A chemical peel will dramatically improve the quality, firmness, and tone of facial skin. Superficial peels are formulated with naturally-occurring organic chemicals. While a peel is non-surgical and non-invasive, these treatments must be administered by a board-certified skin specialist to ensure maximum comfort, safety, and restoration of beautiful, rejuvenated facial skin. After a peel your skin will appear years younger, supple, glowing, and firm.  



A chemical peel is a technique to improve different skin conditions by exfoliating the outer layer of the skin. Different peels provide varying degrees of exfoliation. Medical-grade peels are formulated with various acids to remove dead, dull skin cells, and stimulate natural skin regeneration. Which peel is right for you? The first step is to evaluate your skin in a private consultation. The chemical peels available include:

  • TCA peels
  • Luma II peel
  • Glow peel
  • Fire + Ice

Am I a candidate for a chemical peel?

A chemical peel can smooth skin texture by removing damaged outer layers. You may be a good candidate for this noninvasive procedure if you are unhappy with the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, unevenly-toned skin, aging skin, or facial scars. Chemical peels improve the appearance of acne scars, trauma scars, dark spots, and restore skin to a more youthful texture, tone, and supple quality.

What does a chemical peel treat?

  • Pigmentation
  • Acne
  • Fine lines
  • Texture issues
  • Dull-looking skin

Before & After

Results after only one Peel. This patient suffered from post inflammatory hyperpigmentation secondary waxing on the upper lift.

Chemical Peel Demonstration

What is the recovery after a chemical peel?

Recovery after a chemical peel will reflect the type of peel.

  • Light peels penetrate only the surface layer of skin, so there is little or no downtime—usually only temporary pinkness
  • With a medium peel, you can expect some swelling and approximately a week of downtime, as the skin flakes and renews
  • After a deep peel, you will have redness and swelling and may experience some discomfort; a dressing will be applied to your skin, and medication may be prescribed to manage any discomfort—a deep peel requires several weeks of recovery as your skin is renewed


Dr. Ariel Ostad is a board-certified specialist in cosmetic and medical dermatology, laser dermatology, and cosmetic surgery who is known for his unparalleled results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What skin issues do different types of peels treat?

Light peels, performed regularly, can brighten the complexion and improve the overall condition of the skin. Medium peels remove surface imperfections and stimulate the production of proteins (including elastin and collagen) that give the skin its thickness and elasticity. A series of medium peels can improve the appearance of fine lines, rough texture, sun damage, and pigmentation irregularities, including melasma. A deep peel can improve moderate to severe wrinkles and skin imperfections in a single treatment.

Are chemical peels an effective treatment for acne?

Chemical peels are often overlooked in the treatment of blemishes. In the hands of a qualified dermatologist, light peels can help minimize current breakouts and reduce oiliness that contributes to pimples. Medium peels can improve the appearance of shallow acne scars, and a deep peel can address significant acne scarring.

what to expect?

The patients would be in the office for about 20 minutes and experience a tingling sensation when the peel is applied.

Which skin types can be used with peels?

All skin types can be treated with all peels.

Dr. Ariel Ostad has seen patients for this service from all over the tri-state area, including Manhattan, Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Brooklyn, New York City, the Bronx, Harlem, Astoria, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and more. If you are interested in any of the services offered at the Office of Dr. Ariel Ostad, please contact us for more information.

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