Chemical Peel in Jacksonville, FL

At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, we offer an extensive menu of Chemical Peels for you to choose from. As the regulations for chemical peels vary in many states, it’s very important that you find a provider who has the proper amount of training and experience in skin resurfacing.

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What Do Chemical Peels Treat?

  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Pigmentary issues 
  • Melasma
  • Sun damage
  • Brown spots/sunspots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Benign and pre-cancerous growths

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

A chemical peel is called so because it uses a chemical solution to cause damaged skin to peel off, revealing healthy and fresh skin underneath. This solution is applied directly onto the skin, where it accelerates exfoliation and causes controlled injury. This process kick-starts brand-new collagen production (meaning the skin is repaired, thickened, and firmed). 

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Chemical Peel Treatments at PVPS

If you’re ready to get your skin looking its best, our team at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery is here for you. Since 1993, we have been proudly serving the Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Fernandina Beach, FL area. Our cosmetic procedures have improved many lives and boosted a lot of confidence. We specialize in both surgical and non-surgical procedures, and we have an excellent reputation for getting incredible results. To book your consultation for a chemical peel, we encourage you to contact us today.

“My experience with everyone at PVPS has been the best. From the office staff to the aestheticians to the nurses to the doctors’ service and expertise are superb. I highly recommend PVPS whether you are going for fillers, routine peels, surgery, or other procedures. They treat every patient as a VIP. Their occasional educational luncheons with speakers (that always includes one of the doctors) are great events, and their winter and summer events are a lot of fun with the opportunity to save on products and fillers.”

K., Vitals 

Your Chemical Peel Consultation

One of our highly trained and qualified providers may offer you a choice of chemical peel techniques or suggest a combination of procedures to achieve the best result for you. 

During your initial consultation, it’s important that you discuss your expectations with your provider.

Don’t hesitate to ask any questions or express any concerns that you may have. Expect your provider to explain the planned procedure in detail, including its risks and benefits, the recovery period, and the costs. 

Types of Chemical Peels

Superficial Peel

A superficial chemical peel works in the epidermis (the top layers of skin). This treatment is comprised of one or more resurfacing agents such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, and retinoic acid to resurface, brighten, and improve the tone of the skin. 

These peels produce the best results in series of three, scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. Superficial peels typically produce some flaking, but sometimes microscopic expedited exfoliation is produced. No matter the amount of visual peeling you experience, you will certainly be improving texture and producing collagen. 

Medium-Depth Peel

A medium-depth chemical peel works in the dermis (the lower layers of skin). These peels typically consist of trichloroacetic acid (known as a “TCA peel”), along with other resurfacing agents such as salicylic acid, lactic acid, retinoic acid, and resorcinol. It penetrates the skin more deeply than a superficial peel and has stronger resurfacing effects. 

Typically, medium-depth chemical peels produce more improved re-texturization than superficial peels and work well to reduce scars and hyperpigmentation, especially in series of three. The trade-off, however, is a less comfortable procedure, a longer recovery time, and more substantial flaking and peeling. Recovery can take 5-10 days. This procedure also costs more than a superficial peel. 

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How Do I Know Which Peel is Right for Me?

During your consultation, one of our skincare experts will assess your skin’s appearance and your cosmetic concerns to make the proper recommendation for you. 

Those looking to reduce fine lines, blotchiness, and other skin conditions may benefit from a superficial chemical peel, which removes dead skin cells and accelerates the generation of new skin. 

If deep wrinkles are the issue, a deeper peel may help. Patients may also want to consider another treatment such as Botox®, Dysport®, or injectable fillers to work harmoniously with the result of chemical peels to reduce wrinkles.

Chemical Peel Procedure Details

The process for applying a chemical peel is generally the same for each type but will vary slightly depending on the level of solution being applied. Anesthesia is not used during this procedure; however, topical numbing solution may be an option. 

First the face will be thoroughly cleaned, then the chemical agent will be applied to the skin. You will experience some mild to intense stinging at this time. The chemical peel is either neutralized or may even be a self-neutralizing peel, which stays on the skin for several hours. 

Any initial discomfort during application lessens considerably by the end of the procedure. You will need to closely follow the post-peel protocol, which will be provided to you before treatment. You will also need to limit sun exposure as much as possible following your chemical peel.

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Does a chemical peel hurt?

Can other procedures be combined with a chemical peel?

Does a chemical peel hurt?

A chemical peel is not considered painful; however, it may cause discomfort. Most patients will feel tingling and a slight-to-moderate burning sensation, which will subside shortly after the procedure has been completed. Deeper peels result in a greater degree of discomfort, but the practitioner should plan for this before the procedure begins.

Can other procedures be combined with a chemical peel?

It’s very common to combine a chemical peel with another procedure. Microdermabrasion is one such procedure that provides effective results when combined with a peel, as is epidermal leveling. This will be considered a combination program that can be repeated every few weeks as your provider recommends.

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