Professionally applied chemical peel solutions remove dead and dull skin cells to reveal a healthier complexion. These treatments can improve a range of cosmetic concerns while boosting skin’s radiance.
Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center proudly offers expertly formulated peels from Skin Medica®. With effective options for all skin types, Skin Medica peels are a great choice for anyone who wants to look their best.
Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor, our team of licensed skin health professionals can help you achieve your aesthetic goals without downtime or surgery. Call 813-971-2000 to schedule your complimentary facial treatment consultation. We welcome patients from Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a cosmetic service that can improve the appearance of your face, neck, or hands. A chemical solution containing acids or enzymes is applied to remove dead cells, which lift away during treatment or gradually peel off. Once this happens, healthy new skin cells rise to the surface.
Chemical peels are used to speed up the natural skin renewal process and treat conditions such as:
- Age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and acne scarring
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Uneven texture
Chemical peels also improve the absorption of skincare products. By removing the barrier of damaged cells, these treatments can increase the effectiveness of your at-home regimen. Chemical peels may be combined with Skin Pen Microneedling for a more dramatic result.
Chemical Peels We Offer
Chemical peels come in different strengths and formulations. Some options are superficial and provide gentle exfoliation, while others are stronger and penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Our team will suggest an appropriate peel based on your skin type and goals.
Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center offers the following peels:
Skin Medica Vitalize Peel
Vitalize Peel helps provide vibrant, radiant looking skin with minimal downtime. The Vitalize Peel diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and addresses uneven skin tone that can be caused by acne scarring or other pigmentary changes. Appropriate for mild to moderate skin imperfections.
Ingredients: Retinol / Vitamin A, Salicylic Acid (BHA)
Skin Medica Rejuvenize Peel
Rejuvenize Peels smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. See noticeable improvement after just one peel and compelling results after three to six peels. Appropriate for moderate to severe skin imperfections.
Ingredients: Retinol / Vitamin A, Salicylic Acid (BHA)
35% TCA Peels (trichloroacetic acid)
TCA peels use trichloroacetic acid to improve your skin’s appearance. A TCA peel works by exfoliating dead skin cells and stimulating new skin cell growth. TCA peels are used to get more youthful skin, and to treat certain skin conditions such as melasma and acne scarring. Appropriate for severe skin imperfections
Ingredients: 35% Trichloroacetic acid
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What to Expect After a Chemical Peel
Depending on the type of chemical peel, you may experience mild skin reactions as your skin goes through the renewal process. Certain formulas may result in some peeling, redness, or swelling. Patches of discoloration may appear more pronounced as they rise to the surface before revealing new skin. These reactions are normal, requiring only manageable aftercare and, in some cases, a small amount of social downtime.
Several days to weeks after your peel, you should notice a visible change in the look of your skin. The texture will likely be smoother. The concerns targeted during treatment may look less pronounced. Results from a chemical peel are relatively long-lasting, though patients tend to enjoy the most significant benefit by scheduling follow-up sessions. View chemical peel before and after photos in our gallery.
Can You See Results After One Chemical Peel?
Many people choose to get a chemical peel in order to improve the appearance of their skin. Chemical peels are typically used for treating a variety of conditions, including common concerns including acne, wrinkles, and sun damage. While one treatment will provide noticeable improvements, especially if the chemical peel is a more aggressive one, milder or more superficial chemical peels may require several treatment sessions over time to get similar results. Talking with your provider at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery is the best way to determine the type of chemical peel necessary to get the results you desire and plan for several sessions if needed.
How Do I Prepare for a Chemical Peel?
Before you get a chemical peel, you will need to clean your skin and remove any makeup or other products that you may be wearing. You will also need to avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before your procedure. When you check in with our front office team for your chemical peel, we will ask a number of pertinent questions to ensure you are properly prepared for the appointment or if you need to reschedule.
What Happens During a Chemical Peel Appointment?
During a chemical peel, your provider will apply a solution to your skin. This solution will cause your skin to peel off in layers. The number of layers that are peeled off will depend on the type of chemical peel that you get.
What Are the Risks of a Chemical Peel?
The side effects of a chemical peel can include redness, swelling, and crusting of the skin. These side effects are usually temporary and often resolve on their own within a few days. In rare cases, more serious side effects might occur, and this may include infection or scarring.
Are There Any Alternatives to Chemical Peels?
If you are not interested in getting a chemical peel, there are other options available for improving the appearance of your skin. These options include laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers. Talk to Dr. Stan Castor and his team about which choice may be right for you.
How Do I Take Care of My Skin After a Chemical Peel?
After you get a chemical peel, you will need to protect your skin from the sun. You should also avoid using harsh cleansers or soaps on the skin and avoid rubbing it after washing, patting it dry instead. Use a gentle cleanser and be sure to apply a moisturizer to your skin. If you need other topical products on the skin to facilitate faster healing and protect it, Dr. Stan Castor of Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery will advise or provide these creams.
Schedule Your Tampa Bay Chemical Peel
Chemical peels are an excellent way to improve the tone and texture of your skin. Discover how these simple treatments can help you achieve your complexion goals during a complimentary facial treatment consultation. Call 813-971-2000 today to schedule. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center serves Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.