Chemical peels are a safe and effective way to treat skin irregularities by removing the top layer of skin to reveal a new fresh layer and promote new skin tissue growth. These smoothing peel are performed as part of a periodic, customizable skincare program at our Sarasota Plastic Surgery MedSpa.
We offer a variety of SkinMedica Peels. There are different degrees of peels, ranging from mild to medium, that can be used depending on the patient’s cosmetic goals and their skin condition prior to treatment. Our chemical peels can improve rough texture, age spots, fine lines, pigmentation, and provide a glowing complexion. SkinMedica peels are recommended to be done in a series of 3 at 4 week intervals to achieve optimal results.
"This Specific Doctor! - I view the choice for a plastic surgeon in 3 areas. Reputation; manner; results. I was walking in with a face that had been treated with Botox in such a way that, to me, I looked grotesque. I could smile on one side and the other side of my mouth was paralyzed by the fact that Botox took effect on one side but not on the other. The Botox had been administered by another doctor in another state. To say I was nervous about doing anything else at all was an understatement. I remember Dr. Graham saying to me, when I was considering a lower-priced dermatologist to address my face, "Think about it; it's your face." Good words. I did think about it and I did proceed with Dr. Graham. I had known numerous people who had seen him for successful surgeries, and many of them could afford to go to any doctor in the world. They chose Dr. Graham. He took the time with me, explained, reassured and scheduled me in a time frame for which I could be in town. He was very well recommended and has an unusually admirable reputation. That is what initially got me there. His manner was kind and sweet yet also had a touch of confidence and conviction that he could help me that sort of made me pay special attention to the level of expertise and care I was about to receive.That brings us to the results. No one but a few close friends know I had this surgery. Yet everyone says how great I look, that life must be treating me well, that I seem so happy and content these days. Dr. Graham created the perfect look with a gentle touch, with not too much but very much enough for significant improvement and for rolling back the clock. I am 64. Most people guess that I'm in my early to mid-40's. Maybe that's just being polite but the fact that these compliments come from such diverse individuals and on the heels of this surgery must be more than coincidental.I must compliment, too, the staff at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center. Helpful, polite, kind, caring, reassuring....they are extremely supportive and no question seems to mundane or silly for them to answer. They are prompt at returning a phone call and bend over backwards to make scheduling work. The office feels good. It is comfortable, tasteful, clean, nurturing, peaceful.I would go to Dr. Braun Graham again. Plastic surgery is not inexpensive but we don't get another body to live in. Not only would I recommend his work to others, I would return to his care myself knowing I was in the best hands possible. I say this, too, because I have had previous procedures and while I have interacted with some very good physicians and surgeons, I believe Dr. Graham is at the very top of the list in the qualities I value."- F. / RealSelf / Nov 16, 2016
"Mommy Makeover - Love my results. Love the time and patience Dr Engel had with me before , DURING, and post operatively. He called my husband during my surgery to express his concern during a complication. I have been a nurse for 30 years and NEVER new a Dr to call spouse with a problem during surgery."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / May 15, 2018
"great experienceand results wereunbelievable"- S. / Healthgrades / May 14, 2018
"Pre op Stats - Amazing doctor!! Would choose him over and over again!!"- F. / RealSelf / May 11, 2018
"I work with plastic surgeons and physicians around the world and always notice when a facility really stands out. SPSC is just such a place. These guys really have the training that only a handful of doctors in the world receive. These are past presidents of the Florida Society Of Plastic Surgery and the SE Society Of Plastic Surgery. These are doctors with serious credentials and serious training. Almost any doctor can say they're plastic surgeons but when it comes down to it only a select few are true board certified plastic surgeons like these docs. If you're serious about a great and natural result trust the team at SPSC - they're literally the best in town."- S.S. / Yelp / May 09, 2018
Types of Chemical Peels
We offer SkinMedica Chemical Peels, suitable for all skin types. These peels address visible signs of mild to moderate skin imperfections including the appearance of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring and melasma.
Peels address many skin concerns. Two common issues are poor cell turnover that dulls the skin and secondly, problematic skin, specifically acne. Each problem has its own solution. Our SkinMedica blended acid peels combine multiple ingredients such as alpha hydroxyl, betahydroxy, and retinoic acids can safely treat several concerns at once. These all-inclusive peels treat mild to severe skin imperfections, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and improve texture. They are also self-neutralizing, increasing safety and tolerability on the skin. The patient normally peels 48 hours after the procedure and shedding of the skin lasts for 3-4 days. Patients see noticeable results after just one peel and compelling results after several peels.
Once you decide you want a chemical peel, our team will guide you in deciding which peel is best for you.
During/After the Procedure
The chemical application for a peel follows similar steps. The only difference will be the type of acid solution used, the amount applied, and the period of time that it is left on the skin. Downtime depends on what kind of peel is done. There is no downtime for mild peels but for medium peels, patient will be in a healing process up to 7 days. After the treatment, it is important that the patient allow the peeling process to occur naturally and do not assist in peeling or pulling at the skin. It is also extremely important to avoid sun exposure for a period of time after the treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 20-40 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
Chemical Peel FAQs
Depending on the peel used, there may be some general discomfort. With our peels, patients will feel some stinging but it goes away quickly with the use of a handheld fan. The peeling process itself does not cause any pain.
Other Options For Me?
There are many skin treatments to consider depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals and skin condition. Chemical peels promote new skin regeneration and is best to treat skin irregularities. For facial conditions in which wrinkles are significant, a BOTOX or injectable filler may be a better option. There are also a number of laser treatments to consider as well.