Although our skin is able to replace old cells with new ones, over time this natural exfoliating process begins to slow down. With chemical peels, another form of wrinkle treatment, a solution of one or more exfoliating agents is applied to the face to remove the rough upper layer of skin and to stimulate rejuvenation of new skin cells. The result is tighter, smoother skin that is relatively free of fine lines and blemishes. Chemical peeling is recommended to reduce wrinkles, particularly fine wrinkles, and age spots, sun damage and uneven pigmentation. There are several types of chemical peel techniques: light and medium facial peels are used to remove superficial wrinkles and discolouration, and deep chemical peels are used for more severe conditions such as severe acne.
Following any skin peel, your new skin will be sensitive, so you must use maximum sun protection. Chemical peels can be repeated as necessary to achieve and maintain desired results.
Not all patients are suited to chemical peels and it is strongly advised that you be assessed by a medical practitioner prior to treatment.