Skin peels are a treatment that re-generate and re-surface the skin by creating a controlled trauma to the skin. Peels generally remove the top layers of skin to help stimulate collagen production and therefore improves sun-damaged skin, skin pigmentation problems, wrinkles, skin texture, and the overall appearance of the skin.
What types of skin peels are there?
There are many types of skin peels available, ranging from superficial to medium depth to deep. Depending on what skin condition we are treating will depend on the depth of peel chosen.
Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA) peels.
Lactic acid is a naturally occurring acid in the body. Lactic acid peels can be performed at different strengths, and their main role is to remove the top layers of skin, and to stimulate cellular turnover. Lactic acid peels can slightly tingle, but no downtime is required and they can be done on all skin types. After treatment your skin will feel smoother and look fresher.
Enzyme Mask (Cosmedix)
The lightest peel containing AHAs, it gently exfoliates the surface of the skin leaving it soft and smooth. This peel can be used on its own, or after a microdermabrasion. Active ingredients include: Lactic acid, eucalyptus, rosemary, and chamomile.
Sun damaged/ hyper-pigmented
Dry, scaly, or flaky skin
Acne prone skin
Post deep peel
Blueberry Smoothie Peel
An effective superficial scrub. Particularly good on oily/ problem skin but also effective for a rejuvenating treatment. Active ingredients include: Lactic acid, blueberries (antioxidant), vitamin C.
Exfoliates dead skin cells
Sun damaged skin
Dull lifeless skin
Pomegranate Peel (Cosmedix)