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3-Step Stimulation Peel (ZO Skin Health®)

The 3-Step Stimulation Peel is a medium depth peel, designed to treat acne, melasma, sun damage, fine lines, texture roughness, large pores and dullness.  The 3-Step Stimulation Peel is a potent retinol peel that confers long lasting benefits, beyond superficial improvements seen with ordinary peels promoting softer, smoother, more even colored skin.


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Is The 3-Step Stimulation Peel Right For Me?

Virtually all skin types and conditions can receive a peel.  A skin consultation is the best way to determine which peel is best for the outcome you desire and if you are a candidate for a particular peel.  A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve your skins appearance.  Peels are chemical soultions are that skillfully applied to you skin to improve its texture and color, and reduce wrinkling by removing damaged outer layers, encouraging cell renewal and revealing fresher, younger looking skin.  The Northern Center for Plastic Surgery offers a carefully selected line of chemical peels, designed to improve the health and barrier function of your skin as well as promote skin cell turnover and production of collagen and elastin.  All chemical peels involve pre-treatment with retinol based skin care systems.  This will prepare your skin for the peel and speed the healing process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is the procedure performed?

Step 1: Peel Solution is applied to your skin with 17% salicylic acid, 10% TCA and 5% lactic acid to remove the outer most layer of skin (the epidermis).  

Step 2: Retinol Crème (6%) is then applied to your skin.  Application of this following the superficial peel allows the retinol to penetrate to the deeper parts of your skin where it is needed to stimulate your cells to turn over causing wrinkle reduction, improvement of irregular pigmentation and firming and toning.  The retinol cream also contains ubiquinone, which stimulates cellular renewal, marrubium vulgare and leontopodium alpinum meristem which are powerful antioxidants, beta-glycan which protects your DNA, and myristoyl tripeptide to boost collagen to reduce wrinkles.   

Step 3: Calming Crème – Post Procedure Skin Relief is applied to relieve irritation and restore moisture balance.  This crème includes agents to increase hyaluronic acid and collagen production as well as improve the  barrier function of your skin.  The crème also contains powerful antioxidants and ant inflammatory agents to soothe and protect your skin.  

Expected Recovery

You will have one to two days that your skin will be red and feel dry, the third, fourth and fifth days following your peel, your dead skin will slough off. 

How do I make an appointment for a treatment?

Contact the office of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery at (201)820-5280 to schedule an appointment.

What if I am interested in other treatments including surgery?

You may schedule an appointment with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Aaron Capuano, who will address your interests and goals.

Does a 3 step peel hurt?

Everyone's pain tolerance is different, in light of that we can't say that it doesn't "hurt", with the initial pass of retinol one does not experience much discomfort, as the doctor applies additional passes on the face which causes the substance to penetrate deeper, it becomes increasingly uncomfortable though we use something called the Zimmer Chiller to help relieve the discomfort that can be experienced.

How much will I peel?

Typically we see people peel for 5 days and sometimes longer, you will peel an entire layer of skin, this is a peel that is designed to create change in the skin for various reasons so peeling is the goal.  Your skin will peel in thick layers and do not pull the hanging layers of peeling skin off.  This could lead to scarring of the skin in those areas of your face.