Many skin problems are associated with an excessive buildup of dead skin cells, which make skin look thick, dull with clogged pores. Skin Peels offer a revolutionary way to effectively treat ageing skin, acne, reduce sun damage and hyper pigmentation. As a regular treatment, it can also help the skin to appear smoother, brighter and plumper. Chemical Peels, also known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling, use a chemical on the face which makes the skin peel off allowing new skin to replace it. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.
No cosmetic procedure is without risks, and these should be discussed before going ahead with any treatment.
What conditions does a chemical peel treat?
Chemical peels are performed on the face, neck or hands. They can be used to:
- Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth.
- Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage, ageing and hereditary factors
- Improve the appearance of mild scarring.
- Treat certain types of acne.
- Reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches due to pregnancy or taking contraceptive pills (melasma).
- Improve the look and feel of skin that is dull in texture and colour.
Areas of sun damage, which may contain pre- cancerous keratoses that appear as scaly spots, may improve after chemical peeling. Following treatment, new pre- cancerous lesions are less likely to appear.
However, sags, bulges and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may require other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures.
Who is a good candidate for a chemical peel?
Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired individuals are ideal candidates for chemical peels. Darker skin types may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated.
How are chemical peels performed?
The skin is thoroughly cleansed with an agent that removes excess oils and the eyes and hair are protected. One or more chemical solutions, such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, Kojic acid, Citric acid or Chamomilla extract, Arginine HCL, Arbutin are applied to small areas on the skin. These applications produce a controlled wound, enabling new, regenerated skin to appear.
Preparing for a chemical peel
Prior to the chemical peel, you may be asked to stop taking certain medicines or ointments like Retina A or application of any exfoliating products for at least 1 week and prepare your skin with topical preconditioning medications such as tretinoin or glycolic acid. After the chemical peel, it’s important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day.
Benefits of skin peels
Can help the reduction of sun damage, fine lines, shallow acne scars, dry looking skin, dull skin tone, uneven pigmentation, acne and enlarged pores.
- The removal of dead skin cells are replaced by new ones, improving the brightness and condition of the skin.
- Skin Peels encourage stimulation of collagen and elastin to rejuvenate the skin.
Chemical Peels Offered
- Rejuv Complex Gel:
- AHA Cocktail Peels:
An excellent treatment against hyperpigmentation and the appearance of dark spots due to acne scaring or melasma. Safe for Fitzpatrick 4-6 skin types.
Most comprehensive and potent anti- aging peel, this treatment was formulated to combat severe photo damage, distended pores, deep wrinkles and dull, sagging skin.
Prior consultation and a thorough skin analysis is required before booking an appointment.