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What is Chemical Peel

Chemical peel is a treatment that uses a chemical solution that improves the appearance of skin through chemexfoliation. We use medical grade products for our chemical peels, Skinceuticals is our brand of choice. Our chemical peels are safe for most skin types and tone.

Chemical peel can treat the following

  • Acne scars
  • Skin discolouration
  • Skin Rejuvenation

How does it work

Once the chemical peel is applied to the skin, it creates a controlled chemical burn with acids that removes the top layer of the skin by causing it to shed, skin grows back smoother and softer while helping lift off pigments and help with tone.

The following acids are used:

Glycolic acid: treats Hyper-pigmentation, aging and texture

Salicylic acid: acne and improves tone

What to expect

Your technician will wash your face and apply the peel on to your skin.

You might experience prickling, burning, peeling, some may not experience peeling.

How can you prepare for a chemical peel

Before your chemical peel procedure, you’ll first have a free consultation with one of our nurse. We will do a free consultation for you and get to know your needs and history of medication then decide what the best treatment option is for you. We will decide whether or not you will be a good candidate and then decide the peel intensity that is right for you.

Before a chemical peel, you must inform the specialist about your medication history and cannot:

Use any type of retinol for at least 48 hours
Have been on Accutane (an acne treating medicine) for at least six months

After Care

Use sunscreen and one simple moisturizer to avoid skin irritation. We do not recommend tanning your skin 2 weeks before treatment and you should not have sun exposure for 2 weeks after treatment.

The Ideal Chemical Peel Candidate

Almost everyone can be benefit from chemical peel treatment. A good chemical peel candidate should have realistic expectations and clear understanding of the side effects they may be expecting from the process. An ideal candidate should be ready to properly take care of their skin after the procedure. Make sure to keep the skin hydrated and wear SPF every day.

People who suffers from acne and pigmentation or wishing to have a smoother skin texture are normally an ideal candidate for this treatment, we do recommend booking a free consultation with our specialist before the treatment.

Chemical peel is not suitable for those who have the following

Pregnant/breast feeding
Psoriasis
Skin disease
Radiation therapy
Sensitive skin
Thin skin
Open wounds
Herpes simplex or active infection
Keloids
Accutane

FAQs

WHAT IS CHEMICAL PEEL?

Chemical peel can remove built up dead skin cells, speed up the skin renewing process, stimulate collagen production and improve the skin’s overall appearance. In this treatment, a SkinCeuticals medical grade chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes the dead skin on the surface to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The lactic acid and glycolic acid in the peels helps to unclog the pores continuously while reduce acne and blackheads’, skin is renewed and baby- soft to the touch, skincare absorption is maximized.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A CHEMICAL PEEL?

Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Improve the appearance of skin texture
Reduce wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
Reduce blackheads/whiteheads
Smooth acne scars
Even skin tone
Reduce inflammation/acne
Reduce hyperpigmentation
Reduce sun damage and photo damage

WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE FOR THIS TREATMENT?

After a chemical peel, new skin comes out and is normally more sensitive to the sun, please make sure to wear a physical sun block every day. A physical sunblock should have the term “broad-spectrum” on the label, meaning it protects against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. SPF 30 or above is highly recommended.

WHO ARE CHEMICAL PEEL FOR?

Almost everyone can be benefit from this treatment. A good chemical peel candidate should have realistic expectations and clear understanding of the side effects they may be expecting from the process. An ideal candidate should be ready to properly take care of their skin after the procedure. Make sure to keep the skin hydrated and wear SPF every day. People who suffers from acne and pigmentation or wishing to have a smoother skin texture are normally an ideal candidate for this treatment, we do recommend booking a free consultation with our specialist before the treatment.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO THIS TREATMENT?

This treatment could be done every month as a deep exfoliation for the skin, but our skin specialist can better answer this question based on your skin assessment.

CAN TOO MANY CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENTS MAKE MY SKIN THINNER?

Not at all, in fact, chemical peel helps to exfoliate and resurface the skin, force it to rebuild collagen and speed up the Cellular Turnover Rate. Your skin will become stronger after the treatment and the texture will be smoother as a result.

WHAT CHEMICAL PEEL DO YOU USE?

We use a SkinCeuticals medical grade peel. Combining glycolic and lactic acids to exfoliate surface cells, reduce irritation, and hydrate the skin, Gel Peel GL revitalizes photo damaged skin by stimulating collagen synthesis and remodeling elastin.

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