Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels in Long Island, NY with Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

As a popular, non-surgical cosmetic procedure, chemical peels have become an essential and effective part of many people’s skincare routines. Chemical peels are highly customizable and, as such, are beneficial to many patients, helping them reclaim a healthy, radiant glow. Additionally, Dr. Vandegrift offers chemical peels specifically tailored to and safe for darker skin tones.

Choosing a knowledgeable and compassionate provider is the first step in achieving amazing results from any non-surgical plastic surgery procedure. With board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift, you can discover how chemical peel treatments may provide the solution to help rejuvenate your skin and achieve your aesthetic goals.

Enhance the appearance of your skin and boost your confidence with one of the best chemical peel providers in Long Island. Contact Vandegrift Plastic Surgery at (631) 935-0303 or Complete our contact form today to learn more!

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are a non-surgical procedure that uses a chemical solution to exfoliate and improve the appearance of skin. They can be highly customized, so they are a perfect option for rejuvenating most skin types. By exfoliating your skin with minimal irritation, chemical peels help renew your skin for a refreshed, youthful appearance.

The acids of a chemical peel encourage collagen production and cell renewal by creating a controlled injury to remove the damaged surface layers of the skin, helping improve skin’s appearance and texture.

Typically, chemical peels can help treat several skin conditions to improve the overall health of skin, including:

  • Acne and congested pores
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation and dark patches
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Mild scarring

Chemical peels are customizable non-surgical treatments that come in different depths: light, medium, and deep. These peels remove the top layer of skin to improve its appearance and health. By improving the appearance of sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented, and wrinkled skin, chemical peels can restore skin’s radiant, healthy appearance.

With minimal downtime, chemical peels reduce the signs of aging caused by sun damage for a healthier, fresher appearance. Most patients report only a mild stinging or tingling sensation that lasts for just a few minutes. The depth of your peel determines how often you can include chemical peels in your skincare routine.

What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?

With limited downtime, chemical peels aim to renew your skin and are beneficial for most age groups, skin tones, and skin types. Chemical peels provide long-lasting results and noticeable improvements almost immediately.

Most patients experience the best results after a series of three chemical peel treatments with follow up treatments every six months. Benefits of a chemical peel include:

  • Non-irritating exfoliation
  • Treats some forms of acne
  • Decreases the appearance of fine lines
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Reduces visible signs of aging
  • Renews and revitalizes skin
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Improves the appearance of sun damage
  • Restores skin’s youthful glow

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Am I an Ideal Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are customizable and safe for nearly all skin types and textures. Candidates for chemical peels include patients who are looking for effective, non-invasive skin rejuvenation to enhance the appearance of their skin.

Typically, good candidates for chemical peels should:

  • Be healthy
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Not smoke or be willing to quit
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Be prepared to closely follow pre- and post-procedural instructions

While chemical peels are safe for most patients, those who have active rashes, sunburns, or rosacea should not have this procedure.

Meet Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast and body rejuvenation that restores a youthful, supple appearance after pregnancy or weight loss.

While offering a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including breast lift, tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, and oncoplastic breast reduction, Dr. Vandegrift also has a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. With a focus on keeping your look natural, she provides a holistic approach to each patient, specifically tailoring a treatment regimen that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best.

Choosing Dr. Vandegrift as Your Long Island, NY Chemical Peel Provider

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Meredith Vandegrift specializes in breast and body rejuvenation procedures and also offers a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. With a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments, Dr. Vandegrift continually follows the latest trends and offers effective services in skincare, making her an outstanding choice for chemical peel treatments in NYC.

Dr. Vandegrift focuses on keeping your appearance looking naturally beautiful, provides a comprehensive approach to each patient, and specifically tailors each treatment to leave you looking and feeling your absolute best. She will take the time to ensure you fully understand your treatment so that you know what to expect throughout the chemical peel process.

What Can I Expect During a Chemical Peel?

To achieve optimal results for each patient, Dr. Vandegrift customizes all chemical peel treatments for your unique needs. However, here are some general steps to expect.


Once you arrive, our team will greet you, make sure you are comfortable, and answer any last questions before beginning your chemical peel treatment.

Chemical Peel Procedure

Each chemical peel treatment is formulated to achieve your individual needs. Your skin will be cleansed and prepared to achieve maximum effectiveness of the peel. The chemical peel will be applied in a thin layer, which will be removed after only a few minutes. You may feel a mild stinging or tingling sensation when the peel is applied to your skin, but it will stop as soon as the peel is removed.

After your chemical peel, our team will complete your treatment with an appropriate cleansing and moisturizing skincare routine.

Chemical Peel Aftercare

Following a chemical peel treatment, your skin may be slightly red, like that of a sunburn; however, this effect should resolve within a few hours. Within 24 to 48 hours of your chemical peel, your skin may begin to flake. Be sure to keep your skin moisturized and let it peel without picking.

As with any non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure, thoroughly following Dr. Vandegrift’s post-procedural instructions regarding physical activities, cleansing your skin, and avoiding sun exposure will help ensure your optimal results from the best chemical peel in Long Island, NY.

How Soon Will I See My Long Island Chemical Peel Results?

Following your chemical peel procedure, your skin may appear slightly red, like a sunburn. Your skin may begin peeling within the first 24 to 48 hours. Peeling is typically complete within five to seven days, revealing your fresh, new skin.

Your unique combination of skin type, conditions, and desired outcome determines the number of treatments required for visible results. The depth of the chemical peel determines how often you can include the treatment in your skincare routine.

Schedule Your Chemical Peel Consultation Today!

Renew the appearance of your skin and restore your youthful glow with a chemical peel. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vandegrift is prepared to partner with you through every step of your journey to healthier, younger-looking skin—schedule your chemical peel consultation at Vandegrift Plastic Surgery today!

Are you ready to partner with one of Long Island’s best chemical peel providers? Contact us today or call (631) 935-0303 to learn more!


Chemical Peels

Each chemical peel procedure is customized, so the cost of chemical peels is determined by your unique needs and aesthetic goals. Following your consultation with Dr. Vandegrift, you will receive a breakdown of the cost of your chemical peel.


As chemical peels exfoliate and encourage skin renewal, your skin may begin to flake within 24 to 48 hours. It is important to keep your skin moisturized and let your skin peel without picking. Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately following a chemical peel. Peeling should be complete within five to seven days.


Typically, a chemical peel takes around 15 to 30 minutes; however, treatment time will vary, depending on your skin concerns and the treatment area.

You may feel a stinging sensation during your chemical peel procedure. However, it should only last a few minutes. Be sure to address your pain concerns with Dr. Vandegrift prior to your chemical peel procedure.


Typically, patients can resume most normal activities following a chemical peel. However, you should avoid strenuous activities, like exercising or other heat producing activities, for 24 to 48 hours following your chemical peel, as sweating may irritate your skin.