It is an effective, yet safe and gentle, approach to improving the appearance of your skin. Peels can be used to treat fine lines, weathered skin, acne, acne scarring, brown spots and enlarged pores, freckles, sun spots and age spots.
Peels can also be used to jump start your skin care regimen, as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other more powerful treatments such as Laser Genesis®, IPL, TITAN or Microdermabrasion.
Chemical peels work on the top layer of the skin, loosening the glue that holds the dead skin cells together. With the peeling process, unwanted pigment is shed and healthy new epidermal cells are stimulated to grow. New collagen fibers in the underlying dermis are created, causing the skin to feel firmer.
Can anyone have a chemical peel?
Peels are not used if you are taking Accutane (or have taken it in the past year). It is also recommended to abstain from peels for women who are pregnant or nursing, and those with certain systemic allergies. During your consultation you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire. There may be other situations where chemical peels should not be used.
You must be sure to protect yourself from the sun for at least a month after treatment.
How effective are chemical peels?
An improvement can be expected in the texture of the skin through a reduction in fine lines and a decrease in the appearance of pore size. The unwanted brown pigmentation fades. The skin will appear smoother and more evenly coloured, creating a youthful glow. Acne blemishes will diminish and acne scarring may be less apparent.
What can be treated with Chemical Peels?
- Fine lines
- Weathered skin
- Acne scarring
- Brown spots and enlarged pores
- Sun spots
- Age spots
How long does each treatment take?
Each treatment takes approximately 30-45 minutes. There may be temporary redness, which can easily be covered by make up. You will be able to immediately return to your everyday activities.
Is it painful?
During the treatment you may experience a mild tingling and warmth for 1 to 3 minutes and this is minimized through the use of cooling.
How many Chemical Peels will I need?
The number of peels required depends on the condition of your skin and the nature of the problems being treated. For maximum benefit we may recommend a series of 6 peels at intervals of approximately two to four weeks. However, some people notice an improvement after only 1 treatment.
The best results are achieved by combining peels with Laser Genesis®, IPL, TITAN®, Microdermabrasion and our customized skin care program.