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.
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.