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. Our Skinstitut and MSKIN pro peels are made from a variety of cosmedical skin care ingredients such as vitamin A derivatives, enzymes, and alpha hydroxy acids.
Is there downtime?
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 and Mskin Prohomecare 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 the quality of the skin. After a thorough skin consultation our qualified dermal therapists will be able to advise you which peel is the most appropriate for you.
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.
Clear Correct Peel - Acne / Breakouts / Pigment
(Salicylic + Mandelic + Malic (AHA + BHA)
A corrective peel that works hard to address hyperpigmentation, aid healing process, exfoliates, decongests, normalises oil & pore size. Potent combination of anti-inflammatory exfoliants, antibacterial & skin renewing actives.
Super Serum Peel - Sensitive / All
(AHA + BHA + Enzyme + B3)
Introductory Peel Prep - Pomegranate enzymes power the Super Serum Peel to reveal healthy luminous skin, leaving the skin feeling soft & hydrated with a firm & plumped appearance.
Super Fruit Jessner Peel - Acne / Scarring / Pigment / Wrinkles
(14% L-Lactic + 14% Salicylic + 14% Resorcinol)
Reveals healthy luminous skin & enhances cell renewal. Targets congested pores, acne, pigmentation, sun damage, scar tissue, aids stimulation of collagen. Accelerates the healing phase with added phytonutrients. Breaks down built up dead skin cells & reduces inflammation leaving the skin feeling supple, clear, hydrated with a firm & plump appearance.
Skin C.E.O Peel - Anti Ageing / Pigment / Acne
(Retinaldehyde + Niacinamide + Symwhite)
Platinum grade anti-aging complex with potent vitamin A + B + Lightening agents. Super active and anti-inflammatories, calm and instigate epidermal remodelling, aiding reversal of all signs of aging brought on by extrinsic factors. Stimulates Collagen and removal of scar tissue. Accelerates cellular migration to reveal clearer, healthy luminous skin.