about Chemical Peels
For the best results from chemical peel facial treatments, Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center provides you with different choices. Your personalized chemical peel with exfoliating solutions (such as salicylic, glycolic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) will reveal smoother, healthier skin. At our Jacksonville, FL office, leading dermatologist Dr. Mary Pentel offers chemical peel treatments that resolve skin irregularities, such as fine lines, surface scars, sun spots, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels work by removing dead and damaged skin cells by using an individualized treatment on your skin, which causes the visible layer to peel off. As your tissue heals and repairs itself, you should notice smoother, healthier skin. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive method to make your complexion radiant and may be used for the face and neck.
Types of Chemical Peels
At our Jacksonville, FL office, we offer chemical peels in multiple levels (light, medium, and deep) to accommodate our patients' skin goals.
Light peels: You can get a light peel on your lunch hour and return to work. This type of peel will remove the top layer of your skin (the epidermis), giving your face a brighter appearance and softer texture. We typically suggest that you receive a light treatment around once a month for the best, most glowing results.
Medium peels: This strength of peel goes further into the skin, and patients usually decide to have this type of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. You may also need to prepare yourself for more discomfort during and up to one hour following the peel. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have significant damage to their skin including deeper wrinkles or darker pigmentation issues.
Deep peels: The strongest of the three types of peels is the deep peel, and it has the lengthiest recovery. This is an aggressive cosmetic treatment that could leave your face swollen, peeling, and itchy for a few weeks. Patients who get a deep peel may have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, significant acne scars, or deep-seated scars. Since this strength of peel is usually uncomfortable for most patients, your aesthetician will provide you with mild anesthesia before your peel.
Candidates for a chemical peel
Seeking professional dermatological care by a seasoned specialist is the first step in your journey to healthier skin. Dr. Pentel or a skilled member of our team at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center will assess your skin in a consultation before determining which chemical peel treatment will yield the best results for your unique condition and skin type. Chemical peel patients typically have visible problems with their skin, such as acne scars, rough skin texture, discoloration, flaky skin, fine lines, sun spots, and more. We can suggest multiple levels of peels to meet your concerns.
chemical peel treatment
During your appointment at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center, you'll lie in a relaxed position while we administer your treatment. A team member will clean your skin prior to applying the customized solution to your face or neck. We will spread the solution onto your skin and let it sit for the amount of time decided during your chemical peel consultation. Finally, we'll wash the peel off your skin and apply a neutralizing agent. You should bring sunscreen and a hat to wear outside following the procedure to avoid UV exposure.
after your appointment
Depending on the type of chemical peel you receive, you should expect the skin on your face to peel and itch for several days to a couple of weeks. Dr. Pentel or another member of our team will go over methods to care for your skin after your treatment. Please keep in mind that no matter how badly your skin itches throughout the recovery, it's never helpful to pick the skin off. You may scar your skin by picking at it.
Great Skin Starts here
Even if you know nothing about professional facial treatments, Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center can help you choose the ideal option for your skin. Your freshly revived skin will respond by looking bright and feeling smooth. Contact our office in Jacksonville, FL to schedule your skin consultation today for a chemical peel treatment.