Look Good, Feel Good

Chemical Peels

Suitable for:  Age-marks, Pigmentation, Sun damage, Acne scarring and Skin Rejuvenation

A healthy glowing skin signifies youth and attractiveness. Smooth supple and bright skin is a reflection of inner health, wellbeing and happiness. In recent years significant progress has been made in aesthetics and cosmetology allowing specific and effective treatments for a patient.

Sun, smog, smoking, extremes of temperature and many other causes are a constant threat to the health and wellbeing of our skin. As we age these are the reasons that our skin loses it brightness and softness only to appear duller and lacking in moisture.

Jessner’s Peel

These Peels have been used extensively for many years and are scientifically based. They debride and rejuvenate using:

  • Resorcinol: which is a peeling agent. It helps to provide a numbing effect and assists the penetration of the lactic and salicylic acid.
  • Lactic Acid: has a moisturising effect on the skin which enables it to work in conjunction with Resorcinol and salicylic acid to enhance the evenness of the Jessner’s Peel.
  • Salicylic Acid: penetrates into the skin’s follicles. It opens the sebaceous glands and stimulates the elimination of waste.

Preparation

The skin must be prepared with Theraderm cleanser, exfoliant, OPC gel and moisturiser for two to three weeks prior to a Jessner’s Peel. Patients should discontinue use of products containing retinols two weeks prior to their Jessner’s Peel to avoid overpeeling.

The peel will cause a tingling and slight burning sensation which lasts a few minutes and is easily tolerated. Following the treatment there will be a period of skin exfoliation followed by the renewal stage.

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Chemical peels – FAQs

How do I know it works?
These Peels have been used extensively and are scientifically based. They debride and rejuvenate using TCA to remove dead skin cells, azaelic acid to act as an antioxidant and salacetic acid to promote new cell growth. Kojic acid will suppress melanocytes to help prevent hyperpigmentation; and Vitamin C will promote collagen production.

How do I prepare for this procedure?
Your aesthetic practitioner will evaluate your skin, will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your chemical peel. It is important to be honest with your nurse about your medical history and your hopes and expectations.

What does the treatment entail?
The first stage of treatment will involve the application of a solution to achieve a uniform pH. The peel will then be applied. The patient may feel tingling or a slight burning sensation depending on the strength of the treatment required. This stage only lasts a few minutes and is easily tolerated. A cream mask will then be applied to the skin, which has both a soothing and renewal action. Finally a highly hydrating cream will be applied followed by a sun block. Following the treatment there will be a period of skin exfoliation followed by the renewal stage.

What results can I expect?
The renewed skin will be fresher, softer and smoother. There will be a clear improvement in the complexion and luminosity. Slight wrinkles or marks will be reduced or disappear, removing those imperfections caused by ageing, acne or the sun.

How long does the procedure take?
A light peel usually only takes about 10 minutes to complete. To achieve your desired results, further peels may need to be scheduled at regular intervals. Medium peels normally take about 15 minutes to treat the entire face. Two or more peels spaced over several months may be required to achieve your goal.