Chemical Peels Jacksonville

Chemical peels improve skin’s appearance by infusing ingredients that remove dull surface cells, diminish fine lines, reduce acne, redness and discoloration, as they build collagen and improve tone. There are many different types of chemical peels, some of which target specific concerns. Most of our chemical peels are considered superficial but we do also perform medium depth chemical peels.

There are a vast array of different chemical peels that work at varying skin depths for different conditions and applications. This information provided on our website is generalized. Please schedule a consultation and we will provide more customized guidelines that take into account your individual characteristics and the type of treatment you need.

Chemical Peels Offered at CPS

A popular, rapid exfoliating treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces acne scarring, decreases blackheads formation and lightens pigment disorders. We have different solution strengths to meet your individual needs. This is a light and safe peel for expectant mothers.

See and feel increased hydration with this gentle exfoliating peel that increases the skin’s ability to hold water in the upper most cell layers. This peel is well suited for individuals with dry or sensitive skin.

Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action is combined in this beta hydroxyl acid intensive peel that helps regulate sebum production, reduce acne lesions and accelerate cell turnover. The reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, evening of skin tones and pore size refinement adds to its anti-aging effects, and is effective in excessively oily, acne prone skin.

Well suited for skin types 1-3, this peel improves skin clarity & texture, while brightening your complexion, stimulating collagen growth and will work synergistically with acne-fighting topical skin care products to enhance penetration for an overall more effective outcome.

SkinMedica Vitalize Peel

Available exclusively through physicians, this unique formulation of alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, resorcinol and retinoic acid has been clinically proven to help fade age spots and melasma, stimulate collagen production and reduce acne. Uncover improved texture, tone and fewer superficial lines with minimal down time.

SkinMedica Illuminize Peel

Using a new generation of alpha hydroxy acids, Mandelic Acid and Malic Acid, (extracted from almonds and green apples) in combination with Phytic Acid, Salicylic Acid and resorcinol, this superficial peel is gentile and has little-to-no downtime, and possibly minimal irritation. The tightening and brightening effects are cumulative and the multiple peels can be completed safely.

Great for all skin conditions including sensitive and mild acne prone skin, especially for teens. This is a great introductory peel for our skin types 1-4 as it offers a unique blend of acids to provide a gentle but effective peel, resulting in brighter, tighter, and more clear-looking skin.

A TCA peel involves the application of a chemical exfoliant that ignites regenerative changes and restores the skin’s tone and texture. This a medium depth peel that is great for sun-damaged skin, acne scars, lines and wrinkles. A variety of strengths are utilized depending on your individual needs, and treatments are supervised by Dr. Doolabh.

Patient 18228 results from a TCA Peel at Contemporary Plastic Surgery
44 year old female pictured 7 days after TCA chemical peel. She saw improvement in her acne breakouts, discoloration and restored a healthy glow to her skin. Patient 18228.

Suitable for all skin types, Mandelic acid peels increase cell turnover, there by improve texture & tone, and minimize mildly hyperpigmented skin. As these peels reduce skin redness, irritation and swelling they are especially well suited for sensitive skin, teens & tweens, and those with redness, rosacea, mild acne.

One of our best peels to reduce hyperpigmentation and melasma, to minimize acne and associated scarring, while providing improved skin tone, texture and smoothness in patients with skin types 1-4.

Ideal combination of multi-tasking acids such as Lactic, salicylic, and resorcinol to address concerns including uneven complexion, hyperpigmentation, rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles, excessive oiliness and scarring. Restore skin moisture balance while exfoliating and stimulating collagen renewal. The result is better skin radiance, tone and texture.

What are the benefits of chemical peels?

Chemical peels offer a remarkable remedy for a broad spectrum of skin issues, such as wrinkles, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Main benefits include:

  • Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Corrects sun damage
  • Improves acne
  • Improves the appearance of scars
  • Can address pigment issues such as age spots
  • Provides better skin tone and texture

What is recovery like?

It’s normal for your skin to appear red after the first 24 hours or so following any chemical peel skin treatment. Moisturizer should be applied generously to help soothe the skin and minimize discomfort. CPS provides a detailed regimen of other products to shorten recovery and protect the skin while healing (like exosomes, specific facial cleansers, hydration, and physical sun block).

After a couple days have passed, your skin will likely become dry and flakey. Skin flaking or peeling is common but is actually not necessary to be visible for the peel to have benefit. Even though skin flaking may be uncomfortable, it is crucial to let this process occur naturally without picking or peeling at the skin before it is completely ready to shed. In fact, peeling your skin before it’s ready could affect the overall results of the treatment, altogether. The majority of peeling should be complete within 3 to 4 days following a chemical peel treatment but may vary based on your specific peel’s depth of skin penetration. Also, it could take up to a week or two before your new skin has fully developed and healed.

Who is a good candidate for chemical peel treatment?

Chemical peels can produce long-lasting results for all different types of skin types and tones. Those who wish to have skin that is smoother and appears healthier without enduring invasive therapies or surgery in general will find chemical peel treatment to be a great solution.

However, it is important to understand that the chemicals used during treatment may cause adverse scarring on certain skin types. Given these risks, it is essential to schedule a consultation to assess the potential changes to your skin tone from a peel.

You may not be a good candidate for chemical peeling if you have:

  • A history of abnormal scarring
  • A naturally dark complexion or skin tone
  • Skin conditions or medications that make your skin more sensitive
  • Scars that differ in pigment from the rest of your skin
  • Undergone professional acne treatments in the past year

More Frequently Asked Questions:

How long will my chemical peel results last?

Chemical peel treatment results are not permanent because our skin will always continue to age. However, this is a skin treatment that you can get done routinely.

How often can I receive chemical peels?

The frequency of your chemical peels will depend on what kind of treatment you are having done. For example, surface layer peels can be repeated up to once a month, whereas deep peels often require additional healing time for your skin and should only be done once every 2 to 3 years.

What should I avoid prior to a chemical peel?

Patients should avoid waxing, laser hair removal, electrolysis and other abrasive skin remedies about a week ahead of their scheduled chemical peel. In addition, patients should also stop using any skin products that contain retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), beta hydroxyl acids (BHA), or benzoyl peroxide at least 2 to 3 days before treatment.

Lastly, those who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures such as laser treatments or cosmetic fillers should wait until the skin has completely healed before proceeding with a chemical peel.

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