ANTI-AGING / REJUVENATION
TATTOO REMOVAL / BODY PEELS
ACNE / SCARS / SPOTS / PIGMENTATION
Peels accelerate cell turnover by dissolving the tiny bonds that hold skin cells together, helping to remove dead skin on the surface of the skin that can lead to dull complexions as well as fine lines. It also strengthens collagen, one of the building blocks of the skin’s support network that gives it youthful firmness.
This increased rate of sloughing thins the outermost layer of the skin called the stratum corneum. A thinner stratum corneum reflects light better and makes skin look smoother and more youthful. Mandelic acid and other alpha hydroxy acids generally soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture
We at Peel Away have a variety of peels to suit the need of each and every individual. From soft peels with no downtime to deeper peels with a 7day downtime period. Your lifestyle and time will determine the choice of your product. No matter what your choice is, remember that peels should be part of your beauty routine
When one must choose what kind of chemical peel ingredient to buy there is different options to choose from.
We will list our peels from the weakest to the strongest for your convenience:
Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid extracted from almonds and especially useful for skins with a combination of photoaging, acne and hyperpigmentation. Mandelic acid has antiseptic powers, differentiating it from other alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic and lactic), so it can be used on acne-affected or greasy skins. Because it is a mild peel a series of treatments are required and there is no downtime
Retinoic acid peel (Vit A)
Retinoic acid peel (yellow peel) belongs to skin treatments with a short recovery period. The main advantages of this treatment are minimal skin damage, a brief recovery period. Retinoic acid peel can also effectively cleanse the skin, has anti-inflammatory effects, makes skin glow, improves skin texture and structure, and provides a lifting effect.
Lactic acid is another good starting peel because it’s considered lightweight and gentle. It smooths skin, provides a glow, helps with minor wrinkles, and is better than glycolic acid in treating hyperpigmentation and general skin discolorations. In addition, it’s more hydrating.
Alpha hydroxy acids, also known as AHAs, are one of the most popular ingredients in a mild chemical peel. This peel is typically used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, smooth rough skin and produce a more even skin tone. Because this is a mild chemical peel, a series of treatments may be required to achieve desired results
This is a medium-strength peel that’s made up of three primary ingredients (salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol). It’s a great peel for hyperpigmentation and acne-prone or oily skin, but should be avoided if you have dry or sensitive skin because it could be fairly drying. This peel will cause frosting, when parts of your skin turn white during the peel due to the surface of your skin being exfoliated away by the acidic solution. Downtime could last anywhere from a couple days to a week.
TCA peel (trichloroacetic acid)
TCA is a medium-strength peel, and the strongest of the bunch listed here. TCA peels are no joke, so take this one seriously. This substance can successfully treat a host of skin imperfections, including sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne scarring. The procedure offers effective results with minimum risk. TCA chemical peels usually take about a week to recover from, and the results are much more dramatic than lighter peels can offer. Some patients need more than one treatment session to achieve desired results.
The side effects you may experience largely depend on the strength, intensity, and type of peel you use. Note: Just because you don’t peel, doesn’t mean it isn’t working! Don’t underestimate the strength of a chemical peel, even if you feel it didn’t do much. With TCA there’ll most definitely be skin peeling and redness. This can last anywhere from 7 to 10 days, so make sure you’re doing these peels when you can afford to stay at home and hide away for a while. (Unless you’re okay with looking a bit like a lizard in public)
With whatever peel you start with, patch test first! For a patch test:
1. Apply a small amount of product on your skin in a discreet area, like the inside of your wrist or your inner arm.
2. Wait 48 hours to see if there’s a reaction.
Directly after a peel make sure you aren’t using active ingredients like Retin-A or products that include any acids, like glycolic or salicylic acid, in your skin care.
After you’ve completed a peel, you should follow up with a very bland, simple skin care routine. Incorporating a hyaluronic acid product can help hydrate the daylights out of your skin, and research has shown hyaluronic acid plays an important role in wound healing — two things which you should definitely be focusing on after a peeling session.
You also can’t go wrong with using moisturizers that strengthen and repair the moisture barrier.( Rosehip Oil aftercare)Another good and inexpensive product to use after chemical peels is Vaseline. Contrary to popular belief, petrolatum is noncomedogenic. Its molecules are simply too big to clog pores. (Not longer than 2 days)Lastly, but not least, make sure you wear sunscreen and protect your skin from the sun immediately following your peel. Your skin will be very sensitive.
And that does it for doing chemical peels at home! Keep in mind that incorrectly applied chemical peels can leave you scarred for life.
Make sure you purchase your products from us at Peel Away who can guide and assist you to be safe, have fun with it, and we welcome you to the world of beautiful skin.