Chemical peel treatments make use of acids and enzymes to exfoliate away layers of the skin to reveal fresher, clearer, more youthful looking skin beneath the surface. They harness the power of naturally occurring acids and active ingredients to deeply exfoliate and brighten the skin as well as stimulate new cell growth and collagen production.
Chemical peel treatments are designed to exfoliate skin layers and encourage it to refresh itself by creating fresh new skin cells. They also stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production to help target the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The powerful blend of ingredients in chemical peels also work to visibly reduce the appearance of open pores, remove dead skin cells, target acne and pigmentation.
A non-toxic chemical solution is applied to the skin surface and absorbed, before releasing the active acid component, which then works from within the skin. During a chemical peel, patients may feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Air cooler may ease that stinging.
The duration of recovery will differ from one person to the next and on the type of chemical peel used. Redness, scaling and reaction similar to sunburn can be expected for about 3 to 5 days after the procedure.
Proper care of the skin after the peel is very important to speed healing, help results last longer, and avoid colour changes in the treated area caused by sun exposure.
Expected result can be seen 3 to 4 weeks after treatment. Patients are expected to have:
- Rejuvenated and brighter skin
- Revival of dull skin
- Removal of dead skin cells
- Even skin texture and tone
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Smoother, softer skin
- Eliminated pigmentation and reduced effects of sun damage
- Reduction of inflammation and breakouts caused by acne
- Hydrated and nourished skin
- Stimulated collagen production for plump and youthful looking skin