WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?
Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin to improve its texture, complexion and hydration. Cleopatra, the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, was a remarkable woman. She was not only a brilliant strategist, but also renowned as the most beautiful woman of her time. A little less known is the fact that Cleopatra regularly indulged in bathing in fermented milk. We now know that fermented milk contains lactic acid. Thus the benefits of chemical peels were already recognised as early as the 1st century BC. Chemical peels are particularly effective in reversing the signs of aging skin, and reducing the appearance of acne and fine lines.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A chemical peel is a precisely controlled thickness burn of an area of skin, which removes several layers of sun-damaged skin cells. This allows the natural healing process of the body to produce a fresher, firmer, rejuvenated skin.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT DURING AND AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
The procedure generally takes 5 - 20 minutes to perform, depending on the type and depth of the peel. A mild, tingling sensation may be felt during the treatment.
Depending on the specific agent used, the downtime may be none (lunch-time superficial peel) or up to 1 week (medium depth peels). Our aesthetic doctors will select the specific peel intensity for your individual requirements during consultation.
We offer the full range of Dermaceutic Chemical Peels, Mesoestetic Dermamelan, Obagi Radiance & Blue Peels, as well as the Skinceuticals Peels.