CHEMICAL PEELS

AHA, TCA, PRX-T33

A chemical peel involves applying a chemical solution (acid) to skin of the face to remove and exfoliate the outer layers of skin so that a clearer, more evenly pigmented, glowing layer of skin can appear.

The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.

It is also instrumental in the stimulation of fibroblasts and creating new collagen.

The new skin also is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so daily use of sunscreen is a must. 

Chemical peels are classified depending on the deep of their action in the skin layers:

Light peels are often called “lunch-time peels”.

  • Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s such as glycolic), provide smoother, brighter-looking skin for people who can’t spare the time to recover from deeper peels.

  • The skin may turn pink, and usually only minimal peeling and flaking occurs.

  • You can use makeup to hide any redness until it fades.

  • These peels do not require down-time from life/work, since they are on the milder side and offer milder side effects.

  • You can have light peels performed as often as every two weeks. 

Medium peels are even called “weekend peels.

  • TCA (trichloroacetic acid), 30%-70% glycolic peels provide a deeper and more aggressive peeling.

  • The skin can turn reddish brown in 2 to 3 days, become crusty, and then flake and peel over the next 7 days

  • There may be some swelling, especially around the eye area

  • Some people will take a few days off from life/work to let the skin heal.

Deep peels (Phenol) are the strongest of the chemical solutions and can cause a second-degree burn of the skin giving the skin long-lasting and a dramatic result in the reduction of facial wrinkles and acne scarring. Phenol peels are increasingly becoming an outdated procedure due to lengthy down-time and unpredictable results associated with uneven and loss of pigment changes. Recovery may be slow and complete healing of the skin may take 1-2 months.

Face Peels

NEOSTRATA PROSYSTEM PEEL is a highly effective, superficial peeling system. 

ProSystem Rejuvenating Glycolic Acid Peels consist in 6 flexible options, including 20%, 35%, 50% and 70%, a Clarifying Peel of 30% Mandelic and Citric Acid and a Brightening Peel of 30% Citric Acid.

Visible exfoliation/flaking may not occur. Your skin may feel rough for a couple of days while the skin exfoliates the rough surface layers.

  • High concentration alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peel

  • 4-6 brief, in-office procedures to complete treatment. 

  • Visible results over a series of peels that may be similar to more aggressive peels without associated downtime

  • Suitable for all skin types

  • Post treatments: Dr Alberti will recommend  home care products to maximise the effects of the peel procedure

EASY TCA PEEL from Skin Tech. This is a highly effective medium depth peel that is well tolerated by the skin. It is applied in 4 weekly sessions. There is little downtime and you can continue with your normal activities.

  • Indications: post acne pigmentation, fine lines, melanoma, lifting, solar lentigo.

  • Number of Treatments: 4

  • How often: every 7-10 days

  • Downtime: short/partial

  • Treatment time: 30 minutes

  • Post treatment: hydrating products to use at home are included in the price of the treatment 

PRX-T33 Peel is a non-injectable BIO-REVITALISER used to restore the skin’s natural radiance, prevent dermal ageing and treat scars and stretch marks. It also stimulates fibroblasts and growth factors, without causing inflammation and damaging the skin.

  • Pain free treatment

  • Instant results and leaves the skin tighter and younger looking

  • Treats melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

  • No downtime

  • Non-photosensitising - Can be used in summer time

  • Number of treatments: 3-5

  • How often: 1-3 weeks apart

BODY PEEL

Body BioRePeelCl3.BioRePeel is face & body skin peel with Bio-stimulating, Revitalising, Moisturising & Peeling Actions. BioRePeel promotes cell turnover whilst stimulating skin production to help combat skin ageing, UV radiation & pollution damage. Therefore reducing fine lines & wrinkles, whilst helping to combat acne & reducing large pores.

Contact Dr Alberti for details.