Chemical Peels

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Chemical Peels

Are you curious about chemical peels but need help determining where to begin? The team of outstanding providers at Luminary Dermatology is here to help and offers multiple chemical peel options at office locations in Bradenton, Venice, Sarasota, Northport, Homestead, and Kendall, Florida. Booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or spending a few moments on the online scheduler.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

A chemical peel is a type of deep exfoliant treatment that uses carefully formulated chemical solutions to remove the outermost layers of skin. There are many different peels to choose from, each designed to address specific skin needs. 

These treatments get their name from the peeling effect that develops in the days following a session. You can usually see your dead skin peeling or flaking off, much like after a blistering sunburn. 

Choosing the right peel is an essential part of a successful experience. The team at Luminary Dermatology offers three levels of chemical peels, including a light peel that refreshes your skin without causing a lot of visible peeling. 

How can chemical peels improve my skin?

Chemical peels offer a range of benefits, making them an outstanding value for your investment. Some of the skin issues a chemical peel can improve include:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dryness
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Scarring
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Redness

One reason chemical peels are so popular is the ability to address more than one skin complaint at a time. 

What happens during chemical peels?

Your practitioner begins by assessing your skin and explaining the difference between different types of peels. Once you’re resting on the treatment table, a thorough skin cleansing is the next step. This removes all traces of makeup, products, and oils. 

Your practitioner applies the chemical peel solution one layer at a time, checking your comfort level between applications. You might experience mild burning or stinging sensations as the chemical peel begins to activate. 

Some peels use a neutralizing solution at the end of the treatment. Others stop working a few moments after application. When you return home, avoid exposing your skin to hot water, steam, or harsh skin care products. Be sure to protect against sun exposure as your skin heals. 

With moderate peels, you might notice your skin flaking or peeling for three to four days. A deeper peel can create more pronounced peeling that lasts as long as a week. Don’t pick at your skin as the peeling process moves forward.

When you’re ready to explore chemical peels in greater detail, book a visit online or over the phone.