Cosmetic

Skin Peels

You can keep your skin texture and tone fresh by having a skin peel. Skin peels are ideal treatments for fine lines, acne scarring, active acne, photoageing, pigmentation problems and brightening.

The skin peels make use of a similar principle as skin lasers, however instead of a light source, a chemical is used to cause a superficial burn on the skin. The burn causes the skin to resurface to achieve the desired effects. Most peels are rather painless, not requiring any downtime. The person can usually go back to work immediately.

The doctor or somatologist will advise you on what is appropriate for your skin and devise a skin rejuvenation peel programme that is specially customised for you. Unlike lasers, most skin peels are safe for all skin types.

Your first appointment

At your initial consultation, impartial advice will be given as to whether this treatment is suited for you. Depending on some cases, combination treatment or therapy will be recommended as part of your rejuvenation treatment plan. The peels may be adapted along the treatment to achieve deeper results, depending on how your skin reacts to it.

Facial Peels

Our practice has a range of more than 20 different facial peels, each for different conditions.

Why would you have a facial peel?

Our facial treatments are used to resurface the facial skin following

  •  Melasma
  •  Acne Scars
  •  Acne
  •  Post inflammatory pigmentation

The depth of peel is dependent on the primary skin condition to be treated. There are 2 main layers of the skin. The epidermis which sits on top of the dermis. The skin thickness is classified as thin, thick and normal.

Light exfoliation

This will penetrate the top layer of skin known as the stratum corneum to reduce fine lines, large pores, comedones (resistant black heads) and minor skin pigmentation problems.

Deep exfoliation

This penetrates the epidermis to the basal layer which is the bottom layer of the epidermis. The healing time is 5-7days. This can be applied for deeper lines and acne scarring correction and pigmentation problems. The time period for healing differs from person to person though the red effect from the skin peel should be less within 5-7days.

After your prescribed facial peel, you will be given detailed information that is specific to your aftercare and you will be prescribed after care products to protect and moisturise your skin as part of the healing process.