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Glycolic Peels for
Smoother, Vibrant Skin


If you are looking to refine your skin, Dr. David Passaretti can enhance your natural beauty and rejuvenate your appearance. A glycolic peel at his Darien, CT, practice can help treat a dull or uneven complexion, resulting in a smoother, brighter, and more youthful appearance. This quick treatment involves minimal discomfort, has no downtime, and can easily fit into a hectic schedule. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today.

Are You a Candidate?

If you have generally healthy skin, and you want to address minor skin imperfections, you may be a candidate for a glycolic peel. The procedure can reduce several cosmetic concerns:

  • Age spots
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough or dry spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne and small acne scars

Dr. Passaretti will evaluate your skin type and goals to see if this procedure or another more intensive chemical peel is right for you. Patients looking for more significant results may consider other skin rejuvenation procedures as well.

Image of woman receiving a glycolic peel

Glycolic Peel Procedure

Glycolic peels are conservative topical treatments requiring no sedation or anesthesia. We will apply glycolic acid directly to the treatment area. This chemical is derived from sugar cane, so it is mild and quite safe. During your treatment, you should feel little more than a slight stinging sensation, which does not bother most patients. After the prescribed amount of time, we will wash off the solution and apply a special lotion. The full treatment will take an hour or less, and you should be able to return to work and your daily activities immediately afterwards. Multiple procedures or a combination of treatments may be required for the best possible results. 

Because minor skin blemishes are located in the top layer of skin, a glycolic peel can give you much smoother skin with a more even tone.

Recovery and Benefits

The glycolic acid will cause a thin layer of skin to slough off over several days. Because minor skin blemishes are located in this top layer, the treatment can give you much smoother skin with a more even tone.  In addition, the younger tissues below can begin to produce more collagen, resulting in more supple, youthful skin. There is also no downtime following the procedure, allowing you to easily fit it into your busy schedule. Additionally, in-office treatments reduce the safety risks associated with improper use of at-home glycolic peels.

You may notice some slight flaking and redness as old skin starts to peel away. However, you should not experience any significant discomfort. Dr. Passaretti can provide special lotions or topical skin treatments to speed the healing process and deal with any sensitivity. He will also provide tips to help maintain treatment results. New skin revealed after a glycolic peel is more sensitive to sunlight, so you should be sure to wear generous amounts of moisturizer and broad-spectrum sunscreen, and avoid large amounts of direct sunlight.

Find out If a Glycolic Peel Is Right for You

If you want to enjoy more youthful skin, a glycolic peel can be a convenient, minimal-discomfort solution. Contact our office to schedule a consultation.

(203) 642-1891

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Darien Office

722 Post Rd
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Darien, CT 06820

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