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Chemical Peels in Sarasota, FL

Chemical peels are popular, non-surgical cosmetic procedures that safely and effectively exfoliate the skin and encourage new cell growth. As highly customizable treatments, chemical peels are beneficial for nearly all skin tones and textures. Many patients choose chemical peels to help restore a healthy glow and a more youthful appearance.

Radiant, healthy skin is a meaningful part of your aesthetic journey. At Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, Sia and our aesthetic specialists can help you achieve your ideal skin appearance, accomplish your aesthetic goals, and boost your confidence.

Restore your healthy complexion with the best chemical peel provider in Sarasota! Contact Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa to schedule your consultation at (941) 800-2000,, or complete our online form today.

Good Candidates for Chemical Peels

As chemical peels are customizable, they are generally safe for nearly all skin types and textures. The best chemical peel candidates are looking for non-invasive rejuvenation treatments to effectively enhance their skin’s appearance.

They should also share the following characteristics:

  • Non-smokers, or willing to quit before beginning treatment
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Understand the potential risks
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals
  • Ready to closely follow instructions

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels use specially formulated chemical solutions to remove old, dull skin cells and reveal the healthy layer underneath. Since they are available in different depths, chemical peels are a perfect option for rejuvenating most skin types. Depending on your skincare needs, our skincare specialists will help you choose which chemical peels will provide the best result for you.

Safe, effective chemical peel treatments can renew your complexion’s appearance and texture for a youthful glow.

At Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, we offer different types of chemical peels. Here is more information about these treatments.

ZO Three-Step Peel

The ZO Three-Step Peel is a moderate-depth peel that uses a blend of salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids in combination with retinol cream to remove damaged surface layers of the skin. By penetrating deeply, this peel promotes cell turnover, encourages collagen production, and restores moisture balance.

The ZO Three-Step Peel can improve many skin concerns, including:

  • Pigmentation from sun damage
  • Melasma
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin texture and tone
  • Dull skin
  • Acne
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

ZO Stimulator Peel

The ZO Stimulator Peel is a superficial peel that’s perfect for all skin types. This exfoliating treatment uses alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids to brighten dull complexions and smooth rough textures. Without downtime, the ZO Stimulator Peel revives skin and produces the results you’re looking for.

The ZO Stimulator Peel is a true lunchtime peel at 30 minutes per session. Our specialists recommend treatment once a week for four weeks, followed by a maintenance treatment every four to six weeks.

As a superficial peel, the Stimulator Peel is ideal for:

  • Reducing lines and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Pore size reduction
  • Age spots or sunspots
  • Rough skin texture
  • Uneven tone

Cosmelan Peel

The cosmelan peel treatment is the most effective chemical peel on the market for hyperpigmentation – dark spots on your face that result from hormonal changes or sun damage. As a powerful depigmentation treatment, cosmelan peels treat difficult hyperpigmentation cases like melasma and severe sun damage that have not responded to other solutions. A cosmelan peel can also improve skin texture, minimizing enlarged pores and fine lines.

The cosmelan peel is a four-step procedure. The first step is a powerful depigmentation treatment performed in our office. The next steps are for you to take home. We will provide an after-treatment kit and instructions on how to remove the peel at home at the appropriate time. Then, you will apply creams multiples times a day as instructed for the next 30 days.

The effects of a cosmelan peel hinge on the commitment you make to your at-home care.

Cosmelan peels are effective at treating:

  • Melasma
  • Sun damage, including sunspots
  • Acne scarring
  • Age spots
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Acne
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Discoloration from laser treatments
  • Discoloration on chest, neck, back, buttocks, knees, elbows, and feet

What Can I Expect During a Chemical Peel?

For optimal results, our MedSpa experts customize all chemical peel treatments to achieve your aesthetic goals. However, here are some general steps to expect.

Before Your Chemical Peel

For safety and optimal results, we recommend preparing your skin for four to six weeks before your chemical peel. Having a consistent skin care routine can enhance your treatment’s effectiveness and protect your complexion.

For at least a week before your chemical peel, you may need to:

  • Avoid exfoliation, sun exposure, and waxing
  • Stop using anti-aging products or anti-acne medications
  • Stay hydrated

Chemical Peel Aftercare

For the first two to three days, your face may be slightly red, as if you have a sunburn. For the next three to five days, your skin will peel. Your skin may feel rough until the peeling process finishes. To speed healing, keep your skin moisturized with a neutral, unscented cream or lotion. Soon, you should start noticing a smoother, blemish-free complexion revealing itself.

Following your chemical peel, you should avoid sun exposure, exercise, and excessive sweating for at least one to two weeks. During this time, wear sunblock with an SPF of 30+ to avoid undoing the results of your peel with additional damage.

Most patients achieve optimal results from a series of at least three treatments scheduled four to six weeks apart. You may also require periodic maintenance sessions to sustain your results.

Choosing Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa as Your Sarasota, FL, Chemical Peel Provider

Partnering with a professional is one of the most critical choices you can make on your journey to healthy, radiant skin. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hamwi is an expert in aesthetic plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures. He leads our MedSpa with the approach that it’s as important to look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside. Dr. Hamwi’s dedication to his patients’ safety and outstanding results makes Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa your choice as one of the best chemical peel providers in Sarasota, FL.

Schedule Your Best Chemical Peel in Sarasota Consultation Today

Refresh your complexion and send your confidence soaring with a youthful, radiant glow. At Florida Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, you can achieve flawless skin.

To book your chemical peel consultation, feel free to contact us at (941) 800-2000, complete our online form, or email!

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Dr. Kristopher Hamwi has trained for over ten years at some of the world’s top institutions to become one of Florida’s best aesthetic plastic surgeons. Utilizing his exceptional skill, rigorous training, and genuine, caring approach, Dr. Hamwi strives for total patient satisfaction. Ready to partner with Sarasota’s leading aesthetic plastic surgeon?