Chemical Peels

Lactic Acid Peel

Combines the exfoliation and skin lightening power of 30% lactic acid with the power to decrease the dark color in cells and skin calming herbal extracts.  A superior exfoliant and treatment for age spots and sun damage.  Lactic Acid 30 Exfoliator is also the preferred peel for skin of color


Salicylic Acid Peel

Provides strong exfoliation and deep stimulation that results in increased skin turnover and superior all-around peeling for conditions such as acne and excessive oil production. 


Vitamin A Peel

Provides a strong exfoliation and stimulation of new collagen production. This biologically stable combination of plant derived chemicals is great for skin renewal


TCA Peel

TCA peels provide an aggressive medium chemical exfoliation to reduce melanoma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, sun damage and post acne scars.  TCA also helps to correct and smooth fine surface wrinkles.

Jessner Peel

Jessner Peels offer deep exfoliation, oxygenation, detoxification, and actification of metabolic functions of the skin.



The Benefits of Treating Your Skin Right

Chemical peels are an important part of skin health. As an effective treatment option for most skin types and concerns, they improve tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts and dark spots, but many people are intimidated to go in for their first peel treatment. The fear of leaving with a bright red face that hurts prevents some from experiencing the many benefits of a peel. The post-peel reality is a glowing, healthy complexion. Here’s everything you need to know before your first Ko’olau Clinic chemical peel:

Peeling is exfoliation. When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt and debris. The result is glowing skin.

You won’t necessarily experience visible peeling. That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, dependent upon skin type, resilience, type of peel and the number of layers applied. Some people experience ‘sheeting,’ when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience ‘flaking,’ when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not visible. If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation is happening on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the more extensive peeling you will experience. Talk to your PCA Certified Professional to find out what type of peel is best for your skin. 

Peels are easy to work into a busy lifestyle. There is no downtime with Ko’olau Clinic chemical peels — you’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow and able to carry on with your regular activities. There are steps to ensure that your results are maximized. Following a post-procedure regimen recommended by your Ko’olau Clinic Registered Aesthetics Nurse following your treatment will enhance your results and keep peeling and redness to a minimum. You should also avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after treatment. We will give you more detailed instructions after your procedure, catered to your skin’s needs.

Chemical peels can improve acne scars and skin texture, and reduces the effects of sun damage, smoothes fine surface wrinkles, and corrects pigment problems such as age spots.  

Vicki Garrett, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse, Ko'olau Clinic

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