Wrinkles, fine lines, skin discoloration, scars, and acne are common skin concerns that affect millions of people. Over-the-counter skincare products are often ineffective at treating these concerns; however, chemical peels provide patients with effective and visible results. Chemical peels, or facial peels, are an accelerated form of exfoliation, that is induced by a chemical agent which is applied to the skin to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin.
The peels help lighten, tighten, and brighten the skin, which enhances and smooths the texture of the skin.
How does it work?
During a chemical peel, we will apply the exfoliant acid first to the thicker areas of skin, such as the chin, nose, and cheeks, before applying it to the thinner areas around the eyes and mouth.
After the chemical peel, we may use cool saline compresses to remove any remaining exfoliant.
Chemical peels often cause redness and peeling, which may take 1–2 weeks to go away. It is important to keep the face dry and not to shower or use face wash for the first 24 hours.
- Improves sink texture
- Reveals healthy, glowing, fresh skin
- Removes dead skin cells
- Lighten unwanted pigment and even out skin tone
- Increase collagen & elastin
- Lighten acne blemishes and prevent future breakouts
Lactic Acid Peel
Benefits of Lactic acid peel
• Very gentle (gentler than glycolic acid) and therefore can be used on sensitive skin
• Very hydrating and therefore excellent for dry skin / mature skin
• Lactic Acid is great for dry skin as it has excellent skin softening ability
• Reduces fine lines
• Improves skin tone and texture
• Helps treat pigmentation
• Improves fine lines and wrinkles
• Improves product absorption
Benefits of Lactic acid peel
• Evens out skin texture
• Helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines
• Hydrates and brightens skin
• Removes dead skin cells and helps to remove blackheads
• Increases cellular turnover, revealing younger healthier cells on the surface of the skin
• Helps with acne
• Products will penetrate more effectively when the barriers of dead cells are removed
A special chemical solution is applied to the skin, for a specified amount of time to initiate the removal of the outermost layer of skin or deeper skin layers. The time the solution is left on the skin varies between 2-15 minutes, depending on the type of peel, peel treatment number, and the skins’ response to the solution.
Peels are not recommended for people with very sensitive skin, active cold sores, undiagnosed lesions, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis or lupus.
Peels can be applied to the entire face or individual areas that require treatment, such as sun damage or to control acne.* Other areas that can be treated are the neck and décolleté.
This is a variable and depends on your skin condition and skin type. All peels are customized to each individual, but all are managed using a step-up approach, which begins at the superficial layer with gradual increases to enable the skin to safely and effectively reach a Level 3 peel, if required. In general 4-8 peels are needed for optimum results, scheduled every 10-14 days or as required.* Please note: chemical peels are not effective for removal of medium or deep acne scars and will not clear skin from acne, if used as a stand-alone procedure.
Effective combinations for skin rejuvenation and acne control include: microdermabrasion (micropeel), laser photofacials or laser genesis. Customized combination therapy can be discussed during your complimentary consultation.
Chemical peels are usually very gentle and create a temporary sensation of tingling (activity) or warm flushing to the skin during application. Your skin may be pink for several hours after a treatment and you may experience some tightening of the skin, which may last for several days. Typically you may return to work right after the peel. The amount of peeling, if any, varies from person to person. You may see light to medium flaking by two or three days after the treatment. Depending on the type of peel, flaking up may last up to five or six days, while some clients may experience very little peeling.