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Peels Specialist

CFP Physicians Group -  - Family Physician

CFP Physicians Group

Family Physicians & Geriatrics located in Casselberry, FL

Don’t let aging skin ruin your confidence when easy solutions are within reach. The team of medical and aesthetics experts at CFP Physicians Group in Casselberry, Florida, use chemical peels and top-quality PCA skincare products to revitalize your skin and take years off your appearance. Call to learn more about peels at CFP Physicians Group, or book an appointment online today.

Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are simple aesthetics procedures that improve the appearance of aging skin on your neck, hands, or face. The experienced medical team at CFP Physicians Group uses PCA products to exfoliate dead skin cells so that new, healthier cells can rise to the surface. Peels revitalize your skin and make dull complexations glow.

What are chemical peels used for?

After your skin heals from damage caused by chemical peels, new skin that develops is younger-looking, brighter, and smoother. Peels help reduce:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Skin discoloration
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Crow’s feet
  • Dry skin
  • Sagging skin

The overall effect of chemical peels is reduced signs of aging and fewer skin imperfections.

What are the different types of chemical peels?

Your provider lets you know which type of chemical peel is right for you after reviewing your medical history and examining your skin. Chemical peels penetrate at various depths and include:

Light chemical peels

During a light, or superficial, chemical peel, your aesthetics provider uses alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid to penetrate outer skin layers (epidermis) and reduce wrinkles, acne scars, dryness, roughness, and uneven skin tone. 

Medium chemical peels

Medium chemical peels use glycolic or trichloroacetic acid to target skin cells in your epidermis and part of your dermis (middle skin layer). Medium peels treat acne scars, wrinkles, rough spots, freckles, some precancerous growths, age spots, and other skin discoloration. 

Deep chemical peels

Your provider uses deep chemical peels containing trichloroacetic acid or phenol to penetrate lower dermal skin layers and reduce deep wrinkles, age spots, freckles, precancerous growths, and scars. You’ll notice dramatic improvements in your skin’s appearance after a deep chemical peel.

What should I expect during a chemical peel?

Your doctor reviews your medical history and examines your skin to determine which type of chemical peel best matches your needs. Before the procedure, they offer you a sedative, pain reliever, or anesthetic for medium and deep peels.

A provider at CFP Physicians Group cleans your skin and applies the chemical solution, which might produce a mild burning or stinging sensation. They wash off the solution after a period of time and apply a protective ointment to the skin to enhance healing.

What happens after chemical peels?

Follow your doctor’s post-care instructions after a chemical peel, which often includes using PCA skincare products to optimize results. Your skin might be red, swollen, and irritated but these side effects are temporary. Use ice packs as needed to relieve pain and swelling. The time it takes for skin to heal is typically:

  • 1-7 days for superficial peels
  • 7-14 days for medium peels
  • 14-21 days for deep peels

Make sure to protect your skin from the sun and avoid smoking. The result is younger-looking, rejuvenated skin. Schedule a chemical peel consultation with CFP Physicians Group by phone or online today.