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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels – Skin Rejuvenation in Farmington & Hartford, Connecticut at CT Facial Plastic Surgery

Chemical peels, also known as dermal peels, offer a flexible treatment option for acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and signs of skin aging. Though the phrase “chemical peel” can sound a bit intimidating, this type of skin resurfacing utilizes organic compounds.

Chemical peels range in strength from mild and superficial to aggressive, deep peels. At Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery, our surgeons perform medium depth and deep chemical peeling. This level of peeling allows for transformative skin rejuvenation that cannot be replicated with lighter treatments. When you visit our Farmington, Connecticut office for a consultation, Drs. Seeley and Karter will listen to your cosmetic goals and your recovery preferences, before helping you pick the peel that’s right for you.

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Discover why patients trust Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery for their cosmetic and reconstructive treatment, from rhinoplasty and facelifts to brow lifts, injectables, and laser treatments. Read our Google reviews and experience exceptional care and outstanding results firsthand.
  • My experience with Dr. Karrer was wonderful! As an older patient, he calmed all my anxieties and made the journey exciting. No time is too late. He positively guided me through each step in order to achieve all my goals. Dr. Karter is top on my list! Love his new office too!!

    - Linda Mancuso

  • Dr. Karter is a phenomenal Doctor who really cares about your well being and will go above and beyond to achieve exactly what you are looking for to get done. He is very patient and kind and actually listens. He took his time to explain everything that I would expect from start to finish and answered all of my questions. I never felt rushed in anyway even after the procedure. I am recommending him to anyone who is looking for a trusthworthy and honest Doctor that is Top rated in my book. His whole team is amazing as well! I am not sure of the longevity since I just got this done, but so far I am highly impressed! Thankyou so much Dr. Karter!!!

    - Jackie

  • Dr. Karter has performed two procedures on me. First, I had a lower blepharoplasty and he did an awesome job!! It has been 2 years since and I am over the moon at how great they look! Second, I had a lower deep plane facelift, a platismaplasty, temporal brow lift and a lip lift. I am so happy with my results 6 months later. He is so gentle and caring about his work and really does an amazing job! He really knows what he's doing and explains everything to a tee. I can barely see my scars at 6 months and everything healed beautifully! He goes out of his way for his patients and actually came into the office to check on me on Thanksgiving day!! Can't beat that! Thanks so much to he and his staff for for everything!!

    - Vicki Hogan

  • I recently had tear trough filler with Dr. Karter and he’s the best. So personable, knowledgeable, and patient. Highly recommend!

    - Hanada Hamideh

  • I recently underwent a rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Karter & I can confidently say that I am beyond thrilled with the results. From start to finish, my experience with Dr. Karter & his team was top-notch.

    Not only does Dr. Karter have a great bedside manner, but he was also incredibly knowledgeable & able to answer all of my questions & concerns before the procedure. He made me feel at ease & confident in his ability to deliver the results I was hoping for.

    The staff at the practice were also amazing - Erin was friendly, attentive, & made sure I had everything I needed. They were a true asset to the practice & contributed to making my experience a positive one.

    But most importantly, the results of my rhinoplasty are truly amazing. I am so in love with my new nose & it has truly boosted my confidence. Dr. Karter was able to achieve the exact look I was hoping for & exceeded my expectations.

    Overall, I highly recommend Dr. Karter for anyone considering a rhinoplasty procedure. They have the perfect balance of excellent bedside manner, knowledgeable expertise, & a wonderful staff that will make your experience a positive one.

    - Annie J

  • Dr. Karter did an incredible job with my chin lipo. Everyone in the office was super helpful and informative. I felt completely prepared for the surgery and was thrilled with the results. I couldn't recommend him enough! Worth every penny of the reasonable price!

    - Sydney Giuliano

  • Great , doctor! He is kind , the environment is clean and calming. The staff is beyond amazing ! 5 stars out of 5! For sure !!!

