What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical Peels are professional skin treatments whereby different acids are applied to the skin to achieve certain results.  These acids are used to remove old, damaged skin cells from the surface of the skin to encourage the production of new, healthy cells.  As new cells are formed, certain skin problems and visible imperfections may be removed.  

Are Chemical Peels Safe?

Yes, chemical peels are safe.  However, as with any other medical procedure, there are always possible side effects.  It is necessary for your doctor or therapist to explain these possible risks and side effects to you in full before your treatment.

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical Peels use a variety of different acids to chemically remove dead, old and damaged skin cells from the surface of the skin.  When these old, damaged skin cells are removed, new skin cells are produced.  these new, healthy skin cells then become visible on the surface of the skin, giving a more radiant, youthful appearance.

What Disorders Can Be Treated Using Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are the most common treatment for correcting the skin and achieving visible results simply because they are so effective in treating a wide variety of disorders and skin conditions.

Peels have proved to be safe on all skin types and colours, and effective in treating the following disorders:

  • Pigmentation & Uneven Skin Tone

  • Hormonal Pigmentation

  • Sun Spots & Environmental Damage

  • Fine Lines & Ageing 

  • Acne & Acne Scars

  • Acne Rosacea

  • Scars & Burns, and 

  • Eczema & Psoriasis  

What Areas Can Be Treated With Chemical Peels

Any part of the face & body can be treated using peels.  It is necessary to discuss with your doctor or therapist which peels (acid) is best suited for your condition and the area that needs to be treated. 

How Soon Will I See Results?

In some cases it is possible to see a result directly after your treatment.  

Certain conditions may require a chemical peel that works slowly over a few days or a few weeks.  It is necessary to discuss the possible treatment options with your doctor or therapist before your treatment so that you know exactly what to expect after your treatment. 

Is There Any Down Time After A Chemical Peel?

There is no down time after a superficial chemical peel.  The skin usually looks fresh & radiant after treatment.  In certain cases where the customer has a very sensitive skin, the treated area may look slightly red and irritated but usually calms within a few hours.

Deeper peels do require 7 to 14 days down/recovery time.

How Long Does Each Treatment Take

Chemical peels are usually very quick treatments and can be done in  30 to 45 minutes.  They are the perfect lunch time treat.

How Many Treatments Will I Need To Achieve The Best Results?

Our customers are usually happy with their results after 4 - 6 treatments.

After the condition or disorder has been treated it usually necessary to maintain the results with regular monthly treatments.

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