Chemical Peels Specialist

Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut

Medical Spa & Aesthetic Specialists located in Northeastern Connecticut, North Grosvenor Dale, CT

Chemical peels are well-named, as their ability to peel away signs of aging and rejuvenate your appearance make them one of the most commonly requested aesthetic procedures. Dr. Nita Chatterjee and Dr. Arabinda Chatterjee at Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut offer a high-quality line of chemical peels containing chemical and natural ingredients that remove skin discolorations, diminish lines and wrinkles, and treat acne. To learn more about chemical peels, schedule a free consultation by calling the office in North Grosvenor Dale, Connecticut or booking online.

Chemical Peels Q & A

How does a chemical peel work?

Chemical peels rejuvenate your skin by removing old, damaged, and blemished skin. As new skin replaces the old, your face becomes smoother and younger looking, as signs of aging disappear.

Depending on the strength of the chemicals used, your peel may exfoliate the surface of your skin or penetrate deeper to remove several layers. As a result, chemical peels are an excellent choice for a variety of facial skin concerns.

Which skin conditions are treated with chemical peels?

The team at Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut uses high-quality chemical peels from IMAGE Skincare. They offer a variety of chemical peels that specifically target different skin problems faced by women at each stage of life, including:

  • Fine lines and moderate wrinkles
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Overall skin redness
  • Dry, dull skin
  • Sun damage, brown spots, and hyperpigmentation
  • Clogged pores and blemishes

What ingredients are in chemical peels?

IMAGE Skincare peels contain many of the chemicals typically used in facial peels, as well as innovative organic and natural ingredients. Your peel may contain:


The standard ingredients in peels are gentle acids capable of exfoliating layers of skin, such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, and kojic acid. Often, chemical peels for treating acne contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHA).

Botanical brighteners

Echinacea, plant-derived stem cells, and anti-aging peptides help fight advanced skin pigmentation, dehydrated skin, age spots, and redness-prone skin.


Gentle exfoliation is achieved with fruit-based enzymes that dissolve dead skin cells and soften skin. Dr. Chatterjee uses enzyme-containing peels on all skin types, but they’re particularly beneficial for patients with dry or sensitive skin.

What should you expect during and after treatment?

After your skin is thoroughly cleansed, Dr. Chatterjee applies the peel to your skin. Peels usually don’t stay on your skin long, but each type of peel is different.

Chemical peels are categorized as light, medium, and deep, which reflect the depth of skin penetration and the aesthetic conditions treated. The type of peel also determines your healing time after the peel.

During your consultation, Dr. Chatterjee discusses which peel is best for your skin and talks about what to expect during and after treatment, depending on the peel you’ll receive.

If you’d like to learn whether a chemical peel may be the best treatment for your skincare needs, call Medical Cosmetics of Connecticut to schedule a free consultation.