Treatment Peels

Our professional treatment peels use citric, alpha hydroxy, stearic, lactic, mandelic, resorcinol and salicylic acids to resurface the complexion of your skin.

A chemical solution is used to safely peel off the top layers of the skin; this allows smoother, healthier skin re-growth – reducing fine lines, wrinkles, scars and areas of discoloration

Following consultation – we offer a number of skin peel procedures according to skin type and condition.

Summary of Your Treatment

Procedure Time

30-60 minutes

Full Recovery

Immediately

Results

After 1 peel, best results after 6

Back to Work

Immediately

Sensitivity Period

Approximately 12hrs

Number of treatment peels?

2-6 for best results

Anaesthetic

None

Risk and complications

Skin irritation, infection

How is the skin exfoliated and rejuvenated by using Treatment Peels?

Our treatment peels exfoliate by removing the top layer of skin and causing it to slough off within a few days. The procedure will safely remove dead cells, stimulate collagen formation, smooth rough, dry skin, improve the texture of sun damaged skin and help even out skin tones.

Treatment peels are also beneficial for improving the appearance of acne/blemished skin and hyperpigmentation or dark spots.

Periodic treatments in combination with a doctor prescribed home care regimen are recommended to maintain these results.

What ingredients promote the exfoliation, brightening and rejuvenation?

Our treatment peels have clinically proven results to exfoliate, bleach and inhibit pigment production. The formulation includes Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids often referred to as “fruit acids”, such as Lactic Acid (from sour milk), Citric Acid (from citrus fruits) and Salicylic Acid (from willow bark and wintergreen leaves). Another natural ingredient, Mandelic Acid (extracted from bitter almonds) is used for its anti-bacterial activity and capacity to speed up the sloughing of dead skin cells. Ideal for acne type skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for those with rosacea skin.

How much downtime is expected with Treatment Peels?

There is typically no downtime with a treatment peel, you can undergo the procedure on your lunch break and return to work if you avoid excessive heat and sun exposure and apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen. The recovery from the peel is rapid and usually consists of minor flaking and redness for a few days. .

When will I start peeling, for how long and how much?

Every individual is unique and no two patients experience will be exactly the same, but usually only light to medium flaking will be experienced with the Treatment Peels. On average you will see some mild flaking by day two or three following the treatment. It is possible to see mild flaking continue for up to five or six days.

What is the difference between the Treatment Peels and Medical Peels?

Medical Peels have higher concentrated levels of acid. These concentrations remove either the epidermis (the outer layer of skin tissue) or the epidermis and part of the dermis (the middle layer of skin tissue), penetrating deeper than Treatment Peels.

Medical peels that contain glycolic acid are used to treat scarring, skin discoloration and signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles

Treatment Peels use lactic acid (which forms a part of your skins natural moisturising factor or NMF), Citric Acid, Mandelic Acid and Salicylic acid- which helps regulate the sebaceous glands oil secretion and its anti-inflammatory benefits will simultaneously aid in reducing the appearance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or dark spots associated with acne lesions.

What skin types can benefit from Treatment Peels?

Treatment Peels are appropriate for almost all skin types.

They are especially helpful for improving the appearance of sun damaged / photo-aged skin, hyper pigmented skin, aging wrinkled skin, and mature adult oily/acne prone skin.

Can I have a Treatment Peel on other parts of the body?

Treatment Peels may be applied to any part of the body and are used very effectively to improve skin tone and texture of the hands and chest as well as the face. As certain parts of the body are more sensitive than others and skin thickness varies, we can best decide what areas other than the face are also appropriate for your treatment.

How many Treatments Peels are usually recommended?

Usually Treatment Peels can be done once a month to exfoliate the skin and improve skin texture. If you have acne prone skin or hyper pigmentation a package of 5-10 peels is recommended to get the acne under control or to improve the discoloration

What about sun exposure?

Avoid sun exposure directly after the procedure. Daily use of sunscreens will prolong the effects of your treatment and help reduce your risk of hyperpigmentation.

We suggest that following your Treatment Peel you

Use a gentle face wash

A day or two after your peel you should start washing your face twice a day. It’s important that you keep anything off your face that could potentially irritate your skin. So if your usual products (cosmeceuticals) contain any retinoic acid, like Retin-A, or acne products, like benzoyl peroxide, you should stop using those until you have healed.

Moisturise

Following your Treatment Peel you must keep your face well moisturised. Peels can leave your skin vulnerable to cracking and drying out. Just like with your face wash, it’s important to use a moisturiser that’s free of anti-aging or anti-acne chemicals to avoid further irritation.

Stay out of the Sun

Treatment Peels help to reduce skin pigmentations which are usually caused by sun and aging. So exposing peeled skin to the sun could cause new pigmentations that may become permanent.

We recommend a high-grade SPF mineral based make-up be applied directly after treatment, along with your on-going sun care management regime.

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Brightening Peel – Citric Acid

Cost
1 peel $100
2 peels $180
5 peels $400

Clarifying Peel – Mandelic Acid

Cost
1 peel $100
2 peels $180
5 peels $400

Jessner Peel – combination of salicylic acid, lactic acid and resorcinol

Cost
1 peel $150
3 peels $380
6 peels $600
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