Chemical skin peels are aesthetic treatments involving the application of certain chemical products to the patient’s skin surface. The acids and enzymes contained in these chemical products induce an exfoliating process, which removes layers of superficial skin and reveal the fresher and younger skin underneath.
While doing so, chemical peels remove dead skin cells and can help reducing pigmentation, blemishes, acne, the appearance of open pores, also smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The outcomes of this treatment are an improvement in the texture of the skin and a younger, fresher look: after the application of a chemical skin peel your skin will appear more uniform in colour and will feel softer, regenerated and free from imperfections.
Chemical skin peels can be used to treat several skin conditions, including:
Chemical skin peels can be classified according to different depth levels of the peel. To prescribe the correct strength of the peel, a careful analysis is required. The choice of the most appropriate depth level for a specific treatment is based on a series of factors, including:
Based on these parameters, the final choice will be among four different types of chemical skin peel of increasingly deeper level:
Treatments using highly superficial chemical peels act only on the surface of the very outer skin layer. This is the least deep type of chemical peel and is generally used to increase the uniformity of skin tone and help the patient achieve a more luminous appearance.
Superficial peels act on a deeper level. A treatment using this type of peel will remove completely the very outer skin layer where the chemical is applied, and by doing so it stimulates new skin growth.
This kind of chemical peel involves deeper skin levels than the superficial ones. Treatments using medium chemical peels act several outer skin levels by removing them, then allowing them to renew themselves until fully regenerated.
This is type of treatments are used to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, inducing the reconstruction of collagen and elastin fibers.
Lower strength peels can be delivered by a fully trained aesthetic therapist, but a medical professional is required when treating clients in need of a deeper peel.
Instant for superficial peels, up-to 10 days for deep peels
Always performed in a controlled environment.
Slight stinging sensation and mild irritation, greater sensitivity for deep peels
The treatments offered are an indication of what may help your skin condition. Prior to each treatment, you will require a detailed consultation with one of the team to determine which option is suitable for you.