Chemical Peels & Skin Treatments
A chemical peel is a treatment that removes the top layers using a chemical solution. The skin heals to form a top layer, which is smoother and brighter than before.
Glycolic Acid Peel
Using alpha hydroxyl acid derived from fruits we resurface the upper layer of skin cells. The solutions are applied for designated short periods of time determined by our experienced aestheticians.This peel effective for treating pigmentation, fine lines and scarring. The results are almost immediate.We usually recommend 6 weekly treatments.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel removes the upper layers of skin damaged by the sun and wind or simply through neglect. The peel smoothes the skin, and superficial wrinkles and colour irregularities are improved. Patients benefit by regaining a fresher more vibrant appearance.The advantage of this peel is that its pasty like texture makes the application easy and ensures even uptake into the skin. The TCA Peel is one of the most innovative ways to easily and optimally rejuvenate the skin.Treatment is administered in a single session of around 15–30 minutes duration. During this period, you may experience a slight burning sensation.More than one TCA peel may be needed to achieve the desired result. This will be decided during your consultation with a treating aesthetic specialist.After the TCA peel your new skin will be sensitive to sunlight for at least 6-8 weeks. During this time it is very important to protect the new skin with sunscreens, hats and the avoidance of strong sunlight.
More about Chemical Peels & Skin Treatments…
What is a peel?
A peel regenerates the skin, often making it smoother with fewer wrinkles. The procedure is sometimes used on other parts of the body, including the neck and hands.
Peels are often used to treat:
- Aging skin
- Dull, weathered skin
- Excessive sebatic oils
- Post acne scarring
- Blackheads and whiteheads
- Blotchy pigmentation
- Stretch marks
- Sun spots
- Dark skin discoloration
- Scarring (non-keloidal scars)
What kind of skin peels are there?
CosMedix offers Correct Peels categorized as “Today’s Peels” and “Tomorrow’s Peels.”
Today’s Peels use natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA) to freshen and exfoliate the skin by removing dead cells in order to promote new cell growth. These peels can be used without any prior preparation of the skin.
Tomorrow’s Peels, designed to correct the damage done yesterday, are stronger treatments that go deeper and make the skin look tighter and smoother. The skin needs 10 to 30 days advance preparation prior to application.
What are my next steps?
When considering chemical peels it is important to speak to a licensed professional trained at these types of treatments. Consult our highly trained and experienced Aesthetic Practitioners to determine whether chemical peels are right for you.
All peels in this category can be used without any prior skin preparation.
Skin Conditions: Acne, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation.
What it Does: Clears the skin of acne lesions, controls sebaceous activity, reduces inflammation and exfoliates.
Results: A glowing, dewy complexion.
Skin Conditions: Acne, aging; also gentle enough for Rosacea patients and hypersensitive skin.
What it Does: Delivers a blend of nourishing and stimulating ingredients into the skin layers. The best all-around peel available and safe for all skin types and conditions.
Results: Gentle stimulus of collagen without excessive peeling.
Skin Conditions: Hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
What it Does: Infuses skin with antioxidants to prevent free radical damage and support the life span of healthy cells.
Results: Evens out the top layers of the skin and mildly stimulates collagen.
Skin Conditions: Oily, acneic skin; also effective for sun damaged skin.
What it Does: Invigorates and exfoliates the skin with the use of a gentle acid and active blueberry extracts.
Results: Restores a youthful glow without visible irritation.
CosMedix Blueberry Jessner Peel
Skin Conditions: Acne, mature and aging skin, hyperpigmentation.
What it Does: Exceptional acne drying treatment that also reduces fine lines and improves the appearance of mature skin. Also modifies and lightens epidermal pigmentary disorders.
Results: Aids in drying active pustules, purges blackheads and brightens skin tone.
All peels in this category need 10 to 30 days advance skin preparation.
The CosMedix Pre Peel Prep Kit was created specifically to be used prior to receiving any peels in this category. The Kit is a 10-day process that includes a balance of products designed to exfoliate, stimulate, protect and begin the peel process. The stimulating regimen prepares the skin for deeper peels by increasing circulation and providing skin-building components. Skin will enjoy less irritation and more stimulation, and thus be able to better receive the ingredients contained in the peel.
The Kit includes four 10ml products: Purity Clean, Protect, Refine 4% and Defy.
Deep Sea Peel
Skin Conditions: Melasma, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, acne, mild acne scarring, sun damage, pre-mature aging. Can also be used as a body peel.
What it Does: Relies on the healing power of the ocean to generate collagen and stimulate deeper cellular turnover.
Results: Smoother, denser, more hydrated skin.
Skin Conditions: Melasma, hyperpigmentation, acne, acne scarring, pre-mature aging.
What it Does: Best peel to dramatically reduce the visible signs of aging. Contains 30% chirally corrected L-Retinol A to generate immense skin composition and elasticity.
Results: Smooth, hydrated, more youthful skin.
Complete the Peel Experience with the After-Care Kit
It is important to follow a post peel regimen to enjoy the full benefits of a cosmetic peel. The After-Care Kit is a three to ten-day process that includes a blend of helpful products designed to heal, comfort and calm the skin as well as add extra sun care protection.
The Kit includes four 10ml products: Benefit Clean,Rescue, Pure Enzymes and sun block.