This is ideal for:
- aging skin
- age spots
- sun damage
- acne-prone skin
- enlarged pores
- dull, lackluster complexion, including melasma.
In addition, peels can jump start your skin care regimen either as a stand-alone treatment, or in combination with other treatments.
Chemical peels work on the top layer of the skin, loosening the glue-like substance that holds the dead skin cells together. During the peeling process, you will shed unwanted pigment. Meanwhile, the underlying dermis will create healthy new skin cells and collagen fibres. This will result in the skin feeling firmer and smoother together with a youthful glow.
Peels that combine alpha and beta hydroxy acids with resorcinol and retinoic acid deliver an effective result. This combination is used to break down rough, scaly, or hardened skin with minimum downtime. We use Vivier Peel™ and SkinTX Jessner Plus™ peels which are available at different strengths. As a result, allowing us to carefully control the depth of the treatment.
Subsequently to receiving a chemical peel, you must protect yourself for at least 4 weeks from sun exposure. Wearing a minimum 20 SPF UVA/UVB sunscreen daily is a necessity.
A consultation for chemical peels is required prior to your treatment. During the consult you will be assessed and advised on the details of the treatment and home care instructions.
Acne is a condition that results from the combination of excessive sebum production, the plugging of pores, and the inflammatory action of skin bacteria. Features of acne include blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, pustules, and cysts which may result in permanent scarring and skin discoloration. Above all, it is important to get...
Acne scarring is the result of inadequate treatment of active acne. Eventually, it tends to become more noticeable as our skin ages.
Consequently, acne scarring can appear in the form of skin discoloration, deep pits(ice-pick scars), rolling scars, broader depressions, and thin flat or lumpy scars.
Melasma, Freckles, Sun Spots
A brown spot is due to changes in pigmentation. A solar lentigo - also known as a liver spot or sun spot - appears as a brown spot on the skin that is darker than the surrounding skin. It is due to sun exposure and is most common in areas...
Crow's feet are dynamic wrinkles that are most apparent when the facial muscles are smiling or the eyes are squinting. These lines radiating from the corners of the eyes can be one of the earliest signs of age-related facial changes. A deterioration in the quality of the skin, such as...
Sun damage is not part of the natural aging process associated with changes to the skin. Instead, it is the accumulated effect of exposure to the sun. This can result in brown pigmentation, melasma, broken blood vessels, dehydration, thinner skin, fine lines, enlarged pores, skin laxity, and even skin cancer....
Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Wrinkles, fine lines, and skin folds are a result of changes in the skin that develop naturally with time but are significantly accelerated by sun exposure and cigarettes. The skin becomes thinner and drier from the effect of the loss of collagen, elasticity and moisture retaining proteins. Changes in the...
Dry or Rough Skin
The appearance of dry or rough skin is due to the irregular shedding of the cells of the upper part of the skin (epidermis). As we age, dead cells tend to ‘clump up’ rather than being evenly shed. The skin looks dry and rough because it no longer reflects light...