    - ashley larson

  • I’ve considered chin lipo for a while and impulsively booked a consult with Dr Karter. It was easily one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! He is incredibly kind and talented. I felt so comfortable here I didn’t even make a consultation with any other surgeons. I ended up getting chin liposuction and a deep neck lift. I’m almost a month post op writing this review and still experiencing a little swelling which is normal but I could cry over how great my results are looking so far.

    Both Dr Karter and his assistant Erin have been over the top accommodating when it came to booking my surgery and my recovery!!! They gave me their personal numbers and I never felt like I was bothering them with all of my questions lol I recommend him to everyone

    - J

  • Very thorough information regarding options. Welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend!

    - Dawn McCartan

  • Went I meet Dr karte for the first time I knew he was the perfect dr.he give you the confidence the support, he is so kind,I recommend Dr karter he's the best

    - Maria

  • I am very satisfied with my procedure. Everything was so profesional and everybody at the office is very friendly.

    - Julia Vázquez

  • The absolute best in every way! So, so happy! Nothing more needs to be said, except book an appointment with Dr. Karter, no need to look further.

    - Anne C

  • PHENOMENAL, that is how I would describe my experience with Dr. Karter. He is a truly talented surgeon, and I cannot say enough good things about him and his staff. For the past 20 years I’ve always wanted a more pronounced jawline and it has always been an insecurity of mine. Over the past couple years of seeing myself on zoom meetings I’d become even more self-conscious and unhappy with my overall appearance, so I decided to do something about it, and I am so glad I did. From the minute I met with Dr. Karter for my consultation, I immediately felt comfortable. During our consultation I told him which areas of my face bothered me, and unlike other doctors I felt like he really listened. He offered several options and thoroughly explained the benefit of each. After that first meeting I cancelled all my other consultations because I knew had found the right Dr. I decided to do a chin implant, deep plane neck lift and buccal fat removal. Prior to surgery, his patient coordinator, Erin, made it a seamless process and an absolute pleasure to work with. I am now one month post op, and I am blown away with the results. I have never felt this good about myself; my only regret is not doing this sooner. Doing this is literally the best money I have ever spent on anything in my entire life. Thank you, Dr. Karter, for returning my self-confidence, I can’t stop looking in the mirror, you truly are a genius.

    - JP Gilbert

  • I found Dr. Karter by accident, and I'm so happy I did. My genetic double-chin was killing my self-confidence for years; as early as my 20s with my weight at 115 lbs. From the day I submitted an inquiry form online, I was contacted by a patient care specialist, Erin, who answered all of my questions and was very patient with me. I have a very strict work schedule and Erin went out of her way to be sure I could secure the date that I wanted.

    This was a major surgery and decision, but I was completely comfortable with it. I had my procedure a little over a week ago and I am blown away by the results already. During the healing process, Dr. Karter and Erin have been amazing, responsive and very warm. They truly care about all of their patients. If you have a double-chin, do not settle for simple lipo or a neck lift without first consulting with Dr. Karter. He is one of the only surgeons in the state who is known for his deep plane face lift and you will not get these results elsewhere! I will post pictures when I am done healing, but I could not wait to write a review.

    - Melanie Scarlett

  • He is an amazing surgeon and perfected my rhinoplasty! It was better than I could have imagined and truly changed my life. He is very knowledgeable and an artist with his craft. Would recommend to anybody.

    - anife odai

  • I absolutely love the results that I see after my lower lid surgery! I was apprehensive at first, but Dr. Karter totally put me at ease! He answered all my questions and gave me various options for what I was looking for, and I am so happy now when I look in the mirror! Thank you so much Dr. Karter!

    - Dawn Kaplan

  • Dr. Karter is an artist, an incredibly talented surgeon, and he helped me plan the right approach to get the results I was looking for, removing years of aging from a 58 year old to have a natural, healthy, youthful look. It is UNBELIEVABLE how I now look the age that I feel. It's so natural that my sister commented that I look like a much younger version of me. Thank you so very much Dr. Karter. I never imagined that the investment in surgery would have had such a huge impact on my life!

    - Sherie

  • Always pleasant experience even tho I don’t like needles but results are worth it all!!!

