What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a technique designed to remove the dead skin cells from the skin''s surface layer and re-stimulate the regenerative process.
During a chemical peel treatment, a variety of chemicals are applied to the skin. The chemicals vary from alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids to TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) or combinations. We often follow a mild peel with a mask containing anti-oxidants, high doses of vitamins, bleaching agents and Vitamin A with amazing results.
Chemical Peels removes excessive buildup of dead skin cells, smoothes and tighten the skin, lightens brown spots, diminish puffiness and circles around the eyes and treats sun damaged skin.
The type of skin peel and the intensity of the chemical peel solution are individualized according to your skin type, skin color and the condition being treated.
Superficial skin peels are used for treating mild ageing and pigmentation and is also used for rejeuvinating and strengthening of the skin. Medium deep peels and masks are used for more serious ageing and pigmentation problems.
In our clinic we use an array of superficial peels alone and in combination. We use dermaceutic mask, spot and cosmo peel.
For serious pigmentation problems we use our spanish peel as well as cosmelan.
How to Prepare for a Chemical Peel?
During the week leading up to the peel:
What to Expect During a Chemical Peel
The entire chemical peel procedure takes about 45 minutes. During the chemical peel, you will probably feel a burning or stinging sensation. This stinging sensation is felt after each layer is applied to the skin. Stingi ng should not last more than a minute. The "stinging" is cooled down with a fan. You should not experience any pain once you leave the office or during the peeling process.
What Happens the days Immediately Following a Chemical Peel?
During the three to four days immediately following a chemical peel, most people have the following experiences:
After a chemical peel, your doctor may recommend follow up care. Followed up treatments are usually designed to enhance the skin''s regenerative process. The most common follow up treatments are: cryotherapy and a hydrating facial.
The cryotherapy treatment is a dry ice treatment that helps remove flaking and enhances healing. Cryotherapy treatment should be done four days after your peel. A hydrating facial is recommended four days after the cryotherapy to protect and moisten your new skin.
Can Dark or Sensitive Skin be Peeled?
Yes. All skin types can benefit from a chemical peel.