What is Chemical Peeling?
Chemical peeling is an accelerated exfoliation of the skin induced by a chemical agent such as glycolic or mandelic acid. The depth and results of the peel depends on the strength of the chemical agents used, the type of active ingredients incorporated into the peel, the skin type and the skill of the operator.
Superficial peeling agents cause an increased slough of the outer layers of the skin resulting in a mild to moderate peeling. The superficial peeling will result in skin renewal with the reduction or disappearance of sun damage, pigmentation, acne lesions, fine lines and wrinkles Moderate and deeper peels cause removal of the top layer of the skin, inflammation and regeneration of the lower layers. Downtime is more pronounced. With all chemical peels, extreme caution must be taken with home care to avoid any complications. Deep chemical
peels are performed by a medical professional.
Skinstitut peels are made from a variety of cosmedical skin care ingredients such as botanical vitamin A, natural fruit acids and enzyme.
How much down time is there?
This will depend on the type of peel used, the condition of the skin, medication taken and general health and well-being. Certain medications and health issues may be a contraindication to a chemical peel as they can increase adverse side effects. Redness, inflammation to moderate peeling is a usual for 1 – 5 days post peel. The stronger the peel, the more intense the redness, peeling and downtime.
How many treatments will I need?
A skincare consultation is essential prior to a chemical peel to determine the most suitable type of peel and the recommended frequency of treatment.
Do I need to use special products at home?
For the majority of chemical peels, it is essential to thoroughly prepare the skin at home by using good quality skincare products. Skinstitut homecare products are recommended to use at home to maximise skincare results and minimise any adverse reactions pre and post peel.
How do I know which peel is best for me?
There are a variety of different peels available, some more intense than others. The choice of peel is dependent on the specific skin concern and
quality of the skin. A qualified Skinstitut expert will advise you which peel is the most appropriate for you.
Types of Skinstitut Chemical Peels:
AHA Enzyme Peel
A gentle micro exfoliating treatment designed to soothe, hydrate and micro exfoliate dry, flaking and sensitive skins.
Chirally correct vitamin, antioxidant and hydroxy acid peel to renew, brighten and smooth the skin.
A cosmedical grade Vitamin A , amino acid and marine collagen peel to target visible signs of ageing and sun damage. Works on a dermal level to encourage a revitalised, smoother and more even complexion.
A cosmedical grade intensive skin peeling system designed to accelerate skin regeneration and resurfacing.