Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel treatments renew the appearance of your skin by gently removing damaged superficial layers of the skin with the application of an acidic solution to the skin for a short period of time.* Treatments can be used to improve sun-damage, irregular pigmentation, wrinkles and scarring leaving you feeling more confident about your appearance.*

  • What to Expect
  • How it Works
  • Patient Experience
  • FAQs

What to Expect

Results of your Chemical Peel treatments including smoother, healthier and more vibrant skin should be noticeable immediately, and will gradually improve over time.* Chemical Peel treatments improve fine lines, correct subtle skin pigmentation irregularities caused by sun damage and soften acne and acne scars.*


How Does it Work?

Chemical Peels are a method of resurfacing the skin by inducing a controlled epidermal/dermal injury to the skin.*  Chemical Peels are most commonly performed on the face, but have also been used on all other parts of the body. There are many active ingredients that can be used, including alpha-hydroxy-acids like glycolic and lactic acid. Beta-hydroxy/salicylic acid, and a combination of salicylic acid, resorcinol, lactic acid, and trichloroacetic acid 10-20%.

Patient Experience

A Chemical Peel usually takes 15-30 minutes.* Depending on your skin health, multiple treatments at regular intervals may be recommended for best results.*The extent of redness and peeling would depend upon the concentration of the peel.*


What are the characteristics of a good candidate for Chemical Peels?

If you are concerned about skin texture and would like to unlock your skin’s underlying vibrancy by treating acne, comedones or simply to improve dull or rough skin, and you are seeking immediate results with minimal downtime, Chemical Peels may be for you.*

Are Chemical Peels safe?

Chemical Peels are very safe as they are minimally-invasive procedures that have been widely used for many years.* Treatments may be performed on any skin type.* Resorcinol containing peels are not advised during pregnancy.*

Are Chemical Peel treatments painful?

Most patients feel minimal discomfort during the procedure itself.* You may feel an acute stinging sensation for up to 30 seconds when the Chemical Peel is first applied and is most intense.*

What is the recovery time I should expect?

The procedure is minimally-invasive and the down time you will experience depends upon peel depth and strength.* With a superficial peel, redness usually subsides in minutes to hours.*

How can I improve and maintain results?

Following your scheduled treatment regimen, it may be recommended to do maintenance treatments periodically.* Longevity of results will improve if you use recommended skin care products including sunscreens, avoid tanning beds, and avoid other activities that will damage your skin like smoking.*

Chemical Peels Offered At Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery:


Retinol + C Exfoliant

A unique and versatile professional exfoliant which provides an effective way to achieve skin sloughing.* This leave-on, anhydrous Retinol and Vitamin C formula is designed to be used either as a stand-alone treatment, or to intensify another glō therapeutics professional chemical exfoliant.* Retinol – Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant with the ability to dramatically improve photoaging.* Extensive research has shown it to help skin retain softness, reduce the depth of wrinkles and help speed the production of collagen.* This is primarily due to its ability to regenerate damaged cells and enhance cellular renewal.* While speeding the growth of new cells, it causes older cells to slough off – thus exfoliating. Vitamin C – Ascorbyl Palmitate is an ester and fat soluble form of Vitamin C, created by the combination of ascorbic and palmitic acids. This form of Vitamin C possesses antioxidant properties and soothes inflammation while effectively delivering anti-aging and brightening benefits.*


Would you like radiant, youthful skin in just one week?* The Vi Peel is designed to improve the signs of aging and sun damage on the skin.* The Vi Peel contains a synergistic blend of gentle yet powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. Vi Peel-Acne is more specific for acne patients.

VI Peels represent the next generation of chemical exfoliants unlike any others you may have experienced. Each treatment includes a specially formulated post peel kit, which is an essential component for treatment success, ensuring superior results to improve the skin.*

Glycolic Acid Peel

Glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) occurs naturally in sugar cane, is the most common ingredient of light chemical peels.* The ingredients and formulation of a light chemical peel, however, depend on the specific patient’s skin care needs.* With light chemical peels, the chemical solution is left on the skin for a relatively short amount of time.*

When applied to the face or another part of the body, the AHA chemical peel solution works by removing the outer layers of skin so that a new, smooth layer of skin is revealed, removing uneven pigmentation and improving chronic dry skin.* The action of the chemical solution also stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, essential components of healthy, youthful skin, providing gentle treatments of acne scarring and fine lines.*

* Results and patient experience may vary.

* Results and patient experience may vary.