Aesthetician Services Specialist

Impressions MedSpa

Medical Spa located in Sarasota, FL

With so many skin rejuvenation options out there these days, it can be difficult to decide what will work best for you. Do you want a facial, a chemical peel, or more advanced treatments? The list of aesthetician services at Impressions MedSpa is extensive. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 1.3 million Americans got chemical peels in 2016. Their popularity isn’t surprising, especially since today’s advanced cosmetic peels are more effective and gentler than ever before. The aestheticians at Impressions MedSpa offer a variety of chemical peels that can brighten your complexion and restore your skin tone. Are you interested in a mask, facial, or hydrating serum? You would be surprised at the vast knowledge of skin treatments that Karen can help you with. If you need a skin treatment that’s powerful, gentle, and nourishing, call today or book an appointment online.

Aesthetician Services Q & A


What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that is applied to your skin.  This causes the outer dead cells to exfoliate and peel off. Your new skin is smoother, more evenly toned, and has fewer wrinkles.

Superficial peels and Medium Peels

Superficial peels, also called a light peel or lunchtime peel, is a treatment that uses alpha hydroxy acids, such as glycolic, lactic, or fruit acid, to penetrate the outer layer of your skin. This is by far the most popular of all chemical peels since there is little downtime. Medium peels, also called a TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel, penetrates the outer and middle layers of your skin, and offers more dramatic results than light peels. There is a longer recovery time with medium peels which can take 7-14 days.

Am I a good candidate for a chemical peel?

If you have fair skin and light hair, you’re a good candidate for chemical peels. If you have dark skin, most superficial peels are safe, but deeper treatments can cause hyperpigmentation. You should consult with Karen beforehand to decide which peel is right for you.

If you’re looking to improve sagging skin or more severe wrinkles, a chemical peel may not be the right choice. These issues often require other cosmetic procedures, such as laser resurfacing, RF skin tightening, thread lifts, or dermal fillers. Both Karen and Dr. Damery can help you decide if you would benefit from one of these other treatments, or maybe even a combination of several treatments to get maximum effect.

You might be a good candidate for a chemical peel if you have:

  • Sun-damaged skin, including sunspots
  • Fine lines or wrinkles
  • Uneven or blotchy skin tone
  • Scars that have made the surface of your skin uneven
  • Certain precancerous skin growths

Dr. Damery and Karen offer detailed skin consultations using a VISIA Complexion Analyzer to help you determine which treatment is right for you based on the results you’re looking for. To get started, book an appointment online today.