What is Chemical Peeling?
Chemical peeling is an accelerated exfoliation of the skin induced by a chemical agent such as glycolic or mandelic acid. The depth and results of the peel depends on the strength of the chemical agents used, the type of active ingredients incorporated into the peel, the skin type and the skill of the operator. Superficial peeling agents cause an increased slough of the outer layers of the skin resulting in a mild to moderate peeling. The superficial peeling will result in skin renewal and assit with the reduction or disappearance of sun damage, pigmentation, acne lesions, fine lines and wrinkles Moderate and deeper peels cause removal of the top layer of the skin, inflammation and regeneration of the lower layers. Skinstitut peels are made from a variety of potent cosmedical skincare ingredients such as botanical vitamin A, natural fruit acids and enzymes.
How much down time is there?
This will depend on the type of peel used, the condition of the skin, medication taken and general health and well-being. Certain medications and health issues may be a contra indication to a chemical peel as they can increase adverse side effects. Redness, inflammation mild to moderate peeling is a usual for 1 – 5 days post peel. The stronger the peel, the more intense the redness, peeling and downtime.
How many treatments will I need?
A skincare consultation is essential prior to a chemical peel to determine the most suitable type of peel and the recommended frequency of treatment.
Do I need to use special products at home?
For the majority of chemical peels, it is essential to thoroughly prepare the skin at home by using good quality skincare products. Skinstitut homecare products are recommended to use at home to maximise skincare results and minimise any adverse reactions pre and post peel.
How do I know which peel is best for me?
There are a variety of different peels available, some more intense than others. The choice of peel is dependent on the specific skin concern and quality of the skin. A qualified expert will advise you which peel is the most appropriate for you.
Types of Chemical Peels:
• Peel Accelerator
This unique peel is suitable for all skin types and can be intensified by layering with other
peels or customized with Vitamin C. It helps to renew, brighten and smooth the skin.
• Ageless Peel
A revolutionary cosmedical-grade peel that targets the visible signs of ageing and sun damage
by encouraging healthy new cell production. The result is a revitalised, smoother and more
• AHA Enzymatic Peel
A gentle micro exfoliating treatment that’s designed to soothe, hydrate and micro-exfoliate
dry, flaking and sensitive skin.
• Purple Peel
A cosmedical-grade intensive skin peeling system designed to accelerate skin regeneration
and resurfacing of the skin for maximum results. Mild to moderate peeling is usual and proper
skincare is essential to speed healing and to ensure long-lasting results.