Skin peels (also known as chemical Peels) are deep skin exfoliation and hydration treatments that improve your skin’s tone and appearance – and help you to look and feel younger.
What are Skin Peels?
Skin peels are enriched with antioxidants, designed to feed your skin with the right ingredients to ensure that your skin cells are protected for as long as possible, resulting in more youthful, glowing skin.
There are several different types of chemical peels that work on different layers of the skin.
The strength of the chemical peel used, will be determined by a range of factors which include our patient’s skin type and colouring, the specific skin concerns and the desired aesthetic outcomes.
Benefits of Skin Peels?
Put simply, chemical peels prevent free radicals from damaging the Mitochondria in your facial skin cells.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage the cells in your body (and skin). They often occur as a result of normal metabolic processes, as well as environmental stressors. The body loses its ability to combat their effects as we age which results in more free radicals and cell damage.
Mitochondria are found in human cells and they make most of the cell’s supply of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), a molecule that cells use as a source of energy. Some term Mitochondria as “the powerhouse of the cell”. Mitochondria produce energy for our cells to renew and repair.
How many treatments will I need?
You will see a noticeable improvement in your skin texture and skin tone following your first treatment – and a reduction in fine wrinkles and skin blemishes. It is good skin-health practice to schedule regular chemical peels based on your own observation of your skin’s health and vitality.
How long does the procedure take?
We allow 45 minutes for our skin peel treatment, which includes time to complete our Patient Registration Form and discuss your aesthetic goals.
Possible side effects
It is common to experience redness and, in some cases, bruising post treatment. In rare cases, side effects may include more prolonged redness and healing, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.
Is there any downtime?
Following your treatment there will be some redness, skin warmth and mild swelling on and around the treated areas for up to 72 hours. However, you can apply makeup on the day of treatment and we will recommend the best types of makeup. The treatment will not interfere with your normal daily activities.