Chemical peels

We will tailor a peel strength and type to effectively treat your skin condition. Peels can treat acne, acne scarring, skin pigmentation, melasma, wrinkles, sun damage, and provide overall skin rejuvenation. Chemical peels can also improve skin texture and tone.

Facts on chemical peels

  • Chemical peels can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions
  • Glycolic peels are ideal for skin rejuvenation, skin pigmentation and melasma
  • Vitamin A peels are great for acne prone skin, open pores and anti-ageing
  • Salicylic acid peels are best for acne, blackheads and congested skin
  • Lactic acid peels can help with skin rejuvenation and melasma
  • TCA peels can help with wrinkles, pigmentation and melasma
  • TCA CROSS peels can treat open pores, as well as deep ice pick acne scars and box car scarring
  • A peel program according to your skin condition

What conditions can be treated with chemical peels?

We have different types of chemical peels, some peels are ideal for a particular skin condition. Chemical peels can address-

  • Acne, blackheads, whiteheads, congested skin
  • Melasma, hormonal pigmentation, brown pigmentation
  • Age spots, sun spots, and poor skin texture
  • Wrinkles and poor skin tone
  • Acne scars and open pores

What is the difference between Dermatologist chemical peels and beautician peels?

Dermatologists use prescription peels, namely, these peels are generally stronger and more effective compared to the beauty and cosmetic clinics.
For example, we can safely treat patients with 100% TCA or 70% Glycolic acid peels. Our VITA peels are 100 times stronger than beautician Vitamin A creams. Our Specialist training enables us to use these peels with safety, but with a higher strength the clinical results are better.

What is a TCA chemical peel?

TCA peels can either treat the whole face or acne scars. TCA peels can improve skin pigmentation, and wrinkles, and improve skin texture and tone. With low strength TCA peels, pigmentation and skin texture can be improved with very little, if no downtime.
TCA CROSS is a special form of high strength TCA peel for acne scars and open pores, recovery is between 7-9 days. This type of TCA peel is only applied to ‘spots’ and not the entire face.
 I tend to perform less TCA full face peels as this has been replaced by Fraxis Duo Laser. Fraxis Duo Laser gives the same results with a quicker recovery time and a nicer blend to the surrounding skin.

What is the best type of chemical peel for me?

This depends on what condition you have. As Specialists, we pick a particular type of peel depending on your problem. The type of peel and concentration are all tailored to individual needs.
Acne, blackheads, whiteheads, congested skin– VITA peels, salicylic acid, glycolic peels or combination peels are all excellent treatments. 
Melasma, skin pigmentation– Glycolic acid peels and TCA peels are my preferred peels for skin pigmentation
Sunspots, age spots, fine wrinkles–  Glycolic peels first, VITA peels second
General skin rejuvenation – TCA or Glycolic acid peels, 6 peels. Repeated every 4 to 6 months

Are chemical peels painful?

Chemical peels are very well tolerated. Glycolic acid and salicylic acid peels feel like a tingle on the skin for a few minutes. This sensation disappears as soon as the peel is over. VITA peels are not associated with any pain or tingling.

How often should I get a chemical peel?

Once again this depends on the condition we are treating. Some cases only require one peel, other cases need a series of peels.
Acne, congested skin, blackheads: 1-3 peels recommended
Melasma, skin pigmentation: 4-6 peels advised