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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels services offered in New Canaan, CT

Achieve a brighter, rejuvenated complexion without the downtime of surgery thanks to the wide selection of chemical peels at Rejive Medical Aesthetics in New Canaan, Connecticut. Experienced aesthetics specialist Stacey-Jo Murray, NP, can minimize signs of aging and revitalize your skin with a range of gentle yet effective chemical peels. Call the medical spa today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are noninvasive cosmetic treatments that rejuvenate the skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity by precisely removing the top layer. They involve applying acidic solutions to the skin, which help exfoliate and peel away the damaged surface layer for a clearer, smoother appearance.

Along with removing visible damage from the skin’s surface, chemical peels promote cell turnover and stimulate new collagen and elastin. These proteins help tighten aging skin and improve its resilience. 

Are there different types of chemical peels?

The most popular chemical peels at Rejive Medical Aesthetics include:

Glycolic acid peel

Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) allows this rejuvenating peel to significantly reduce signs of aging and stimulate collagen and elastin to restore your skin’s natural glow. Along with addressing aging concerns, such as lines and wrinkles, the glycolic acid peel can minimize acne scars.

VI Peel®

This medium-depth peel is suitable for all skin types and tones, offering dramatic results with little to no downtime. The VI Peel contains a blend of vitamins, minerals, and acids to strategically treat aging signs while revitalizing your complexion.

What can chemical peels do for my skin?

Chemical peels can revitalize your appearance by improving overall skin radiance and addressing specific concerns, such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Mild acne
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Melasma
  • Uneven tone or texture
  • Dullness
  • Mild skin laxity

After healing from a chemical peel, your skin appears brighter and fresher even if you have no specific skin concerns.

What are the most important steps to take before chemical peels?

Protecting your skin before a chemical peel is essential to minimize complications and ensure the best results. 

Before your chemical peel, you should:

  • Limit sun exposure
  • Wear sunscreen outdoors (and reapply regularly)
  • Avoid certain cosmetic procedures, like laser hair removal
  • Avoid retinoids for 1-2 weeks

If you have open sores, such as skin wounds or cold sores, your provider may advise waiting until you heal before you have a chemical peel.

What can I expect immediately after chemical peels?

Your skin may be red, tender, and slightly swollen immediately after a chemical peel. As the peel exfoliates the skin, expect mild tightness. Your skin typically starts to peel within 2-3 days, which can last for a few days. 

Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment with Rejive Medical Aesthetics to learn more about the benefits of chemical peels.