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What are Chemical Peels?

A controlled peel can be extremely beneficial to the appearance of the skin. Our office uses safe and gentle chemical peels to minimize the appearance of sun damage through the removal of dead and damaged cells.

For more than a century, skin care professionals have been performing chemical peels, treatment designed to produce controlled exfoliation of the top layer of skin cells. Peels also carry the benefit of promoting the production of elastin and collagen, two ingredients that are vital to the supportive structure beneath the skin.

After treatment, our patients enjoy renewed vibrancy and smooth texture that lasts for weeks.

Types of Chemical Peels

One of the greatest aspects of chemical peel treatment is our ability to customize care to the individual. Light peels may involve the application of fruit enzymes, lactic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, or glycolic acid. Each of the ingredients in a light peel is very mild and gentle on the skin. Due to the low strength of ingredients, a lighter peel will produce less dramatic results. However, this method requires no downtime.

Stronger chemical peels may be suited to men and women with extensive sun damage or wrinkling they wish to correct. The increased strength of ingredients such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA) reaches deeper layers of skin and it will produce a greater extent of peeling. As such, the deeper peel may require a few days of “downtime” away from the sunlight. As old, damaged cells detach from the surface, the skin will reveal a healthy glow.

A customized chemical peel can help you achieve the skin you have wanted. Care is designed around your specific needs after a thorough consultation and skin assessment.

Treatments with Chemical Peels

There are many times of chemical peels, allowing dermatologists to use them to treat a wide variety of medical and cosmetic dermatology concerns. Some of the conditions that improve with chemical peel treatment include:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun spots
  • Fine lines
  • Freckles

In some patients with acne, gentle chemical peels are used to promote healing and minimize scarring.


Depending on the type of chemical peel you receive, you can enjoy gorgeous results that include renewed vibrancy and a smooth texture for weeks to come. Chemical peels are also effective in treating scarring and promote healing on your skin.

After treatment, our patients enjoy a more even skin tone, tighter skin, and a more youthful appearance.

Call Lombardi Institute of Dermatology


Your skin health is important to your quality of life. For that reason, it is important to your dermatologist near Downtown Tampa. If you have questions about our practice, a new growth, or cosmetic dermatology, contact the office of Dr. Milan Lombardi today for a consultation and examination of your skin.

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