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Chemical Peels

Health and MedSpa

Medical Spa located in Oldsmar, FL

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. Facial skin is mostly treated, and scarring can be improved. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin. To accomplish this task, the chosen peel solution induces a controlled injury to the skin.

Chemical peels can reduce or improve skin imperfections. Different chemicals determine the depth of your peel and type of skin condition treated, you may be a candidate for chemical peels if you have:

-Fine lines and wrinkles 

-Acne scarring or acne

-Mild scarring

-Hyperpigmentation (Melasma/Age spots)

-Precancerous scaly spots

-Uneven skin texture



What kinds of peels do we offer?

At Health and Medspa Dinar Sajan M.D. and her highly trained Medical Aestheticians provide multiple types of peels to suit your skin needs. 

ZO Stimulator Peel:

One of the lightest peels we offer, it is safe for all skin types, including weak skin, to brighten and exfoliate, it is a great way to step into the world of chemical peels. ZO uses a combination of Lactic, Citric, and Glycolic acids to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It even includes anti-irritant benefits to help calm and sooth skin afterwards. This peel is wonderful for someone who has never had a chemical peels, but is wanting the life brought back into their skin, with minimal peeling and downtime. 

ZO 3-Step Peel:

A highly effective medium depth peel that is safe for all skin types. ZO 3–Step Peel is an innovative, in-office treatment peel followed by an at-home treatment to combat the signs of aging and skin discoloration. The treatments utilizes a blend of Salicylic, TCA, and Lactic acids, retinol and multi-action agents to help improve skin health and treat many signs of aging.

Image Signature Lift Peel:

This distinct blend of exfoliating agents, lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol, work synergistically to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, correct uneven skin tone, smooth rough texture and reduce acne blemishes. This self-neutralizing next generation blend of advanced exfoliating and revitalizing ingredients helps to rejuvenate and helps to repair moderate to severe acne, aging and pigmentation concerns. 

Image Signature Enzyme Peel: 

Vitamin C and fruit enzymes blended in an organic aloe vera base visibly reduce redness and brighten the skin while hyaluronic acid provides superior hydration. Skin type indications: Redness-prone, dry/dehydrated, smoker’s skin, tired/ dull, post-microdermabrasion, oily/acne.

What is TCA?

TCA (trichloracetic acid) is an analog of acetic acid (like vinegar but much stronger) and is an active ingredient in many popular chemical peels. When applied to the skin, TCA peels exfoliate the skin over the course of several days, the outermost layer and the upper part of your middle skin layer are removed, revealing healthier new skin underneath.  This choice may be best if you have uneven or moderate skin discoloring, age spots, acne, scarring or fine-to-moderate wrinkles. Recovery from this type of peel may take a week or more and require some down time.

How to prepare your skin for a chemical peel:

  • Avoid tanning and direct sun exposure for two weeks before each treatment.
  • Apply topical products (such as hydroquinone) as instructed before treatment to prepare your skin, discontinue four weeks prior.
  • Discontinue use of any products containing retinoids (such as tretinion) one to two weeks prior to treatment, unless specified differently by your physician.
  • Peel areas must be free of any open sores, lesions, or skin infections.
  • If you've had a history of herpes outbreaks, there is a small chance of reactivating the area. your dermatologist can prescribe medication to reduce the chance of a flare up. Follow all instructions given to you by your doctor. 

What to expect the day of your peel:

Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and degreased with a medical grade agent. You will be given a fan to ensure comfort levels. During the peel, solution is applied directly onto your skin, this is accompanied by a warm or hot sensation, followed by a stinging sensation. To relieve this sting, a cool compress will be applied to the skin. The chemical is then washed off or neutralized. After your peel, expect your skin to feel like a mild sunburn, with redness, possible swelling, stinging, and flaking of your skin. If swelling occurs, it may last or worsen for up to 48 hours. Blisters can possibly develop and break open. Your skin will crust and peel off over 7-14 days DO NOT pull, pick, or scratch at the flaking skin!  This is imperative to the healing process to give you the best possible results.