How do Skin Peels work?
Skin peels gently remove a controlled amount of the skin’s outer layers by dissolving the connections holding dead cells together on the surface of the skin. This will promote regeneration and repair, thus improving the skin’s appearance and health. The depth and therefore the effect of a peel is determined by the product and procedure used. Modern chemical peels are NOT painful or burning. Skin peels are a relaxing and pleasant experience. Our peels are very effective but gentle enough not to cause much flaking.
What can you treat?
Gentle exfoliating peels freshen the skin, while deep peels can smooth, tighten and correct skin problems. They can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions including: sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, brown spots, melasma, excessively oily skin, acne, acne scarring, redness, uneven skin tone and dryness.
We tailor peels individually according to whether a gentle or more dramatic result is desired and consider whether you can accommodate shedding of the skin or prefer a peel procedure to go unnoticed. A course gives the best results because the beneficial results are cumulative.
These gentle peels penetrate the superficial layers to give clearer, smoother skin with improved hydration and a youthful glow. One treatment will brighten the skin, but a course will reduce pigmentation, wrinkles, acne and breakouts. Treatment fits easily into life because there is usually only mild dryness after the procedure and no downtime. We use combinations of lactic, glycol, and salicylic acids from Image.
These stronger peels penetrate more deeply and can achieve dramatic results including skin tightening and reduction of sun damage, pigmentation, fine lines, open pores and scarring. Some visible peeling occurs for 3-7 days after the procedure. We use TCA and Phenol from Image, Obagi and VI System.