Chemical Peels

The use of medical (chemical) peels for skin rejuvenation dates back to the ancient Egyptians, who benefited from the light skin peeling effect of hydroxyl acids by using sour milk or fermented grape skins.

Today scientists have identified many safe forms of acids, which have been used to induce rejuvenation.

Peels have become increasingly popular over the past two decades and can be a very effective treatment to rejuvenate and tighten the skin, treat sun damage, reduce lines and wrinkles and improve abnormal pigmentation problems. Peels are also very beneficial for the treatment of acne and can be very effective where more conventional treatments have failed.

Superficial or gentle peel treatments are typically carried out as a course. They are often referred to as "lunch time" peels as they are fast and convenient, taking about 30 minutes, and need virtually no recovery time nor local anaesthetic. These peels are recommended for early signs of sun damage and for boosting collagen production. They also help reduce fine lines, open pores, pigmentation and freckles. A course of superficial peels can be repeated once or twice a year to keep the skin in good condition and to protect against sun damage.