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Whether you require addressing of ageing skin, comedones (black and white heads), acne or hyper-pigmentation, our medical grade, chemical skin peels exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin in a manner such that you should enjoy a significant improvement in your appearance. Our medical grade peels are for administration by doctors or nurses only.



What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel involves the application of an acidic compound or a combination of acidic compounds to the skin to achieve a controlled reaction that causes the skin’s top layers to separate and peel off. Essentially the acidic compound removes the skin’s dull, damaged surface layers or comedones, so as to reveal smooth radiant glowing skin that is hidden below the surface.

Chemical peels are used to treat a variety of skin disorders and imperfections. The type and concentration of the peeling agent (e.g., salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid) controls the depth of the reaction used to achieve superficial, medium, and deep peels. Scientifically formulated to stimulate, firm and tighten the skin, our peels are for administration by doctors or nurses working under medical supervision only.

What Is Involved In The Procedure?

The eyes and hair are protected from contact with the acidic compound. The acidic compound is then applied to the face by gently wiping the face with a cotton ball or similar tool doused in the peel compound. Typically a full face peel will take no more than 15-20 minutes. The acid solution may sting momentarily when applied. A total of three to six treatments may be required to achieve the desired results. Treatments are given at four to six weekly intervals.

Who Is Suitable For a Skin Peel?

Whether you require addressing of ageing skin, acne, acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation, smokers’ skin or sun damage, our medical grade, chemical skin peels exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin in a manner such that you should enjoy a significant improvement in your appearance. Typically, candidates for deeper and more active treatment are those with resilient skin who have more dramatic wrinkling, sun damage and acne scarring.

Caution is required when treating patients with a history of herpes infection or any recent history of hair removal (e.g., depilatories, electrolysis), liquid nitrogen treatments, use of hair dyes, and use of topical salicylic acid products. Caution is also required in those with a recent history of keloid scarring, facial surgery, radiotherapy or use of roaccutane, retin-A products or any anti-aging creams.

Are There Any Possible Side Effects?

You may experience mild redness post treatment and on rare occasions some blistering. If one adheres to proper pre-treatment selection and post treatment guidelines, the risk of scarring is minimal.

What About Post Treatment Care?

For approximately one week the treated skin area will undergo the post peel renewal process. The treated skin will lose its dead outer layer. The patient may or may not notice the peeling. Peeling if visible will occur two to four days after the peel treatment and will last for approximately three days. In certain instances the peeling skin may be difficult to cover up with make-up. In addition, some mild itching and tightness of the skin may be experienced.

For best results following a peel treatment, patients should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Apply an extra rich moisturiser twice daily or as often as needed in the seven to ten days post treatment.
  • Try to avoid the sun as much as possible. However, if sun avoidance is not practicable, a high protection sunscreen (SPF 15 or over) should be applied as often as possible. Prolonged exposure to the sun especially between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. should always be avoided.  
  • Resist any urge to pick, scratch or peel the treated skin as these acts could result in scarring.
  • Abstain from any other facial treatments for at least one week after the peel procedure including masks and exfoliating treatments.
  • Do not restart acne topical treatment such as Isotrexin until all peeling has subsided usually about seven days post peel.

Chemical peels may be received in conjunction with other rejuvenation treatments e.g., IPL, botulinum toxin, facial fillers.

How Effective Are Chemical Peels?

Generally, chemical peels are an effective treatment for ageing skin, acne, pigment disorders, smoker’s skin and sun-damaged skin. Chemical peels stimulate growth of new and regenerated skin tissue that is usually smoother, more even in colour, of better tone and more youthful appearance.