A chemical peel is a dermo-cosmetic procedure that consists of provoking accelerated skin regeneration in a controlled manner through application of chemical agents that are used to act on different layers of the skin. The peeling action causes the elimination of the external layers of the skin with the objective of stimulating collagen and elastin production, thus enhancing its physiological and mechanical characteristics.
- Purify and oxygenate the skin, leaving it moisturised and free of impurities.
- Close open pores, improve the texture of the skin and increases thickness of the epidermis.
- Address the effects of skin aging, softening wrinkles and adding turgidity.
- Unify skin tone, add luminosity and smooth cutaneous imperfections.
- Lighten and attenuate pigmented lesions, providing a depigmenting effect.
- Reduce the manifestations of acne and improve the appearance of scars.
Chemical peels work within layers of your skin to shed dead skin cells and make way for new cellular growth. This renewal process can improve the texture and luminosity of your skin.
Chemical peels can help lessen fine lines and wrinkles to create smoother looking skin. You can also achieve a brighter complexion and even out your skin tone.
How does a Chemical Peel work?
Chemical peels are acid solutions that have a significantly lower pH level than your skin’s natural pH *which is usually around a 5.0pH (4.5 – 5.5). When used on your skin, a chemical peel has the ability to dissolve the “desmosome connections” (adhesive substance) that hold the layers of dead-skin buildup on your face. Within 3-5 days of using a peel, the dead skin will dry and begin the process of peeling off your face. Hense – why we call it a ” chemical peel”.
What Issues Can Chemical Peels Help Solve?
- Balance Skin Tone
- Decrease Discolouration
- Treat Hyper-Pigmentation
- Decrease prominence of Sun spots and other UV related issues
- Smooth textural issues.
Treatment time approximately 50 mins
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