This surface peeling is the first choice among the cosmetic treatments for different skin problems. AHAs are naturally occurring acids that have exfoliating properties that enhance the natural process of exfoliation in the skin, AHA peels rejuvenate the skin by enhancing exfoliation.
This exfoliation allows for dead skin cells to be loosened and removed to prevent build up that causes skin to appear dull while also even out skin pigmentation, tone, enhancing collagen production, and helping to reverse the signs of aging. In addition to a more radiant, youthful appearance, AHAs also shrink [the appearance of] pores and have the ability to reduce acne.
Glycolic Acid is a commonly used in light chemical peels. It is one of the many AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) we use and is sourced from sugar cane. The BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) Salicylic, is also included in our range of light chemical peels. The peels used is dependent on the specific patient’s skin care needs. The chosen formulation is left on the skin for a relatively short amount of time.
When applied to the face or another part of the body, the AHA chemical peel solution works by removing the outer layers of skin so that a new, smooth layer of skin is revealed. The action of the chemical solution stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, essential components of healthy, youthful skin.
How it works
Don’t let the term ‘peel’ freak you out!
In preparation for a light chemical peel, the patient’s skin is first gently cleansed. AHA face peels involve the application of a fruit acid solution to your skin in order to speed up the exfoliation process. They work by removing the outmost layer of the Epidermis (Stratum Corneum) 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.
The entire process of AHA peel usually takes less than an hour, and the patient typically experiences little or no skin redness or other side effects. After AHA peel, the patient can expect to return to daily activities immediately. Multiple treatments are usually necessary to achieve optimal results.
Refined pores Fresh, plump and soft skin surface
Lightened pigmentation spots
Reduction of the depth of superficial (acne) scars and fine lines and wrinkles
Optimized water binding capacity – just to mention a few of the benefits
Less oily and impure skin.
Can I wear makeup after having my peel?
After your face peel, ensure you adhere strictly to your dermal technician’s post-care recommendations and avoid heavy makeup and ingredients that can irritate your skin, such as retinol. If you must apply makeup, use a mineral powder that won’t clog your pores, and make sure your makeup applicators are clean and bacteria-free.
Should I wear Sun cream after having 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. We recommend SPF50+ for the ultimate protection.
What’s the downtime after the Peel?
In most cases AHA peels require no recovery time. Though your skin may be flake mildly or be slightly irritated after a glycolic acid peel (or, AHA chemical peel), you should be able to return to work or everyday activities almost immediately after treatment.