Chemical peel treatments
Many skin problems are associated with an excessive build up of dead skin cells, which make the skin thick and dull and can clog the pores. Extremes of weather, pollution, lack of sleep and stress can all have an impact. As a result the complexion can become uneven with altered pigmentation, sun spots, acne, scarring, rough patches, fine lines and wrinkles.
Chemical peels involve the careful application of a chemical exfoliant to the epidermal skin removing the layers of dead skin cells and revealing new skin underneath. This new skin looks brighter, fresher and younger.
There are various chemical peels available. The nature of the compound, the concentration of the chemical and the length of time it is in contact with the skin will determine the level of skin penetration and the level of peeling.
Oris doctors have the expertise to tailor a treatment specifically for your skin’s needs. Oris offer the following two peels;
Neostrata Glycolic Acid (superficial)
This is our most superficial peel. It is effective at improving the skin texture and dealing with superficial skin problems. A single peel can brighten the skin, perfect as a good exfoliation before a special event. We recommend, however, a course of 4-6 peels to produce a more significant and longer lasting effect.
This peel may cause minimal redness for a short time following the treatment. It does not cause the skin to peel making it our ‘no down time’ choice.
Easy TCA (superficial to medium)
This chemical peel results in a slightly deeper peel making it ideal to deal with more significant skin problems such as acne, melasma (pigmentation), fine lines, rosacea and superficial scars.
A single peel will result in a visible effect but we advised a course of 4 peels at weekly intervals. The treatment progressively softens lines and wrinkles and improve age spots and acne.
Your skin may be slightly pink for a short time following treatment. This will usually settle within one to two hours. Superficial skin peeling occurs on day 3-5 following your treatment. We advise you to apply moisturizer frequently. Your skin will not blister.
What does the treatment involve?
All Oris treatments follow a detailed pre-treatment consultation. At this consultation you will discuss with the doctor the look you wish to achieve. Your Oris doctor will advise you which treatments will be most effective at helping you reach this. If you decide to proceed the doctor will make a detailed recording of your medical history and conduct a careful examination of your face.
Depending on which chemical peel you decide to proceed with your Oris doctor may recommend a period of skin preparation prior to your treatment. This will involve you using products at home to apply to the face to ensure you get the best possible result from your treatment. These products do not cause any redness or peeling.
On your treatment day your Oris doctor will cleanse your skin and protect your clothing and hair line. You will be asked to remove all jewelry. Your chosen peel will be applied to the skin using a soft brush. The peel may cause some mild discomfort or a feeling of heat. You will be given a fan to minimize these sensations. The peel will usually remain on the skin for up to five minutes and is removed using specialized products.
You will be asked not to clean your face until the morning following your treatment to allow time for the post treatment products to work. We recommend that you avoid sunshine for 2 weeks.
After all chemical peels it is essential that you always use a good high factor sunscreen.