Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the surface of the skin to produce the careful removal of its outer layers.
The amount of skin removed will depend on the type of chemical used, the strength of the product (superficial, medium or deep) and how long it is left on the skin. By removing the upper layers of the skin which are often dead or damaged, we can improve the texture and radiance of the skin, and leaving it looking and feeling younger, softer and smoother.
Luxury Skin Peel
We tailor each peel treatment to your current skin condition. We use a combination of alpha and beta hydroxy acids with other beneficial ingredients to treat a wide range of skin concerns like:
- Uneven skin tone.
- Lines and wrinkles
- Dull skin
Price: 95.00 per session
Session time: 30 min
Minimal down time
Course of 3: 250.00
Ultimate Glow Peel
This medical-grade chemical peel is a light, brightening resurfacing solution that improves the signs of ageing and hyperpigmentation with minimal downtime. Containing lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol this multipurpose resurfacing solution is effective in minimising the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation issues like age spots, discolouration and uneven skin tone. We tailor the strength of this peel to your individual needs by the number of layers applied.
Session time: 45-60 min
Minimal down time:
Course of 3: 400.00
PRX lifting and hydrating skin peel
Highly effective dermal stimulant.
- loss of firmness of skin of face and cleavage
- firming of skin on breast
- depressed scars
- stretch marks
- adjuvant in the treatment of melasma and cutaneous hyperpigmentation
Price: 200.00 per session
Session time: 60 min
No down time.
Non-photosensitising it can also be used in the Summer time
Course of 3: 520.00
Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the surface of the skin to produce the careful removal of its outer layers. The amount of skin removed will depend on the type of chemical used, the strength of the product (superficial, medium or deep) and how long it is left on the skin. By removing the upper layers of the skin which are often dead or damaged, we can improve the texture and radiance of the skin, and leaving it looking and feeling younger, softer and smoother.
There is a range of medical-grade chemical peels, with different strengths (from superficial to deep peels) and different active ingredients to suit different skin types, concerns and tones.
What is a chemical peel used for?
Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, discolored skin and scars — usually on the face. They can be done alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures. And they can be done at different depths, from light to deep. Deeper chemical peels offer more-dramatic results but also take longer to recover from.
Is a chemical peel good for your skin?
Good for you! Not only are they important in maintaining the health of your skin, but they are also one of the most effective facial treatments there is. Chemical peels can be used to correct issues such as uneven tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and even acne.
What are some contraindications for chemical peels?
Absolute contraindications include the following:
- Active bacterial, viral, fungal, or herpetic infection.
- Open wounds.
- History of drugs with photosensitizing potential.
- Preexisting inflammatory dermatoses (eg, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, pemphigus)
- Facial cancers, especially facial melanoma.
Prior to chemical peel
Avoid shaving, waxing, bleaching hairs, hair removal creams and laser hair removal for at least three days before the procedure. Do not scrub, or irritate the skin in the few days before a peel. The skin should not have any active infections.
No retinol for 7 days prior to treatment.Certain conditions and medications preclood treatments whcih would be discussed at consultation. What do you do after a chemical peel?
What Happens During a Chemical Peel?
In most cases, chemical peels are performed with no anesthesia or mild local numbing. For patients who are receiving deeper chemical peels, mild sedative medication may be used on the day of the procedure. Before we begin the process, we cleanse and dry the skin thoroughly, and then use thick emollients, gauze, or other methods to protect your eyes, hair, nose, and mouth.
The peel itself involves applying a chemical solution to the skin and allowing it to sit. You may notice some stinging or discomfort as the solution sits on the skin. Then, depending on the type of chemical peel used, the practitioner may apply a neutralizing agent to the treatment area. Most often the entire area is treated at once, but sometimes deeper chemical peels are performed in small sections which allows the dermatologist to carefully monitor your response and adjust treatment.
Some stinging or burning is normal during a chemical peel, but we never want anyone to be in excessive discomfort. At every step of treatment, we’ll do everything we can to ensure our patients are completely comfortable. That includes coming up with a good at-home care plan following the chemical peel to ensure you heal quickly and comfortably.
What Should I Expect After My Chemical Peel?
Patients can be really fearful going into a chemical peel because they’ve heard horror stories about people who had bad reactions. When they’re done correctly by a professional and the right chemical peel solution is used for your skin type, you should see really good results with minimal discomfort and downtime. Below are the top 10 things you should expect after your first chemical peel.
1 – Side Effects are Common, but They Should be Mild & Short-Lived
There’s a common misconception out there that chemical peels are really painful or the side effects are severe. Each person will react differently to skin treatments of all kinds, but for the most part, the side effects following chemical peels should be mild and healing should be completed within two weeks.
A common recovery timeline may look like:
- First few hours – you’ll notice some redness, tingling, or burning
- First few days – you may notice some dryness, irritation, and mild swelling
- Two to Three days – your skin may look flaky or peel, and discolorations or imperfections may temporarily be more noticeable
- Three to four days – you may breakout or notice skin looks tan or slightly darker than usual
- Five to seven days – all side effects should start to subside, and your skin should begin to look and feel “normal”
- Seven to fourteen days – you’ll see the formation of healthy, new skin, but you may notice some redness or skin that is darker or lighter than usual for up to a month
2 – Your Skin Will Peel
It is called a peel for a reason. The chemical is applied to peel away the existing layer of skin. After three to five days, you’ll start to see the skin peeling away. This should be similar to how your skin flakes away after a sunburn. You should gently remove the flakes when cleaning your face, but avoid pulling or picking at the peeling skin as this can cause irritation and increase the risk for infection.
