Hetter Peel Resurfacing

Hetter Chemical Peel

Facial Resurfacing, Variable Croton Peel (VCP)

Quite simply, the Hetter Peel is the absolute best technique to perform skin resurfacing bar none. Other doctors may market some new, fancy-sounding, latest, greatest laser but it is very likely you will not get the results that we routinely achieve with this astounding procedure.
We all know that no matter what your age, your overall attractiveness is VERY dependent on the beauty and perceived youthfulness of your skin. To treat the wrinkles, splotches, pigmentation, scarring and textural issues which occur with age, smoking, sun exposure, and acne, skin resurfacing is the only scientifically proven treatment.

Within skin resurfacing, there are two very broad categories. One involves lasers and there are literally HUNDREDS of lasers which do this. Each year more are developed and marketed to doctors who then market them to the public. Each new laser is promoted as the latest and greatest in a broad based marketing campaign on print and social media platforms. The other involves chemical peeling the benefits of which was first noted many years ago in ancient Egypt when women proposed the benefits to the skin of applying sour milk (lactic acid) to their faces. Obviously, the art of chemical peeling has come a long way since then!

While excellent results can be achieved within each of these categories, lasers by definition involve burning the skin using heat energy. To achieve excellent results, patients suffer from prolonged redness, delayed healing, lengthy down times and high risk of complications.
In contrast, the Hetter Peel, despite being perhaps the deepest chemical peel currently available, is also both safe and effective. Unlike the old phenol peel, the Hetter Peel is infinitely safer and may be modified to go deep where necessary or less deep depending on the problem. The results can be simply remarkable. Because the results do not depend on heat energy, patients generally do NOT experience the prolonged redness, delayed healing, and unacceptable complications seen with the laser procedures. Recovery is much quicker and safer! In our opinion and because of these reasons, the Hetter Peel is infinitely superior to any laser procedure!

But, it is important to see an expert for this procedure. And there is no one, ANYWHERE, who is more expert in performing Hetter Peels than Dr. Kass (who twenty years ago actually coined the phrase “Hetter Peel”).

Using only mild sedation, Dr. Kass may use as many as five or six different strength Hetter Peel solutions to provide you with the very best results possible from skin resurfacing. It is his experience and his time which accounts for the superb results that he achieves. Not every patient gets the same peel. Not every part of your face gets the same strength solutions applied. At the time of the procedure, Dr. Kass evaluates the skin’s response in guiding him as to which strength solutions to use and how many coats of each solution should be applied. Because of this, prices for the Hetter Peel vary depending on what it is to be corrected and even from patient to patient for the same underlying condition.

The Hetter Peel, as performed by Dr. Kass, is really the perfect way of performing skin resurfacing for anyone who needs it. The peel solutions can be modified to treat mild, moderate, and severe skin conditions. And no matter how bad your problem may be, patients are generally done resurfacing by ten days and will usually notice tremendous improvement even after such a short time. By ten days, resurfacing is complete and you will already look good and will feel more confident about yourself! But continued and further improvement will occur over the next 6-18 months’ as additional collagen is laid down and remodeled.

What can the Hetter Chemical Peel do for you?
  • Makes most smokers’ lines disappear
  • Reduce the textural abnormalities seen in ACNE and chickenpox scars
  • Practically eliminate leather-like, criss-crossing etching of the skin
  • Improve fine lines and wrinkles from the faceo
  • Decreases propensity of developing non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Smooth and tighten eyelid skin
  • Improve Crows feet around the eyes
  • Soften pucker marks and frown lines
  • Remove brown spots and splotchy, uneven skin color
  • Improve and flatten scars of any type including trauma and surgery
  • Improve the deep depressions and pits seen with chronic acne
  • Reduce uneven pigmentation, pre-cancers, and redness
  • Improve skin tone and texture

In 2017, Dr. Kass became one of the Founding Members of the International Peeling Society and personally sponsored the first workshop of the IPS in the U.S. later that year at his office in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Kass has lectured on his ground breaking technique all over the world.

For those of you who are interested, in the year 2000, Gregory Hetter, M.D. published a series of four articles examining the ratio of the ingredients used in the 40 year old Baker-Gordon peel (also known as the phenol peel). Through a series of ingenious tests, combined with close and expert observation, Dr. Hetter determined that the active ingredient within this peel formula was croton oil and not the phenol originally advocated. This revelation led to the development of the Hetter Formulas, altering the concentrations of these vital ingredients in order to achieve optimal results with optimal safety.

Shortly after the publication of the articles, which revolutionized the art of skin resurfacing, Dr. Kass discussed the formulas with Dr. Hetter, gaining deeper insight into the solutions, and resolving any ambiguities found within the articles. Although some may refer to these solutions as modified croton oil peels, Dr. Kass prefers to use the term Hetter Peel (a name that he personally developed) in honor of the man who recognized the importance of croton oil and altered its concentrations and consequently the depths of its penetrations in his formulas.
Dr. Kass has been performing the Hetter Peel since shortly after the original articles were published. During the twenty years that Dr. Kass has performed the Hetter Peel, he has personally honed his techniques and improved the safety and efficacy of the procedure even while expanding its many applications.

Without doubt, Dr. Kass is one of the most experienced cosmetic physicians in the world with the use of the Hetter Peel. In his hands, the Hetter Peel has produced transformative results for thousands of people who have come from near and far to the Tampa Bay Cosmetic Surgery Center in St. Petersburg & Clearwater to share in the wonders of this innovative technique.

Why not call or email us today to arrange for your transformation? You will be so glad that you did!

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