A chemical peel is a treatment in which a natural acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. This is a popular treatment as only minimal downtime is required and it produces naturally rejuvenated skin.
A chemical peel enhances and smooths the texture of the skin. It works by removing the dead skin cells to encourage collagen production and cellular turnover, revealing the softer, smoother skin beneath leaving you with a glowing complexion. The result is brighter, more youthful skin, along with reduction of fine lines, acne scarring and pigmentation. A peel will help you achieve luminous, revitalised and glowing skin.
At Re:treat we use cutting edge skin peels, with clinically proven ingredients that are safe and effective for all skin types. We often advise the use of good home skin care products to complement your peel such as the world-renowned ZO skin health range by Dr Zein Obagi, Beverly hills.
There are different levels of chemical peels, depending on your specific skin type and result we are hoping to achieve.
Light Peels- A gentle peel, targeting the upper skin layer suitable for achieving rejuvenation and a youthful glow. Effective for acne and for anti-aging, can be repeated on an ongoing basis if needed, usually monthly.
Medium depth peels- Works on a deeper level in the skin, resulting in more exfoliation. Better for resurfacing the skin and treating acne scars, wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage.
All of our peels are FDA approved
Skin Peel Treatments we offer: From ZO and Skintech
Zo Skin Health Stimulator Peel (Light)
The ‘lunchtime’ peel, performed with one of our Senior skin care therapists.
Suitable for all skin types. Evens skin tone and texture, exfoliates dead skin and promotes cell turnover, unclogs pores and prevents breakouts. minimizes fine lines
Contains: Diglucosyl galllic acid, Lactic acid, Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid, Beta-glucan and Zanthoxylum bundeanum (Sichuan pepper) fruit extract.
Mild tingling may be felt and an immediate glow.
Total procedure time 20 minutes
Zo Medical 3 Step Peel (Medium)
Usually performed after preparing the skin with 4-6 weeks of ZO home care program. For treating Pigmentation, melasma, sun damaged skin, fine lines, rough texture, large pores. Penetrates to deep epidermis layer of skin. Includes antioxidant protection, DNA repair.
- Step 1– Salicylic, TCA and lactic acids.
- Step 2 – 6% retinol creme, with Co-enzyme Q10- provides collagen stimulation. Marrubium Vulgare and Edelweiss cell extracts – anti-oxidant protection.
- Step 3– Calming creme containing DNA repair and protection, plant stem cells, broccoli extract and other ingredients to moisturise, anti-inflammation and Vitamin release.
A three step procedure taking 20-30 minutes. An anaesthetic cream may be used to help with any discomfort. You will be given some Retinol creme and Calming creme to take home and apply.
Some redness and skin exfoliation will occur over the following 2-3 days.