Chemical Peeling Systems - Aesthetica Skin Centre

Chemical Peeling Systems

A chemical peel is an aesthetic treatment that can be used on the face, neck, décolleté or any area of the body for skin rejuvenation, anti-ageing or to treat specific conditions such as acne, fine line and wrinkles, or pigmentation. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing a controlled injury, exfoliation and stimulation of new cells and healthier collagen. At Aesthetica Skin Centre, we offer chemical peels that are either superficial, medium or deep. The strength of the peel will determine the amount of downtime after the treatment. There may be only mild flaking of the skin, in others more significant peeling which requires a longer healing time. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Chemical peels are used to treat several conditions like oily skin, photodamage, acne scarring, lines and wrinkles, lightening or brightening effect, dull skin and pigmentation.
All peels require some follow-up care. Superficial peels require one to seven days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and may scale. Lotion or cream should be applied until the skin heals, followed by daily use of sunscreen. Makeup can usually be worn the next day. Medium and deep peels require 7- 14 days to heal. Treated skin will initially be red and swollen. Swelling worsens for the first 48 hours. Eyelids may swell shut. Blisters may form and break. Skin crusts and peels off in seven to 14 days. Skin must be soaked daily for a specified period, followed by ointment application. Mild lotion or cream may be applied. Avoid all sun exposure until healing is complete.
Treatment duration is 20-30min. The cost of a chemical varies, but they are affordable. Generally, it costs from R550 to R1500. A chemical peel is done 3-4 weeks apart once a month. A minimum of 3 treatments would be needed for optimum results.
Chemical peels can be combined with other aesthetic treatments, for instance, micro-needling, carboxytherapy, radiofrequency treatments or facials. Clients would have a skin analysis done before their first chemical peel and advice will be given according to their scan outcome.
TCA Peels, glycolic-, citric-, gluconolactone-, lactic-, kojic-, polyhydroxy- and salicylic acid. Our chemical peel systems are from well known medical brands such as Neostrata, Lamelle, Dermaquest and Skintech.


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