Chemical Peels ~ Tampa, Florida

An uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and blemishes can certainly impact how you look and feel. A quick and easy chemical peel can help you advance your self-care process and see major results with little downtime and few side-effects. Whether you need a mild or deep chemical peel, the treatment is extremely effective and safe. A chemical peel is a nonsurgical, easy way to reverse the clock on your skin. For chemical peels in Tampa, Florida, Skin Radiance Med Spa can help you with any of your questions.

Different Types of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are FDA approved and increasingly popular. This treatment helps your skin get rid of any dull, old skin and makes way for youthful skin sitting underneath the outer layer. However, not every peel is the same for every skin type. There are several different chemical peels you should look into before choosing one. The best person to help you pick your peel is your chemical peel provider.

A glycolic peel is especially useful for rejuvenating mature skin. This particular chemical peel isn’t for everyone, as it penetrates the deepest. They do come in a variety of strength levels, so speak with your provider about this option before making a decision.

A lactic peel, derived from milk, is great for dry or sensitive skin. This peel is the best for those worried about their skin having a negative reaction to a new treatment.

A beta peel works well for those struggling with acne. This chemical peel uses salicylic acid to fight bacteria, control oil levels, and exfoliate.

A trichloroacetic acid peel is commonly used for sun damage and abnormal skin cells. This is a medium-depth peel and a favorite chemical peel for many.

How a Chemical Peel Works

Chemical peels are used occasionally on the body, but more commonly on the face and neck. The name “chemical peel” itself gives you some insight into what the process looks like. A mild chemical, or acid, is carefully added to the surface of your skin. This chemical will help the upper layers of the epidermis rejuvenate by peeling off dead skin cells and improving the overall condition of your skin. After the treatment, you will see the best results at least 10 days after treatment. The treatment itself should typically take under an hour to finish.

How to Prepare for a Chemical Peel

To avoid damaging your skin, stay away from all exfoliants – salicylic acid and retinol included. Sometimes, exfoliants can be hidden in your daily soaps and washes. Make sure to read your labels and avoid any exfoliant containing products for the days leading up to your appointment.

For the best results, make sure to keep your body and skin hydrated before your chemical peel appointment. Try to be aware of how much water you are drinking. Any face creams and lotions you use during the days before your treatment should be nourishing and hydrating.

Talk with your dermatologist about any anti-aging or anti-acne prescriptions you have before your appointment. Some prescriptions may negatively affect your treatment.


The depth level of the chemical peel will determine your peeling timeframe. Your skin should begin to peel 3 to 10 days after your chemical peel. Your skin should not peel immediately after treatment. Most chemical peels will cause your skin to peel 3 to 5 days after treatment.

Make sure to use sunscreen every day following your appointment. Your skin will be especially thin and delicate soon after the chemical peel, so using a high broad-spectrum SPF is advised. Try to avoid extremely hot water and situations following your treatment as well to avoid damaging your skin.

Simple, nourishing creams and lotions are recommended during your recovery. Your skin will be more sensitive than you are used to shortly after the chemical peel, so be aware of that when purchasing products to use after your appointment.

In Tampa, Florida, we have a variety of chemical peels offered at Skin Radiance Med Spa. Contact us today for pricing and scheduling.