What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are a popular treatment at Brickell Cosmetic Center in Miami, FL. Many Brickell and Pinecrest, FL men and women visit dermatologist Dr. Lauren Dozier to treat noticeable problems with their skin, like scars, discoloration, flaky skin, sun spots, fine lines, and much more. Chemical peels remove damaged, dead skin cells with the application of a special peel on the skin, which causes the oldest layer to peel off. As your skin heals and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, you will see a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel facial is a nonsurgical method to make your skin bright and may be appropriate for the neck and face.
Chemical Peels Reviews
"I’ve never been a spa girl but Brickell Cosmetic turned me into one! I first tried Brickell Cosmetic back in 2011 as a Groupon customer. I liked the spa so much that I went back in 2013 when I was dealing with terrible adult acne. At this point I had tried everything- dermatologists, doctors, medicines, every type of product possible. My skin was so bad that some days I wouldn’t leave the house. At first I was dubious that Skincare treatments would help given all the other things I had tried, but I decided to give it a shot. Brickell Cosmetic saved my skin. Julie (the owner) got me on a skincare regimen of Obagi products and recommended a series of treatments to get the acne under control. Once the acne was under control, I started with treatments to help get ride of scars and smooth out the texture of my skin. I can’t even begin to tell you how drastically my skin changed. I was getting so many compliments from friends. I was finally able to step out of the house without makeup and feel confident about my appearance. The best part? It didn’t break the bank.I joined the membership program which is $149 per month and includes six treatments from a list of multiple skincare and body treatments. This is insanely inexpensive given that at most Miami spas you pay around $150 for just one microdermabrasion! For treatments not included in the membership, such as chemical peels and mani/pedis, members receive a 40% discount. There are also discounts on products (Obagi Skincare and Jane Iredale makeup). There is also no catch in this membership. Unlike places like Massage Envy, you won’t get locked into a one year contract. You can cancel your membership at any time with ten days notice before your next payment is due.All of the aestheticians I have worked with have been great. What I like most about the spa is the genuine friendliness- they treat you like family there and care about how you are doing. I also like that they aren’t pushy with selling products like other spas I’ve tried. Here, they will tell you about the products they have to offer and recommend things that they truly think would be helpful (in my case, the Obagi skin care products designed to treat acne) but they won’t harass you about it if you don’t want to buy something.Scheduling is always easy and Julie has always been very accommodating in fitting me in or rescheduling appointments. Once she even offered to stay late so I could work in my acne treatments around my work schedule. Talk about above and beyond! Parking has never been a problem for me. The parking lot is small, but there is plenty of street parking. If you live in Brickell you can catch the Coral Way Trolley here or even walk/bike.There is a wide variety of services here (manicures, massage, cellulite reduction, body wraps, and more) which is great because it is one-stop shopping for all your beauty needs. They are even getting a laser soon for laser hair removal.If you want to try Brickell Cosmetic but aren’t ready to buy a membership, there are many deals on the spas website and there are Groupon specials every month. It’s definitely worth it!"- E.K. / Yelp / Nov 19, 2014
"I’ve been going here for a year now and the people there are amazing and so kind. They single handedly got rid of my acne ive battled with on my face and back for 15 years by knowing what i need and what will help. 5 chemical peels each for face and back did wonders. their skincare line is strong, but its the only thing that works so well for me. I havent found anything else that comes close to their products and services."- T.R. / Yelp / Sep 14, 2020
What Can I Expect from My Chemical Peel?
On the day of your procedure at Brickell Cosmetic Center, we will have you rest comfortably in one of our private treatment rooms while we administer your chemical peel. We will spread the solution onto your face, neck, or both and allow it to sit for a specific length of time that will allow you to meet your cosmetic goals. Then, we will clean the solution off your skin and apply a neutralizing agent. You may want to bring sunscreen and a hat to wear outside following your treatment to protect your skin from UV exposure. Depending on the strength of your chemical peel, you can expect your skin to peel and itch from a few days to a couple of weeks. Dr. Dozier or a member of her team will give you instructions on how to treat your face during your consultation. Please remember that no matter how much your skin itches during the recovery, it is never a good idea to pull the skin off. You may create scarring to your skin!
Chemical peel FAQs
How safe are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are generally considered safe for most people. However, there is always a risk of minor side effects like skin irritation, redness, and swelling. Be sure to speak with Dr. Dozier about any concerns you may have prior to treatment. We can start with a lighter peel and increase the strength as your skin becomes more tolerant.
How do you prepare for a chemical peel?
You should cleanse your skin the night before and the morning of your peel. Do not use any exfoliants, scrubs, or other products that could irritate your complexion. Be sure to remove all makeup and moisturizers as well. Also, avoid sun exposure and tanning beds in Miami, FL, as these can increase your risk for scarring or other unwanted side effects.
Why choose us for a chemical peel?
The team at Brickell Cosmetic Center is passionate about providing patients with the best possible results no matter what. We understand that everyone's skin is different, which is why we tailor each peel to the individual. Whether you're looking for a light refresh or a more aggressive treatment, we can create a plan that is perfect for you.
Get Smooth and Younger-Looking Skin
A chemical peel at Brickell Cosmetic Center can help you address fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, acne and other blemishes, uneven skin tone, and more. Ideal for both men and women, chemical peels can give you revitalized, rejuvenated, and youthful-looking skin. To schedule a consultation with dermatologist Dr. Lauren Dozier, contact our Miami, FL office today.