FAQ – skin peels

Skin peels target and correct various skin concerns including acne and acne scars, pigmentation and melasma, fine lines, dry skin and oily skin. The topical application of a refined acid to the skin initiates collagen and hyaluronic acid synthesis, improving skin tone and texture. Skin peels provide an effective alternative to traditional skin improvement methods such as facials, delivering longer lasting benefits and corrections at a dermal level.

Skin peels deliver a scientifically designed acid to the epidermis and dermis via a controlled procedure. The absorption of the acid by the skin initiates two phases of action; the removal of existing cellular and fibrous structures; and the replacement of new epidermal cells and fibrous dermal structures. By causing a mild injury to the area of concern, a healing response in the skin is generated, resulting in the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Over keratinised cells are dislodged, resulting in a clearer, smoother complexion.
Skin peels are recognised as a routine and effective treatment for the improvement of the skin. Skin peels provide an ideal solution for those with unwanted pigment deposits, active acne and acne scars, dry and oily skins, or for those wanting to refresh their appearance and reduce the signs of aging. Skin peels are suitable for both males and females, and are primarily performed on the face, neck and decolletage, however may be applied to other areas of the body such as the hands.
Skin peels have been confidently used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. Our peels are controlled and technically modulated ensuring surface trauma is minimal and dermal remodeling is optimal.
Clients may experience mild discomfort during their initial skin peel. Epidermal cooling is provided to ensure safe, effective treatment and to maximise client comfort. If required, a topical anesthetic may be used. The skin may be slightly red post treatment and some may experience a mild stinging sensation, which may persist for a few minutes to a few hours. In the days following the skin will feel tight and plump. Pigmented lesions may appear darker and gradually peel or fade away. Microscopic peeling generally commences 3 to 4 days post treatment without discomfort, and is minimally visible. No downtime is required for this treatment.
  • Smoother and clearer skin
  • Stimulates the synthesis of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid
  • Reduction in acne breakouts, excessive oil flow, scarring and PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation)
  • Reduction in pigment deposits
  • Improved skin tone and texture, reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Encourages optimal cell turnover and repair
  • Long lasting results, low maintenance, convenient
Mild swelling and redness commonly occurs at the site of treatment for the first few hours post treatment. Some may experience slight discomfort or stinging for several days post treatment, and may find it beneficial to apply ice packs, a soothing gel, or take antihistamines (Telfast). Hot water and heat should be avoided for the first few hours post treatment.
The treated area may be at risk of developing pigmentation post treatment. It is recommended to avoid sun exposure, solariums, and spray tans 2 weeks post treatment and to apply a SPF 30+ sunscreen.

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