Who Is a Good Candidate For a Chemical Peel?
Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.
Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler (collagen or fat).
This simple and non-invasive procedure is effective at treating a wide range of skin conditions including improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimising acne and acne scarring and improving skin texture and skin pigmentation such as age spots an uneven skin tone.
Skin & Scalp Clinic
How does it work?
A chemical solution is applied to the face. The chemicals in the solution work to remove multiple layers of dead cells from the surface of the skin, revealing the healthy new cells underneath.
What can be treated with a glycolic chemical peel?
Glycolic peels can be used to acne, scarring, skin pigmentation, wrinkles and sun-damaged skin.
What strength chemical peel do you use?
We start with a 20% chemical peel in your first appointment. The strength of the peels can be subsequently increased depending on your needs. For another session we must leave 4-6 weeks between treatment.
Can I have it done when pregnant?
Unfortunately, pregnant or breastfeeding clients cannot receive this treatment.
What To Expect After the Chemical Peel?
Depending upon the type of chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves redness followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until you get the look you're after. You'll need to avoid the sun for several months after a chemical peel since your new skin will be fragile.
What should I do for after care?
After a chemical peel treatment we advise that you do not put anything on your face other than sun cream SPF 50+
Your face may become red and your skin could peel but this will go away in time.
Chemical peels are usually described according to how deep they work on the skin.
Below are some examples of the type of peels:
Remove the outer layer of the skin or the “epidermal layers”.
Medium Depth Peels
Remove both the epidermal layers and upper dermal layers.
Peeling extends deeper into the lower dermal layer of the skin.
Dead skill cells can make the skin appear dull and lacking in radiance, while fine lines can make us appear older.
Accumulated sun damage can leave even the most pampered skin looking worn or blemished.