Chemical Peels

FAQs – Chemical Peels2019-01-15T19:13:43+00:00

The Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels, though considered mild these days, are nonetheless very effective. Peels give instant results, are relatively non-invasive, resulting in dry skin that take a couple of days to shed. Peels remove dead skin to reveal fresh, smoother skin. Turn back the clock or treat specific problem skin. There’s a peel for all skin types, with varying strengths. Peels are an excellent add-on treatment to microneedling/ mesotherapy, or even following a dermaplaning facial.

Your skin is being attacked by the sun and pollution everyday and your face is the most exposed. A change in hormones, life style, stress, medical conditions can also have an effect on the skin. A peel works from the outside in and gives instant results.

You skin will need to be assessed so the right peel can be selected so you get the best results.

Mandelic Acid Peel 40% (derived from Almonds)

As a result of its macromolecular structure, it has a mild chemical peeling effect, which helps prevent irritations and makes it suitable for all skin types and all phototypes (FPI-FPVI). It hydrates the skin. It exfoliates the surface of the skin, evening out skin tone. Reduces skin discolouration. Its antimicrobial action makes Mandelic acid peels ideal for fighting acne. Repairs sun damage. Improves the appearance of fine lines.

Lactic Acid Peel 50% (derived from Milk)

Good for mature skins. Good for drier skin types.

This is a mild chemical peel. It effectively exfoliates the surface of the skin, evening out skin tone. It stimulates the production of collagen and the regeneration of cells. It also has a natural hydrating effect, which helps prevent irritation and makes it suitable as a first or second peel for skin types I-IV. Repairs sun damage. Improves hyperpigmentation. Improves the appearance of fine lines.

Glycolic Acid Peel 50%

Great for loss of firmness. It effectively exfoliates the surface of the skin, evening out skin tone. It stimulates the production of collagen and the regeneration of cells. Glycolic acid interacts with the fibroblast receptors, stimulating the production of collagen, elastin, fibronectin, hyaluronic acid. The skin is therefore rejuvenated and regenerated. This should never be a first peel experience.

This is a more aggressive peel and you should start with either a Mandelic acid peel or two, then Lactic acid peel, before a Glycolic acid peel to build up your tolerance. Great anti-ageing peel, retexturizing, smoothing the skin. Repairs sun damage. Improves hyperpigmentation.

The Pure Peel – Oily and Acne-Prone Skins

(Salicylic acid 20% – Lactic acid 12% – Glycolic acid 12%)
Great for oily and acne-prone skins. The Salicylic acid penetrates and dissolve sebum, making it a highly effective therapy for acne. It has anti-inflammatory properties which make it suitable for sensitive skin conditions, such as rosacea.

The Refresh Anti-ageing Peel

(Glycolic Acid 48% – Phytic Acid 4% – Kojic Acid 2%)
Glycolic acid peels strengthens the skin and stimulates collagen production. Great peel for anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation.

The Brightening Glow Peel

(Glycolic Acid 28% – Mandelic Acid 6% – Kojic Acid 4% – Arbutin 2%)

Helps improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation and age-spots. Brightens the skin. Evens out discolouration and is safe to use on darker skin.

Stop Retin-A products for 5 days before your appointment.

Avoid laser treatments 4 weeks before treatment.

Plan your dermaplaning facial two weeks before or two weeks after your chemical peels, so your face has completely recovered.

No waxing for 7 days prior.

No tanning for 2-3 days. Face and neck only.

If you are pregnant or nursing you will not be able to have a peel.

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