    - Maria Higgins

  • I can't speak highly enough of Dr. KARTER's expertise and professionalism! I have tried few other places for Botox and Fillers and none came close! I highly recommend him to my family and all my friends.

    - Julia Cordos

  • I am very grateful for having found Dr. Karter. He is a very skillful and talented doctor who I selected after reading his online reviews to administer my dermal injections. I will look no further as Dr. Karter is a truly compassionate doctor who listens to what you are trying to accomplish and answers any questions you may have before beginning the procedure.

    - Gwenn

  • Dr. Karter is a wonderful and highly skilled surgeon. He patiently explained the procedures and made me feel at ease right away during my first appointment. Most importantly, he made me feel safe during my treatment.

    - Dawn Hemard

  • A great experience! My daughter had her ears pinned and Dr Karter was caring, informative and supportive. The staff is top notch! Thank you!

    - Kristen Kurtin

  • Dr. Karter is an absolute artist when it comes to rhinoplasty!

    Ecstatic with my results, as they exceeded my expectations!

    I look like me, just better!

    Breathing is improved!

    From the initial consultation, in depth details of what to expect, he answers all questions and concerns I had and made me feel very comfortable from the moment I sat in his chair.

    Office staff is wonderful and very accommodating.

    I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon!!

    - Victoria Velez

  • I couldn’t be happier with choosing Dr. Karter. You can tell he cares about his patients and it shows in his work. He’s very detailed oriented which I love! His staff went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and relaxed with the entire experience. I’d highly recommend Dr. Karter to family and friends.

    - Aneta D

  • Dr. Karter is a highly skilled surgeon. I could not be happier with the results of my cosmetic procedure. From the initial consultation to the post-op visits, his professionalism, care, and attention was remarkable. Dr. Karter took the time to provide an in-depth discussion about the various treatment options, answer all of my questions, and provide an outcome that exceeded my expectations. The office staff is well-organized, polite, friendly, and highly accommodating. From start to finish, it was a great experience. To anyone looking for a plastic surgeon, I recommend Dr. Karter without reservation.

    - Meg Gustafson

  • My daughter received exceptional treatment from Dr. Karter and his team. Her elective sinus surgery went smoothly and her recovery was quick. She was very comfortable! Dr. Karter is incredibly supportive and his work is impeccable. Highest recommendation!

    - Denise Alfeld

  • I highly recommend Dr.Karter, He is so Knowledgeable and personable His work is as close to perfection as one can get!

    - Kelly Stolarz

  • Dr. Karter is as close to perfection as one can get. He was so attentive and caring before, during and after my rhinoplasty procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Karter and would trust him with anything you’re thinking about “improving”

    - Ashley Fennessy

  • Dr. Karter did an amazing job in repairing the damage to my nose and septum incurred during a fall. He was professional, caring and very thorough in his explanations of the surgery and of the options I could pursue. I also used this surgery to help restore my eyelids to their original shape. His skill was very evident in restoring my natural looks.

    - patricia hamilton

  • Great experience with Dr. Seeley and his staff. I am breathing so much better at night. I have not been suffering from my usual nasal congestion and one sided headaches. Dr. Seeley also fixed an aesthetic issue during my procedure and I could not be happier with the results.Thank you!!xx

    - M Heartx

  • Dr. Karter has great bedside manner, very thorough, and he made me very comfortable from the moment he stepped into the consultation room. He thoroughly answered all of my questions before, during, and after my surgery. I never felt rushed during my post-op appointments and overall was given excellent care. He performed an otoplasty on me in January of 2021 (took me a while to finally write a review) and I couldn’t be happier with the results. He gave me a new found confidence. Additionally, Dr.Karter as well as his office staff are very friendly and accommodating. He has my stamp of approval and I will be recommending him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable facial plastic surgeon.

    - Maggie T

  • Dr. Karter did an outstanding job with my surgery. I could not be happier. His staff is awesome, everyone of them.

    - Ken PESCATELLO

  • Dr. Seeley and his staff were excellent. They were caring, helpful and organized. Dr Seeley took the time to be very thorough about my procedure options for the results I was looking for along with pricing and availability. I felt confident in his abilities and felt comfortable sharing all my thoughts. After having my procedure I was elated with the results, I would highly recommend this establishment to all who inquire!

