PARAMEDICAL BEAUTY CLINIC
Customised Skin Peels Smooth The Texture Of The Skin
Cosmo Skin Peel
These concentrations of skin peels are gentler on the skin and treat hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone by increasing cellular turnover and reducing congestion.
Glycolic Acid (AHA) Skin Peels
Glycolic acid is the most popular AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) used in skin rejuvenation. It comes from sugar cane and is the smallest AHA, so it’s the most effective at penetrating the hard outer layer of the skin and delivers the most dramatic instant results. , which also hydrates and brightens the skin.
It is applied to the skin in various strengths ranging from 20%-30% for varying time frames depending on the desired result and skins response. It loosens the thickened surface layers that appear as dry, rough, scaly skin, achieving a deep exfoliation and stimulating the production of collagen in the deeper layers.
AHAs are water-soluble acids, used to treat mild sun damage, pigmentation and loss of elasticity and safe for all skin types
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and surface wrinkles
- Mild hyperpigmentation like age spots, melasma, and scars
- Uneven skin tone
Salicylic Acid (BHA) Skin Peels
Salicylic acid is the most common BHA(Beta Hydroxy Acid), concentrations can range between 0.5 % and 5 %.
Salicylic acid derived from plant and bark, is able to go deep into the hair follicles to dry out excess oils and dead skin cells to unclog your pores. Salicylic acid skin peel may remove whiteheads, blackheads and skin congestion, repair your skin from the inside out.
- Suitable for combination to oily skin.
- Primary for acne and sun damage.
- Lower concentrations may be used to help calm sensitive skin, reduce rosacea-related redness.
How To Prepare For Skin Peels
To ensure your skin is strong enough to tolerate the treatment, you may be required to prepare using active skincare products. Your pre-peel preparation may include a combination of retinol, vitamin C, a tyrosine inhibitor and glycolic ingredients.
- Stop exfoliation, waxing, depilatory creams, laser treatment for at least 2 weeks before your appointment.
- Stop the use of anti-ageing or topical prescription retinol at least 2 weeks in advance
- Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 2 weeks prior to your treatment
- Stop the use of any cosmeceutical retinol 3 days prior to your appointment
- Drink more water before and after the procedure to keep you hydrated
What Can You Expect During The Procedure?
Skin peel procedures generally take 15 to 20 minutes, but some of the procedures can take up to an hour. The treatment involves cleansing the skin, applying the peel solution and leaving it on for the necessary time. You may feel stinging, burning and even itching while the peel is performed. These sensations will stop once the peel is over. A neutralised solution may be used to soothing your skin and calming moisturising cream is applied afterwards.
Aftercare Of Skin Peels
- It is important to keep the treatment area dry and not shower or use face wash for the first 24 hours, failure to do so may reactivate the peel and cause an adverse reaction.
- Do not use makeup until the skin has healed
- Drink plenty of water to protect your skin
- Don’t pick or pull at any loose skin peeling
- Do not exfoliate or use retinol, AHA products for at least 7 days following your peel
- Avoid gym and any sort of excessive heat source like a sauna or hot tub for 48 hours
- No laser, waxing, depilatory cream for at least 14 days
- It is essential to use sunblock SPF 30+ oil-free sunblock to avoid irritation or discomfort on your newly resurfaced skin.
- It is important to use recommended skincare prescribed by your skin therapist to achieve optimum results.
How Many Skin Peel Procedures Do You Need?
As always combination treatments will provide the best and optimal results. Customised skin peels are best done in a series of treatments. At your initial consultation, we will provide you with a treatment plan for your skin concerns.
Can Skin Peels be performed on all skin types?
Skin Peels are suitable for most skin types and are considered one of the most effective treatments for a broad range of skin concerns. You may not be a good candidate for skin peels if you have:
- History of abnormal skin scarring
- Naturally dark complexion or skin tone
- Skin conditions (Dermatitis, eczema or infection in the areas to be treated)
- Medications (Roaccutane use in the last 6 months) that make the skin more sensitive than normal
- Tendency to have extra pigmentation of your scars
- Active Herpes simplex
- Pregnant or breastfeeding