CHEMICAL SKIN PEELING
CHEMICAL SKIN PEELING
How does it work
What is a Chemical Peel treatment?
Controlled Chemical Skin Peeling
Chemical skin peeling is an ideal solution for clients who wish to revitalise all layers of their skin, particularly the outermost layers, dissolving dead skin cells on the surface or mid layers of the skin.
A chemical skin peel is when a chemical exfoliating solution is topically applied to the surface of the skin in order to breakdown and dissolve the upper most layers of the skins epidermal cells. The chemical used is usually known as a controlled Acid and possesses acidic PH qualities.
There are a selection of peels to choose from which you can discuss with the consultant. A skin consultation and professional skin prep may be required beforehand.
Who can benefit from a Chemical Peel?
- Scars that remain from acne or surgery
- Uneven skin on the face and body
- Patients who may want to wear less makeup revealing their natural skin
- Skin feels rough to the touch
- Skin feels dry even after moisturising
- Combination or oily skins who need to find balance with oil control
Chemical peeling works to dissolve the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin helping to address many skin concerns such as:
- Hyperpigmentation/uneven skin tone
- Open/visible/congested pores
- Dehydrated skin
- Dry flaky skin
- Acne; scarring and breakouts
- Scars from skin trauma
- Sun-damaged and environmentally exposed skin
- Uneven skin texture
- Premature fine lines
- The dual action of a chemical peel also aims to rejuvenate your skin by dissolving dead and dulling skin cells to reveal new brighter and healthier skin.
Frequency of Treatments
Regular peels every 2-4 weeks are recommended to maintain skin health and to achieve your skincare goals.
A one off peel is beneficial however several sessions such as a course of 6 treatments are highly recommended and will be based upon your individual skincare concerns.
How does it work?
The peel actively encourages the repair of underlying skin tissues; stimulating the production of collagen and elastin fibres for a renewed, stronger skin barrier that is more resilient to environmental elements and less susceptible to skin damage.
The type and strength of the solution used on your skin is dependent on a number of factors including; your skins sensitivity, your skin type, current medication and products, your present skin condition and the needs and overall desired outcomes that you wish to obtain.
There are several different types of chemical peeling solutions:
- Glycolic Acid
- Salicylic Acid
- Hyaluronic Acid
- L-Ascorbic Acid
- Ferulic Acid
- Citric Acid and
- Lactic Acid
- Mandelic Acid
- Tranexamic Acid
- Trichloroacetic Acid