Chemical Peeling

Why do I need to add a facial peel to my skin care routine?

Most patients display fear when their doctor mentions the word “chemical peel”. They think blistering, desquamation, scabs and a long recovery period.

With different types of chemical peels (personalized for your specific need), a well-planned professional treatment may result in little down time with radiant skin.

How does a chemical peel treat my skin?

A chemical solution is applied to the skin to improve and smooth the texture of the skin by removing the damaged outer layers and inducing a healing process.

This treatment is indicated for facial blemishes, fine wrinkles, skin pigmentation and will stimulate new collagen production.  Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, arms, hand and legs for different medical condition and results.  The precise formula used may be adjusted to meet each patient’s needs.  A trained doctor performs medium peels (in the rooms) to deeper peels (under general anaesthesia).  After care involve no picking, intensive moisturizing and full sun protection.

What results may I expect from what type of peel?

Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s) includes glycolic, lactic or fruit acids is used for superficial peeling.

This mild peel formulation produces a superficial peeling effect.

It provides smoother, brighter-looking skin for people who can’t spare the time to recover from a phenol or TCA peel.

Indication for this treatment is:
  • Fine lines
  • Dull skin
  • Rough skin texture
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Acne
What may you expect from this treatment?

Expect mild dryness for 2 – 3 days.
Results of this treatment will be evident after repeated peels.

Tri-chloro-acetic acid (TCA) is the most commonly used solutions for medium-depth peeling. 
Indication for this treatment is:
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Smoother skin texture
  • Superficial blemishes
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Skin tightening
What may you expect from this treatment?

This treatment is painful and treated areas are swollen, red and crusted with flaking for the next week.
Results depend on the concentration of solution used (20 – 35%).

Phenol is the strongest of the chemical solutions and produces a deep peel.  

Skin preparation before a deep peel will ensure that you get maximum results with no complications.

Indication for this treatment is:
  • Deep facial wrinkles
  • Severe acne scarring
  • Excessive sun damage
What may you expect from this treatment?

This is a painful procedure and is sometimes done under general anaesthesia.
Severe peeling and crusting for 7 – 10 days.
Strict medical monitoring needed.

Facial Mesotherapy (The Meso-Lift)

Mesotherapy involves the injection of small amounts of medication, vitamins and amino acids into the mesoderm (the middle layer of skin).  The substance is placed just millimeters under the skin into the problematic area through a series of tiny and almost painless micro injections to deliver healing or corrective treatments.  Because the target area is reached immediately an instant process of rejuvenation is activated.

Skin Mesotherapy results in the following:

  • Improved skin radiance

  • Skin hydration

  • Wrinkle reduction

  • Skin tightening

  • Enhanced collagen, elastin & Hyaluronic acid in the skin

Mesotherapy is a biological and progressive treatment that requires a minimum of 5 to 6 treatments to have successful results.