Chemical Peels to Treat Wrinkles, Lines, Scars & Sun Damage
A skin peel can rejuvenate your skin and take years off you almost instantly without any of the side effects associated with invasive surgery.
Chemical peels are the quintessential magic wand for beautiful skin. They work by removing dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to grow, leading to a fresher, more glowing you. The procedures are used all sorts of skin issues such as wrinkles and lines, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, and sun damage - the results can be life-transforming! Whatever your skin dilemma, there’s sure to be a peel to suit. And, if Cleopatra - said to bathe in spoilt milk (lactic acid) to maintain her beauty and complexion - relied on it, then there’s no reason we shouldn’t!
Chemical peels are a safe, highly effective way to revitalise the skin. They can be performed once a month and 3-4 sessions will usually address your skin’s needs. There are several types of chemical peel available, each one prescribed specifically for desired effect and the extent of skin damage.
To lightly refresh your skin by making your skin smoother, even toned and blemish free
Light peels - Alphahydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Betahydroxy Acids (BHAs) – will do the job. They will make your skin smoother; more even toned and will reduce blemishes.
To treat moderate wrinkles, lines and sun damage
Opt for medium peels - trichloroacetic acids (TCAs). The treatment will work wonders in reducing lines, wrinkles and spots and will leave you skin supple and youthful.
To treat scars and damage
Deep peels – phenol acids - are your go-to. The result: drastically smoother skin, free of scars, wrinkles and pigmentation.
Chemical Peels vary in strength, formulation and how deep it can penetrate the skin.
Strength of chemical peel:
The strength of a peel depends on the concentration of the acid. The stronger the chemical peel, the more damage reversal it can do. It’s important to understand that strong peels are beneficial so long as it’s done right. Doing it incorrectly can potentially cause harm to your skin.
Formulation for chemical peels:
The effectiveness of the peel also depends on what ingredients are combined and in what concentrations.
Our skin has a natural healthy skin cycle, wherein the skin sheds every 28 days or so. Chemical Peel treatments when synced with the cycle produce the best results as it stimulates the cycle and improves skin texture faster.
Penetration of chemical peels:
Lighter peels reach just the upper layers of the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, Medium peels work deeper into the epidermis and Deep peels penetrate through the thickness of the epidermis and gets right down to the dermis, the lowest layers of the skin.
Kaya’s recommendation for chemical peels:
To make the most of Chemical Peels, we recommend you seek the expert advice of Kaya’s in-house dermatologists. They will analyse your skin and tailor-make peel treatments specific to its needs. The Intense Clarity Peel (Pro-Youth) is Kaya’s signature tri-active sequential combination peel system that is suitable for all skin types. It effectively reduces wrinkles and fine lines, restores radiance and reveals smoother, youthful skin.
Kaya offers various skin aging services. Visit our dermatologist today!