Chemical Peel Specialist

Maui Medi-Spa and Cosmetic Laser

Rose Guzman, MD

Aesthetic Specialist located in Kahului, HI & Pukalani, HI

Signs of aging and weathering gather on your skin over the years, giving you a rough appearance and a dull complexion. At Maui Medi-Spa and Cosmetic Laser in Kahului, Hawaii, Rose Guzman, MD, and her team remove the rough and damaged layers with chemical peels to give you a renewed youthful radiance. To explore your chemical peel options, call Maui Medi-Spa and Cosmetic Laser or book your appointment online today.

Chemical Peel Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a skin treatment that uses a chemical solution or acid to remove the damaged surface layers of your skin. During the procedure, Dr. Guzman applies the solution evenly across your skin and waits a few minutes before washing it off.

Depending on the extent of your skin’s damage, you can get one of three main types of chemical peels:

Superficial peel

Superficial peels gently remove only the top layer of skin on your face, neck, chest, or hands. After a superficial peel, you’ll notice a textural improvement and reduced discoloration. You can return for another superficial peel in just two to five weeks.

Medium peel

Medium peels remove damaged skin from the surface and upper middle layer of your skin. They alleviate roughness, age spots, and even fine lines. To continue enjoying your fresh appearance, you can get medium peels every three to nine months.

Deep peel

Deep peels are the harshest type of peel. They reach the middle and lower layers of your facial skin for highly pronounced results. Because they remove such deep layers, you can only get one deep peel in your lifetime.

What improvements can a chemical peel make to my skin?

Dr. Guzman helps you select an appropriate chemical peel based on your most prominent skin concerns. To improve your skin’s tone, texture, and overall appearance, chemical peels can treat:

  • Some types of acne
  • Melasma
  • Discoloration
  • Roughness
  • Dullness
  • Fine lines
  • Freckles
  • Precancerous growths

Even if you don’t have specific skin concerns, a chemical peel improves your skin’s appearance and gives it a striking new glow.

What can I expect after my chemical peel?

Generally, you’ll need some recovery time after a chemical peel. Superficial peels only require a few days of recovery, while deep peels call for two to three weeks off of work as your skin heals.

During the recovery time, you might experience some mild side effects. Possible side effects of chemical peels are:

  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Temporary skin darkening or lightening
  • Reactivated cold sores
  • Light scarring

To ensure that any side effects are short-lived, Dr. Guzman gives you instructions for preparation before your appointment and for aftercare. For the best results, she recommends that you stay out of the sun following a chemical peel and put down the cigarettes.

To find out if you’re a good candidate to brighten your skin with a chemical peel, call Maui Medi-Spa and Cosmetic Laser or book your appointment online today.

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