Our medical-grade peels are an excellent treatment to aid in exfoliation, cell renewal, softening fine lines, minimize large pores and correcting skin problems. This treatment will leave you with a fresh and radiant complexion. They also enhance the results of your home care regimens and other in-clinic procedures.
Your treatment is customised to your skin type and concerns, and are performed by an experienced technician. You do receive a facial as part of the protocol to prepare your skin for your peel.
We will discuss your needs and together select the type of the peel which will work best for you. Your technician will also personalise the strength of the medical peel – light or medium for gradually increased therapy.
AFAs are built around the same naturally occurring amino acids that are responsible for retaining moisture in human skin.
AFA Peels Are Gentle Enough to Use the Day of Your Wedding
AFA’s are an ideal peel option for people with sensitive skin as well as those who suffer from rosacea.
The gentle, effective glow that AFA’s give your skin has earned them the nickname of “The Bride Peel.”
Our Hydrafacials protocols include a blend of Glycolic and salicylic peels.
This can be customised to be a 7.5%, 15% or 30% peel.
With the variation in strengths, a range of skin types can be treated from oily, acneic skin to dry and aging skin.
Types of Peels
A glycolic peel is a superficial chemical peel that uses glycolic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane, to treat the surface layer of the skin.
The exfoliating acid loosens the bonds that hold dead skin cells together, allowing them to shed and reveal brighter, fresher skin.
Glycolic acid peels can help smooth fine lines, fade discoloration, and clear up pimples and blackheads by removing dead cells and debris from your pores.
It leads to greater brightness, smoothness, and overall luminescence of the skin.
It is ideal for hyperpigmentation or fending off fine lines and wrinkle
This gentle peel is perfect for sensitive skin, including those with aging, discolored, sensitive or break out skin.
Formulated for Maturing skin, this AHA and Anti-Oxidant Peel improves surface texture, including fine lines and wrinkles and promotes a bright even skin tone.
This chemical peel is formulated with Mandelic Acid, Lactic Acid and Anti-Oxidants.
The only peel to contain 20% Mandelic Acid
Clinical studies have shown it is effective in treating acne and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
On the day of your treatment, your skin is thoroughly cleansed, so it can easily absorb the peel solution. The peel is quickly applied to your skin in a thin, even layer. During this time, most people feel a mild stinging or burning sensation— that fades away within seconds—on the skin where the peel was applied.
Facial peels are generally safe procedures, but they can cause some side effects during the recovery period. Most light peels only result in some mild redness and itching and flaking for a few days. Medium peels can give you light to moderate peeling and might take up to two weeks to heal. Sun exposure must be avoided for the first two to four weeks to prevent skin irritation and discolouration.
CONDITIONS IT TREATS:
Medical grade chemical peels exfoliate and stimulate skin to aid in the correction common conditions like:
- Softening fine lines
- Minimize enlarged pores
- Congested skin
- Acne, blemishes and discoloration
- Skin tone and texture
- Irregular pigmentation
- Cell renewal
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE BEFORE AND FOLLOWING MY APPOINTMENT?
- Stop all topical Retinol containing products for 2-3 days before if possible.
- Stay cool
- No heavy sweating for 48 hrs
- No direct hot shower spray for 48hrs
- No hot tubs/ sauna for 48hrs
- No mechanical exfoliation for 48hrs
Your skin will be sensitive to the sun, it is best to apply sunscreen daily and every two hours if you are in the sun for a prolonged time period.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY TREATMENT?
After your appointment, you may be red and the skin may feel sunburnt. This usually subsides within a few hours.
Depending on your skin type and level of peel, you may find mild peeling or flaking for up to 3-7 days after your treatment. It this stage your skin might feel drier and regular moisturiser use is advised.
Best results can be seen after 7 days.
Always wear sunscreen.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO A PEEL?
It is recommend initially to have four to six peels. Depending on the peel this can be done weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
Thereafter a maintenance programme can be followed.