At MediSpa Maui, we strive to find effective skin care treatments for all of our clients. Since everyone’s skin is unique, the best care routine will vary from person to person. Chemical peels offer a versatile solution, as they can be adjusted to target your specific skin concerns.

What Are Chemical Peels?

A chemical peel is a type of skin treatment that peels away the top layers of the skin to allow fresh and healthy skin to take its place. Chemical peels are made from a solution that contains natural acids like retinoic acid, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid. The solution is applied directly to the areas of the skin being treated.

There are different types of chemical peels with varying levels of intensity, from light peels to deep peels. Chemical peels can be used to treat a variety of common skin conditions and issues. They can be used to treat:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Rosacea
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Dark spots

Understanding Skin Types

When it comes to caring for your skin, it’s important to understand what your skin type is. There is no one-size-fits-all option for skincare. Understanding the unique needs of your skin type will make it easier to find effective treatment options.

Normal – Normal skin is not excessively dry, oily, or sensitive. It is generally easier to treat with a wider variety of different skincare treatments.

Oily – People with oily skin overproduce sebum which can make the skin look greasy and appear shinier under the light. The skin can be more prone to breakouts. Most people with oily skin will notice it primarily occurs around the T-zone.

Dry – Those with dry skin may notice that their skin feels rough or flakey. The skin may also have a dull appearance. Dry skin is typically caused by an underproduction of sebum.

Combination – Combination skin is characterized by having some areas of the skin that are dry and other areas that are oily at the same time. Many people with combination skin may notice their skin is oily around the T-zone but dry around areas like the cheeks.

Sensitive Skin – People with sensitive skin may also have oily or dry skin. Sensitive skin is more susceptible to external factors like the environment, certain ingredients, or some skincare products. Flare-ups can occur often in those with sensitive skin.

The Best Chemical Peel for Every Skin Type

Chemical Peels for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin

Chemical peels that contain salicylic acid are a great option for those with oily and acne-prone skin. Salicylic acid is oil-soluble which means it can work through the oil to reach the surface of the skin and penetrate the pores.

Chemical Peels for Dry and Mature Skin

Those with dry and mature skin may benefit from a lactic acid peel which is quite mild and perfect for more sensitive skin. This peel can help to heal the skin while also making it tighter and smoother to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Treating Sensitive Skin with Chemical Peels

While some people may think those with sensitive skin cannot get a chemical peel, this is not the case. Those with sensitive skin can benefit from a light peel like our 2% lactic peel. A patch test is a great way to determine if the chemical peel being used will cause any unwanted issues

Tailoring Peels for Combination Skin

One of the best ways to target combination skin is by combining different chemical peels to target the needs of each area of the face. A salicylic acid peel can be used on the oily skin around the T-zone and a lactic peel can help with the dryer areas around the cheeks.

Get Started Today

At MediSpa Maui, we understand the importance of tailoring the type of chemical peels we use to suit your skin type. For the best care and results, schedule a consultation with one of our skincare specialists. They can analyze your skin and recommend the best chemical peel for your skin type.