Facial chemical peels are solutions applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells.
It tightens the skin, reduces wrinkling and restores a more youthful appearance.
Chemical peels can effectively improve a wide variety of skin conditions on face and also body including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven pigmentation
- Shallow acne scars
- Sun-damaged skin
- Age spots
How to choose your peel correctly
Depending on your skin type and the desired results, skin specialist may recommend a superficial, medium, or deep chemical peel.
The rule of thumb is the deeper the peel,
the more side effects, potential complications, and recovery time are needed
Usually the darker the skin type, the more problems that may be encountered post-peel, especially pigmentation problems such as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation where the treated skin may become darker than the untreated skin.
Therefore for darker skin types we recommend a series of superficial peels rather than one deep peel.
For younger skin with less sun-damage, pigmentation and wrinkles, only superficial peels may be required. Whereas for mature skin deeper peels more appropriate.
Different skin problems also respond to particular peels.
The Purity Peel: A synergistic blend of Chirally Corrected acids produces a moderate-depth peel that is soothing and calming, and reduces the inflammation associated with acne flare-ups. This wonderful peel is excellent for acne and acne scarring
The Benefit Peel: Purified Vitamin C powder is combined with L-retinol-A™ to nourish, exfoliate and stimulate skin for a radiant, healthful glow. This peel was designed for post-Microdermabrasion treatments and patients with Rosacea and sensitive skin
Parts of the body other than the face can be peeled also. For example, you can have chemical peels on the chest and back for acne, or on the neck and decolletage to help reduce sun damage.
Once applied, the chemical encourages a separation and peeling of the outer layers of the skin. This stimulates the production of new skin from beneath. Most patients experience a warm to hot sensation which may last as long as ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation.
Following a chemical peel, your new skin will be tighter, smoother and may be slightly lighter than it was.
It is important that you avoid any exposure to the sun.
We also can advise you as to what cosmetics are appropriate and those which are not. Our skin therapist is an expert on these issues.