A chemical peel involves applying a chemical or a mixture of chemicals to the skin for a period of time to exfoliate or peel off the top layers of skin. Chemical peels are usually used on the face, but they can also be used to improve the skin on the neck and hands. These peels have been performed for many years to treat a variety of skin disorders, including:

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Age or liver spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Rough skin and scaly patches
  • Scars
  • Sun damage

There are many different techniques and regimens. The exact strength and regimen is tailored to each client. Chemical peels may be performed alone or at the same time as other non-surgical procedures. A chemical won’t do the following:

  • Treat deep facial lines
  • Tighten loose or sagging skin
  • Remove broken capillaries
  • Change pore size
  • Remove deep scars

After you have a chemical peel in New Rochelle, New York, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD will give you instructions about how to care for your skin during recovery. For more information and to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic surgeon, we encourage you to contact our office.