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Chemical Peels

Advanced Skin Peels

Does your skin look dull and tired? Do you suffer from acne or acne scarring? Then one of our Advanced Skin Peels could be perfect for you! These treatments are amongst the best for rejuvenating the skin on the face, neck, décolletage and back of the hands quickly and safely. As well as resurfacing the skin they also boost collagen production improving elasticity so your skin looks younger.

The peels we offer at SkinSouthwest use IMAGE skincare, and ISClinical products, we also use the Ennerpeel system for particular skin concerns as well as the perfect peel system. Following a thorough consultation with our aesthetician a bespoke treatment plan will be determined and all questions can be answered.

Advanced Skin Peels are effective for treating:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Rosacea
  • Enlarged pores

How does it work?

Our Advanced Skin Peels are highly effective resurfacing treatments that use a combination of acids including Trichlororoacetic Chemical Acid (TCA), Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Mandelic and Retinol to exfoliate the skin and improve cellular synthesis (the production of new skin cells). The Perfect peel also contains glutathione ( incredibly good for anti aging) and vitamins and minerals.

The mild trauma caused by the peels forces the skin to repair itself and produce collagen – what this means for you is softer, smoother, more radiant skin with a reduction in acne and pigmentation.

Light – moderate peels

Mandelic Acid (MA) – This type of peel is used for treating Rosacea,chemoexfoliation of sensitive skin and it a great peel for refreshing the skin all year round.

Glycolic Acid (GA) – There are varying concentrations of these chemical peels and generally used for mild-severe hyperpigmentation and photoaging.

Pyruvic Acid ( PA) –This type of peel is used for Seborrhea and moderate photoaging.

Salicylic Acid ( SA) – This chemical peel is for mild-moderate comedonic and inflammatory acne localized on the face. We also carry out an SA peel on the back for patients that have the same conditions on the back.

Alphahydroxy Acids (AHA) – such as glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids are the mildest of the peel formulas and produce light peels. These types of peels can provide smoother, brighter-looking skin for people who can’t spare the time to recover from a phenol or TCA peel. AHA peels may be used to treat fine wrinkling, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne. Alphahydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid, are often mixed with facial washes or creams in lesser concentrations as part of a daily skin-care regimen to improve the skin’s texture.

EL Peels – Indications: mild actinic keratosis, hyperpigmented lesions, mild – moderate photo and chrono aging around the eyes.

Medium to deep peel

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) – TCA can be used in many concentrations, but it is most commonly used for medium-depth peeling. Fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigment problems are commonly treated with TCA. We can also treat severe hyperpigmentation and severe post acne scars with a Strong TCA peel.

TCA and Lactic Acid ( LA) – This type of peel is wonderful for hyperpigmentation localized on the periocular (around the eyes) and labial (around the mouth) areas. It is also excellent for photoaging and actinic keratosis in these areas. We can also use this type of Chemical Peel for hyperpigmented lesions on the back of hands.

Pyruvic (PA) & Lactic Acid Peels (LA) – These types of peels are for neck and décolletage (chest) areas where there has is hyperpigmentation, chrono aging and photo-aging of these areas. Pyruvic Acid Peels can also be used to treat
Indications: seborrhea, comedonic acne with concomitant seborrhea, actinic keratosis of moderate severity, mild and moderate chrono and photo ageing. Possible complications: swelling, erythema, herpes and bacterial infections, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (usually temporary.

Jessners Peels – This is a medium – deep depth peel. Indications: comedonic and inflammatory acne, hyperpigmentation, actinic keratosis, general hyperkeratosis, chrono and photo ageing. Possible complications: erythema usually of short duration (3-4 days), dry skin. A sensation of itching and burning of medium intensity can be felt by the patient during the application.

Possible complications: rare. Mild erythema may occur immediately after the chemoexfoliation, but is of low intensity and short duration.

The Perfect Peel blends glutathione, kojic acid, TCA, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, and a blend of minerals and vitamins, including vitamin C. Kojic acid is a powerful lightening agent and proven to increase collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin that is brighter and tighter. TCA, phenol and retinoic acid reduce wrinkles and correct pigment problems, while salicylic acid exfoliates the skin and reduces inflammation. Alone the ingredients are powerful, but in combination they produce results that are astonishing.

What does the treatment involve?

The procedure involves applying a chemical solution to the area of concern. The solution dissolves dead surface skin cells revealing a new layer of skin that looks fresher and more youthful.

Does it hurt?

No, although you may experience a hot, tingling or itchy sensation once the solution is on your skin. This is completely normal and should subside quickly.

What will my skin look like afterwards?

Your skin may look sunburned for a few hours and you may experience some mild peeling which could last for several days. After treatment it is important to take extra care in the sun, wearing a sunblock with an SPF30 or above.

Please Note: results from the treatment will vary from person to person.

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