Superficial Chemical peels contribute to radiant complexions

Would you like to have healthy skin with fewer imperfections and a youthful glow? The aesthetics team at Orchard Park Dermatology in Orchard Park, NY delivers those results using chemical peels customized to the patients’ needs.

How skin peeling works

Skin is comprised of multiple strata. As new cells form in deep layers, damaged and dead cells make their way to the surface. Without effective exfoliation, they clog pores and give the complexion a dull, tired look. A face peel is a carefully controlled exfoliation using chemical agents rather than abrasion to loosen and lift old cells away.

Skin is cleansed and the peel solution is applied. The formulation is left on the skin for a calculated period to achieve optimal results. Throughout treatment, your comfort is ensured with topical numbing (if necessary) or a cooling device. Skin is cleansed again and protected with a pampering moisturizer.

There may be some residual tingling or pinkness. Then, within a few days, skin begins to flake lightly, or has more significant peeling – depending on the strength of the peel. Shedding can last for up to a week, as fresh new skin emerges. You may continue your normal skin care routine and wear makeup. However, it is very important to apply high-quality daily sun protection during and after healing to maintain beautiful results.

You see a noticeable difference after just one chemical peel, and maximum improvement with a series of three to six treatments. Thereafter, skin quality can be maintained with a few peels during the year.

Why Orchard Park, NY patients choose chemical peels

Chemical peels are a terrific solution for:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Age and sun spots
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Superficial acne scarring
  • Active acne
  • Rough skin texture
  • Enlarged pores

 Orchard Park Dermatology patients enjoy the convenience of quick (about 30 minutes), noninvasive treatment and little or no downtime. Chemical peels work well alone or can be used as part of a comprehensive skin rejuvenation strategy including injectable neuromodulators and dermal fillers.

Chemical peels remove outer layers, leaving skin softer, smoother, and healthier. Call (716) 675-7000 to schedule your peel at Orchard Park Dermatology.

Dr. Accetta performs a combination peel - Phenol Jessner on this patient to help improve this patient’s fine lines and wrinkles.

Facial skin rejuvenation by Phenol, Jessner Combination Peel

Combination Peel – Phenol Jessner

This video demonstrates a combination peel, now a combination peel will include phenol, around the mouth the upper lip and the lower eye lids, and that is helpful for deeper problems such as, lines and Keratoses, crow’s feet and we use a milder solution either a Jessner solution or trichloroacetic acid on the cheeks and that is more of irregularities and pigmentation. More so than Keratoses or wrinkles so I never like to peel just a localized area it is always better to peel the entire face even if you use a combination of agents just to do it, so in this case we start on the upper lip with our Phenol solution and if you notice in the video that we are scrubbing it in and that is to really get to the base of some of these etched lines so we use a milder solution, on the upper lip – a heavier solution or a stronger solution on the thicker skin of the chin and this is applied slowly, our patient is under sedation so she is awake, but she is a little bit groggy but we have the conversation all through the procedure here. So you see the bright white frost on the chin that fades into a grey frost then we can see the area that we peeled first on the upper lip as a grey frost, so sometimes we will recoat when looking for a uniform frost and that is why we take our time, and we just watch and see how each patient’s skin reacts. So now we are moving to the lower eye lid and this is being much thinner skin, we are going to use a milder solution but we are still using thymol.  I like it because we get a nice tightening usually by using the thymol below the eyes and there is some stinging involved but as you can see our patient is really no in any significant discomfort so once we have done the perioral area of lips and chin. We are going to finish off this peel, with a milder solution and this milder solution we can apply much more quickly, so we are treating the nose, the central cheeks across the forehead, and when we get don our patient is pink she will remain pink for the next several days. The areas around the mouth and upper lip of course will of course peel for a longer period of time, that is a deeper peel. So the cheeks maybe for up to a week. The upper lip and around the mouth and she can plan on pealing for a good ten days or so.


Dr. Peter Accetta, MD, FAAD

Dr. Peter Accetta is dedicated to developing and preserving his patients' skin's health and brightness. Dr. Accetta is a dermatological board-certified physician who graduated from Fordham University and the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine. He is a member of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

He likes all facets of dermatological practice, but he is particularly interested in general dermatologic therapy and skin cancer care. He specializes in photodynamic therapies.

When you put your trust in Dr. Accetta and his staff, you can expect prompt attention to your requirements, competence, experience, and real compassion.

Peter Accetta, M.D. strives to make a difference in the lives of his patients by providing the highest quality care in a comfortable environment.

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