Chemical peels make use of acid to lift away the upper most layers of the skin, leaving fresh, soft, new skin behind. Various products are used, including glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acid depending on the results required. Chemical peels usually result in the skin becoming dry and flaky, before it peels. The depth of a peel and the down time can be varied by our therapist or doctor.
What are the different types of chemical peels available?
Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peels (AHAs) Light Peels
AHAs are naturally occurring organic carboxylic acids such as glycolic acid, a natural constituent of sugar cane juice and lactic acid, found in sour milk and tomato juice.
This is the mildest of the peel formulas and produces light peels for treatment of fine wrinkles, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne. There are five main fruit acids, namely:
Citric Acid: Usually derived from lemons, oranges, limes and pineapples. These peels are simple and effective, although not incredibly invasive or capable of significant improvement with one treatment.
Glycolic Acid: Formulated from sugar cane, this acid creates a mild exfoliating action. Glycolic acid peels work by loosening up the horny layer and exfoliating the superficial top layer. This peel also stimulates collagen growth.
Lactic Acid: This acid is derived from either sour milk or bilberries. This peel will remove dead skin cells, and promote healthier, softer and more radiant skin.
Malic Acid: This peel is the same type of mildly invasive peel derived from the extracts of apples. It can open up the pores, allow the pores to expel their sebum and reduce acne.
Benefits of Chemical peels:
reduce fine lines & wrinkling -