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Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels.

If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.

Prices (Lamelle)

  • Alpha, Beta, Lactic Peel: R650Alpha, Beta, Lactic Peel: R650
  • Azeac Peel: R 750Azeac Peel: R 750
  • Retistore Plus: R 1000Retistore Plus: R 1000
  • Mela Vita: PORMela Vita: POR
  • Deep Cleanse: R 450Deep Cleanse: R 450

 

Types of peels

  1. Alpha
    Glycolic acid peels are one of the mildest and most popular peel types, largely because glycolic acid is a natural substance found in sugar cane that is part of the fruit acid family – also called alpha-hydroxy acid, which is where the name “Alpha” comes from.
    • Used for: Resurfacing, Improved complexion, Treating wrinkles
  2. Lactic Acid
    This fruit acid (alpha-hydroxy) family member is not exactly a peel per se: it’s actually a powerful chemical exfoliator. You should be quite familiar with this acid, as it is present in some forms in your own body: it’s what makes your muscles feel stiff after strenuous exercise. It’s mentioned here, because it can be used in conjunction with chemical peels (normally alpha peels) to facilitate shedding.
    • Used for: Skin firming/tightening
  3. Beta
    Salicylic acid peels are a bit stronger and penetrate a little deeper for more dramatic results. Salicylic acid is from the beta-hydroxy acid family (where the name “Beta” comes from), related to phenolic acids. You might recognise salicylic acid as a key ingredient in some medical acne and skincare treatments and/or products.
    • Used for: Treatment of acne, Some hyperpigmentation, Some ageing
  4. Retinol
    Retinoic acid is very closely related chemically to Vitamin A and is widely used in medicine to regulate cell growth. It is a slightly deeper peel than Beta peels but has the added benefit of really boosting new tissue growth and is often used in conjunction with Beta Peels.
    • Used for: Treatment of acne, Stimulating growth, Removing scars and wrinkles, Some hyperpigmentation
  5. TCA
    Trichloroacetic acid peels are stronger and give much deeper penetration, with more noticeable results. This acid is commonly used in medicine to kill or destroy imperfections in the skin, especially warts. And since peels are essentially about removing layers of skin, it makes sense that a variation of the same chemical works well as a peel. Note: TCA is strong and penetrates deeply, and so your skin will need some recovery time.
    • Used for: Deep-seated hyperpigmentation, Treatment of advanced ageing signs

Frequently Asked Questions

A chemical peel is a pH controlled solution which is applied to the skin to safely remove layers of the epidermis (top, visible layer of the skin). This is intended to induce a controlled partial – thickness injury (a wound that penetrates only the epidermis), so that the wound healing process will regenerate damaged epidermal tissue. Depending on the depth of the chemical peel, imperfections or damage caused by sun exposure will be reduced.

The type of peel ideal for your skin may depend on the concentration of the peel, pre-treatment of skin preparation, the amount of time the peel is in contact with the skin or the number of layers that is applied and the number of treatments.

Resurfacing the top layer of the skin will stimulate epidermal growth which leads to thickening of the epidermis. Damaged skin will be replaced by healthier, normalised tissue when the wound healing process is stimulated. Chemical peels help accelerate the natural desquamation process (the natural exfoliation) of the skin.

chemical peel

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

Resurfacing the top layer of the skin will stimulate epidermal growth which leads to thickening of the epidermis. Damaged skin will be replaced by healthier, normalised tissue when the wound healing process is stimulated. Chemical peels help accelerate the natural desquamation process (the natural exfoliation) of the skin.

Acne Treatments

The grades of acne

GRADE 1 (MILD ACNE)

  • Comedones
  • A few papules
  • Most common type of acne
  • Non inflammatory

GRADE 2 (Moderate)

  • Comedones
  • Papules
  • A few pustules
  • Some inflammation

GRADE 3 (Moderate to severe)

  • Comedones
  • Pustules
  • Papules
  • Inflammation
  • Painful
  • Scarring

GRADE 4 (Severe acne)

  • Comedones
  • Multiple pustules
  • Cysts
  • Modular abscess
  • Severe scarring

Deep Cleanse Treatments

This treatment consist of cleansing the skin, steaming to open the pores & soften the skin, extractions & a light chemical peel to give a clearer, healthy looking complexion.

Essential Deep Cleanse

This Treatment is ideal for congested and acne skin. It includes steaming, extractions & high frequency. Alginate mask is added to soothe and calm the inflammation in the skin.