About Chemical Peels
To provide the best results from chemical peel treatments, Fort Lauderdale Dermatology provides you with multiple options. Your professional facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) will give you healthier, smoother skin. At our Fort Lauderdale, FL office, fellowship-trained dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Dr. Eric Wilkerson offers chemical peel treatments that help to minimize skin flaws, including wrinkles, scars, fine lines, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels dissolve dead or damaged skin cells with a special solution on your skin, which causes the visible layer to peel off. As your skin heals and begins to rejuvenate and repair itself, you should notice a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive option to make your skin bright and may be used for the face and neck.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our Fort Lauderdale, FL office, we provide chemical peels in several levels (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients' skin care needs and goals.
Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel on your lunch break and get back to your day. This strength of peel will remove the top layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a brighter appearance and softer texture. We typically suggest that you get a light treatment around once a month for the best glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: This strength of chemical peel penetrates deeper into your skin, and you'll usually prefer to do this level of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. You may also prefer to prepare yourself for more discomfort during and around an hour after the chemical peel. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have significant damage to their skin, such as deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation issues.
"I’ve seen Dr. Wilkerson three times now and have never felt like it’s been a rushed visit like other dermatologists I’ve been to. He’s been able to drastically improve skin issues that I’ve dealt with for years. Very clean and professional practice."- M.H. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
"Dr Wilkerson was referred to me by my primary care physician and I am very thankful he was. After being in a trauma accident sustaining multiple wounds, I encountered a rash and irritation around them. I could not afford to get any infection while healing all my injuries. Dr Wilkerson and his assistant Jackie were friendly and gentle. They asked many questions and thoroughly examined the injury site. The doctor’s level of care was exceptional and he took his time to answer all my questions patiently. His treatment plan ‘cured’ my issue and I look forward to my follow up appointment. Jackie was courteous and gracious enough to call me a week after my appointment to follow up and see how I was feeling and how my recovery was progressing."- S.D. / Google / Oct 12, 2019
"Each time I visit the offices of Ft. Lauderdale, I feel compelled to write a great review. Once is never enough. Dr. Wilkerson and his Medical Assistant, Jackie provide the most caring, thoughtful and most important, knowledgeable treatment one could want. The office is clean, the doctor is very well trained and as a bonus, one never gets the feeling of being rushed. I wish all the other doctors I have seen over the years, dermatologist or not were as caring and just plain nice. And as a bonus, even in these terrible Covid times Jackie has been known to provide a glass of water or a cup of coffee, unheard of in most physician's offices today Once again, if I could give them more than five stars, I would double them."- J.F. / Google / May 18, 2021
"Great Dermatology office! Not only were they prompt with contacting me after my initial appointment request, ( unlike multiple other places that I have STILL yet to hear back from ) they got me in within a couple weeks, all through e-mail and texts, which is always my preferred method of contact. Dr. Wilkerson was very nice, calming and informative during my skin cancer screening and I'm glad my PCP suggested this office. Will definitely be recommending to family and friends in the future if the need arises."- T.S. / Google / May 12, 2021
"Great Doctor, great assistant. In my unfortunately many years of treatment for skin cancers I have seen several doctors, some good, some not so."- J.H. / Facebook / Apr 27, 2021
Receiving the professional opinion of a board-certified dermatologist is the first step in the journey to healthier skin. Dr. Wilkerson can assess your skin in a consultation at our Fort Lauderdale, FL office before choosing a chemical peel treatment for ideal results. Chemical peel candidates of both genders typically have noticeable problems with their skin, like acne, scars, flaky tissue, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and much more. We will suggest multiple types of chemical peels to fit your needs and goals.
During your procedure at Fort Lauderdale Dermatology, we will have you lie down in a relaxed position to administer your peel. We will make sure your skin is cleansed before applying the customized solution to your treatment area(s). We will massage the solution onto your face and let it set for a specific amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment planning session. Finally, we will wash the solution off your face and apply a neutralizing agent. You are encouraged to bring a light sunscreen or a hat to wear outside after the procedure to protect from environmental exposure.
What to Expect
Depending on the level of the peel you choose, you can expect the face to itch and peel from a few days to a couple of weeks. Dr. Wilkerson or a member of his team will discuss methods to care for your skin during your consultation. Please keep in mind that no matter how much your skin itches during the post-treatment process, it is never helpful to pick the skin off. You could cause scarring with this method.
Great Skin Starts here
Even if you know nothing about rejuvenating treatments, Fort Lauderdale Dermatology will help you choose the ideal procedure for your goals. Your newly renewed skin will thank you by looking healthy and caressingly silky. Call our office in Fort Lauderdale, FL to get your skin examination today for a chemical peel treatment. Skilled dermatologist Dr. Eric Wilkerson can discuss all your options and make a recommendation on which chemical peel may be best for you and your needs.
*Disclaimer: Although chemical peels are FDA approved, they may be used off-label for a variety of cosmetic purposes.