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chemical peel treatment in Philadelphia
chemical peel treatment in Philadelphia

Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels refresh the skin by exfoliating the damaged outer layer of the skin. The treatment triggers the healing process in which a new fresh layer of skin emarges.

To achieve best results, we will advise you how to correctly maintain your skin and will recommend the best home care regiment for your specific condition.

"Strength" of chemical peels is determined by

  1. The type of chemical used - glycolic acid, salicylic acid, Trichloroacetic acid..
  2. The chemical concetration level - 30%, 35%, etc
  3. The length of time the peel is applied.
  4. The amount of solution applied.

The role of chemical peels in the modern cosmetic surgery

  1. Important element in treatment of acne, skin blemishes, skin elasticity, skin discoloration and fine lines
  2. New peel technology treats skin discoloration effectively
  3. Peels are used in combination with laser and microdermabrasion to deliver optimal results
  4. Laser technology replaces the medium depth and deep peels

Peel/Condition Effectiveness

Glycolic Acid Salicylic Acid TCA Peel Melanage Quelage Gloss
Acne + + +++ - - -
Sun Spots + + + +++ + -
skin discoloration + + + +++ - -
skin texture + + +++ + + +
fine wrinkles + + +++ + - -
wrinkles - - - - - -
Melasma - - - +++ - -
Rosacea - - - - +++ -

Peel Comparison

Glycolic Acid Salicylic Acid TCA Peel Melanage Quelage Gloss
Social downtime(*) 0 days 0 days 2-5 days 2-7 days 0-2 days 2-5 days
# Treatments 3-6 3-6 1-2 1-2 4-6 1-2
cost / treatment $100 or
$500/6 treatments
$75 $500 full face,
$150 small area
$850 $150 $300
Franzisk Ringpfeil, MD - Chemical Peels

Dr. Ringpfeil: "While the chemical peel is among the oldest modalities in cosmetic dermatology, I find it extremely effective in the treatment of acne, skin blemishes, skin discoloration from past breakouts, and fine lines.

New peel technologies offer effective treatment of brown and red skin discoloration. In my opinion, the Melanage peel has revolutionized melasma treatment, and the Quelage peel finally offers a tailored treatment for rosacea, calming redness and irritation in addition to brightening the skin.

Peels are an integral part of a comprehensive treatment plan for skin restoration or rejuvenation. I use them in conjunction with microdermabrasion, light devices and laser treatments to achieve smooth texture, even color and great tone.

We offer CO2 laser treatments that have replaced the more aggressive traditional peels with a potential for scarring or permanent pigment loss such as phenol peels or high concentration of TCA peels. CO2 laser and fractional CO2 laser deliver superior and consistent results by targeting the skin with much higher level of precision. "

Franziska Ringpfeil, MD, board certified dermatologist

chemical peels before and after

Chemical Peel Benefits

  • improves skin texture
  • evens skin pigmentation
  • adds glow to the skin
  • corrects superficial blemishes
  • corrects fine lines
  • quick, safe
chemical peel before and after

Chemical Peel Benefits

  • acne
  • age spots
  • melasma
  • pseudofolliculitis barbae
  • rosacea
  • sun spots

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Last updated: 10/13/2021 5:43 PM

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The doctor listened to you attentively

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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 staff was wonderful. They were knowledgeable, professional and personable. The office beautiful, even the music was great.

#12021-07-17

Everything was great. Very prompt, attentive service. Thank you.

#22021-06-03

Dr. Ringpfeil is extremely knowledgeable about her field. She also put me at ease immediatley and made me feel quite at home. I will definatley return once a year for her to check me. Her assistant and the receptionists were most helpful and very nice and more than happy to comply with their patients' wishes. Should anyone be searching for a dermatologist, I highly recommend Dr. Ringpfeil.

#32021-09-04

start to finish it was a perfect experience, i found the reception area very heplful and understanding,

#42021-07-30

No wait time, very efficient and easy to get in/out during work day.

#52011-09-27 12:59:17

I think the doctor is very thorough in her evaluations and explanations and the staff is extremely professional and friendly. Definitely 5 star service!

#62011-09-22 13:13:46

The amount of time the doctor spent and the medical assistant. I didn't feel rushed

#72021-09-22

Every one is very nice and attentive!!! The doctor and the assistent took their time to explain my options and answer my questions and concerns...Thanks a lot....

#82010-12-01 14:40:20

appreciated the thorough explanation from the doctor and the instant research on a product I wanted to know more about

#92021-05-14

Everyone was very professional, helpful and friendly. I loved entering my medical info on line and receiving all future info via email. Great way to save the environment!

#102010-12-16 10:06:03

What can we do better?

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So glad I came. Always liked Dr. Kern and Ann Watson. He'd be so pleased with your entire professional setup

#12021-10-18

Have some toys or children books in the waiting room

#22021-09-27

I was a bit embarressed by not knowing more information regarding my parents history. I believe it would have been better handled if I were asked to please get more info and then let the dr's office know.

#32020-10-28

Everything was great.

#42021-10-12

I had requested an email for appointment purposes. Was never sent. Other than that - Excellent!

#52021-03-26

I wish the aesthetician was available earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon to accomodate working women.

#62021-02-08

Appointments on Fridays

#72010-09-27 09:26:48

WINE AND CHEESE WOULD BE NICE IN THE WAITING AREA

#82011-02-09 12:32:20

Just continue your good work to keep your credibility in place.

#92010-10-12 10:33:59

Send the paperwork to my home address in advance of appointment. Provide better reading material in the reception area.

#102021-05-03
Customer Rating : 4.5

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