What is a chemical peel?
Chemical peels remove surface layers of skin cells for rejuvenation. The treatment involves applying a solution to the skin to peel outer layers. A face peel refreshes your face by:
- removing rough patches,
- reducing pigmentation,
- settling acne
- improving skin quality.
We use advanced chemical peels such as the Jessner peel, TCA peel, Pyruvic, Mandelic and Vitamin A peel, as the common superficial peels.
Chemical 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 or Jessner peel is a medium depth peel. The depth of peel has a positive impact on acne scarring, smoothing superficial lines, correcting pigmentation inconsistencies.
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 more velvety and smooth. Treating lines and creases caused by sun damage and time, a chemical peel will restore a youthful impression. Face peels may also improve mild scarring along with the reduction in age spots, brown marks, freckles and melasma.
Chemical Peels with Enerpeel
The aim of all facial 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. Above all Enerpeels are designed to protect the skin surface while enabling active molecules to penetrate deeper where remodelling occurs.
Enerpeels becomes active once they penetrate to more hydrated layers of the skin, eliminating the redness or discomfort associated with the chemical peel. As a result, we achieve more potent peel activity. More importantly, Enerpeels can achieve regeneration results while minimising side effects.
Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid & AHA Peels
AHA peels such as glycolic acid and lactic acid are useful for pigmentation and photoaging (sun damage). Sun damage presents with 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.
Enhancing Chemical Peel Activity
The Enerpeel range combines active ingredients for an added cosmetic benefit. The best known of combinations of chemical peels is the Jessner peel. The Jessner peel formula includes Salicylic acid, Lactic acid and Resorcinol.
What are other treatment ingredients in Enerpeel Chemical Peels?
- Hand peel combines TCA, lactic acid peel and Kojic acid which is a favourite ingredient for reducing sunspots.
- Choices for acne skin care includes Jessner peel, pyruvic acid 50% as well as Salicylic Acid peels. The Enerpeel SA not only delivers salicylic acid but active ingredients shown to decrease acne.
- Mandelic Acid peel combined with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) for the treatment of rosacea
- The range of TCA peel range included 25% mixed with MSM (known to decrease inflammation, assist in healing) to enable protection of surface, TCA plain and a 40% TCA peel.
- 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?
A TCA peel was one of the first deep peels used for resurfacing. Because of the activity of the TCA molecules, it provides fantastic rejuvenation results.
How deep does a TCA peel penetrate?
The depth of penetration is dependent on the strength of the TCA peel.
- 3.75% is a superficial peel suitable for treatment of pigmentation only.
- 20% is shallow to a medium ideal for treatment of pigmentation and also remodelling of skin.
- 25% is slightly stronger than 20%, but even the 5% difference in TCA strength, we start to see a vast difference in ability to treat sun damage, pigmentation and melasma
- TCA peel 40% is a medium – deep peel. Traditionally used for remodelling and removal of pigmentation from sun damage. Doctors only perform 40% TCA peels.
A jessner peel is one of the most versatile peels available. First of all, it is incredibly useful for both acne, as well as sun damage and general skin ageing. Also, most people tolerate these peels.
The jessner peel went out of fashion for a while as laser treatments came into vogue. However, it has come fully back into the spotlight as an effective rejuvenation with no real downtime.
Jessner Peel Our Number One!
Most noteworthy jessner peels are our number one peel. It is our team favourite and our treatment favourite.
Mandelic acid peel
Management of rosacea and thread veins is possible with mandelic acid peels. The enerpeel mandelic is a unique chemical peel for the face, as it can be used on rosacea to settle inflammation and redness.
What is the Difference with Chemical Peels?
Different chemical peels have different ph and therefore ability to penetrate to the skin. A lower ph in a face peel can penetrate for more significant remodelling. For that reason, a lower ph increases the risk of side effects. So we always balance the depth of penetration and the outcome. As a face peel, the enerpeel is advanced to protect the outer skin and allow maximum penetration.
Face Peel Treatment Options
Skin Conditions related to sun damage:
- Sunspots are scaly patches on the skin in the sun-exposed areas. These are more common unfair skin people and can develop into skin cancer.
- Elastosis is thickening and coarsening of the skin in the sun-exposed areas. Damage to elastin in the skin is challenging to treat.
- Freckles or age spots are not harmful. However, they 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 melanin in the skin. They are produced from sun damage most often. However, it is crucial to differentiate malignant skin conditions.
- Melasma is a map like tan skin discolouration occurring most commonly on the forehead. Treatment with peels is highly effective in combination skin creams. Jessner peels, TCA peels are both successful in reducing most melasma.
Other Indications for a face peel:
- Face peels For Acne- Salicylic Acid and Jessner Peels most appropriate
- Mandelic face peels settle Rosacea.
- Sebaceous hyperplasia requires deeper TCA peels.
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