Chemical Peel

Effective exfoliant capable of correcting a number of skin conditions

Peel away dead cells to reveal more youthful skin tissue

A chemical peel is a treatment that is used to improve the appearance of your skin by exfoliating dead skin cells and stimulating collagen production. As the name suggests, the surface layer of your skin will peel away to reveal fresher, younger skin tissue underneath. This skin treatment will not only provide a rejuvenation, but can also remove skin blemishes and reduce common skin complaints.

During the procedure a peel solution will be painted onto your skin. The solution will be tailored to you, as different depths of exfoliation can be stimulated. Age spots, wrinkles and fine lines can be greatly reduced through this procedure. Following a chemical peel, your skin should appear younger and revitalised.

Lose your frustration with your problem skin by having a chemical peel:

Although peel solutions will vary according to individual customers, generally you’ll choose from a superficial, medium or deep peel. It’s the strength of the solution that will determine the depth of the skin layer penetrated.

The gentlest peel solutions tend to contain glycolic acid. These will provide a light surface exfoliation to refresh and revitalise your skin. Deeper skin peels might contain mandelic or salicylic acid. When you visit our practitioner for your consultation, you will be advised on the most suitable type of chemical peel for your individual skin.

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Frequently Asked Questions

about Chemical Peel

  1. What does a chemical skin peel involve?

    The peel solution will be prepared and painted directly onto your skin in the targeted area. You may feel a tingling sensation, but it shouldn’t be painful. After a set amount of time, (which will vary according to the peel solution used) the solution will be washed away and the treated area cleansed. Your practitioner will then advise you on your after-care routine.

  2. How long does it take to see results?

    You should notice the treated skin beginning to feel a bit tighter approximately 4-5 days later. The peeling is likely to start 6 days later. With the old skin removed, the fresh, new, healthy skin will be revealed.

  3. How many sessions will I need?

    A course of 6 peels should cause a significant improvement to your skin. Your sessions will ideally be only 1 or 2 weeks apart. Following this initial course, you’ll find you’ll need just one peel a month to maintain your new rejuvenated, healthy skin glow.

  4. Can anyone have a chemical peel?

    Light chemical peels are suitable for most skin types. Your practitioner will be able to advise you as to whether you’re suitable for a deeper peel. Pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions cannot be considered for chemical peel treatment. Additionally, those with surface skin complaints, such as sunburn, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, open sores or rashes, will need to wait until their skin has cleared up before undergoing chemical peel treatment.

  5. How do I prepare my skin for a chemical peel?

    Your Skin Life Aesthetics practitioner will advise you on how to prepare for your specific peel, but it’s likely you will be asked to use certain serums and sunscreens on your skin to prepare it. You will also be asked to refrain from particular hair removal methods and from using skincare products that may form part of your everyday routine.

  6. Will there be any side effects?

    Redness is common, although it should fade within hours. Your skin may also be dry and feel tight afterwards. You shouldn’t experience any pain and with lighter peels no downtime is required.

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*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Skin Life Aesthetic Clinic cannot guarantee specific results.