Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are proven facial rejuvenation techniques that remove damaged skin cells. They effectively regenerate a fresh layer of skin, rendering the facial surface smoother and fresher.

Phenol – Croton Oil Peels / Deep Chemical Peels

Deep chemical peels are the gold standard and include phenol – croton oil based peels. At Maya we do four different multi-level peels to remove wrinkles, brown spots, and sun damaged, irregular skin, and to improve acne scarring. Different types of peels are used depending on the patient’s skin type and skin problems. Most patients will notice a 25-30 % tightening of the facial skin following a deep peel.

Phenol – Croton Oil Peels / Deep Chemical Peels

Deep chemical peels are the gold standard and include phenol – croton oil based peels. At Maya we do four different multi-level peels to remove wrinkles, brown spots, and sun damaged, irregular skin, and to improve acne scarring. Different types of peels are used depending on the patient’s skin type and skin problems. Most patients will notice a 25-30 % tightening of the facial skin following a deep peel.

Deep peels are performed under a mild sedative anesthesia. They are painless postoperatively, but take between 8-14 days to completely peel. After which there is the pinkness of new, smooth, clear skin.

Dr. Shire no longer recommends lasers for resurfacing for many reasons. Lasers (CO2) have a higher incidence of scarring and hypopigmentation (whitening of the skin). They change the texture of the skin long term, and are much more painful, have a higher infection rate, and take longer to heal.

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