Chemical Peels

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers.

Although chemical peels are used primarily on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands.



A chemical peel is a less-invasive way to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred.

A chemical peel can help improve:

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Age and liver spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Irregular skin pigmentation
  • Rough skin and scaly patches
  • Scars
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Melasma

Chemical Peel Treatment Regimen and Care Instructions

Melasma Treatment with Milk Peel

Melasma Treatment with Milk Peel

We offer a customized skin analysis based on the Visia complexion analysis system. The treatment options will be discussed prior to each peel. At the Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield we offer the following peels:


The Vitalize and Rejuvinize peel by SkinMedica use a combination of Resorcinol, Salicylic and Lactic acids. These are medium to deep peels.

After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so it is recommended to wear sunscreen every day. It should say "broad-spectrum" on the label, meaning it protects against the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.

Milk Peels

MIlk peel is an advanced skin rejuvenation and pigmentation TYPE OF  chemical peel

Benefits of a milk peel - mild chemical peel system:

  • Intense skin stimulation
  • Regulated oily skin
  • Mild acne or folliculitis
  • Even-out skin's fine lines
  • Effective treatment for stubborn pigmentation including melasma and post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • No hydroquinone
  • No social downtime

A milk peel is specifically designed to reduce the appearance of spots and its special formulation penetrates deeper into the skin than other peels of similar intensity. Treatment takes about 15-20 minutes and the results truly are amazing. 

is a milk peel right for you?

There are many treatments available for treating skin pigmentation. During your consultation with Dr. Sofer, you will be evaluated with our advanced VISIA® complexion analysis imaging. This will allow us to see the deeper layer of skin and help us determine what treatments would work best for your skin. The consultation is about 30 minutes and we will then recommend the best skin care treatment to target pigmentation and give your skin a youthful, healthy glow.

To learn which is the right treatment for you, please contact us today for a consultation.


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