Medical Grade Chemical Peels

Medical Grade Chemical peels are a proven method of revitalizing your skin. They can be customized by our Board Certified Dermatologists to treat specific concerns including acne, scars, melasma, fine lines, and unwanted skin pigmentation.

A Customized Peel for You

At St. Petersburg Skin and Laser, we do not offer a “one-size fits all” approach to chemical peels. The Board Certified Dermatologists at St. Petersburg Skin and Laser have extensive experience treating a variety of skin concerns with Medical Grade Chemical Peels. When you consult with one of our Physicians, they will create a customized treatment plan to address your specific concerns. Ingredients that may be included in your custom Medical Grade Chemical Peel are:

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid made from sugarcane. This substance is ideal for penetrating deep into the skin and dissolving oil build-ups that cause many skin imperfections.

Jessner’s Peel

Jessner’s peels are made of a combination of lactic, salicylic acid, and resorcinol. This combination of substances drives the regenerative substances deeper into the skin layers.

Trichloracetic Acid Peels (TCA)

TCA is a common type of acid peel used for medium-depth chemical peels. This treatment can be used in conjunction with other acids, making it particularly effective for treating pigment irregularities, sun damage, deeper wrinkles, and acne scars.

Salicylic Acid

Salicyclic acid peels penetrate the sebaceous glands of the skin to help with acne and skin rejuvenation.

Retinoic Acid

Retinoic acid is a form of Vitamin A that can help refresh and rejuvenate skin as well as treat acne. Retinoic acid stimulates collagen production in the skin, making it ideal for patients with scars from acne and other diseases as well as patients with a desire for more youthful skin.

Preparing for a Medical Peel

To ensure safe and effective outcomes, before the procedure:

  • Do not apply Tretinoin, Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac, and/or Differin for at least two weeks before and after your peel
  • Avoid suntanning or using a tanning bed for four weeks prior to and four weeks after the procedure
  • Stop any depilatory treatments such as waxing and creams to the area of the peel
  • Stop electrolysis and any type of laser treatment (including laser hair removal) for four weeks before and after the treatment

Following these recommendations will ensure optimal recovery and improve the outcomes of the treatment.

What to Expect After the Procedure?

Because this is a treatment meant to remove layers of skin, it is normal to experience some tenderness, redness, and itching after the treatment. These side effects usually begin two days after the procedure and can last for up to seven days. Some patients also experience some superficial crusting, swelling, and temporary bruising. Adhering to the pre-and post-procedure instructions given to you by your Board Certified Dermatologist will ensure optimal results.

For unparalleled results, contact St. Petersburg Skin and Laser for Medical Grade Chemical Peels.

“My patients want to look and feel their best at any age. I love that I can help them achieve that by combining state-of-the-art technology, the latest medical evidence, and my advanced skill set and artistic eye”

Dr. Kat Kesty

Founder Of St. Petersburg Skin and Laser