Chemical Peels (medical grade)
The technology behind doctor grade chemical peels has been greatly enhanced over the last 5 years. These treatments are nothing more than chemical exfoliation and the alphahydroxy acid (AHA), betahydroxy acid (BHA) and glycolic acids are all naturally derived from fruit. The percentages of acids used will depend on the condition being treated. There are also other acids that are added to the acids mentioned above that strongly complement and enhance the action of the peel.
It should be noted that these peels are either superficial or medium peel depths are performed by a trained Doctor after a skin examination and assessment.
Superficial peels are used to treat various conditions, such as uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, loss of texture, excessive oil and sebum production, enlarged pores, mild to moderate acne and are also used by women wanting to turnover their skin cells and brighten their complexions due to daily make up wear. A superficial peel will consist of glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid – all of which, in combination work to provide an exfoliating, brightening and anti-inflammatory effect.
The medium depth peel contains slightly stronger combinations of acids, or at higher percentages such as Kojic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ferulic Acid and Retinol. These are used for specific pigmentation disorders such as melasma, severe uneven tone and may be of benefit in acne scarring.