CHEMICAL PEEL


 

Chemical peel is a topical solution applied to the skin to soften the dead skin layer and exfoliate the skin. Once those dead and damaged skin cells peel away, a clearer, smoother and more youthful appearance is restored.

Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, décolleté or hands. Many skin conditions can be improved when receiving a series of peels:

  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
  • Improve the appearance of mild scars
  • Treat certain types of acne 
  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
  • Dull skin will appear more radiant and rejuvenated
  • Rough or uneven skin will become smoother
  • Hydrate the skin

Here at the Teresa Tarmey, we offer you a choice of NeoStrata skin peels that work superficially within the skin and successfully treat different skin problems. We have chosen all our peels because they’re effective, produce minimal downtime and are the leading skin peels currently available. 

 


 

About NeoStrata® ProSystem

NeoStrata® ProSystem is a highly effective, superficial peeling system used by medical skincare professionals that is clinically proven to achieve outstanding and predictable results in skincare. The system offers the flexibility of four Rejuvenating Peel concentrations – 20%, 35%, 50%, 70% Glycolic Acid – and two targeted benefit peels for Clarifying and Brightening the skin. This allows your skincare professional to design a treatment program to specifically meet your individual needs.

 

NeoStrata® ProSystem superficial peels are often referred to as “lunchtime peels”. NeoStrata® ProSystem utilises three different alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs); glycolic acidcitric acid and mandelic acid. AHAs are naturally occurring “fruit acids” found in fruits and other foods. Glycolic acid is found naturally in sugar cane, citric acid in citrus fruits, and mandelic acid in almonds.

Many common skin problems are associated with the excess build-up of dead skin cells that make the skin thick and dull and may cause clogged pores. AHAs help loosen and remove the dead surface layers of skin to exfoliate and smooth skin, as well as provide deeper anti aging effects.

A NeoStrata® ProSystem peel treatment is a specific technique for skin renewal. A high concentration of AHA is safely applied to the skin for a short period of time and then chemically neutralised to end the treatment. This procedure helps to remove the damaged layer of surface skin cells revealing fresh skin, stimulating cell turnover and encouraging anti aging effects in the deeper skin layers. A series of peels can help the skin appear healthier, smoother, plumper, firmer, less oily and more even-toned with fewer acne blemishes. 

AHA peels have the advantage of being non-toxic and are used for superficial peeling of the skin because they require little recovery time. Usually done in a series of controlled treatments, AHA peels are often comparable in their results to some deeper peels without the complications.

 

Additional benefits of NeoStrata ProSystem peels:

  • Fragrance and paraben-free

  • Physician strength formulas

  • Dermatologist developed

  • Not tested on animals

  • Can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to enhance outcomes

  • Can be used to help maintain benefits of other cosmetic procedures


Before and after photos

1. BEFORE YOU GET A CHEMICAL PEEL

Your practitioner may recommend pre-treatment with one of theNeoStrata® products containing glycolic acid. It is important to start using this NeoStrata® product as soon as it is recommended, often 2 weeks prior to your peel. Apply product as directed after cleansing. This will help prepare your skin for the NeoStrata® ProSystem peel.

 

2. DURING CHEMICAL PEEL

During the NeoStrata® ProSystem, peel you may experience slight discomfort which may include stinging, burning, itching, tingling or a heat-like sensation.

 

3. AFTER CHEMICAL PEEL

Initially your skin may be red and feel sensitive. Some patients experience stinging, burning, itching, mild pain or discomfort, tightness. These are all normal and expected results. It is important to remember that unlike other peels, you do not have to see visible flaking or peeling of the skin to achieve desired results. You may notice that your skin feels rough over the next couple of days due to enhanced exfoliation/light peeling. Many people experience fresh, clean glowing skin post peel, and the short term results are a bonus as the aim of the peel treatments is long term skin health through a course of treatments and home care.

After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sunlight and other sources of UV light (tanning beds etc.), so it is recommended to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen every day.

  • Textural smoothening and improvements with acne prone skin can occur with 1 to 3 peels.
  • Deeper textural changes require multiple peels. Noticeable improvements usually occurs following 3 to 6 peels.
  • The most severe skin issues can take longer to improve. Results are best achieved in a series of treatments and may be combined with other types of aesthetic treatments to get the best possible outcome for your skin. Our highly experienced team of aesthetic therapists can help determine the most suitable course of action.

 

HOW OFTEN CHEMICAL PEELS ARE DONE?

For maximum results, it is necessary to follow the recommended course of treatments (typically 6 sessions) and treatment schedule (it may vary from 2 to 4 weeks between each treatment depending on the condition(s) to be treated).