Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Bringing out your natural beauty

Healthy skin is glowing skin. But aging, sun exposure and stress can take away your vibrant complexion and manifest as wrinkles, discoloration and blemishes. These problems are not merely superficial — they can deeply affect how you feel about yourself.

Thankfully, such complaints can be treated effectively with a chemical peel. This cosmetic treatment involves the application of acid solutions to the skin, resulting in mild and controlled injury. This causes the damaged layers of the skin to peel off and reveal your natural glow underneath. The type of chemical peel we offer at Bespoke Rx is suitable for all skin types and skin tones; although, you will first need to be evaluated to rule out any contraindications.

Chemical peels are a non-invasive treatment that can treat a range of skin issues and improve your skin’s appearance. They can correct signs of aging, reduce inflammation, minimize pigmentation and photodamage, and rejuvenate the skin. If you are a resident of the Tampa, FL, region and feel like a chemical peel could address your concerns, please schedule a consultation with Bespoke Rx or call us at (813) 203-6196. Your provider will create a customized chemical peel treatment plan based on your unique concerns.

What are Chemical Peels?

At your first consultation, your provider will assess whether you’re a good candidate for a chemical peel and take you through the procedure. If you have lighter skin, you’ll need approximately four to six weeks to pre-condition. Or if you have darker skin, you will need approximately twenty weeks to pre-condition for your scheduled treatment.

  • Age-related skin problems, including wrinkles and fine lines
  • Textural issues, like roughness and large pores
  • Abnormal pigmentation like melasma, age spots and hyperpigmentation

Chemical peels are based on acidic solutions, which injure the skin in a controlled manner and lead to peeling of the epidermis. Once the skin begins to heal, healthy cells resurface for a refreshed and smooth look. Chemical peels are classified as superficial, medium or deep depending on their depth of penetration. The stronger the peel, the more pronounced the results.

In addition to acids, some chemical peel treatments involve the use of retinoids, skincare ingredients that boost collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are essential for the skin’s integrity and firmness.

You may need to prepare in advance before undergoing a chemical peel. Also, plan for downtime, as it can take several days for your skin to start looking normal. During downtime, you will need to follow directions from your provider to ensure your skin is healing properly.

What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical Peel treatments offered at Bespoke Rx

At Bespoke Rx, we offer the ZO® 3-Step Peel™.

This is an innovative, in-office treatment developed by ZO Skin Health, Inc. As the name implies, this peel involves three steps:

1: Peel Solution

The 17% salicylic acid, 10% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and 5% lactic acid solution penetrates the top layer of the epidermis, causing it to peel. The solution contains saponins and glycerin to minimize inflammation and boost hydration.

2: Retinol Creme 6%

This medical-grade cream boosts healthy skin cell turnover and collagen production. It can even help the skin fight against DNA damage. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and is one of the most effective, cutting-edge anti-aging topical solutions today.

3: Calming Creme

The prescription calming cream was specifically developed to relieve redness and irritation post-treatment. It also helps hydrate the skin and support its barrier function during the recovery phase.

The ZO® 3-Step Peel™ is a medium-depth chemical peel, meaning it penetrates the entire epidermis. It can improve acne, large pores, sun damage and dullness, among other complaints. After you’ve received one or several treatments, you may notice a reduction in fine lines, improved hydration, smooth texture and even skin tone.

What to expect during treatment

At your first consultation, your provider will assess whether you’re a good candidate for a chemical peel and take you through the procedure. You’ll need approximately four to six weeks to pre-condition your skin for your scheduled treatment.

The skin is first thoroughly cleansed in preparation for treatment. Your provider will then apply the chemical solution in multiple layers. You may feel a tingling or mild burning sensation during this stage. The chemical solution is left on the skin for a short amount of time, and then retinol cream applied on top, followed by hydrating cream. The chemical solution has made it easier for retinol to penetrate your dermis, where it is needed to stimulate cell turnover. The retinol cream also contains antioxidants and DNA-protecting compounds.

Your skin may feel slightly raw and appear inflamed after treatment, and by day three, you may notice significant peeling. During this time, it is important for you to avoid direct sunlight and stick to skincare products provided to you at Bespoke Rx. We may need to repeat the peel to achieve or maintain your desired results.

What to expect during treatment
How much does this treatment cost?

How much does this treatment cost?

The cost per treatment is $350. We may need to repeat treatment every month for best results. How many treatments you should undergo mainly depends on the skin condition being treated. During the consultation, your treatment plan and pricing will be discussed.


Answers by Amanda Conti

How do I prepare for a Chemical Peel?

Your provider will guide you through your personalized pre-treatment plan. To prepare, you may need to pre-condition your skin with retinol for several of weeks before treatment. If you have darker skin or skin prone to hyperpigmentation, you may need to use hydroquinone prior to treatment.

Are Chemical Peels painful?

The chemical peel technique used at Bespoke Rx is only mildly uncomfortable. However, everyone’s pain threshold is different, so you may find the procedure more or less painful than someone else.

For how long will I experience peeling?

Peeling typically resolves within five to seven days post-treatment. Do not pick or rip off peeling skin, as this can lead to adverse effects such as scarring and infections.

Am I a good candidate?

Most people can get a chemical peel no matter their skin issue, gender and skin tone. However, you may not be an appropriate candidate if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, have an allergy to salicylates, had cancer in the area that needs treatment or have an active infection.

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Restore your glow with a Tampa Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are a safe and non-invasive way to improve the appearance of the skin. This treatment is effective for a wide range of skin issues and is suitable for virtually all skin types. If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels and how they can help you, please schedule a consultation with Bespoke Rx
or call us at (813) 203-6196.

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