Using chemical peels to stimulate skin cell turnover and improve skin health

Patients who want to rejuvenate their facial skin and improve its appearance, texture, and tone are encouraged to ask Dr. Derek Steinbacher of Guilford, Connecticut, about treatments like chemical peels. Chemical peels are an excellent method to address the unwanted signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, and other imperfections on the skin by stimulating skin cell turnover.

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a type of skin treatment that uses chemicals to peel away the outer layer of your skin. That can improve the appearance of your skin by removing blemishes, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. There are several varieties of chemical peels available, each with its own set of benefits and risks.

What types of chemical peels are available for patients?

There are three main types of chemical peels: superficial, medium, and deep. With superficial peels, only the outer layer of your skin is removed, while medium and deep peels go deeper and can cause more severe side effects.

Which type of chemical peel is best for me?

The chemical peel most appropriate for you depends on your skin type, age, and desired results. Talk to your experienced dermatologist to determine which peel is right for you.

What are the risks associated with undergoing chemical peels?

Chemical peels can cause several side effects, including redness, swelling, blisters, and skin discoloration. They can also increase your risk of sunburn and other skin damage.

Are chemical peels safe?

Chemical peels are generally safe when performed by a qualified dermatologist. However, they can cause serious side effects if not performed correctly. Be sure to speak to your doctor before undergoing a peel to ensure it is right for you.

Talk to your doctor to see if a chemical peel is right for you

Dr. Derek Steinbacher and his team in Guilford, CT, can educate patients on the advantages of chemical peels when compared with other treatment options for skin enhancement. If you are curious to learn more, now is a great time to connect with his team to book a consultation appointment. His practice is located at 5 Durham Road, Suite 1-8, Guilford, and can be reached to request a visit by calling (203) 453-6635.

Dr. Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD, FACS

Dr. Derek Steinbacher has devoted his life to aesthetic and life-changing surgery. He is an artistic and meticulous surgeon who draws patients from around the world due to his perspective, unmatched skill, and exceptional results. He is able to uniquely address the face (facelift + rejuvenation), jawline (orthognathic; chin; contouring; implants), nasal (rhinoplasty), eyelids, profile, neck, breast, and body with one-of-a-kind results.

He is a multiple Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Plastic, Cosmetic, and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is Fellow of the most prestigious surgical organizations, including the Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Societies of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Aesthetic Society, and the Rhinoplasty Society. He has served as Full-Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale, including Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Steinbacher has unparalleled training at premier institutions, including Harvard and Johns Hopkins. His perspective brings together the best aspects of many distinct – but related fields – and it is this intersection of scope and expertise, in addition to an artistic eye, which enables excellent comprehensive results.

Dr. Steinbacher's approach: technical acumen, meticulousness, and penchant for combining art and science, together with his eye for balance, beauty, and harmony, helps achieve outcomes that greatly improve a person's confidence, health, and overall quality of life. Patients can trust that they are always in good hands!