3 – One Treatment is Great, but Multiple Chemical Peels Deliver Maximum Results
Many people think they’ll achieve the results they want after just one chemical peel. It usually takes several treatment sessions to see the desired outcomes. Most people notice some improvement after their first chemical peel, but with multiple treatments over the span of several months, patients will be astonished by how much better their skin looks.
4 – You Will Likely Need to Visit the Dermatologist for Follow Up Appointments
While most people have very mild reactions following chemical peels, it’s important to pay close attention throughout your recovery period and let your dermatologist know right away if you notice signs of infection or have other concerns. Because of the potential for rare but serious health risks, we like to schedule follow up visits with our patients after chemical peels. This also gives us a chance to check progress and adjust ongoing treatment plans.
5 – You May Need to Skip the Cosmetics for Awhile
For the first 1-2 weeks, you should not use any makeup. Chemicals and other substances in cosmetics can unnecessarily irritate the skin and prolong the healing process.
6 – Adjust Your Skincare Routine & Follow the Dermatologist’s Instructions
The body’s natural healing process is the reason chemical peels are so effective at improving skin’s appearance, so it’s essential to allow your skin to heal after treatment.
While each person should talk to their practitioner about a specific post-peel skincare plan, some basics include:
- Let the product work – You’ll start to see some dryness and other changes to your skin within the first few hours of application. To allow the product to work and avoid unnecessary skin irritation, you should avoid other skincare for the first 24 hours after your peel.
- Use dressing & medications – If you receive a deeper chemical peel, your dermatologist may apply dressings and healing ointments after your treatment. Follow recommendation for removing and replacing bandages and apply healing medications as recommended.
- Stay hydrated – As your skin is drying out and peeling away, it’s even more important to maintain hydration from the inside out by drinking plenty of water.
- Don’t pick at it – We know the dry, flaky skin is just begging to be pulled off, but try not to scratch, pull, or pick at your skin. This can increase the risk of scarring, and oils and germs transferred from the hands can lead to infection.
- Address pain & swelling – In most cases, taking a mild over-the-counter pain reliever is effective in managing discomfort. For very deep chemical peels or those who have a very low tolerance for pain, your dermatologist may prescribe something to help with your discomfort during healing. Additionally, you may be instructed to use cold compresses to manage symptoms during the first day and help avoid swelling and inflammation.
- Gently clean skin – After the first day, you should start washing your face in the morning and evening, using cool water and a gentle cleanser.
- Moisturize – Apply moisturizer at least twice a day to promote the healing process and protect the skin. Even if you typically have oily skin and only use a light moisturizer, you may need to use a good, thick moisturizer as your skin recovers following a chemical peel.
- Skip the exfoliant – Chemical peels are exfoliating, so you don’t need to use any exfoliant for the first week after treatment. That includes avoiding the use of exfoliating brushes and scrubs as well as cleansers or toners that contain a chemical exfoliant.
7 – Don’t Skip the Sunscreen!
Sunscreen is a must every day, but following a chemical peel, sun protection is even more essential. The skin is more sensitive to damage from the sun’s UVA/B rays. You should avoid exposure to the sun immediately after your treatment, and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher before going outdoors. Immediately following your chemical peel, you should not use chemical sunscreens. Instead, use a physical sunblock to avoid an adverse response to the ingredients in some chemical sunscreens. Additionally, keeping the treated area physically shielded from the sun by wearing hats, scarves, or other protective coverings may be recommended after your chemical peel.
8 – Avoid High Temperatures & Overexertion
To combat potential side effects like redness, tingling, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, you need to keep your skin cool. That means limiting time outdoors, taking cooler showers or baths, and avoiding overexerting yourself during exercise. In most cases, you can return to your regular routine after the first two weeks.
9 – You Might Break out
Many patients receive chemical peels to help improve the appearance of acne scars or combat the symptoms of adult acne, so when they hear that they may break out after their chemical peel, it’s upsetting. Unfortunately, the combination of larger amounts of dead skin and inflammation from the procedure can lead to pimples. We know how frustrating it can be, but after this initial breakout, the skin should clear up within just a few days and look healthier.
10 – Be Patient – True Results Take Time
Our patients are always reminded that changes to the skin take a long time to accumulate, so it shouldn’t be surprising that it takes time to correct irregularities and damage. Cosmetic procedures do not restore youth overnight. The results of your chemical peel treatment plan will depend on the time you invest and your commitment to consistent treatment and at-home care. Be patient. If you’re concerned that a peel hasn’t had the desired effect, contact your dermatologist or ask about your results during your follow up visit.
It usually takes several treatment sessions to see the desired outcomes. Most people notice some improvement after their first chemical peel, but with multiple treatments over the span of several months, patients will be astonished by how much better their skin looks
- Glutathione – a deeply effective antioxidant which helps renew and refresh skin cells deep in the epidermis, to improve the overall health of the skin and reduce the impact of sun damage, pollution and other impurities.
- Kojic acid – is used to increase collagen and elastin production in the skin, creating brightened and tightened skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) – a well researched and proven skin peeling ingredient that exfoliates the top layers of skin effectively.
- Retinoic acid – Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and evens out pigmentation issues in the skin.
- Salicylic acid – exfoliates the top layers of the skin and helps to avoid skin inflammation.
- Mandelic Acid -Mandelic acid is derived from bitter almonds. It’s an AHA that’s been mostly studied for use with acne.AHAs are natural and synthetic ingredients that provide skin care benefits ranging from exfoliation to increasing hydration and firmness.
- Combination of various vitamins and minerals including vitamin C to help create glowing, soft and healthy-looking results.