Chemical Peels

Glycolic peel

Acid peels have been around for ages, they’re one of the most tried and tested ways to improve your skin health. There are several types of acid peels which are offered routinely by beauticians and cosmetic doctors; salicylic acid, mandelic acid and glycolic acid which is perfect for the treatment of fine lines, dullness and uneven skin tone.

A chemical peeling is a method of resurfacing of the skin by inducing a controlled wound. Peelings are divided into three categories depending on the depth of the wound created by peel. The action, depth , time of the treatment and healing time depend on the depth of the peel.

  1. Superficial Peels: Epidermis only.
  2. Medium Peels : Epidermis until the papillary dermis.
  3. Deep peels: Mid-reticular dermis.

Glycolic Acid

A chemical peel is a body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off.

Glycolic acid is one of the naturally occurring fruit acids derived from sugar cane. These fruit acids are generally called AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids).  It is the smallest member of the AHA family.

Glycolic acid is known in the cosmetic industry for its line treatment with blemishing reduction properties.  The peel removes the upper epidermis layer of skin, to reveal healthier looking skin.

Glycolic acid skin peel can be used for the treatment of;

  • Fine Wrinkles.
  • Acne.
  • Areas of Dryness.
  • Uneven Pigmentation.
  • Blackheads.
  • Whiteheads.
  • Rough & Dry Skin.
  • Large Pores.
  • Ageing Skin & Wrinkles.
  • Rosacea.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Actinic Keratosis.
  • Clean blocked pores and comedones.
  • Hydrate the skin.
  • Decrease the appearance of superficial hyper pigmentation, age spots and other superficial skin damage caused by the sun.
  • Rejuvenate the skin.
  • Stimulate production of collagen.

Skin consent form:

Purpose:Superficial skin peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of your skin.

Patients who should NOT BE TREATED:

  • With active cold sores or warts, skin with open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, healing problems,dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea in the area to be treated. Inform therapist if you have any history of these or herpes simplex
  • Patient with a history of allergies ( salicylates like aspirin), rashes, or other skin reactions or those who may be sensitive to any of the components in this treatments
  • Patients who have taken ACCUTANE within the past year
  • Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding (Patient need to wait minimum 3 months after the breastfeeding is finished and body’s hormones are back to normal)
  • Patients who received chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Patient with Vitiligo or Psoriasis
  • Patient with history of autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, etc. or any condition that may weaken their immune system

One week before your peel avoid these products and/or procedures:

  • Waxing
  • Electrolysis
  • Depilatory creams
  • Laser hair removal or any laser treatments ( 1 month )
  • Patients who have had Botox injections should wait until full effects of their treatment is seen before receiving a peel. ( day before the botox or 2 weeks after botox)

Two to three days before your peel avoid these products  and / or procedures:

  • Any products with Retinol , AHA acid or BHA acids, or benzoyl peroxide.
  • Wait 48h before use glycolic cleanser
  • Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating
  • Patients who have had medical cosmetic procedure e.g. laser therapy, surgical procedures, cosmetic filler, microdermabrasion etc should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves before receiving chemical peel.
  • Wait 4 weeks for sunbed or sunbathing

What to expect?:

  • Patient will likely experience a stinging sensation as the peel activate on the skin.
  • Immediately after the peel, your skin can be pink or red
  • This is temporary and will fade in 1-2 hours

Post-treatments recommendations:

  • DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN, as scarring can result
  • Rinse skin gently with cool water and pat dry / do not rub
  • Daily skincare routine
  • Use a SPF daily and avoid direct sunlight for at least a one week
  • Do not use exfoliating scrubs for at least  one week after the peel
  • Do not have any other facial treatments for at least a week after your peel
  • Warning signs of problems include severe redness, swelling, blistering, burns, ulcers, pain  or signs of infections. Notify your therapist immediately if you see this.

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