About Chemical Peels
Be prepared for tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin with an intensive peel treatment customized for your unique skin concerns. This medical peel decreases fine lines, wrinkles, and pores as well as diminishes hyperpigmentation issues and stimulates collagen synthesis. Chemical peels can vary in strength depending on the severity of our Fleming Island and Jacksonville, FL patients' conditions. Generally, they are categorized as light, medium, or deep, with the deep peels being the highest level offered. During this treatment at Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa, the goal is to allow the chemicals to remove the blemished and damaged layer of your skin in order to reveal a fresh, new layer with increased collagen. The first step is to schedule a consultation with our aesthetician to determine which peel is the best option for you.
The best candidates for receiving one of our Pure Peel treatments will have:
- Wrinkles, fine lines, and creases associated with aging
- Pigmentation and texture issues, or other irregularities
- A desire for a longer-lasting, more intensive option as opposed to other facial treatments
- A desire for a natural look and realistic expectations
"I was interested in a new procedure called Renuvian and Dr.Wallace was 1 if the only 2 doctors in the area who does it. I consulted with both of them. I chose Dr. Wallace not just because he has more experience doing it but also becouse he was so thorough during his consultation. I actually ended up having 3 consultations becouse I had new questions arise. I offered to pay for additional consultation & his office declined and he took just as much time w/ me on my final consult as he did on my first. I did do the Renuvian procedure w/ Dr.Wallace. The procedure itself wasn't very painful. The most painful aspect is probably looking at yourself in the mirror for awhile, lol since it's a skin resurfacing procedure. But I was prepared for that since Dr.Wallace was very candid about what to expect. My healing process has taken longer(prolonged redness) so I have been frustrated at times. Dr.Wallace & his entire staff, especially Stacy have been very supportive & understanding. I truly appreciate their post procedure care. They did everything possible to get my healing process moving along. Dr. Wallace even sent me over to the Pura Vida Spa to meet with Amanda the esthetician there. She made recommendations for my skin ( including products) that have made a tremendous difference. I am 4 most post procedure and am excited about my results. The lifting & tightening, especially around my eyes is exactly what I was hoping for. Dr. Wallace awesome and really cares about his patients!!"- B.D. / Yelp / Aug 08, 2018
"I wish there were 10 ?- y’all are fabulous. Erika - my massage was wonderful. Melissa - my skin feels fabulous (fantastical facial). The Salt Session was a unique experience and I can visit the Salt Room again. Thank you to each of you for providing a relaxing afternoon for Tanya n I!"- S.Y. / Facebook / Jul 29, 2018
"I had a great experience. I will be going back. If you haven’t tried them out you need to. ?"- C.A. / Facebook / Jul 26, 2018
"I’m so excited that we finally have a spa on “the Island.” The facials and massages are amazing and the facility is beautiful and relaxing."- B.H. / Facebook / Jul 22, 2018
"I had my first session with Erica for a 90 min massage. She sure knows her stuff ! I suffer with neck / back issues and she was interested in meeting all of my needs for future visits . I have another appointment scheduled with her in two weeks !"- M.W. / Google / Jul 20, 2018
What to Expect
During a chemical peel treatment, you will have already received a consultation and decided on which peel will be administered. Depending on the degree of your treatment, the process could vary. Our aesthetician will carefully brush on a thin layer of the chemical substance; for medium-depth peels, Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is typically used, while phenol is associated with deep peels. You should expect to feel some mild tingling and burning, but the discomfort should not be severe. The deeper the peel is, the more discomfort you may feel. After washing off the peel, a saline cold compress is generally placed onto the skin to neutralize any side effects. These treatments are expected to last around 50 minutes.
You can notice visible improvements after just one treatment. For best results, a series of 3 – 6 treatments is recommended. You may experience some redness or scabbing if the peel is deep, and it may take between 7 – 10 days for your new layer of skin to appear. Results can be expected to last for up to 2 – 6 months, but will vary per person.
Plan Your Procedure
Brighter, Fresher Skin
Brighten your skin, even your complexion, and reduce your wrinkles all in one treatment with our Pure Peels. We offer a free consultation with our aesthetician to help you determine which kind of peel will give you the best results. These treatments offer longer-lasting benefits than facials with the convenience of being nonsurgical, so there is little to no downtime. Call our office today to learn more.