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Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Skin & Laser Center

Skin Care Treatments

Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Zeff, offers 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. Dr. Zeff and his 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 requested peels and deliver great results. The Vitalize Peel, Illuminize Peel or Rejuvenize Peel by Skinmedica® may be the cosmetic treatment you are seeking to help you achieve a clearer, brighter and more youthful glow to your skin.

This non-invasive very superficial chemical peel utilizes a novel approach to chemical peeling with a newer generation of alpha-hydroxy acids (mandelic and malic acid) in combination with phytic acid and commonly used peeling agents (salicylic acid and resorcinol) to maximize skin rejuvenating effects with low irritation.

  • Enhances skin glow and radiance
  • Helps restore a more youthful appearance
  • Improves clarity, color and skin texture
  • Patients achieve enhancement of skin appearance with minimal downtime and discomfort
  • Appropriate for first-time chemical peel patients or patients looking for a gentle, very superficial peel
  • Little or no visible peeling

Is also superficial but restorative in nature. This peel actually rehabilitates the dermal layers by generating the body’s own production of collagen and elastin that naturally slows in production after the age of twenty. This self neutralizing, powerful yet non-damaging peel can take years off aging skin. In our own personal experiences, we found that superficial peeling occurred for a period of four to five days, starting on day two or three.

The Vitalize Peel is the most popular SkinMedica peel that is appropriate for all Fitzpatrick Skin Types. It contains a proprietary blend of ingredients to help rejuvenate the skin. Achieve visible improvement after one treatment with optimal results after a series of treatments.

The Vitalize Peel combines resorcinol, lactic, salicylic, and retinoic acid (at esthetician’s discretion) to offer dramatic improvement in texture and tone. The renewal process stimulates collagen production, improves pigmentation, acne, and melasma. The skin appears healthier and more youthful with minimal downtime. For best results a series is recommended.

Is the deepest of the SkinMedica peels and is still considered superficial. Like the Vitalize Peel, this peel is rehabilitative in nature. The Rejuvenize Peel penetrates into the deeper layers of the epidermis and produces the most exfoliation and produces a moderate amount of peeling lasting for 2-5 days; still gentle enough to repeat every 3-4 weeks.

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If you would like more information on skin rejuvenation procedures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

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