Chemical Peels

What is a Chemical Peel 

A chemical peel is a treatment in which an acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. In performing chemical peels, physicians apply alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or Beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) to the skin.

Typically administered as a facial peel, a chemical peel enhances and smoothes the texture of the skin. It is an effective treatment for facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. They exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin, revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color. In addition to full facial rejuvenation, certain types of skin peels can also be used for spot treatments and as a way to remove stretch marks or rejuvenate skin elsewhere on the body.

Types of peels used for hyper pigmentation

Your skin care therapist should advise you which peel is best for your skin type. Generally there are three types of chemical peels for treating pigmentation.

1. Glycolic acid

2. Salicylic acid

3. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) 

Treating hyperpigmentation

We distinguish between 3 main types of hyperpigmentation. There’s Sun-induced hyperpigmentation, hormonal causes such as melasma (common during and after pregnancy). And lastly, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (to do with scarring and acne). Treatment results and time frames will vary from individual to individual. 

Types of Peels used for acne

1. Salicylic acid

2. Retinol

Types of Peels used for hydration/sensitivity

1. Lactic acid

Types of Peels used for Anti-ageing

1. Retistore

2. Retistore plus