Chemical Peel

Brandon Riverview Medical Associates

Primary Care Practice, Urgent Care, & Weight Loss Center located in Brandon, FL & Riverview, FL

Chemical peels can restore youthful vibrancy to your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and facial scars. At Brandon Riverview Medical Associates facility in Brandon and Riverview, Florida, internal medicine specialist Dr. Ravneet Sandhu provides chemical peels that are tailored to your skin care needs. For a customized approach to skin resurfacing via chemical peels, schedule a visit today with Dr. Sandhu. Book your visit online or call the office for an appointment.

Chemical Peel Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel, also known as a facial peel, is a cosmetic treatment that uses medical-grade chemicals applied to your skin to lessen the appearance of blemishes, freckles, age spots, mild scarring, and other skin irregularities. When performed by an experienced specialist, facial peels can help restore the youthful tone and vibrancy of your skin and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as they erase years of sun damage.

Are there different types of chemical peels?

There are several types of chemical peels that treat different aspects and degrees of skin problems.

Light chemical peels, using glycolic or salicylic acid, can smooth rough skin texture, even out pigmentation, control acne, and improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin.

Medium (trichloracetic acid) chemical peels are best for smoothing fine wrinkles, removing superficial blemishes, and evening out skin pigmentation.

Deep (phenol) chemical peels can remove blotchy skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation) caused by aging, sun exposure, or birth control pills. Deep chemical peels can also smooth away moderate wrinkles.

Acne chemical peels are formulated to help control acne and reduce the appearance of acne scars. They can also reduce or eliminate wrinkles and the skin discoloration caused by acne outbreaks.

Are chemical peels safe?

The substances used in chemical peels are strong and can cause significant damage to your skin when used by an inexperienced technician. Only a qualified physician like Dr. Sandhu has the training and expertise necessary to treat your skin with a chemical peel.

You should also expect a thorough skin exam before proceeding with a chemical peel to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, and which strength of chemical peel is best suited to your needs. Only a skilled physician who is experienced in cosmetic skin care treatments can perform such an evaluation.

When these conditions are met, however, chemical peels are considered safe and quite effective at restoring youthful tone and texture to your skin as they eliminate surface flaws and irregularities.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sandhu to find out how chemical peels and other cosmetic procedures can improve your skin. Call the office or book your visit online.