Chemical Peels

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Chemical peels are one method of resurfacing the skin, to help reduce pigmentation, fine wrinkles, acne scarring, sun-damage and therefore the overall appearance of the skin.

Peels come in varying strengths depending on the result required. Deeper peels will give the best results but do involve a longer recovery period. Dr David Bullock will discuss the type of peel suitable for your treatment and any pre and post peel preparations during your consultation.

Depending on what you are concerned with treating the following peels are available at NCMC…

Timeless Peel Package – ‘no downtime’

A medium depth peel resulting in a smoother, denser, beautifully hydrated skin. Used for treating appearance of acne, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Suitable for treating melasma/hyperpigmentation, actinic keratosis, environmental/sun damage, premature aging. Due to minimal irritation to the skin and little to no peeling, there is no downtime with the Timeless peel.

Contains: 40% AGP complex (Vit A) – Stimulates fibroblasts (collagen cells), regulates sebum & 25% Lactic acid (exfoliation). The package includes a preparation and recovery kit to help promote the benefits of the Timeless Peel.

Jessner’s Peel

Jessner’s solutions contain a combination of three active ingredients – lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol – all in low concentrations. It is a very safe, superficial peel and is the peel of choice for those who want the benefits of a fruit acid treatment, but would like to see some flaking of the treated skin. Patients who would prefer to avoid flaking are recommended to have a series of glycolic treatments.

The Jessner’s peel is suitable for those who want to freshen up their complexion, restore lustre, reduce pigmentation, and improve acne blemishes and blackheads. It is preferable to glycolic treatments for those with pigmentation problems.

For maximum benefit, it is recommended that you prepare your skin by using a product containing glycolic acid for two weeks prior to your peel. This preparation of the skin removes the first layers of dead skin cells, thus enabling the peel solution to penetrate more effectively, and is particularly important for patients with pigmentation problems. The most appropriate pre-peel products for you will be recommended by Dr Bullock at your initial consultation.

The amount of peeling you experience can be adjusted to your needs. In general, the more flaking you can tolerate the faster you will see results. Even the lightest Jessner’s peel will make the skin shiny and tight for a few days, though this can be camouflaged with make-up. A heavier peel will result in peeling for anything from a day or two up to a week. Day 3 is usually the day with the greatest peeling. In addition, some patients experience red or brown streaking which disappears once the peeling is complete and is not cause for concern.