What Can Chemical Peels Do for You?
Chemical peels are non-invasive aesthetic treatments designed to enhance the skin quality by applying a clinically approved chemical solution to exfoliate the surface layer of the skin and stimulating the metabolism of the cells beneath. Typically, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), phenol and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) are to peel off a layer of skin, leaving behind a new, better and youthful looking complexion.
What are chemical peels used for?
Chemical Peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands and the back. Chemical peels are recommended for the treatment of:
- fine to moderate lines and wrinkles
- certain types of scars
- brown spots
- sun damage
- clogged pores
- skin discoloration
- dull complexion
- acne scarring
- rough skin
- skin blemishes
- blotchy skin
- hyper pigmentation
- age spots
The strength of the chemical used will depend on the condition you need to treat. While everyone can obtain great results from this treatment, people with fair skin and fair hair will get the best results. If you want to know whether you would make a good candidate for a chemical peel or not, it is best to set up an appointment with us at Beauty and Curves. Your doctor will conduct a thorough assessment and make the best recommendations for your specific needs.
What are the different types of peels?
There are several different types of chemicals used, depending on your individual skin condition, your skin type, and the desired results. At Beauty and Curves we offer the following peels:
- Carboxy standard peel – an innovative peel which improves fine lines and wrinkles
- Glycolic Peel – a popular treatment for winkles and acne. glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and is a fruit acid. When applied to the skin, it helps to remove the “glue” that holds the older, rougher and dryer skin on the surface.
- Golden peel – useful in the improvement of superficial wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, and active acne. When combined with Jessner solution (Golden Peel Plus) they are effective for treatment of photo-damage not only to the face but in the v-line of the neck and upper limbs.
- Modified Jessner peels – treats blemishes, acne and moderate anti-ageing
- Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) peels – with a series of AHA peels one can quickly achieve a brighter complexion.
- Milk peel – a gentle superficial chemical peel which gives you a drastic result with no downtime. It is specially formulated for patients with fine lines, uneven skin tone and dull complexions.
- Mandelic peel – treats acne and hyperpigmentation in dry and sensitive skin.
- Azelan peel – treats acne and oily skin and dark spots of acne
- Melannostop peel – treats hormonal pigmentation and sun damage
- Cosmelan Mask peel – for resistant pigmentation on all skin types
How much does it cost?
The cost of a chemical peel varies greatly depending on the type of treatment and the number of sessions required. At Beauty and Curves our doctors pride themselves in tailoring treatments to fit the pocket of each individual patient. The best way to determine the cost of treatment would be to book an initial consultation with one of our doctors. Alternative you could also download a price list of all available treatment from our website.
Is it safe?
Chemical Peels vary from minor, Superficial Peels with little or no down time, to more serious, deeper peels that will require sedation and some time away from work. Chemical peels are contraindicated for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. Treatment consists of the layered application of the peel product. After the peel is removed, a soothing moisturizer as well as a sunscreen will be applied. In some cases, slight swelling, redness, mild itching or stinging can occur, depending on the strength of the peel, but usually ends between three to seven days after the procedure.
Celebrate Women’s Month with a Peel
To celebrate Women’s month next August, Beauty and Curves will be offering a special promotion. On 2 August 2016 only, you can get a Glycolic Peel for only R250. For more information, visit our website or contact our reception for an appointment.