A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that helps to restore youthful, radiant skin through the removal of dead skin cells at the surface. At Serenity, we offer a range of Ayur-medic peels, including glycolic, lactic acid and mandelic peel. Chemical peels can greatly improve the appearance of the skin by eliminating the damaged outer layers.
These peels are extremely effective at the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, uneven skin pigmentation, acne scars, and other skin imperfections of the face, hands, and neck. Chemical peels have been used for decades to revitalise and resurface the skin, with a variety of skin peel treatments available. At your consultation we can examine your skin and discuss which treatments are right for you.
Glycolic peel & how it works
A glycolic peel is a light chemical peel that uses a mild alphahydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane to produce a light peel of the outermost damaged layers of the skin.
When applied to the skin, it helps to remove the ‘glue’ that holds the older, rougher and dryer skin on the surface. Once this top layer of dead skin is removed, the fresh, new layer is visible and the treatment also actively promotes the development of new cell growth.
Many experts believe that the glycolic AHA is the most promising for skin rejuvenation because it has the smallest molecular size. A glycolic peel is an excellent non-surgical minimally invasive procedure that can treat fine facial wrinkles, acne, uneven pigment, and skin dryness.
Benefits of glycolic peel
A glycolic peel in an excellent alternative to deeper peels for those patients who do not wish to go through the discomfort and recovery period required of the latter. A glycolic peel can be done without an anesthetic. This technique can provide dramatic changes with virtually no skin redness or other unwanted after effects. A patient will be able to resume normal activities after a glycolic peel almost immediately. Time off from work and other responsibilities is not required.
How many glycolic peel treatments will I need?
We recommend a series of 6 treatments fortnightly for optimal results.
Lactic Acid Peeling 40%.
An Alpha hydroxyacid (AHA) with anti-aging and hydrating properties. Used for dry skin, fine lines, expression lines and photo-ageing …
What Are The Benefits? A lactic acid peel does not come with the skin irritation or recovery time of deeper chemical peels, and it is therefore a good choice for people with sensitive skin or who have rosacea. It is also free of risks or complications, making it a good choice for those new to chemical peels. How can a lactic acid peel benefit your skin?
A chemical peel works by using a chemical — in this case, lactic acid — on bare skin. It removes the top layer of skin (epidermis). Some stronger formulas may also target the middle layers of skin (dermis).Despite the name, your skin doesn’t noticeably “peel” off. What is noticeable, though, are the effects underneath the removed epidermis: smoother and brighter skin.
What does mandelic acid peel do for your skin?
It’s derived from sugar cane and is effective at exfoliating skin, reducing fine lines, and preventing acne. Mandelic acid has been found to be effective for inflammatory acne and some forms of hyperpigmentation, as well as treating sun damage and evening out pigmentation.
The peel works at unclogging pores, exfoliating dead skin and renewing the skin’s appearance and tone. A series of Mandelic peels will provide longer lasting results, so be sure to have your therapist rebook your appointment for ¾ weeks.