The practice is led by Dr. Christopher Ewanowski, who will offer a customized treatment plan based on the patient’s specific needs.
Suncoast Skin Solutions, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski, provides advanced skin care treatments to patients in Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, Sarasota, Central Florida, Florida, and surrounding locations.
Chemical peels are simply chemicals, typically acids, or a blend of acids that are applied in a precise manner to remove the outer skin layers. The depth of the peel depends on the agent itself, the strength of the agent, the application time, pre-treatment regimes, and other aspects.
Various safe options are available to treat different issues. This makes peels a reliable and cost-effective choice for patients with conditions such as acne, photodamage, and dyspigmentation.
Peels are classified as superficial, medium depth, or deep peels. Superficial peels work only on the uppermost skin layers, the epidermis, and the stratum corneum.
Some of the Basics
Glycolic acid is a common agent for superficial peels. It is an alpha hydroxyl acid. The effects of the acid are neutralized after a specific duration, and post-treatment guidelines are given.
The patient can expect very mild redness for a few days as well as dry skin flaking for a little longer. These after-effects can be easily covered with makeup and moisturizers.
Jessner’s solution and salicylic acid are other peel options. Salicylic acid peels are quite lipophilic. Therefore, there are especially helpful in the treatment of active acne vulgaris.
Superficial peels are a general class of peels that are suitable for the treatment of acne, superficial scarring and wrinkles, and dyspigmentation. These peels impact the uppermost skin layers. They are typically applied sequentially over a few months, with an increase in the concentration of the agent with each subsequent peel.
Medium depth peels impact the next layer of the skin, namely the dermis. Therefore, these peels have a deeper effect. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is used for medium depth to deep peels, depending on the concentration of the acid.
TCA does not require neutralization, unlike glycolic acid. However, its effects include ‘frosting’ the skin, turning it a bit white as the keratin in the skin coagulates.
Another manner of accomplishing a medium depth peel is layering together a combination of various superficial peels, such as TCA and Jessner’s solution. Generally, medium depth peels involve slightly more downtime. The patient can expect redness for seven to ten days with mild discomfort for one to two days.
These peels offer more aggressive action leading to more dramatic outcomes than superficial peels in terms of removing wrinkles, improving skin texture, and helping the skin tone appear more even.
Combination therapy offers beautiful results. At Suncoast Skin Solutions, the skin specialists combine one of the above peels with light or laser-based techniques, such as intense pulsed light (IPL), to promote collagen remodeling and eliminate pigmented lesions, or they may recommend topical prescription drugs such as Retin A or Tazorac to fight wrinkles, or inject dermal fillers and Botox to address deeper wrinkles and lines.
Peels and a quality skin care regimen can accomplish visibly beautiful outcomes without any significant downtime.
Types of Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures Offered
- Chemical Peels
Dr. Ewanowski’s skin care clinic receives patients from Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, Sarasota, Central Florida, Florida, and nearby areas for advanced skin care treatments.
SunCoast Skin Solutions Dermatology offices are located in Tampa / Hillsborough, St. Petersburg / Pinellas County, Brandon, Lutz (2 locations), Winter Haven, Largo, Riverview, Brooksville, Ocala, Largo at Bardmoor, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, and Palm Harbor, Florida. Contact us at 1-844-786-3376 or click here.