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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels services offered in Oviedo, Orlando, Lake Mary and Casselberry, FL

Chemical Peels

If your skin looks dull, tired, or flaky and you want to restore a smooth, vibrant complexion, a chemical peel may be the perfect solution. The skilled team at Orlando Dermatology Center provides personalized care in a calm, welcoming environment as they examine your skin, explain the different types of peels, and help you choose the one that’s best for your skin — whether you want to exfoliate or treat skin problems. Call the office in Oviedo, Lake Mary, or Orlando, Florida, today or use online booking to request a skin consultation and learn more about chemical peels.

Chemical Peels Q&A

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels refresh your skin, diminish signs of aging, and treat skin problems by removing cells on the skin’s surface or going deeper to take away one or more layers of your skin.

Your provider applies a chemical solution containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or phenol and removes it a short time later. The acids strip away old skin, stimulate the production of new skin, and leave you with a smooth, even complexion.

What skin problems can I treat with a chemical peel?

The changes you achieve depend on whether you have a light, medium, or deep peel.

Light peels

Light peels exfoliate your skin, removing only the outer skin cells. A light peel removes dry, dull skin; restores a glowing complexion; and helps diminish the appearance of fine lines. A light peel is gentle enough to have every two to five weeks as part of your long-term skin care.

Medium and deep peels

These chemical peels go progressively deeper, with the strongest chemicals getting rid of several layers.

Medium and deep peels treat problems such as:

  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Red and discolored skin
  • Clogged pores and blemishes
  • Acne 
  • Sun damage, freckles, and age spots
  • Blotchy skin discolorations

Your Orlando Dermatology Center provider recommends the best peel for your aesthetic goals.

Will I need downtime after a chemical peel?

After a light chemical peel, your skin may be red and flaky until it fully heals within a week. You’ll need to apply lotion and diligently wear sunscreen to protect your skin. Most people don’t take time off because they don’t have ongoing discomfort and can cover the redness with makeup.

Healing and downtime take longer for medium and deep peels. You need to plan for one to two weeks of healing time for a medium peel. You should expect redness and swelling that often worsens in the first two days, then your skin blisters and fully peels in 7-14 days. You can wear makeup after five to seven days.

Deep chemical peels treat the most difficult skin conditions, including deep wrinkles and precancerous growths, but the process is intensive. You need skin preparation before the peel, a local anesthetic and sedative, bandages, and up to 21 days of healing time.

Call the compassionate team at Orlando Dermatology Center today or book an appointment online to learn how a chemical peel can enhance your appearance.