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Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments used to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. They involve the application of a prescriptive solution to treat the clients specific skin goals. Chemical peels are classified into different types based on the depth of penetration and strength to achieve the results required.
Most common requested skin goals are for fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage and uneven skin texture. Ultimately most clients desire fresh, rejuvenated skin with any scarring, pigmentation, wrinkles to be minimised.
Chemical peels are classified into different types based on their depth of penetration and the strength of the chemical solution used.
Improves Uneven Skin
These peels involve the use of mild acids, such as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs). They mainly target the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis) and provide mild exfoliation. Superficial peels are generally well-tolerated, require little to no downtime, and are suitable for treating minor skin issues.
Medium-depth peels penetrate deeper into the skin, targeting the upper layers of the dermis. They typically use stronger acids, such as glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid (TCA). Medium peels may require some downtime for the skin to heal, and they can effectively address moderate skin concerns.
Deep peels are the most aggressive type of chemical peels and reach the deeper layers of the dermis. They use stronger acids, such as phenol, and require significant downtime for proper healing. Deep peels are generally performed under anaesthesia and are suitable for severe skin issues, but they are less commonly used due to the associated risks and longer recovery period. The deep peels can only be performed by a medic, such as dermatologist to be carefully controlled to ensure optimal results and minimize the risk of complications.
Prior to a skin peel Tracy will carry out a consultation to assess the client’s goals and to explore suitability if there are any health or medications that may be contraindicated and then recommend a prescriptive treatment. This treatment can be combined with skin micro needling at different intervals to some lighter peels to increase the results plus a skin care home plan should be followed to continue supporting the healing and skin health journey.
Homecare available to purchase
Depends on peel
1-8 over 6-12 months
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes Tracy recommends a consultation before starting a course of skin treatments. She will go through your medical history, lifestyle, nutrition to have a full understanding of your skin and how it will heal. She will perform a quick cleanse of the area you wish to have treated or if for the face a full cleanse to assess the concern. She will then recommend the treatment plan and how many sessions needed.
You will experience some tingling and then warmth. Once the skin peel is removed and neutral-ised you may experience some warmth.
It depends on the type of skin peel you have and the type of work environment you are in. Be mindful that with some skin peels makeup is not allowed for a few weeks. Tracy will discuss this with you at consultation and your work environment may dictate if you can return immediately after the treatment.
Potential red skin for up to 24 hours.it really does depend on the type of skin peel you have. The skin will start to become dry and flake over the weeks as it regenerates and shows the new fresh skin. For scars there could be some swelling. Tracy will recommend a selection of products for you to use to support the skin’s healing and repair. You can purchase these from her, or alternatives can be used. Depending on the length of the course of treatments you may be provided with her own brand as part of the fee.