A skin peel is a skin resurfacing technique which removes older layers of the skin, and allows new healthier skin to emerge. The quality and texture of skin is improved. A chemical solution is applied to the entire face or to specific areas of the face, to remove the outer surface layers of skin.
Chemical peels come in a range of strengths, and a choice can be made between deeper or more superficial peels. Different peels are suited to different skin types and different skin conditions. Peels vary in strength and range from moderate penetration, causing a lot of shedding and flaking, to a very superficial penetration, where no peeling or flaking may be experienced at all. Avail yourself of our skin consultation to learn which peel is best suited to you, and your skin.
Type Of Peels
Salicylic Acid Peel
Salicylic, or Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA) peels are ideal for oily and acne prone skin types. In the right oily-skin environment, this peel as the ability to penetrate deep into the skin and ‘cut-through’ oil that may be causing breakouts and congestion. As this peel is highly attracted to oil, it may be ineffective on non-oily skin types. Salicylic peels vary in strength and can be layered with other peels for faster, more effective results.
Lactic Acid Peel
Lactic acid, or Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) peels are suitable for all skin types. They range from very gentle to moderate in strength. Lactic acid peels remove the top layers of skin from the skins surface and induce collagen stimulation, leaving your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Lactic acid peels can be layered with other peel types for more effective results; however, this may increase the downtime you experience.
Retinoic Acid (Vitamin A) Peel
Retinoic acid is an ingredient found in many skin care products, however, in a much lower concentration than in this peel. Vitamin A peels increase the natural turnover rate of skin cells, causing you to shed the top layers of skin, forcing your skin to act like ‘young’ skin again. Vitamin A peels are a very effective anti-ageing peel, or for those with significant sun damage. Retinoic acid peels are only suitable for those who have been using a vitamin A cream on their skin for at least 6 weeks prior to the peel.
The Jessner’s peel is a combination of Lactic acid, Salicylic acid and Resorcinol (a deep peeling agent) that brings about great resurfacing effects on the skin. The depth of the peel depends on how many layers you put on the skin, but usually is only superficial to moderate in penetration. The Jessner’s peel stimulates the turnover of skin cells, as well as inducing collagen stimulation. It is not unusual for your skin to look frosty-white for a short time after this peel. The Jessner’s peel is suitable for fair skin types and produces impressive results.
Deep Sea Peel
The Deep Sea Peel is a herbal, plant-based, non-acid peel. This peel varies in strength according to how long you massage it into the skin; the longer and deeper the massage, the deeper the peel penetration. The Deep Sea Peel stimulates significant cell turnover resulting in smoother, more hydrated skin, therefore is an ideal treatment option for those with acne or acne scarring or keratosis pilaris (red bumps on the backs of arms). Due to it being an acid-free peel, it is suitable for all areas of the body and most skin types.
HOW DO I GET EXPERT ADVICE AND GUIDANCE?
Book a consultation with our Cosmetic Nurse online, or call us direct on 03 9739 3830.