Chemical Peel

Woman getting chemical peel

Chemical Peel services offered in Trumbull, Westport and Derby, CT

As your body’s primary barrier, your skin endures pollution from the sun, cosmetics, and other damaging elements. The skilled dermatologists at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology in Trumball, Westport, and Derby, Connecticut, know how quickly these factors can age your skin. To exfoliate textural abnormalities, such as fine lines and acne scars, the team offers chemical peels.


Alexander Fogel MD heads our skin resurfacing practice and can discuss the right chemical peel for you. Call Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists today or schedule an appointment online to find the right type of chemical peel for your skin.

Chemical Peel Q & A

What are the types of chemical peels?

Chemical peels are exfoliating treatments that remove the top layer of your skin, which incurs daily damage from the sun, dust, and other environmental elements. At Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists, the professionals help you choose the right chemical peel based on your skin type and goals, whether that's a light, medium, or deep peel.

Each peel involves applying a chemical solution to your skin that causes the cells on the surface to shed and slough off. 

Light peels are considered the most gentle on your skin, as they only remove the outermost layer of your skin. You can get a light peel as often as every 2-5 weeks to keep your skin fresh and clean. 

Medium peels are considered more aggressive than light peels. They remove the outermost layer in addition to the upper part of your skin’s middle layer. You should only get a medium peel every 3-9 months. 

A deep chemical peel is a surgical procedure that removes the middle and lower portions of your dermis to smooth the texture of your skin. It requires about two weeks of healing, but results can last up to 10 years.

What skin concerns can chemical peels address?

The team at Adult & Pediatric Dermatology specialists might recommend a chemical peel if you have multiple skin concerns you want to address. A chemical peel can reduce or eliminate these common skin flaws:

  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Dry skin
  • Uneven tone or texture
  • Sunspots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation

While lighter peels offer subtle improvements in the tone and texture of your skin, a deep chemical peel can address more obvious concerns, such as wrinkles, skin laxity, and precancerous growths. 

Who is a good candidate for chemical peels?

Before recommending the best type of chemical peel for your skin type, the team schedules an in-depth consultation with you to discuss your aesthetic goals. They perform a comprehensive evaluation of your skin tone, type, and health to ensure optimal results. The team might recommend a chemical peel if:

  • Your health is generally good
  • You have a light complexion
  • You haven’t taken acne medication for at least six months
  • You have realistic expectations for the result
  • You don’t scar easily

The team also makes sure a chemical peel matches your treatment goals. If you want smaller pores or fewer deep wrinkles and folds, they might guide you to other more suitable treatment options. 

To learn more about chemical peels, call Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.