Chemical Peels in Lutz, FL

At Phoenix MedSpa, we offer the most effective professional skincare treatments to help our patients achieve beautiful skin. Among these treatment options, we offer professional chemical peels, which can safely exfoliate the uppermost layers of the skin to reverse aging and sun damage and eliminate visible imperfections. After one treatment, you’ll see improvements in your skin and can maintain a healthy complexion long-term when you make these treatments a normal part of your skincare regimen.

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are exfoliating treatments that dissolve the superficial layers of the skin with a combination of anti-aging and skin-safe acids. Unlike physical exfoliation treatments, chemical exfoliation requires no manual exfoliation methods or physical abrasives. Instead, it uses chemical processes to exfoliate dead and damaged skin cells from the superficial layers.

These peels come in various strengths and types and can improve skin health, tone, and texture to visibly reduce aging. At Phoenix MedSpa, we offer professional chemical peels that are safe for different skin types and design customized treatment plans to meet the needs of our patients with unique aging-related and aesthetic goals.

What Do Chemical Peels Do?

Chemical peels work by promoting the regeneration of skin cells, leading to a smoother and more radiant complexion. They can address various skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven pigmentation. By removing damaged skin cells, these treatments can reveal a healthier layer of skin underneath. We match our chemical peels with specific skin concerns for optimal chemical peel results.

What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?

  • Increase the Absorption of Skincare Products: By removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, chemical peels enhance the effectiveness of your skincare routine. This allows active ingredients in your products to penetrate more deeply and work more effectively.
  • Reduce Hyperpigmentation: These treatments can diminish dark spots and discoloration caused by sun damage, hormonal changes, or aging. Chemical peels help to even out your skin tone, giving you a more uniform and radiant complexion.
  • Heal Acne Scars: By promoting cell turnover, these peels can gradually fade the appearance of acne scars. Consistent treatments with chemical peels for acne scars can lead to smoother and clearer skin over time.
  • Treat and Prevent Acne: Peels can unclog pores and reduce the formation of acne. Frequent light chemical peels can help maintain clearer skin and prevent future breakouts.
  • Tighten Sagging Skin: As these treatments stimulate collagen production, they can help to firm and tighten sagging skin. A chemical peel treatment can make your skin appear more youthful and lifted.
  • Reduce Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Chemical peel benefits include a rejuvenated appearance and a reduction in visible signs of aging. By removing the damaged outer layers of skin, chemical peels can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. 
  • Balance the pH Levels of the Skin: Chemical peels can help restore your skin’s natural pH balance, which is essential for maintaining healthy skin. This balance can lead to better chemical peel results and overall skin health.
  • Reverse Sun Damage: Exposure to the sun can cause damage over time. Chemical peels can address this damage, reducing sunspots, freckles, and other signs of photoaging for a healthier skin appearance.

Our Chemical Peel Options

We offer professional chemical peels that are safe for most skin types. These chemical peels will deliver visible results after just one treatment, and regular treatments can transform the skin. Peels can also be combined with other professional skincare treatments for the most comprehensive results.

Jessner Peel

The Jessner Peel promotes glowing, healthy skin and is a good option for patients who want to target and eliminate hyperpigmentation. This chemical peel solution was originally developed over 100 years ago by a physician named Max Jessner, who created his solution to encourage cellular regeneration while eliminating the top layers of the skin to target the most common skin conditions. The modern version of this peel contains lactic acid, salicylic acid, and citric acid and can treat acne, acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, age spots, melasma, and general hyperpigmentation.

Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid Peels

Our glycolic acid peels are lighter chemical peels that can rejuvenate the skin, treat sun damage, improve the appearance of discoloration, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid, also known as an AHA, that can effectively exfoliate the skin while improving texture and tone.

Salicylic acid peels are beta hydroxy acids, also known as BHAs, that can improve oily and acne-prone skin. Salicylic acid is known for its ability to cleanse, unclog, and shrink the pores. It’s also an anti-inflammatory acid that can help regulate oil production, treat active acne and blemishes, and prevent future breakouts.

TCA Peel

The TCA peel is a chemical peel containing trichloroacetic acid, which removes the uppermost layer and takes with it any dead or damaged skin cells. This medium-depth peel will dissolve the top layers of the skin and a small percentage of the layer beneath. The TCA peel can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, create a more uniform skin tone, and treat and eliminate blemishes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Peels

Once we confirm that you’re a good candidate for a chemical peel, we’ll provide instructions about preparing for your treatment so your skin is ready for the peel process.

You’ll need to temporarily avoid using exfoliating products and avoid scheduling exfoliating treatments at least one week before your appointment to prepare your skin and ensure it responds well to your chosen peel. You’ll also need to drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated, avoid excess sun exposure, and avoid shaving or waxing your skin pre-treatment.

There’s no significant downtime after a chemical peel. Patients who undergo treatment with a light or medium-depth peel can resume most of their normal daily activities after the treatment. Patients who undergo a deep peel will need to plan around some downtime as their skin heals.

You will need to follow some aftercare instructions after your treatment to ensure the best results. This includes avoiding sun exposure, exfoliating treatments, harsh products, and anything that could irritate your skin or make it more susceptible to inflammation or delay healing. You’ll also need to use sunscreen daily to prevent discoloration and skin damage.

You can expect some immediate results after your chemical peel, and the best results will be visible within the first seven to 10 days. You’ll see continuously improving results as your skin heals and your body increases natural collagen and elastin production in response to the treatment.

Patients can expect visible results from just one chemical peel, but these treatments are meant to be scheduled as monthly or bi-monthly maintenance treatments to keep your skin in the best condition year-round. We can give you details about how to space out your treatment to maintain healthy, glowing skin and prevent the dead skin cell barrier from building up and causing a dull complexion.

Yes, patients with darker skin can receive a chemical peel treatment. However, it is essential to choose the right type of chemical peel for dark skin to promote skin health. At Phoenix MedSpa, we specialize in treatments for melanin-rich skin and offer options for those who have not found success with other treatment plans from other practices.

The effects of chemical peels can last for several weeks or more, depending on your skin type, the type of chemical peel, your aftercare routine, and how often you schedule treatments. Deeper chemical peels will last longer, while light chemical peels are more suitable for regular application. To maintain the results, regular treatments and a proper skincare regimen are recommended. 

The right chemical peel should always make your skin better, not worse. When we customize your chemical peel treatment plan, we’ll take your skin type and your concerns into account to ensure that your peel rejuvenates your skin, eliminates imperfections, and promotes a healthy glow. We can give you more details about our peels and other professional skin care treatments at your initial consultation. To schedule your first appointment, call Phoenix Medspa at (813) 776-1779 or fill out our online form.