Chemical peels have come a long way since their inception. Gone are the days of blistering and peeling red faces…The new generation of peels are revolutionary and take only three minutes to work.
We are excited to bring to you the TOSKANI range of chemical peel treatments for skin rejuvenation and vitality.
Sometimes it is easy to assume that all chemical peels are the same but it is important to know the differences between the acids used in these skincare treatments. How can you know which one is the most appropriate for your skin concerns? Read our guide and find out if a chemical peel is the right treatment for your skin and learn about what to expect before and after the procedure.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a skin treatment technique used to treat of skin diseases and imperfections, using a chemical solution that causes an accelerated renewal of the skin’s cells, causing dead cells to eventually peel off. The newly regenerated skin is, therefore, smoother, lighter, and less wrinkled than the old skin and it is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.
Superficial or ‘lunchtime’ peel: these peels don’t require much downtime as they only cause the destruction and total renewal of the stratum corneum and partial of the epidermis (the most superficial layers of skin). Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to treat only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. These treatments are used to improve the appearance of mild skin discolourations and rough skin. Because these are such mild treatments, superficial peels must be repeated several times in order to begin to see results. Lunchtime peels require one to seven days to heal. Cream should be applied until the skin is fully healed and daily sunscreen is mandatory to avoid sun damage.
Medium peel: these peels are popular since results can be achieved rather quickly. Medium peels might cause mild discomfort or stinging. Acids are applied to penetrate the outer and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. These treatments are used to improve the appearance of skin hyperpigmentation and improve the condition of acne-prone skin. They can also be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths such as actinic keratosis. Although the peeling process lasts a few days, medium peels could be your best bet if you are seeking visible results quickly. Medium peels require 7 to 14 days to heal and skin. It is recommended to soak skin daily, followed by ointment application. All sun exposure must be avoided until healing is complete. A follow-up appointment is necessary to monitor progress.
We only use superficial to medium peels here at NU-U.