Chemical Peels

One of the more transformative treatments we offer at SCCSNJ is the chemical peel. Chemical peels are renowned for their ability to restore and enhance the appearance of your skin. Through regular treatments, our expertly administered chemical peels can help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. This works wonders in providing your skin with a youthful, radiant glow.

Dr. Lombardi adopts a holistic methodology in administering chemical peel treatments. She considers both the external and internal health of patients. Good nutrition and functional medicine is vital in achieving optimal results from chemical peels, promoting visible radiance and overall well-being.

What Are Chemical Peels?


A chemical peel is a skincare treatment that improves and smooths the texture of your skin. Chemical peels revitalize your skin by accelerating the process of skin cell turnover. In our youth, this shedding and regeneration of skin cells naturally occurs every 18 to 20 days. However, as we age, this process slows down, leaving us with skin that gradually loses its supple appearance.

Chemical peels, meticulously applied by our skilled doctors, stimulate this natural cell turnover. The treatments can be described as a controlled injury to the epidermis. The stimulation leads to the production of fresh, healthy skin cells. Chemical peels result in stunning transformations, leaving your skin looking healthier, more radiant, and visibly younger.

What Conditions Does a Chemical Peel Treat?


Chemical peels are capable of addressing a wide array of conditions and restoring healthy, glowing skin. Our doctors specialize in tailoring chemical peel treatments to individual patient needs, ensuring the best results for conditions ranging from acne to signs of aging.

Hormonal Skin

Hormonal fluctuations often have significant impacts on the skin. Blemishes, excess oil, and an uneven skin tone can all be hormonal symptoms. Our specialized treatments and chemical peels counteract these effects, helping to restore balance, clarity, and health to hormonally impacted skin.


Chemical peel treatments are a potent weapon in the battle against acne, from clearing your skin to improving the appearance of acne scars. They help to reduce inflammation from acne, clear active breakouts, and fade hyperpigmentation (darker patches of skin left by acne). This gives your skin a smoother, clearer appearance.

Dull and/or Dry Skin

Dry, dull skin lacks the vibrancy and supple texture associated with healthy skin. Under the expert guidance of our doctors, our chemical peels act as an exfoliant and speed up the removal of dead skin cells. This helps promote fresh, hydrated, and glowing skin.

Clogged Pores

Clogged pores, filled with excess sebum and impurities, are the precursors to blackheads, breakouts, and problematic skin. Our chemical peels work diligently to deep-clean the pores, purging them of impurities and promoting healthier, clearer skin.

Aging Skin

Aging brings with it fine lines and wrinkles, which become more prominent with time. Our chemical peels counteract this process, removing the outer layer of old skin and stimulating collagen production. These treatments help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging, and restore the skin’s youthful elasticity.

What Areas Can Be Treated With Chemical Peels?


Chemical peels are highly versatile. They are capable of treating the skin on various parts of the body. The most common areas that our doctors treat include:


Facial peels are incredibly effective in addressing a multitude of concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to uneven skin tone and texture. The treatment results are a smoother, more vibrant complexion that feels as good as it looks.

Décolletage (Neck and Chest)

The skin on the neck and chest, often neglected in skincare routines, is one of the first areas to display signs of aging. Our décolletage peels can help restore youthful texture and tone to this delicate area, offering comprehensive skin rejuvenation.

Types of Chemical Peels We Offer

At SCCSNJ, we offer a broad range of chemical peels, each designed to cater to different skin types and concerns. Our expert doctors help you to navigate your options and select the right treatment plan for your skin.

Salicylic Acid Peel

This peel is ideal for acne-prone or oily skin. It works wonders in clearing breakouts, reducing inflammation, and fading post-inflammatory pigmentation or scarring. Following treatments, patients can expect up to a week of peeling, revealing fresh, clear skin underneath.

Mandelic Acid Peel

This peel is an excellent choice for sensitive skin types and those struggling with redness or skin flushing. It is derived from bitter almonds and offers gentle exfoliation. Administered by our experienced doctors, this chemical peel leaves you with healthier, glowing skin. Initial results like smoother skin can typically be seen within a few days.

PCA 6% Retinol Peel

This peel, packed with vitamins A and C, prompts the skin to exfoliate. It results in a smoother, brighter complexion with an even skin tone. A PCA 6% Retinol peel can also be used as a booster on top of a facial, to leave your skin feeling extra silky smooth.

Jessner’s Peel

Jessner’s peel is formulated to treat premature signs of aging or superficial hyperpigmented skin. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, evens out skin tone, addresses breakouts, and brightens the complexion. These improvements leave you with a more youthful appearance.

VI Peel

The VI Peel is a medium-depth chemical peel with a unique blend of ingredients. It is designed to exfoliate, renew, and revitalize the skin. Suitable for various skin types, the VI peel peel targets fine lines, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.

How to Choose the Right Chemical Peel for My Skin

Choosing the right chemical peel is crucial in achieving your desired results. Our dedicated doctors will conduct a thorough skin analysis, consider your skincare goals, and recommend the best chemical peels for your unique skin type and concerns.

What Can I Expect After a Chemical Peel?

Following a chemical peel, your skin starts a rejuvenation process. Depending on the type of peel, you may experience mild to moderate peeling. This is where the treatment sheds dead skin cells and reveals fresh, radiant skin. As the results become evident, you can expect improved skin tone, reduced wrinkles, and a renewed youthful glow.

What Are the Negative Side Effects of a Chemical Peel?

Side effects from chemical peels are usually minimal and short-lived. You can expect to see some redness, dryness, swelling, irritation, or slight flaking. Our doctors will provide comprehensive aftercare instructions, from sun protection to cleansing and moisturizing. Following the aftercare steps ensures that your recovery is as comfortable as possible, while maximizing your results.

How Much Do Our Chemical Peels Cost?

The cost of a chemical peel varies depending on the type of peel and the specific needs of your skin. We recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our doctors. This helps to determine your goals, evaluate your skin, and create a tailored treatment plan for you. 

At the Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Surgery Center of New Jersey, we invite you to step into the world of rejuvenation and transformation. Discover the benefits of healthier, more radiant skin today with our chemical peels. Your journey towards youthful, vibrant skin starts here.