Chemical peeling increases your body’s own natural renewal processes causing the skin to shed, so that the new skin can grow in its place. It is one of the most common treatments used today for correcting different skin conditions.
Some common chemical peels are Lactic, Glycolic, Alpha Hydroxy, Beta Hydroxy and Salicylic Acids. Chemical peels aid product penetration, improve hyperpigmentation, skin texture, increase hyaluronic acid in the epidermis therefore having a plumping effect, and improves overall cell turnover rate in the epidermis.
There is no correct age to start peeling. Teenagers as young as 12 years can start peeling to help improve acne. Trends show that superficial chemical peels are most commonly used between the ages of 20 to 29 to improve acne; ages 30 to 39 to improve pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles; and finally ages 40 and upwards to help improve skin texture. A series of chemical peels will be suitable for the following skin conditions:
Sun damaged skin
What you Need to Know
The skin may turn slightly pink directly after the peel treatment. Depending on the type of peel, there may be skin flaking and dryness over the next few days. You can use makeup to hide any redness until it fades. BHA peels require barrier repair cream to be used as a moisturiser.
Looking after your New Skin
Correcting and maintaining your new skin not only happens at My Skin Spa, but needs to continue with your homecare routine. Skin peeling increases product penetration of products for up to 2 weeks. Don't forget to ask your skin therapist which creams to use at home in order for you to achieve quicker results.