Dr. Gelber can help you with a personalized assessment of your skin's needs and design a treatment plan tailored toward achieving your individual goals. Depending on the time frame you choose to work with, you can select a series of peels that will balance the speed of the results with how much downtime you will have with each procedure. On one end of the spectrum you can select a longer series of treatments with little downtime associated with each procedure, or on the other end of the spectrum you can choose a higher level treatment for more change in fewer procedures. Peels can also treat skin in other areas including the neck and chest, arms and legs.
Each of the below treatments can be customized to maximize the beauty and health of your skin. Depending on your skin and the peel selected, you may or may not experience peeling from our selection of medical peels. If peeling occurs, it usually begins 2-4 days following your medical peel and lasts for approximately three days. Deeper peels can effect more dramatic results if more downtime is available. After all peels, it is important to protect the newly revealed skin from sun exposure. Dr. Gelber can review with you the expected timeframe for your specific skin treatments.
For maximum results, we recommend a series of 6 medical peels at 2-4 week intervals, based on your skin type.
All chemical peels can be combined with microdermabrasion for even greater results. Addition of microdermabrasion to any peel is $70.
Fruit Enzyme Peel
Our gentlest peel, this uses the enzymes in natural fruits to soften and smooth away older surface layers of skin, leaving a smoother, glowing completion behind. This results in no significant redness or peeling and is a lovely treatment a few days before that special event where you want to look your best.
Fruit Enzyme Peel $100, a series of six treatments $450
Vitamin A (Tretinoin) Peel
Vitamin A, commonly known as tretinoin, Retin-A or retinols is one of the most potent agents available to improve both aging as well as acne-prone skin. This peel helps improve fine lines and texture, while working on the deeper layers to stimulate cell turnover and collagen production. Studies show that regular use of tretinoins has the greatest effect on reducing signs of skin aging.
Vitamin A Peel $125, a series of six treatments $575
This lighter depth peel is ideal to give you picture-perfect skin with very little downtime. Return from your Tahoe vacation glowing! Lactic acid gently exfoliates and draws water into the cells, improving tone and reducing fine lines. This peel can be performed with or without the addition of hydroquinone, which gradually lightens pigment and reduces sun damage. This combination is perfect for the dry air and sun exposure which comes with living in the mountain environment of Lake Tahoe.
Lactic or Lactic/Hydroquinone Peel, $125. A series of six treatments, $575.
A glycolic acid peel offer a wonderful, somewhat deeper peel which is perfect for normal, combination and aging skin. Working below the surface, this peel allows fresher skin cells to surface and stimulates collagen production, which brightens skin and reduces fine lines and texture. Depending on your skin's needs, salicylic acid or hydroquinone can be added for further improvement in pigmentation irregularities and reduction in acne breakouts.
Light Glycolic or Glycolic/Salicylic Peel, $125. A series of six treatments, $575.
For those who wish to make a greater change in their skin, our rejuvenating peel uses a combination of agents to penetrate somewhat deeper the skin and produce a greater degree of exfoliation. The result: reduction of sun damage and pigmentation irregularities, and a refinement of texture and tone. The formulation includes a carefully balanced blend of alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids and resorcinol for greatest effect. This peel is ideal for patients with moderate to severe skin conditions including lines and wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation irregularities, acne, and acne scarring. After one treatment, you will notice an improvement in your skin's texture and tone, lessening of fine lines, and a healthier, more youthful appearance. Greater results are achieved with a series of peels.
Light Jessner's Rejuvenating Peel, $225. A series of four treatments, $795.
Obagi Blue Peel
If you are ready to make a serious change in the pigmentation, tone and texture of your skin, the Obagi blue peel is a unique formulation of a TCA chemical peel designed to be used in combination with the Obagi Nu-Derm Restoration System for clear, smooth, and healthy skin. This peel can offer dramatic reduction of sun damage and hyperpigmentation, minor acne scars, enlarged pores, minor wrinkles and overall skin tone and health. During the peel process, the damaged surface layer of skin is removed, the growth of underlying collagen and blood flow is stimulated, and soon your skin is replaced with a fresh layer that is smoother, well-toned, and more even in color.
The Blue Peel offers the physician a unique process, allowing the peel to be very precisely layered, offering a high level of control to match each peel to the individual patient's needs. It is also appropriate for treatment of the decolletage, neck, arms and other body areas of concern. This is a higher level peel and depending on the patient and intensity desired, it does come with a downtime of 10-14 days. Further improvement then occurs over the following 4-6 weeks. Mild sedation is available if the patient arranges a ride home at the end of the procedure. Standard TCA peels are also available without using the Obagi Blue Peel formulation.
Obagi blue peel, $800, standard TCA peel $625
Don't forget your arms and body! A combination of gentle microdermabrasion and chemical peels and offer a dramatic improvement in keratosis piliaris - those rough little bumps many people suffer on their arms, back and legs.
Price depends on size and involvement of areas to be treated, quotes available during free consultation.