Chemical peels are a quick, simple, and safe skin treatment to resurface your skin, repair cell damage, stimulate collagen, and encourage increased cell renewal that reveals fresh skin cells with minimal down time. Resurfacing sluggish, dehydrated skin also promotes increased product penetration for prolonged hydration.
There are three types of chemical peels available: superficial (light), medium, and deep peels. Each peel is customized according to your skin type and condition. During your chemical peel consultation, we will discuss your underlying conditions and select the right peel formulation for your skin.
Many people are scared of peels because of the images of burned faces of many years ago. However, chemical peels have been around for many years, and today's peels are a safe and non-invasive treatment option for acne, acne scars, aging and sun-damaged skin.
Chemical peels are suitable for patients who want to address mild to moderate skin irregularities. It provides significant textural improvements to your skin quality, reversing years of accumulated skin damage.
A specific peel is selected based on your skin type and goals. Chemical peels can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and tone, decrease hyperpigmentation, reduce acne and acne scarring.
How are chemical peels performed?
The skin is thoroughly cleansed with an agent that removes excess oils, and the eyes and hair are protected. During a chemical peel, the solution is gently applied to the skin. One or more chemical solutions such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, retinoic acid, lactic acid, or phenol are used.
A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to peel off the top layers and allows new skin to regenerate. The new skin is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin, and may also be more even in colour.
During the procedure, most patients experience a warm to hot sensation that may last about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation.