What is a peel? 

Chemical peels are expected to do away with the outermost layers of the skin, encouraging newer and smoother skin to appear. It’s also used to treat fine lines, sun spots, freckles  and scars.

Peels available

You get superficial, medium-depth and deep peels. The latter should only be done by a very experienced aesthetic practitioner.

Dr Judey Pretorius, a co-founder and product developer at Biomedical Emporium  says “Go for a chemical peel at least once a month as humans typically go through an approximately 28-30-day skin cell cycle”.

What peels are right for these skin issues?

Pigmentation  

Treatment:Bio-Syntha-C Peel (Vitamin C)

Ascorbic acid is one of the most potent ingredients to reduce any form of oxidative stress on the skin, which makes the melanin, the pigment in the skin, go darker. Ascorbic acid reduces oxidative stress dramatically, lightening the pigment. An immediate complexion correction takes place, reducing the contrast of the pigment to areas that are non-pigmented dramatically. 

For oily skin  

Treatment:Salicylic 

Acid Peel

Also known as a sebum- reduction active ingredient. Active ingredients like salicylic acid help regulate overactive sebaceous glands and reduce the oiliness on the skin. 

For scarring 

Treatment:Glycolic 

Acid Peel

If you apply glycolic acid on to any types of scarring such as hypotrophical keloid scars, it penetrates deeper and stimulates collagen production. 

Enlarged pores

Treatment: Lactic Acid Peel

Suitable for very dehydrated skin. Lactic acid hydrates the skin and the pores dilate less.

Acne 

Treatment:Salicylic Acid Peel and Lactic Acid Peel

The lactic acid contains antimicrobial properties, and it reduces oiliness.