Skin peels remove these dead cells through a process of chemical exfoliation and results include reducing the signs of ageing, clearing up acne, reducing sun damage, and other pigmentation problems.
What is a skin peel?
Skin peels have been used for many thousands of years – just think of Cleopatra’s milk bath, which was in effect a lactic acid peel. In modern times, scientists have discovered many different acids that can exfoliate the surface of the skin. These include hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid (or TCA), and phenol.
Who is suitable for a chemical peel?
Superficial and medium peels are suitable for most people unless you have a history of acne scarring or issues with pigmentation. If you have darker skin, it is important to see an experienced medical practitioner as the peel can cause skin bleaching.
What is the treatment like?
Superficial peels, usually glycolic acid, are applied to the cleansed treatment area and left on from between two and ten minutes before being washed off and neutralised. They can be repeated weekly if necessary.
For medium peels, the skin is cleansed and the peel is applied – this can sometimes dry to a white or grey coating on the skin. Once this occurs, the peel is removed and neutralised when necessary, some peels used by Mr Karoo do not need immediate neutralising. These can be repeated on a 3 monthly basis.
What happens afterwards?
Again, this depends on the strength of the peel – superficial peels have no downtime, medium peels can take a few days to a week for skin to return to ‘normal’, and deep peels can involve weeks of downtime.
Mr Karoo will often use The Perfect Peel
This unique blended formula debuts a new era in skin health. Never before has a peel ordered results at this level to all skin types.
The Perfect Peel is a revolutionary peel that will transform your skin into a healthier and clearer complexion in just one week. Kind to all skin types, The Perfect Peel requires no pre-peel skin preparation and the virtually pain-free process takes less than 20 minutes to perform.
The Perfect Peel blends glutathione, kojic acid, TCA, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, and a blend of minerals and vitamins, including vitamin C. Kojic acid is a powerful lightening agent and proven to increase collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin that is brighter and tighter. TCA, phenol and retinoid acid reduce wrinkles and correct pigmentation problems, while salicylic acid exfoliates the skin and reduces inflammation.