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TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) Peel

Overview: Various concentrations of this synthetic compound achieve a superficial to medium depth peel.

Expected results: Reduction of fine and intermediate lines, skin tightening, even skin pigmentation and removal of some sun spots, removal of shallow acne scars, removal of precancerous conditions.

Preparation: The effects of a trichloroacetic acid peel and the efficiency of the peel can be potentiated by starting sunscreens and a retinoid as part of a rigorous skin care regimen several weeks prior to your peel. The night before the peel, any retinoid must be stopped and may be resumed several days after the peel when the refreshed skin is visible. The morning of the peel, there is no necessity to apply any medicinal product other than your daily sunscreen.

Post treatment instructions: The day of the peel, apply a gentle moisturizer (with sunscreen if sun-exposed area was treated) to the area several times; resume your daily skin care regimen the day after the peel with the exception of a retinoid that may be restarted after several days.

Time to desired results: 5 days (surface smoothing) to 3months (collagen production)

Contraindications: Use of isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 12 months, history of phenol peel.

Downtime: 5-7 days of mask-like exfoliation of the treated area

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PATIENT RATINGS

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Overall doctor performance

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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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The doctor explained treatment options

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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The doctor answered all of my questions and concerns

#12019-10-14

All was extraordinary, compared to most doctor's offices. However, the doctor's explanation of the condition was particularly outstanding.

#22011-09-28 14:40:16

The doctor was very explainative and very friendly and precise.

#32010-11-22 10:46:33

I actually look forward to my doctor's visits! Been a patient of Dr. R's since she was in Center City and have referred family and friends to her!

#42010-11-24 09:41:39

Jill is competent, friendly, encouraging and I really have enjoyed having her work with me

#52011-11-02 12:34:06

I love the Edith Piaf music being piped in - that was an awesome touch.

#62019-07-31

Knowledgable and friendly staff.

#72019-12-12

I thought it was great, especially when compared to other dermatologists I have been to! Very professional and knowledgable.

#82019-09-10

Doctor took the time to asnswer questions; computer technology

#92020-05-15

Very nice office, everyone was very friendly and helpful

#102010-11-29 15:16:15

What can we do better?

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Very satisfied. Should get an office in Cherry Hill, NJ

#12020-04-22

tell the Dr. to stop snowboarding and come back to skiing..;-)

#22011-12-07 10:55:46

music mix

#32019-08-18

Everything was wonderful

#42019-12-19

I had an appointment for a consulation for sun damage. Unfortunately, I need to see either a doctor or PA for my issue and this was not included in my appointment, so I need to make another trip. It is difficult for me to carve time out of my work day to take care of personal needs, so this is creating an inconvenience for me. I would have preferred to had the complete consultation done in one appointment.

#52011-02-14 14:14:53

I had problems with my insurance. Since you took my insurance information over the phone it might have been nice to know that before I came in so I could have fixed it.

#62011-05-19 10:14:50

No complaints at all. Excellent experience

#72010-09-30 10:38:51

THANK YOU!

#82020-03-17

No changes recommended at this time.

#92020-06-07

Nothing I can think of

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