anesthetic at all is required. Patients feel a tingling sensation on the skin during the peel procedure. Our technicians then perform a soothing facial massage, giving the patient an enjoyable, spa-like experience. Peels are virtually non-irritating. Enhancements Mineral Makeup, formulated for post-procedure use, can be applied immediately following the peel. Patients can return to work or other normal activities. No recuperation time is necessary.

For patients looking for more rapid results, Dr. Sackman recommends Fractional CO2 Laser Peels. Dr. Sackman was one of the first doctors on the East Coast to perform this procedure. He is an Instructor for the SmartXide DOT Laser. He has performed hundreds of Laser Skin Rejuvenation procedures since the early 1990's, when CO2 Lasers were first introduced. Laser treatments require at least 2 days of "down-time." Darker skinned clients are not eligible for Laser Peels, as skin discoloration can occur. Dr. Sackman will help you to decide which treatment is best for you.

There's a GLYTONE Peel For Every Skin Type


Dr. Sackman prefers to use the Glytone line of peel products due to their long history of safety and efficacy.


For Sensitive Skin, 40% Mandelic Acid

Our mildest peel helps to gently exfoliate and decongest pores while hydrating the skin. It's suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. Specific benefits of this peel include reduced redness of the skin and the minimization of mild signs of aging and hyperpigmentation.

For Aging Skin, 30%, 50%, or 70% Glycolic Acid

These peels can be used to help reduce mild to moderate signs of aging. They provide superficial exfoliation and are formulated for patients experiencing fine lines, wrinkles and photodamage.

For Premature Skin Aging, 50% Pyruvic Acid

This peel offers medium-depth exfoliation. If you are experiencing premature skin aging, acne or mild hyperpigmentation, this is the peel for you. Benefits include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, laxity, dullness and skin imperfections.

For Mild Hyperpigmentation, Jessner Peel

The Jessner's peel combines 20% Lactic Acid, 15% Salicylic Acid and 14% Resorcinol to result in deeper penetration and greater exfoliation of the outer layers of skin cells. These peels can be used to reduce the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation. It provides a superficial exfoliation and improves the skin tone and lightens the skin.

For Moderate Hyperpigmentation, 25% TCA

These peels can be used to decrease moderate hyperpigmentation, fine lines, small scars and wrinkles. It provides superficial exfoliation. Formulated to minimize the inconveniences caused by other TCA peels including pain and downtime.

For Acne-Prone Skin, 30% Salicylic Acid

These peels are ideal for oily skin, acne blemishes and clogged pores. Salicylic Acid helps reduce acne inflammation and pore size appearance while improving texture and clarity. Treatment areas include the face, chest and back.

For Eyes & Lips, 15% Lactic Acid & 3.75% TCA

This is a gel-based solution peel that is especially designed for the eye and lip area. We can increase the concentration gradually by layering the product, which allows one to achieve similar results as you would with a high strength acid, thus limiting and controlling any irritation and reddening of these sensitive areas. You will notice a decrease in fine line wrinkles and coarse crow's feet, as well as a decrease in dark circles.

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