Skin peels of varying strengths and formulations, can be used to treat a broad spectrum of conditions, from acne and scarring, through to sun damage, lines and wrinkles.
A skin peel uses chemicals or enzymes to remove multiple layers of dead cells from the surface of the skin, thus revealing the healthy, new cells underneath. This results in a smoother, more youthful complexion.
What skin problems can chemical peels treat?
Chemical peels can be used on most areas of the body, but the commonest use is to improve the appearance of sun damaged skin on the face or the backs of the hands.
They can also be used to improve certain skin spots, blemishes or lesions such as acne. If you are considering having a chemical peel, you must go to an experienced practitioner as the success of the treatment depends on a variety of factors. Your skin type and the problem which requires attention both need to be investigated fully by you and your practitioner.
What should you do after a chemical peel?
It is very important that you follow the advice of your practitioner following a peel treatment to help to improve the benefit of the procedure and reduce the risk of complications or side effects.
Post treatment advice may include:
- Cleansing the face gently with a soap free cleanser, pat the skin dry with a towel and moisturize twice a day
- Not picking off any dead or peeling skin as this may cause bleeding and discolouration or even mild scarring
- Not exposing yourself to the sun without a sunscreen for at least 6 weeks after treatment to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation. A high factor sunblock should be used daily to protect the skin
What skin problems can superficial peels treat?
Can help to lessen rough skin texture, dry or flaking skin, fine lines due to sun damage, mild acne marks, “age spots” (brown patches which can be caused by sun damage) and balancing irregular skin tones (i.e skins which may be uneven in colour)
Medium depth peels
What skin problems can medium depth peels treat?
Can reduce small wrinkle lines, some acne scars and certain pigmentation problems
What skin problems can neostrata peels treat?
Using a NeoStrata peel regimen, you will see healthier, younger-looking skin.
It visibly diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes and softens skin, increases hydration and suppleness and balances irregular skin tones. It can also improve oily/acne prone skin.
Higher strengths can help reduce the appearance of acne scarring and certain pigmentation problems.
NeoStrata peels can be used on the face, the neck, the chest and the hands and can be used on all types of skin including: fine skin, normal skin or greasy or thick skin.
It can also be used safely and effectively on black and Asian skin.
There are a number of skincare creams within the NeoStrata range to be used in combination with the peels. Your nurse or doctor will be able to advise you as to the most suitable products for your skin.
What skin problems can skintech peels treat?
The skintech peel range in combination with suitable creams can treat various skin conditions and disorders.
They can be most effective in reversing sun damage, treating mild acne, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving hyperpigmentation, liver spots and other visible signs of ageing.
They can be used on the face, the neck, the chest and hands.
Easy Phytic and Easy Peel can be used on all types of skin such as fine skin, normal skin or greasy or thick skin. They can also be used safely and effectively on black and Asian skin.
Skintech peels are a licensed medical device and should be used by trained members of the medical profession only.