Whatever our age, we all strive for a glowing and healthy complexion. A build up of dead skin cells, however, can make the skin appear dull and pasty, clog pores and cause a number of different skin problems. Skin peels remove these dead cells through a process of chemical exfoliation and results include reducing the signs of ageing, clearing up acne, reducing sun damage, and other pigmentation problems.
What is it?
Skin peels have been used for many thousands of years – just think of Cleopatra’s milk bath, which was in effect a lactic acid peel. In modern times, scientists have discovered many different acids that can exfoliate the surface of the skin. These include hydroxy acids, salicyclic acid, trichloroacetic acid (or TCA), and phenol.
Who is suitable?
Superficial and medium peels are suitable for most people unless you have a history of bad scarring or issues with pigmentation. If you have darker skin, it is important to see an experienced practitioner as the peel can cause skin bleaching.
What is the treatment like?
Superficial peels, usually glycolic acid, are applied to the cleansed treatment area and left on from between two and ten minutes before being washed off and neutralised. They can be repeated weekly if necessary.
For medium peels, the skin is cleansed and the peel is applied – this can sometimes dry to a white or grey coating on the skin. Once this occurs, the peel is removed and neautralised when necessary, some peels used by the clinic don’t need neutralising. These are usually repeated on a monthly basis.
What happens afterwards?
Again, this depends on the strength of the peel – superficial peels have no downtime, medium peels can take a few days to a week for skin to return to ‘normal’, and deep peels can involve weeks of downtime.
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The Perfect Peel blends glutathione, kojic acid, TCA, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, and a blend of minerals and vitamins, including vitamin C. Kojic acid is a powerful lightening agent and proven to increase collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin that is brighter and tighter. TCA, phenol and retinoid acid reduce wrinkles and correct pigmentation problems, while salicylic acid exfoliates the skin and reduces inflammation.