Treatments to brighten & renew skin
Skin Peel & Resurfacing Treatments
Chemical skin peels can be used to treat a number of concerns including acne, rosacea, pigmentation & to improve overall skin health.
Chemical Peels can de designed to treat a wide range of concerns, but essentially all peels work by using acids to exfoliate dead cells from the top layer of skin and stimulate production of new cells. This has the effect of reducing fine lines, pigmentation and blemishes resulting in smoother, younger looking skin. Peels can be administered in increasing levels of strength to work deeper into the skin depending on what effect is required.
A range of different acids can be used to achieve different results, some of the most common are:
Glycolic Acid – Exfoliates skin & reduces pigment
Salicylic Acid – Cleans out pores & reduces oil on skin
Lactic Acid – Brightens skin
Mandelic Acid – Exfoliates skin & speeds up cell turnover
Ascorbic Acid – Brightens & strengthens skin
Many peels also contain other active ingredients such as plant stem cells and vitamins.
No, you shouldn’t feel pain whilst having a skin peel. Your skin may feel hot or itchy when the active ingredients are applied but this sensation is normal and won’t last for more than a few minutes. If the treatment feels very uncomfortable your practitioner can stop it at any time with neutralising solution.
Maybe. Because the peel ingredients are activated on the skin you may find that you leave clinic looking a little pinker than usual but this varies from person to person and depends on the strength of the treatment. Generally any pinkness/redness can be covered with mineral make-up.
No, in fact regular treatment will help to strengthen sensitive skin.
Everyone’s skin will respond differently to treatment and the type of treatment recommended will depend on the desired outcome. But for optimal results we recommend committing to a course of 3-6 treatments. Depending on the strength of the peel these can be spaced 2-6 weeks apart. Our skin experts will be able to design a treatment plan for you to help achieve your skin goals.