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Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Skin & Laser Center

Skin Care Treatments

Our experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Richard Zeff and Dr. Anthony Wilson, offer a variety of non-surgical, in-office skin rejuvenation procedures designed to give your skin a firmer, smoother, and more youthful appearance. With advanced skin tightening options and chemical peels, we can improve the clarity, tone, color, and texture of your skin with little to no recovery time required. Our physicians and their skilled aesthetician are committed to providing our patients with the best possible treatments that have proven to give the skin a healthier, more beautiful glow.

Pellevé™ Skin Tightening

pelleve_hero_pic_2 logoPellevé™ is a new non-surgical skin tightening procedure that can reduce signs of wrinkles along the face and neck. The treatment is non-surgical, and is known to be virtually painless. There is minimal downtime following a Pellevé™ treatment. The Pellevé™ system uses radio wave technology to heat the deep layers of the skin without harming the top layers. This results in a tightening and contracting effect within the skin’s collagen. It also stimulates the growth of new collagen. The new collagen growth can ultimately improve firmness in the skin and create a more refreshed appearance.

There is no need for anesthesia during the Pellevé™ treatment. You will likely feel a deep warming sensation as the Pellevé™ handpiece is guided over the targeted areas; however, discomfort should be minimal. Most patients are able to resume normal daily activities immediately. Some mild redness and swelling can be present after treatment, but these effects typically fade within 2 to 24 hours after the procedure.

Pellevé™ is most often performed on areas of the face and neck, including around the eyes. One treatment is often enough for patients to see modest results; however, three sessions over a period of several weeks can typically yield the best outcomes. The effects can last up to six months, and occasional “touch-up” treatments can keep the results going even longer. The entire treatment usually takes about one hour and for many is quite pleasant.


micropeelThis safe painless three-part process includes physical dermaplaning to remove the micro thin layer of dead skin and soft hair, enzymatic exfoliation, an alpha hydroxy acid treatment, followed by a cryogenic therapy session that involves lightly freezing the skin. This removes the dull obstructive skin cell, allows your skin to reflect light and your skin care product to penetrate more effectively The procedure typically takes about 45 minutes. You may apply make-up and return to your daily routine immediately, hence the term “Lunch Time Peel.” No social downtime, no pain…all gain!!

SkinMedica® Chemical Peels

SkinMedica® Peels are some of our most popular facial rejuvenation treatments. We offer three innovative options: The Vitalize Peel, Illuminize Peel, and Rejuvenize Peel. Each therapy provides a unique selection of benefits, and our skilled skincare team can help you determine which one is right for you. Do you want healthier, younger-looking, and more luminous skin without surgery? Try SkinMedica® today.


Designed to enhance skin tone and texture, the Vitalize Peel is considered a non-invasive, “superficial” chemical peel. This treatment can help stimulate collagen production in the skin, a natural process that begins to slow down as you age. Gentle but powerful, the Vitalize Peel can reduce early signs of aging without damaging healthy tissue. Additionally, recovery typically will be brief. About two or three days after the treatment, you may experience some mild peeling for up to five days.

Another benefit of the Vitalize Peel is its versatility. Appropriate for virtually every skin tone on the Fitzpatrick Skin Type scale, this rejuvenating technique is our most popular peel. The patented composition includes a blend of rejuvenating ingredients. Just one treatment may be sufficient to achieve visible results, and a series can maximize your outcome.

The Vitalize Peel contains a number of beneficial acids, including lactic, salicylic, resorcinol, and retinoic (depending on your needs and the aesthetician’s recommendation). Combined, these ingredients can provide dramatic improvement in skin tone and texture. In addition to activating collagen production, this process can reduce signs of hyperpigmentation, acne, and melasma. Downtime typically will be minimal, and the result should be healthier, more youthful-looking skin.


Another type of non-invasive chemical peel, the Illuminize Peel employs an innovative approach. In this treatment, alpha-hydroxy acids, including malic and mandelic acid, are combined with phytic, salicylic, and resorcinol acid as needed to obtain a more rejuvenated look without the irritation that more aggressive peels can cause. Other benefits include:

  • Enhanced skin radiance and luminosity
  • More youthful appearance
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Minimal discomfort and downtime
  • Minimal visible peeling


The Rejuvenize Peel offers the deepest treatment of the SkinMedica® peels, but it is still considered superficial. Like the Vitalize Peel, this peel is rehabilitative in nature. This rejuvenating therapy can penetrate into the deeper layers of the epidermis and exfoliate the skin from the inside out. You may experience a moderate amount of peeling that lasts for two to five days. The Rejuvenize Peel is gentle enough to repeat every three to four weeks.

TCA Deep Peel

Seeking to rejuvenate and refresh the appearance of your skin? TCA peels offer a range of benefits with relatively minimal downtime. Comprised of trichloroacetic acid, the treatment can be customized to suit a wide range of skin types and cosmetic goals. Skin resurfacing with TCA can address pigmentation issues—particularly those stemming from melasma—as well as improve tone and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize acne breakouts, and enhance radiance. The procedure is designed to slough off old, dry, and damaged skin cells on the surface of the face, neck, chest, and other areas, revealing the healthier, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin below. The depth of the peel can be tailored to optimize your outcome, and most patients will benefit from receiving a series of treatments.

During the procedure, one of our skilled medical professionals will cleanse your skin and gently apply the solution to the desired area using a swab. You may experience a tingling sensation and/or warmth. Afterwards, we will apply an ointment to enhance recovery and optimize your results. Your skin may be red and feel taut for a few days following the procedure. After about 48-72 hours your skin should begin to peel, which will continue for approximately two to five days. The amount of peeling will depend on the depth of the treatment and your unique rate of healing. It’s important for you to avoid sunlight for about one to two months following your TCA peel to protect your skin and preserve your outcome. We also recommend that you use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer for a few weeks, and our team can advise you which products will be best for your skin care needs.

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