Benefits of a Chemical Peel
- Improves skin tone and skin texture
- Smoothens the appearance of unwanted fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps with pigmentation and unwanted acne
- Stimulates new cellular turnover
Chemical peels help remove brown spots, improve skin tone, reduce acne and helps to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Our chemical peel treatments are performed by certified aestheticians who use solutions to smooth and improve damages on the outer facial skin layers while increasing cellular turnover that results in a finer epidermis. At the same time, our chemical peel treatments nurses skin that suffers from dryness, oiliness, sensitivity, acne, and sun damage.
We know that people are always on the lookout for new ways to bring about a youthful glowing appearance. Our chemical peel treatments are highly effective, and we encourage you to visit our clinic to get this treatment if you are looking for ways to get clearer, rejuvenated skin.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels effectively improve a number of different skin conditions that work to target concerns on the face and body. They help to stimulate cell renewal, refine, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, as well as regenerate and resurface damaged skin. Depending on the specifics of your skin condition, we can create a tailored treatment program suited just for you with our diverse range of chemical solutions.
We offer a number of treatments that have a range of superficial to medium depth. Our products contain active ingredients including Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), such as Glycolic, Lactic and Mandelic acid. Our products also contain Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs), such as Salicylic acid, along with Retinoids (Vitamin A), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Enzymes.
Our tailored treatment programs can help you combat a number of different skin concerns you may have, such as sun damage, wrinkles, scarring, acne, and pigmentation. We can help you in maintaining a fresher and more youthful complexion. You can also combine these treatments with Microdermabrasion, Skin Needling, Photo Rejuvenation or Laser Skin Therapy to accelerate your treatment results.
Our range of chemical peels assist in addressing a number of skin concerns. We currently offer a purple peel, ageless peel, 30% glycolic peel and reveal peel, each designed specifically to treat different conditions.
What Can It Treat?
The appropriate chemical peel can provide simultaneous actions to superficially treat:
- Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
- Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and family history
- Improve the appearance of mild scarring
- Treat certain types of acne
- Reduce age spots, freckles and liver spots
- Improve the look and feel of skin that is dull in texture and color
- Improve dry / dehydrated skin Or just as a maintenance to have your skin look glowy
What types of peels are there?
There are several suitable options available, each created for different skin problems and types. These chemical peels are divided into superficial, medium, and deep, with a related variation in cost.
Superficial peels remove the top layer of dead skin cells and usually only have a short period of minor cosmetic benefit. Stronger superficial peels performed by our clinicians usually need to be repeated on several occasions for a noticeable improvement.
Our clinic provides a number of options for chemical peels, including:
Micro Enzymatic Peel – An ultra-gentle skin exfoliator that uses enzymes and only targets dead skin cells, meaning this peel is gentle enough to use on all skin types and conditions. It promotes a smoother, brighter complexion while hydrating and softening the skin. The enzymatic micro peel is an ideal product to use after treatments including chemical peels, Photo Rejuvenation, skin needling and microdermabrasion, as it gently removes dry, rough or peeling skin without causing damage to the new skin underneath.
Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) peels / Glycolic Peels – Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane, and lactic acid is a naturally occurring acid in the body. These peels may be performed at various concentrations, which in turn varies the strength of the peel. Their main function is to remove the top layer of skin, promoting renewal of skin cells and a healthy cell turn over which leaves your skin fresh and smooth.
Frequently Asked Questions
The deeper the peel, the more possible side effects are, with increased recovery time needed. Some side effects that can occur include swelling, redness and stinging. Most superficial peels are safe and effective, whereas medium and deeper peels require careful pre-peel preparation and post-peel care.
Not at all – parts of the body other than the face can also benefit from chemical peels,such as the chest and back for acne, or the neck and hand to help reduce sun damage.
If you have a darker skin tone, you may encounter more post-peel problems than those with lighter skin tones. Deeper peels on darker skin types must be considered with caution, so it may be better to perform a series of more superficial peels rather than one deep peel. Different skin problems also respond to particular peels. Acne, for example, responds well to our Jessner’s peel, as it is both oil-soluble and penetrates deeper into oily and clogged pores, removing dirt and sebum. Wrinkles are best treated with our ageless peel containing anabolic retinoid which corrects and enhances skin function for a long-term restructured and repairing effect. Choosing the right chemical peel for your specific skin problem means you’ll get more value from the cost of your treatment.
During a chemical peel, most patients experience a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Cool compresses may be applied to help alleviate this stinging. A deeper peel may require pain medication during or after the procedure. Sometimes, sclerotherapy treatments can cause the development of brown discoloration on the skin which may take a long time to fade. Also, one can get matting, where a group of tiny red blood vessels develop around the treatment area. This can occasionally be treated with the IPL (Fotofacial) device.
Depending upon the type of chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves redness, followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until the desired clinical effect is achieved.
Medium-depth and deep peeling may result in swelling, as well as the presence of water blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days. Medium-depth peels may be repeated in six to twelve months, if necessary.
Two weeks prior to your peel of choice you will need to start preparing your skin:
For all peels – Cleanse once a day with a specialised cleanser recommend by your dermal aesthetician.
For Ageless Peel and Purple Peel – Cleanse once a day with a specialised cleanser. The use of specialised pre-peel products recommend by your dermal aesthetician is essential in order to prepare your skin for the treatment, reduce side effects and provide the best possible results.
This skin care regime will build up your skin’s strength to obtain the treatment, help the skin peel more evenly and speed up the healing process after your peel.
It is also essential to protect your skin from sun exposure and use an SPF30+ sunscreen every day.
Your peel, the skin will be tender and will need gentle care.
Don’t Pick. The most important thing to remember after a chemical peel is to steer clear of picking, scrubbing or peeling the skin away yourself. Removing the skin prematurely can lead to complications such as hyper-pigmentation. To gently remove dead skin the use of Skinstut’s Enzymatic Micro Peel is recommended a few days after the peel is performed.
Avoid scrubs, exfoliants and acne cleansers unless otherwise instructed. These products will only further irritate the skin, therefore slowing down the healing process.
Again it’s essential to protect your skin from sun exposure. Make sure to use an SPF30+ or greater every day.