WHAT ARE SKIN PEELS?
A skin peel or chemical peel involves a chemical solution being applied to the skin causing the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel. The regenerated and resurfaced skin is smoother, with better texture and less lines. Chemical peels range from the least invasive to the most invasive, this relates to their strength, which will determine how deep they will peel. Skin peels are a great treatment option for wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, pigmentation, melasma, scars, uneven skin tone and redness.
Types of Chemical Peels
During consultation, we will advise you of the best chemical peel treatment for your specific skin concerns.
The depth of the peel depends on the nature and concentration of the chemicals used and the length of time they are left on the skin. Peels are categorised as superficial, medium and deep. Superficial peels only remove the top-most superficial layers of the skin.
Medium peels can reach upto the superficial layer of the dermis (the deeper layer of the skin).
Deep peels generally reach to the deeper layer of the dermis. The chemicals in peeling solutions used include, AHA, BHA, Tricholoroacetic Acid, and Jessener’s Solution.