    - jennifer arria

  • I am absolutely blown away at the results that Dr.karter was able to achieve on my chin liposuction! I cannot believe how incredibly professional and kind he was. He was able to explain everything to me so well that I had no problem understanding exactly what was going to happen. I cannot say enough good things about this whole office everyone is so kind as soon as you walk through the door! I will be recommending this office everyone!!

    - Angel Ecker

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How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels are a form of deep exfoliation. When peeling solution is applied to the skin, it causes dead and damaged skin cells to gradually dissolve. A chemical peel doesn’t literally “peel away” any skin during treatment; instead, over the course of six to ten days, dead skin cells slowly flake off on their own. This process has two main advantages: it removes cells that have been compromised by factors like UV radiation or hyperpigmentation, prompting the body to generate new, healthy cells. By stimulating the process of cellular renewal, chemical peels cause an increase in collagen production. Collagen rebuilds the skin, making it stronger, healthier, and more resistant to aging.

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What Do Chemical Peels Treat?

Chemical peels are a great way to treat the following skin conditions:

  • Acne Scarring – Dermal peels can minimize acne scarring by gradually resurfacing the skin and smoothing the transitions between the healthy skin and scar. This improves the overall skin quality and helps erase the borders of the scars. Chemical peeling for acne scarring is often don in conjunction with other treatments depending on the type and degree of scarring.
  • Wrinkles, fine lines, and areas of rough skin – Dermal peels restore skin that’s become stretched and creased over time, causing a layer of healthy skin to form in its place. The collagen-boosting effects of peels also improve the overall fullness and firmness of the skin; smoothing wrinkles and improving texture.
  • Hyperpigmentation, such as melasma, sun spots, and excessive freckling – Chemical peels can remove uneven, large or dark blemishes, making the skin brighter and more even in tone.

What to Expect During Recovery from a Chemical Peel

The duration of chemical peel recovery varies widely depending on the strength of peel. Our medium depth chemical peels are followed by about five to seven days of redness, mild swelling, and flaking. Deep peels, by contrast, may require up to two weeks of healing time. Though chemical peel recovery is associated with cosmetic side effects, it’s not typically painful. Some irritation and dryness are to be expected, but these symptoms can be controlled with appropriate use of hydrating creams.

Patients who have a medium depth chemical peel may need to take one week off work, depending on their job. It’s also important to avoid sun exposure for three to four weeks after having your treatment as your skin will be much more susceptible to UV damage while it’s healing. Deep chemical peels require two full weeks to recover and you should plan to take this time off from work.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Chemical Peeling?

Most healthy adults can successfully undergo chemical peeling. However, patients with dark skin may be advised to avoid deep peels, as they have a heightened risk of experiencing uneven skin pigmentation after treatment. The anti-aging effects of chemical peels are more profound for younger patients (those under 50), as this treatment can’t tighten or lift very loose skin. Mature patients benefit the most from a combination of facial rejuvenation surgery and chemical peeling to treat the signs of skin aging.

Schedule a Chemical Peel Consultation in Farmington or Hartford County, Connecticut

At CT Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer skin resurfacing therapies that revitalize your appearance, whether you’re looking for an alternative to surgery or a complementary treatment. To start exploring your options, contact our Farmington office and arrange a personal consultation with one of our facial plastic surgeons. We look forward to helping you find the skin rejuvenation solution that’s right for you.

About author - Dr. Brook Seely

Dr. Brook Seely

Dr. Brook Seely has worked in medicine for over 27 years and founded Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery in Farmington. Dr. Seeley studied at the University of Rochester, is double-board certified, and specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgeries.

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About author - Dr. Nicholas Karter

Dr. Nicholas Karter

Double-board certified surgeon Dr. Nicholas Karter was raised and studied in Connecticut while making it onto the Healthgrades Honor Roll. His residency training was in otolaryngology, sparking his interest in cosmetic facial treatments, both surgical and non-surgical.

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