Chemical peeling is an accelerated form of exfoliation to revitalise skin tone and improve texture.
The aim of chemical peel is to remove the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin to allow new healthy skin cells to grow to craft smoother looking skin.
Depending on the type of chemical peel used, shedding of various layers of the skin can be achieved to give you a smoother, younger looking radiant skin.
We offer a range of medical formulation of chemical peel treatments of varying strengths. The clinic offers superficial to medium peels that have been designed to have a minimal downtime. Each is safe and designed to penetrate and exfoliate to a particular depth.
Chemical peels are commonly used to correct and improve photoaging (sun damaged skin), hyperpigmentation (dark spots), rough skin, oily acne prone skin and fine lines or scars. They help to enhance the overall complexion and texture of the skin.
Advantages of Skin Peel are:
- A faster form of exfoliation to renew skin tone and improve texture
- Very useful to rejuvenate any areas of body skin
- Can help to reduce acne scarring, sun damaged skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation (dark spots), rough skin, oily acne prone skin and other signs of ageing.
There is a choice of peels (Glycolic, Obagi Blue and Easy TCA peels) available at the clinic.
You will have a consultation with our specialist aesthetic doctor and discuss your desired outcome. Following this, he/she will evaluate your skin, take a complete history and then decide precisely a treatment plan in order to create the best results. The number of peels required will be decided according to your treatment plan. It can vary from just one peel to a course of 6 treatments.
Chemical skin peel treatment is not recommended if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or planning to become pregnant; you should consult your doctor before starting this treatment.
Care should be taken in following cases:
- Active Herpes simplex (should be treated before the procedure)
- RoAccutane (should stop 6 months before the procedure)
- Recent surgery or radiation therapy
- Unrealistic expectation of treatment.
The peel procedure might be preceded by preparing skin with the help of skin priming agents such as retinoic acid, sun-block, mild peeling chemicals and other products.
Preparing the skin before procedure helps to minimise post peel complications such as hyper pigmentation and scarring. It also helps in better penetration of the peeling agent in the skin and therefore improving the quality and efficacy of the treatment.
The peel is applied for a varying length of time depending on the chemical used and the depth of peel desired. During the treatment you will feel a sensation of mild stinging or burning; a fan will be used to reduce this sensation. Post peel creams will be applied and aftercare procedures will be discussed.
Treatment process should take around 10 – 30 minutes.
Most clients who have had the superficial peel can return to work shortly after treatment.
With the medium depth peel, you will experience some degree of flaking or peeling of skin for anywhere between 2 – 7 days.
You will receive aftercare information sheet and a follow-up appointment.
After completing the course of treatment, you will have an overall smoother and improved complexion. The appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and superficial scars will be much improved. Your skin will be rejuvenated and look fresher.
After the peel in particular medium depth peel you may experience the following:
- Dryness and itching
- Skin will be more sensitive to the sun
- Swelling (especially around the eye) these generally subside depending on the type of peel applied
- Peeling of skin.
Aftercare includes sun protection and use of aftercare products in order to protect the skin and continue the process of skin rejuvenation.
It depends on the type of peel selected for the procedure. After completing the course of treatment, the effects can last from weeks to months. By using sun-protection agents and post peel care products, peeling effects can last for a longer period of time.