What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peel is a topical acidic solution that is applied to the skin for a controlled period of time, which causes the dead skin to slough and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin, leaving you with a fresher, more youthful appearance. It may be useful for conditions such as sun-damage, pigmentation, acne scarring or dull, aged skin.
Will one peel be enough to achieve these results?
Some clients choose to have a peel every now and again to refresh the skin, however a course of four to six peels at monthly intervals refreshes cell turnover rate and recreates a glowing, youthful skin tone that lasts longer.
What is involved in the treatment?
A typical peel takes around 20 minutes, and you can return to normal activities immediately. Following the peel, it’s important to maintain daily use of SPF 30+ sunscreen whilst the skin is recovering and more prone to sun damage. Mild cleansers and moisturisers should be used at home. Peeling will usually occur two to four days after their treatment.
What types of ingredients are used?
We offer a range of different peels at different intensities and treatment times, which your practitioner will discuss with you. Some of our peels include L-lactic acid, Citric acid and Salicylic acid.
Are there any reasons why I can’t have this treatment?
It is not recommended for people with uncontrolled diabetes, some autoimmune disorders, or recent laser surgery. Recent use of oral prescription retinoid for acne treatment may also be contraindicated. Your practitioner will discuss your current and past medical history with you to determine your suitability.
*Please note that this service is only available at selected clinics.