Although our skin is able to replace old cells with new ones, over time this natural exfoliating process begins to slow down. Chemical peeling is recommended to reduce wrinkles, particularly fine wrinkles, and age spots, sun damage and uneven pigmentation. There are several types of chemical peel techniques: light and medium facial peels are used to remove superficial wrinkles and discolouration. Generally, the deeper the chemical peel, the longer the recovery time required. After light facial peels, patients may return to their normal activities immediately and wear cosmetics to conceal the redness. Medium and deep chemical peels however, may result in swelling and light crusting of the skin, meaning more downtime followed by peeling which can last up to 2 weeks.
Following any skin peel, your new skin will be sensitive, so you must use maximum sun protection. Chemical peels can be repeated as necessary to achieve and maintain desired results.
Lactic, Glycolic and Salycilic Acid peels are ideal for skin rejuvenation. If you have acne, pigmentary changesm moderate wrinkling, or sun damage, then you can achieve noticeable results in the look and feel of your skin with absolutely no downtime by undergoing a series of AHA & BHA peels. This peel acts by loosening the cohesive glue-like adhesion of the cells in the outer five or six layers of the epidermis. As these outer layers begin to loosen and exfoliate with daily skin care, healthier, more youthful skin cells are produced. Lactic acid stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastic fibres in the dermal layer of the skin, so that, over a period of time, the skin surface begins to look younger and smoother. The restoration of elasticity actually helps the disappearance of fine lines!
Produce healthier, more youthful skin cells at the skin’s deepest layer by having a prescription only Vitamin A peel. Vitamin A has been proven to have a corrective effect on skin when applied in high enough active doses to heal and correct for more severe conditions such as severe acne and deep pigmentation.