What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel removes surface layers of skin cells to bring about rejuvenation. They involve applying a solution to the skin to peel outer layers. The skin peel refreshes your face, removing rough patches, reducing pigmentation, settling acne and improving skin texture.
Skin Peels are used in varying strengths to rejuvenate your skin.
Superficial peels include AHA (glycolic and lactic acid), BHA (salicylic acid), vitamin C and Vitamin A peels. These light chemical peels improve acne, pigmentation, skin roughness and sun damage. A TCA peel is a medium depth peel. The depth of peel has a positive impact on acne scarring, smoothing superficial lines, correcting pigmentation inconsistencies. More advanced medical treatments have replaced deeper peels.
What Are the Benefits of a Face Peel?
Our facial peels provide a range of advantages to your cosmetic appearance and skin health. By lifting the surface upper skin layers, a chemical peel can enhance the skin’s texture leaving your skin feeling far more velvety and smooth. Treating lines and creases caused by sun damage and time, a chemical peel will restore a youthful, glowing impression. Face peels may also improve mild scarring along with a possible reduction in age spots, brown marks, freckles and melasma.
What are the different chemical face peels?
There is a range of facial peels used for cosmetic improvement. The well-known skin peels, including AHA peels (glycolic and lactic acid peels), BHA or salicylic acid peels, Jessner and TCA peel. Slightly less well known are more specialised peels such as Mandelic acid peels, Kojic Acid peel, Pyruvic acid peel.
The aim of all peels is skin rejuvenation or to stimulate a skin remodelling process. Skin rejuvenation is the process where fibroblasts produce new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Not only do skin peels act in this way, but physical and light therapies all act to varying degrees. Using controlled damage to disrupt the upper skin, releasing growth factors to stimulate rejuvenation.
The limiting factor is the trauma and side effects from the injury. Limitations to the effectiveness of chemical peels include the amount of downtime, risk of side effects and irritation to the surface which restrict clinical application time. Enter Enerpeel, skin peels designed to protect the surface of the skin but able to get active molecules to the more in-depth layer where the remodelling occurs.
Skin Peeling with Enerpeel
Enerpeels have been altered, so they become active once they penetrate to more hydrated layers of the skin. Enerpeel cuts down on the limiting factors of most peels, the redness or discomfort associated with the chemical peel. It allows the molecules to be delivered with higher activity to achieve fantastic regeneration results while minimising side effects.
Which skin peels for which condition?
AHA peels such as glycolic acid and lactic acid are useful for pigmentation, photoaging such as skin coarseness, fine lines and wrinkles. These are considered superficial peels and require multiple treatments to affect rejuvenation. Lactic acid has become more generally used because it is less irritating than glycolic acid and more hydrating. However, glycolic peels still have a place in cosmetic medicine.
At SkinRevision we provide:
- Glycolic Acid peel 20%
- Glycolic Acid peel 50%
- Glycolic Acid peel 70%
- Lactic Acid 10%
- Lactic Acid 20%
- Lactic Acid 40%
Enhancing Skin Peel Activity
The Enerpeel range combines lactic acid with other chemical peels or active ingredients for an added cosmetic benefit. The best known of combinations of chemical peels is the Jessner peel, which consists of Salicylic Acid peel, Lactic acid peel and Resorcinol. Enerpeel introduces active ingredients as well as skin peeling.
What are other treatment ingredients in Enerpeel chemical peels?
- The hand peel combines TCA, lactic acid peel and Kojic acid which is a favourite ingredient for reducing sunspots.
- The choice of acne skin care includes pyruvic acid 50% as well as Salicylic Acid peels. The Enerpeel SA not only delivers salicylic acid but active ingredients shown to decrease acne.
- Enerpeel neck and décolletage have Pyruvic and lactic acid it contains acetylglucosamine which is an ingredient in hyaluronic acid production.
- Enerpeel supplies Mandelic Acid peel combined with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) for treatment of rosacea.
- TCA 25% combined with MSM (known to decrease inflammation, assist in healing) to enable protection of surface.
- Other combination peels for Eyes and Lips TCA combined with the lactic acid in a gel form, allowing treatment of delicate area around the eyes and lips.
- The range also includes TCA 40%, Jessner peel and Pyruvic acid.
What is a TCA peel?
The TCA peel was one of the first deep peels used for resurfacing. It provides fantastic rejuvenation results because of the activity of the molecules.
How deep to TCA peels penetrate?
The depth of penetration is dependent on the strength of the TCA peel.
- TCA 3.75% is a superficial peel suitable for treatment of pigmentation only.
- TCA 20% is superficial to a medium suitable for treatment of pigmentation and also remodelling of skin.
- TCA 25% is slightly stronger than 20%, but even the 5% difference in TCA strength, we start to see a huge difference.
- TCA 40% is a medium -deep peel. Traditionally used for fantastic remodelling and removal of pigmentation from sun damage, the Enerpeel 40% TCA. (Performed by a Doctor only.)
Mandelic acid peel
Management of rosacea and thread veins is possible with mandelic acid peels..
How do Skin Peels work?
Skin peels work by process of removal of damaged skin components to induce skin rejuvenation or remodelling, stimulating fibroblasts to produce new collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and other skin components.
What is the difference between different chemical peels?
Different chemical peels have different ph and therefore unusual ability to penetrate to the skin. The lower the peel can penetrate gives more significant remodelling, but also increased the risk of side effect.
What Can Be Treated with Skin Peels?
Enerpeel was developed to so skin peeling of face and body areas. Individual face peels, neck and chest, hand and eye and lips peels. All peels can be used on other body areas.
Face Peels and What Can Be Treated?
Skin Conditions related to sun damage:
- Sunspots (Actinic keratosis also called solar keratosis or AK) are a thick scaly patch on the skin in the sun-exposed areas. These are more common unfair skin people and can develop into skin cancer.
- Elastosis (solar elastosis) is thickening and coarsening of the skin in the sun-exposed areas. It is caused by damage to connective tissue in the skin such as elastin and is worsened by sugar. It is challenging to treat. A degenerative condition which affects the connective tissues of the skin.
- Freckles or age spots (Solar lentigo) are not harmful, but the increase in pigmentation. Solar lentigines are a risk factor for the development of skin cancer.
- Changes in skin colour or Pigmentation:
Pigmented Lesions are harmless and caused by an increase in production of melanin. They are produced from sun damage most often. However, it is crucial to differentiate malignant skin conditions and other conditions such as melasma.
- Melasma is a map like tan skin discolouration occurring most commonly on the forehead. Treatment with peels is highly effective in combination with therapies to suppress new pigmentation. Jessner peels, TCA peels or series of superficial peels.
- Peels For Acne- Salicylic Acid, Jessner Peels most appropriate
- Sebaceous hyperplasia
Free Assessment with Our Brisbane Team
SkinRevision offers guidance on which face peel is right for you. We offer an obligation free consultation with our Doctors, Nurses and Therapist for you to discuss which treatments will help with your concerns. We assess your suitability for the treatment, as well as give you information on what is involved before, during and after therapy.