Chemical Peels

A radiant, youthful complexion is an attribute many desire. At Privé Plastic Surgery, we offer chemical peels, a tried-and-true procedure that has stood the test of time in skin rejuvenation. By carefully applying a specialized solution, we aim to resurface the skin, shedding away imperfections and revealing the fresh, luminous layer beneath.

At Privé Plastic Surgery, we offer chemical peels, an effective skin rejuvenation treatment that can help patients with all skin types achieve healthier skin. Our medical team can provide aesthetic and cosmetic services to help care for your skin in the comfort of your home and treat skin disorders to give patients a radiant glow. 

Did you know…

that the skin begins to lose its glow over time? This is because the skin’s natural shedding of dead cells slows with age, causing it to appear dull and lackluster. Though new, healthy skin exists below the surface, it is often masked by an old and uneven external layer of skin. Dermaplaning and chemical peel combination treatments help reveal healthy, glowing skin and restore a youthful appearance.

Recognizing Skin Concerns

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Rough texture
  • Hyperpigmentation


These are just a few common skin concerns that individuals often seek to address. If you’re experiencing any of the above, or have other skin issues, a chemical peel might be the solution.

Understanding the Need for Chemical Peels

While daily skincare routines play a pivotal role, external factors like sun exposure and pollutants, combined with the natural aging process, can lead to more pronounced skin concerns over time. Chemical peels serve as an effective intervention, not just addressing superficial imperfections, but delving deeper to stimulate collagen production, enhance cell turnover, and improve overall skin health. For many, it’s a pathway to skin revitalization and a boost in self-confidence.

How We Perform In-Home Chemical Peels 

Glycolic peels are chemical solutions that use glycolic acid to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. All chemical peels provide skin-rejuvenating benefits, but glycolic peels are some of the most favored for their effectiveness and gentleness. They can be used to treat common skin concerns, including:

    • Dull Complexion 
    • Skin Discoloration
    • Fine Lines and Wrinkles 
    • Aging Spots 
    • Some Types of Acne 
    • Sun-Damaged Skin
    Women getting chemical peels

    Glycolic acid is a small alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that can easily penetrate the skin’s surface and is most often manufactured from sugarcane. Its size makes it capable of reaching deeper into the skin more quickly than other acids used in chemical peels.

    This ability to penetrate deep into the skin boosts its impact on collagen synthesis, which contributes to its improved ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Further, after undergoing an exfoliating treatment with a glycolic peel, other skincare ingredients can penetrate more deeply.

    Other benefits of the Glycolic Peel process include the following:

    • Improved skin hydration – Glycolic acid can draw water to itself, which helps it replenish the moisture that makes your skin soft and youthful.
    • Lasting Acne Prevention – One of the benefits of the thorough exfoliation results you get from a glycolic peel is reduced acne activity. As a keratolytic, glycolic acid breaks apart dead skin cells, opening the pores they may be clogging.
    • Reduced Hyperpigmentation – When hyperpigmentation is present, its darkest area is in the outermost layers of the skin. The highly effective action of glycolic acid makes it exceptionally good at reducing the appearance of these dark spots.


    Dr. Wu will complete a telehealth consultation and after our team will come to your home. During your appointment, we will thoroughly cleanse and prepare your skin before applying the peel. Once cleaned, the chemical peel will be applied to the skin and left in place for the designated time. The amount of time designated depends on the depth of the peel and its ingredient.

    Once the peel is complete, your peel can be either removed during your appointment or allow the peel to come off over time. Your skin will take between one to seven days to completely heal, and it’s recommended to use lotions, skin creams, and skin screens to protect your skin from exposure and dryness.

    The Journey of a Chemical Peel

    • Consultation: Meet with our doctor to discuss your specific skin concerns, goals, and to determine the best type of peel for your skin type.
    • Preparation: Depending on the depth of the peel, you might be advised to follow a specific skincare regimen to precondition the skin.
    • Application: The chosen chemical solution is applied to the skin. The duration it remains will depend on the specific peel and the desired depth of exfoliation.
    • Neutralization: After the optimal time, the solution is neutralized and removed.
    • Post-Treatment Care: Post-peel care is crucial. Our doctor will guide you on how to care for your skin in the days and weeks following the procedure

    Maximizing Your Peel’s Longevity

    Embarking on a chemical peel journey is a commitment to revitalized skin. The days following the procedure are crucial, and adhering to a skincare routine tailored to your unique needs can make all the difference. Applying sunscreen daily, keeping the skin hydrated with the right moisturizers, and avoiding direct sun exposure are foundational steps in this phase.

    Furthermore, the commitment doesn’t end in the immediate aftermath. Ongoing care becomes paramount for long-term results and to truly harness the radiant outcomes of the chemical peel. This means consistently integrating these skincare practices, even long after the peel. By doing so, not only do you maximize the longevity of the peel’s benefits, but you also invest in the sustained health and glow of your skin.

    Anticipating the Radiance Ahead

    Post-chemical peel, as the initial redness subsides, you’re greeted with a smoother, more even-toned complexion, and vibrantly youthful. While the immediate benefits are undeniable, the long-term gains—increased collagen production and improved skin texture—unfold over time. With the right care, these results can be both impressive and enduring, serving as a testament to the transformative power of expertly administered chemical peels.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a chemical peel?

    A chemical peel is an in-office procedure during which an acid solution is applied to the surface of the face. The solution is left on for a few minutes, after which time it is removed or neutralized. Most people experience some mild tingling during a chemical peel, which usually takes only a few minutes to complete. Following a chemical peel, the skin may ‘flake off’ for a couple of days before revealing newer, healthier looking skin beneath the surface. Chemical peels are useful for improving the appearance of the skin and conditions like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun damage, acne scars and age spots.

    What are the benefits of a chemical peel at Privé Plastic Surgery?

    Chemical peels at Privé Plastic Surgery are tailored to individual skin needs, addressing concerns like sun damage, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. With expert application, patients can expect rejuvenated, radiant skin with improved texture and tone.

    How long does it take to see results after a chemical peel?

    Post-treatment, the initial redness will subside within a few days, revealing smoother, more even-toned skin. The long-term benefits, including collagen production and enhanced skin health, manifest over time with the right post-peel care.

    Is there any downtime associated with chemical peels?

    The downtime varies based on the depth of the peel. Light peels might cause slight redness and flaking, whereas deeper peels may require a week or more for full recovery. Our doctor at Privé Plastic Surgery will provide guidance on what to expect and how to care for your skin post-procedure.

    Why Choose Privé Plastic Surgery For Chemical Peels

    Curious about how a chemical peel can revolutionize your skincare journey? Let’s uncover the potential benefits together. At Privé Plastic Surgery, we provide our patients with skin rejuvenation treatments to reduce signs of scars, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, and more. Under the guidance of Dr. Wu, our team can help you achieve fresh, healthier skin that will make you feel years younger. For more information about chemical peels and other procedures. Reach out to Privé Plastic Surgery at (516) 717-3181 and get in touch with Privé Plastic Surgery to learn more.