During a chemical peel, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) is applied onto the skin to remove the outer layer of cells, lightly exfoliating the skin to give a healthy glow. This form of cosmetic treatment can reduce fine wrinkles, freckles, irregular pigmentation and remove rough, scaly patches on the client’s skin.
Chemical peels are designed to accelerate the removal of old layer of the epidermis to promote new cell growth.
The procedure can take anything from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the location (face or body). Usually a series of 3 sessions are needed to treat aging skin and acne scars. Stretch marks removal on the other hand may take additional sessions with 2-3 months interval.Patients with melisma and other pigmented skin changes will benefit from a series of chemical/AHA peels combined with a home regimen of bleaching agents such as SkinTouch’s Bleaching 4 in 1, Rejuvenating Solution, Vitamin C cream or Kojic Cream.