A chemical peel consists of blend of glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids with pH value around 1.9. It is recommended for fine lines reduction, skin lightening, oily skin regulation and acne treatment. At our clinic, it is mainly used for oil control, acne treatment, and dull skin.
First, the face is prepared and cleansed. The chemical peel is then applied to the skin. Your skin will likely feel warm and a stinging sensation may be present in addition to your skin turning pink. This peel will usually be left on the skin for anywhere between 2-3 minutes.
Chemical peels remove the outer skin layers through a process called ‘keratolysis’.
Keratolysis means ‘the loosening and shedding of the outer layer of the skin, which may occur normally by exfoliation or induced chemically in which the skin is shed at periodic intervals’.
Chemical peel agents, such as glycolic and salicylic acids, are applied on the surface of the skin – they then penetrate through the skin layers to break up skin cells, causing the outer layer of skin cells to ‘fall off’ or peel. This causes the skin to renew itself to achieve a more even tone and a radiant complexion.
Chemical Peels can be applied every 1-2 weeks until desired results are achieved. While the recommended wait time between procedures is two weeks, those with severe acne can undergo this treatment every 7 – 10 days.
The Chemical Peel will benefit patients with;