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Skin Peels


Chemical Peels

A Chemical Peel is a Cosmetic Medicine procedure designed to remove the outer layers of skin in a controlled and even way. Your skin is made up of layer upon layer of cells, the outermost of which become rough and pigmented. After chemical peeling new smooth skin is uncovered, resulting in a fresher, more youthful appearance.


What can Chemical Peeling Achieve?

A Chemical Peel is primarily designed to improve skin texture and unsightly pigmentation. These include freckles, age spots, and blotchy pigmentation. Medium depth peels may also remove fine wrinkles. Peels are designated as superficial or medium depth, depending on the strength of chemical used.


What does a Chemical Peel Involve?

The treatment session takes about 30 minutes in total, although the actual peel application only takes a few minutes. During these few minutes a stinging or warm sensation is felt. This is quite tolerable for small areas or superficial peels. There is no pain afterwards, but the skin may itch.


Downtime

Superficial peels involve very little downtime and you can return to work straight after a skin peel.


Limitations of Chemical Peeling

Depending on the site of pigmentation, we may be able to achieve 50-80% clearance of freckles and age spots. Because your skin is unique, it is impossible to guarantee complete clearance of pigmentation. Please note that deep wrinkles and facial sag is not corrected with chemical peeling, and will require other treatments.


How Many Treatments will I need?

Your doctor will advise you the most appropriate and cost effective number of treatments needed for your skin. This will generally be between 3 and 6 treatments, spaced one to two weeks apart.


Your Assessment

It is important you consult a Cosmetic Physician or dermatologist. An individual assessment of your skin type and the extent of photodamage is made. Depending on your goals, a treatment program can then be tailored for you. This will include selecting the correct treatments, all necessary aftercare, and advice on maintaining your improvement.

A Chemical Peel is primarily designed to improve skin texture and unsightly pigmentation.

After chemical peeling new smooth skin is uncovered, resulting in a fresher, more youthful appearance.