CHEMICAL PEEL

 What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are a quick and simple technique to achieve dramatic results for the face, neck and hands.   They can be used an ‘one off’  to achieve radiance for a special occasion or as a series of treatment to reverse or lessen the effects or pigment and scarring skin conditions.

Conditions it can be used for include:

  • Acne (some types)
  • Age spots
  • Discoloration (blotchy complexion, uneven skin tone)
  • Dull complexion
  • Fine lines (especially under the eyes and around the mouth)
  • Freckles
  • Melasma
  • Rough-feeling skin
  • Sun-damage skin

 

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

 

A chemical peel simply reacts with the very top layer of the skin causing it to come away, revealing a healthier, smoother and a blemish free complexion underneath. As the skin heals  new cells are made and there is greater collagen production resulting in a youthful and rejuvenated look.

 

 

Types of Chemical Peels

 

 

GLYCOLIC PEEL (MILD PEEL)

These are derived from natural sugar cane and come in various strengths. They remove the very top layer of the skin (the epidermis) instantly giving a glowing and radiant look

Indications: For freshening up dull skin, improving skin texture and removing superficial skin blemishes
Recovery time: No Downtime

TCA PEELS (MEDIUM)

TCA is Tricholoracetic acid and is a medium to deep peel. This can usually penetrate to the deeper layer of the skin (the dermis) which results in reorganisation of the skin and increased cell growth leading to healthier skin layers and stimulating skin to produce more collagen. This peel results in a dramatic rejuvenated appearance

Indications: Removing scars, blemishes and pigmentation. Reducing lines and wrinkles
Recovery time: Allow one week

OBAGI BLUE PEEL (MEDIUM)

The Obagi Blue Peel is a medium depth peel based on the patented blue base. It is world renowned for reducing wrinkles and causing skin tightening. It removes layers of damaged and scarred skin and promotes healthy skin renewal. The procedure can require oral pain relief and patients will be required to have used the Obagi Nu-Derm skin care regime to prep the skin to ensure optimal results.

Indications: Skin damage due to sun, acne scars, blemishes and wrinkling
Recovery time: Peeling takes place within 3 days and recovery is usually complete within 10 days

 

OBAGI BLUE PEEL RADIANCE

The Obagi Blue Peel is a medium depth peel based on the patented blue base. It is world renowned for reducing wrinkles and causing skin tightening. It removes layers of damaged and scarred skin and promotes healthy skin renewal. The procedure can require oral pain relief and patients will be required to have used the Obagi Nu-Derm skin care regime to prep the skin to ensure optimal results.

Indications: Superficial exfoliation for a range of skin concerns including photo damage
Recovery time: Little to no downtime