Chemical Peels in Florida
The board-certified professionals at Suncoast Skin Solutions have been dedicated to providing patients with comprehensive surgical, medical, and cosmetic dermatological care. Our cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical approaches to medical and cosmetic dermatology provide our patients with natural-looking results that require minimal downtime and recovery.
What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels have risen in popularity over the past several years, and for good reason. Chemical peels are minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that gently exfoliate the uppermost layers of skin and slough away dead skin cells, revealing a fresh and glowing complexion underneath. This cutting-edge treatment is popular among patients who wish to smooth away their uneven skin tone and texture without undergoing invasive laser skin resurfacing procedures and are not finding the results they desire with over-the-counter skincare products. With differing strengths of chemical peels, we encourage our patients to start with a light exfoliation and work their way up to a deeper chemical peel if needed.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?
The cost of your chemical peel at Suncoast Skin Solutions is going to vary depending on the type of treatment you choose to receive and the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. To find out a more accurate cost for your chemical peel, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our expert staff members.
What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
There are many benefits to receiving chemical peels at Suncoast Skin Solutions, including:
- Improves acne and acne scarring
- Minimizes enlarged pores
- Fades away hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration
- Evens out uneven skin texture
- Smooths away fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimally invasive treatment
What Can I Expect During my Chemical Peel?
Your chemical peels will be performed at your local Suncoast Skin Solutions office by one of our expert board-certified dermatologists. Before your chemical peel treatment begins, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and a topical anesthetic will be applied along the entire face. This is to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible throughout your chemical peel. Once numb, your desired or recommended chemical solution will be applied to the entire face and allowed to set for a period of time. When enough time has passed, the chemical solution will be wiped away and replaced with a neutralizing solution to stop the chemical process. The entire chemical peel treatment session typically takes less than an hour to complete.
What Can I Expect After my Chemical Peel?
While chemical peels are minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, each peel will require a short period of recovery time. This is because your recovery period is when the "peel" portion of the chemical peel takes place. Immediately following your chemical peel, you may notice your skin being red and sensitive to the sun, similar to the feeling of a sunburn. Over the following five to 14 days, depending on the depth of your chemical peel, you will see your skin begin to slough off. This is normal and typically resolves on its own. Once your dead skin has fully peeled away, your bright, new, glowing complexion underneath will be revealed.
Are Chemical Peels Right for Me?
If you're unhappy with your uneven skin tone and texture, or wish to reduce your acne scarring, chemical peels may be right for you. The best way to find out if chemical peels are right for you is to schedule a private consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. They'll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, assess your skin, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you get your healthiest-looking and -feeling skin. Ideal candidates for chemical peels are in good general health and have realistic expectations of their potential results.