Chemical Peels

At Aloha Med Spa, we offer a variety of chemical peels. After a thorough skin consultation, medical history review, and discussion of patient expectations and contraindications, we develop a treatment plan based on your needs.

Benefits of a Chemical Peel:

  • Relieves congestion, dullness, and sallowness
  • Increase cell turnover to retexturize and smooth the skin
  • Immediate improvement in skin clarity, texture, and radiance
  • Refined pores
  • Enhances anti-aging and skin disease treatment outcomes
  • Improves skin aging, hyperpigmentation, acne, and rosacea
  • Enhances skin hydration
  • Minimal downtime- minor flaking and redness may occur 3-5 days post-peel
  • Great for ALL skin types

What to expect:

  • The peel procedure will take 20-60mins depending on the time the peel stays on the skin before neutralizing, the number of layers needed, or client comfort level.
  • The peel is formulated to penetrate deeply into the epidermal layers, triggering cell turnover with minimal exfoliation.
  • Individual results vary – you may or may not peel, depending on the quantity of peel used and the time the peel is on the skin.
  • Skin may appear slightly flushed for the first 24-48 hours post procedure with the possibility of light flaking or peeling at approximately days 3 to 5.
  • NOTE: The skin does not need to physically peel in order to experience the benefits of a chemical peel- everyone’s experience will be unique and different.

After treatment care instructions:

  • Treatment area may be washed with a gentle cleanser and cool water.
  • Moisturize and Hydrate the skin.
  • Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or more.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, dry saunas, and steam rooms until fully healed.
  • Don’t over exfoliate.
  • Once skin feels “back to normal” it’s ok to resume your normal skin care regimen.

Contraindications:

  • Any previous negative reaction to a similar treatment
  • Allergic to aspirin, salicylic acid, onion and/or apple extract
  • Use of prescription Accutane in the past 6-12months
  • Use of Retin-A or similar product within last 2 weeks
  • Use of self-tanning product within last 7 days
  • Laser hair removal, waxing or shaving within last 48hrs
  • Use of non-electric razor on day of peel
  • Any open wounds, cuts, abrasions or impetigo
  • Plastic surgery within the last 4 months
  • Active shingles (herpes zoster)
  • Pregnant or may be pregnant; lactating (breast-feeding)