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
Anyone who would like to improve the appearance of their skin or reduce the signs of aging is a possible candidate for skin peels. Skin peels are suitable for all age groups; younger age groups primarily benefit from the reduction in acne and excessive oil flow, and older age groups benefit from the synthesis of collagen and pigment reduction. The resurfacing and remodeling capabilities of skin peels benefit most skin types, and be modified to produce a superficial refresh to deep structural remodeling for scaring and aging.
Not everyone is suitable for skin peels. Certain factors such as medication, skin type, and sun exposure may influence whether or not an individual is suitable for skin peels. Skin peels are not an effective method to remove raised pigmented lesions such as moles or for use over tattoos.
The intervals at which skin peels are performed make a substantial difference in the effectiveness and longevity of the results. The initial 3-5 treatments will be scheduled at defined intervals between 3-4 weeks to increase collagen synthesis and reduce pigment formation.
  • Prepare the skin in the weeks prior to treatment by using glycolic and or retinol based products, and apply ad SPF 30+ sunscreen.
  • Remove make-up, deodorants, perfumes, moisturisers and sunscreens
  • Inform clinician of any medical conditions, medications, and sun exposure
  • Wax or bleach hair
  • Use depilatory creams
  • Laser or IPL in treatment area
  • Expose treatment area to sunlight or solariums
  • Exercise or increase skin temperature
  • Hair colour or chemical treatments

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