Chemical Peels

The Best Chemical Peel for Skin Rejuvenation in Farmington & Hartford, CT

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 will listen to your cosmetic goals and your recovery preferences, before helping you pick the peel that’s right for you.

Interested in Chemical Peels in Connecticut?

Contact Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about your options.



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.
Lauren CasaleLauren Casale
12:23 22 Nov 23
As a nurse working in healthcare I know firsthand how important the relationship is between a healthcare provider and their patient. Dr. Seeley goes above and beyond to ensure both the patient and their families feel comfortable and that their needs are being met. Dr. Seeley is an immensely skilled physician that I recommend to my family, friends and patients in need of ENT services, cosmetic or otherwise. I feel blessed that I found Dr. Seeley, he is truly the BEST!!
Jessica CadoretteJessica Cadorette
21:01 17 Nov 23
I work with Dr Seeley in the operating room. He is one of the most amazing doctors I have ever worked with . He is not just amazingly skilled. He has the best bed side manner I have ever seen and you can tell he truly and deeply cares for his patients and staff . He is truly a pleasure to work with and I recommend him to everyone I know .
Courtney HarmonCourtney Harmon
21:25 15 Nov 23
After years of dealing with congestion I finally made an appointment with Dr. Seeley in May. He was kind, friendly and knowledgeable from the minute I met him. In September Dr. Seeley and his team preformed the balloon sinuplasty procedure on me, which has been successful! Even though I struggled a bit with the procedure, they were so gentle and kind throughout. Follow ups have been great and quick and the whole team is friendly and nice. I actually enjoy coming in to my appointments! Thank you Dr. Seeley and team!!
Stacey FostervoldStacey Fostervold
19:53 15 Nov 23
Dr. Seeley and his team are great - attentive and helpful. Dr. Seeley is very calming, professional, knowledgeable, and kind.
Christine MoscarilloChristine Moscarillo
13:44 14 Nov 23
I highly recommend Dr. Brook Seeley and his wonderful staff. Thank you.
Pradesh RagunauthPradesh Ragunauth
13:41 02 Nov 23
Had surgery on September 15th...from the onset I was kept informed of the process and procedures. The office staff are great. Dr. Seeley is great and provided me with all my options for making an informed decision. The surgical center staff are great and greeted me warmly in morning when my nerves was elevated. A great experience considering....Highly recommend.
Jean SalazarJean Salazar
19:02 29 Oct 23
My experience going to see Dr. Brook Seeley and getting a procedure was honestly the best experience I’ve ever had! From his staff at the desk, to Kim the coordinator, all the way up to Dr. Seelwy himself, I had a great experience even though I was so nervous and not knowing what to expect. He was so beyond professional, kind, friendly, and took all the time in the world to explain everything step by step, answering each and every one of my questions, and not pushing me to get the procedure or any of that fluff that other doctors do. It was an amazing experience. Thank you Dr. Seeley.

Table of Contents Click to jump to section

How Do Chemical Peels Work to Provide Chemical Peel Benefits?

Chemical peels are a form of deep exfoliation. When the peeling solution is applied to the skin, it triggers the gradual dissolution of dead and damaged skin cells. Importantly, a chemical peel doesn’t physically remove skin layers during treatment. Instead, over six to ten days, the old skin cells naturally flake off. This process offers two significant chemical peel benefits: it eliminates compromised cells due to factors like UV radiation or hyperpigmentation, stimulating the body to generate new, healthy cells. This rejuvenation process also enhances collagen production, strengthening and revitalizing the skin, ultimately delivering chemical peel benefits of a more resilient and youthful complexion.

Start your Aesthetic Journey Today!

Ready to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons? Click the link below to fill out your information and start for the next steps towards a new you!

Contact Us

What Do Chemical Peels Treat?

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

  • A chemical peel for acne scars can minimize acne scarring by gradually resurfacing the skin and smoothing the transitions between the healthy skin and the scar. This improves the overall skin quality and helps erase the borders of the scars. Our chemical peel for acne scars is often done 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 the 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 the 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. A deep chemical peel requires 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 the deep chemical peel, 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 the Best 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. Contact our Farmington office and arrange a personal consultation with one of our facial plastic surgeons to start the process. We look forward to helping you find the skin rejuvenation solution that’s right for you.


You should consult with a qualified provider who will assess your skin type, concerns, and goals to recommend the most suitable chemical peel. Our treatment options include chemical peel for acne scars, hyperpigmentation, signs of aging, and more.

Always follow your provider’s pre-peel instructions, which may include discontinuing certain skincare products. After a chemical peel, you can expect some redness, mild swelling, and flaking during the recovery. Hydrating creams can help with managing the flaking during recovery.

Combining chemical peels with other treatments can be discussed during a consultation with Dr. Seeley or Dr. Karter. This combination approach can address multiple aesthetic concerns and achieve more comprehensive results.

The cost of a chemical peel varies depending on factors like the type of peel, the provider’s expertise, and your location.  Give our office a call, our team will be happy to provide you with a cost guideline based on your specific concerns or needs.

During a chemical peel, you may experience some mild discomfort or a tingling sensation, but it is generally not painful. Providers often use numbing creams or mild sedation to minimize discomfort.

The duration of a chemical peel treatment typically ranges from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the type and depth of the peel. Deeper peels may take longer.

A chemical peel facial is a cosmetic treatment that involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin’s surface. It helps improve skin texture, tone, and appearance by removing dead skin cells and promoting skin renewal.

The frequency of chemical peel treatments depends on the type of peel and your skincare goals. Superficial peels can be done every 2-4 weeks, while deeper peels are typically performed less frequently, often once or twice a year.

It’s generally recommended to avoid wearing makeup immediately after a chemical peel, as your skin may be sensitive and healing. Our facial plastic surgeons will advise you on when it’s safe to resume makeup application, usually after the initial healing period.

Consult Us. Embrace the Beauty of Natural Eyelashes

About author - Dr. Brook Seeley

Dr. Brook Seeley

Dr. Brook Seeley 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.

Meet Dr. Seeley