Chemical Peels

Treatments by Dr Claire

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By removing cellular build-up and stimulating skin regeneration, our customised chemical peels offer amazing results in the improvement of fine wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation, pore size and acne. Our chemical peels are especially beneficial in the treatment of hyperpigmentation, rosacea, general redness, acne, sun damage and ageing.

Benefits:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Improve texture and tone 
  • Reduce pore size
  • Rejuvenate and regenerate your skin tone and texture
  • Helps to reverse sun damage
  • Aids in the management of acne
  • Assists with the Treatment of age spots
  • Boosts collagen production

Treatment Details

Understanding Your Chemical Peel:

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is one of the mildest and most popular acids used for chemical skin peels. It comes from sugar cane and belongs to a family of acids called alpha-hydroxy acids or fruit acids.

It is less likely to cause irritation and it does not reach as deeply into the skin as trichloroacetic acid does. But you may find that you have to do several treatments to receive significant results.

There is typically no major skin irritation caused by glycolic acids, so there is virtually little recovery time. You may find that your skin feels dry or itchy, but these symptoms will be minor.

TCA Peels

A TCA Peel can help lessen and remove wrinkles and fine lines, treat scars such as acne scars, improve skin tone, lessen the appearance of freckles and age spots and numerous other cosmetic benefits. As a result, it softens fine lines, minimises superficial “age” spots and other skin discolorations, and generally improves the tone and texture of your skin.

TCA the acronym for trichloroacetic acid is more aggressive than a glycolic peel. This peel is applied at various strengths from 8-35% depending on your skin type, what part of the face is being treated and how deep of a peel you’re trying to achieve. Light peels can achieve most of the same benefits as medium and deep peels but over a longer period of time and applied more frequently. Medium peels can take one to two weeks to heal but are more effective. Stronger solutions are also good for spot treatment of small areas for numerous skin conditions.

TCA peels generally takes 15 to 30 minutes. First, your skin will be cleansed and degreased. Then the acid will be applied. As soon as the acid has reached the intended depth, a neutralising solution is applied. You’ll experience a slight stinging sensation during the 2 to 3 minutes the solution remains on your skin You’ll probably want to set aside several days to recover from a TCA treatment. Immediately after the procedure, you can expect some skin irritation, redness and swelling. Within a few days, your skin will tighten and darken–and then begin to crack and peel for the next 4 to 7 days–at which point the tighter, smoother and more youthful-looking layer of skin will emerge.

Because your skin’s newly formed layer will be temporarily more susceptible to sunburn, you’ll need to protect it with an effective sunscreen for several weeks.

Cosmelan / Dermamelan Peel

Cosmelan / Dermamelan is the worlds leading depigmentation method. Its an intensive treatment with a dual action: it both corrects and regulates hyper-pigmentation, achieving short and long-term results.

The in-clinic treatment takes about an hour and involves the application of the cosmelan / dermamelan mask. Once the mask is applied, you will be taken through the protocol carefully and you are able to go home. You will be instructed to remove the mask after a specified period of time.

There is a recommended maintenance period over the next 12 months, which is critical to the success of the cosmelan / dermamelan treatment. You will be prescribed home care products and given careful instructions to follow to best maintain your result. 

Milk Peels

Suitable for all skin types and phototypes, safe and easy. 10 Minutes required, no downtime.  Spoil yourself over lunchtime. 

Restores a radiant complexion, stimulates the epidermis and regulates oily skin and dilated pores.

How Does It Work?

Our Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to your skin in order to speed up the exfoliation process. They work by removing the outmost layer of dermis (skin) and accelerating your skin cell turnover. The strength of the peel determines the number of layers of skin peeled, the length of the downtime and inevitably, the final result.

Is There Any Downtime?

Depending on the type of peel, the post peel application process can take 3 to 10 days. Within 48 hours one can expect either light flaking or more substantial sheets of skin beginning to shed.

Are The Treatments Safe?

Yes, our chemical peels are prepared by Dr Claire Jacobsohn and our highly qualified therapists. 

Do I Need Sunscreen After My Peel?

No matter what time of year you choose to start treatment, you’ll need to swear by your sunscreen. It is important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. 

How Long Before I See Results?

Your skin will immediately start looking better, but it might not be as obvious to you as to the trained eye of your therapist. Since it works from the inside out, you’ll start to see positive effects in a few days.

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