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Receive customized correction of skin concerns with chemical peel treatment

Chemical Peels
For many years, one of the common ways in which dermatologists helped their patients achieve skin rejuvenation has been with chemical peels. This form of treatment may include formulations with ingredients such as lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or other exfoliating substances. Each of the acids used in chemical peels works naturally with the skin’s own process of renewal, accelerating the cellular turnover that keeps skin looking and feeling its best.

One of the biggest benefits of chemical peels in our Jacksonville dermatology practice is the ability to customize treatment to the individual based on skin type and specific concerns. We customize care by manipulating the variables of treatment, such as the type and concentration of acid solution and the duration this solution is left on the skin. In our development of the ideal combination, we are able to treat concerns such as melasma, sun damage, age spots, blocked pores, hyperpigmentation, and acne.

Types of peels

There are several types of chemical peels available at The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology. Light peels, which contain ingredients such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid, or other mild ingredients, treat the superficial layer of skin and produce no downtime. After treatment, it is possible to return to normal activities right away.

Stronger peels will treat deeper layers of skin and will produce effects such as redness and peeling. In the days following a medium or deep chemical peel, it is advisable to avoid direct sunlight and to take special care of the skin. Flaking may continue for several days. During this time, the skin should not be picked at and it should be kept moist and protected from sun exposure.

Dr. Pentel has assembled the best products in the area of skin care and chemical peels. Our clients can achieve specific goals with treatments developed by a leader in the field of esthetic skin care, Physician’s Choice of Arizona, Inc. PCA peels contain outstanding ingredients in a variety of formulations to meet the needs of various skin types and concerns.

The results of chemical peel treatment can be maximized with a healthy skin care regimen. Depending on the depth of peel, treatments may be repeated as needed for continued renewal.

Love your skin. Contact your Jacksonville dermatologist at 904-606-9882.