Know your Chemical Peels

| September 29, 2020

Erase blemished dull skin, reverse visible ageing and uncover a smooth glowing complexion.

Chemical Peels are a versatile treatment for individuals seeking to remedy skin concerns, erase blemished dull skin, reverse visible ageing, and uncover a smooth glowing complexion.

Chemical Peel popularity is based on their predictable aesthetic rewards and highly customizable formulations.

SAI is offering a 10% discount on all Chemical Peels for the month of October. You can view all of the SAI Specials and you can view which treatments we recommend for summer preparation.

Superficial Vs. Intensive Chemical Peels

Within Aesthetics the most commonly utilized type of Chemical Peels are not intensive but light, gentle and superficial. However, there are specific dermal indications which will require a more aggressive peel formulations for effective treatment.

Known as Superficial Chemical Peels, they are a powerful asset and excellent aesthetic tool in the fight against visible ageing. Suitable for a wide range of skin types, these treatment peels target a myriad of skin complaints effectively and offer immediate results to enjoy.

Perfect for summertime, Superficial Peels are very safe, low risk, and they do not require missing any summer fun as they do not incur any downtime / recovery-time.

The Most Common Superficial Peels performed in Aesthetics include these active ingredients:

  • Glycolic Acid
  • Salicylic Acid

Active Ingredients Explained

In order to compare and contrast popular peels it is imperative to know the mechanism of action possessed by their active ingredients. Glycolic and Salicylic Acid are both hydroxy acids. Application of either hydroxy acid will result in improved skin tone and texture as a direct result of monitored, well-considered chemical exfoliation. While they share the same purpose of achieving skin exfoliation, they do hold some dissimilarities, and these are worth understanding.

Professional formulations will most likely contain one of the two featured active ingredients; however, at times they may include both. Concentrations will vary and the correct ratio in any given treatment will be achieved through the combination of considered expert formula selection and duration of application time.

Skincare & Chemical Peel Actives

Glycolic Acid alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)

This hydroxy acid comes from sugary fruit and is water soluble. It is often the first choice as its capabilities are well-studied. It also features a smallest molecule which allows it the easiest access on a cellular level. Its application results in superficial peeling of the dermal surface to reveal fresh skin cells below. It aids and improves moisture retention to provide a host of hydration benefits. It is a frequent choice for mature, extra dry, or damaged skin as it is gentle yet effective.

Works well to target the following:

  1. Wrinkles & Fine Lines: Texture is improved. Skin is firmed and new cells are uncovered, showcasing an even surface.
  2. Acne scars, age spots, & mild pigmentation concerns – Removes pits and blemishes by reducing old damaged cells and ushering in the arrival of fresh dermal cells.
  3. Uneven tone & enlarged pores – Elimination of dead cells redefines pores. Stimulation of cellular processes leads to enhanced cellular function and brighter fresh toned skin.

Salicylic Acid – beta hydroxy acid (BHA)

This hydroxy acid is oil soluble; as such it provides a deep cleaning action on the surface of the skin and is capable of penetrating deeper into individual pores. It eliminates dirt and excess skin oil while also assisting with normalizing pore size and shape. BHA is well-known for its superb anti-inflammatory effects. It may have a drying effect on skin and as such concentrations employed must be carefully considered. After-care should include a capable moisturiser. It is thought of as a great choice for younger skin which may possess more sebum and oil due in part to normal hormone cycles.

Works well to target the following:

  1. Skin conditions caused by excessive sebum: the removal of dead skin cells and excess sebum, that otherwise clog pores, creates calmer conditions on the dermal surface. Will treat and remove blemishes, bumps, blackheads, and visibly enlarged pores.
  2. Acne Breakouts & prevention: Oil-destroying properties clears skin layers and pores of flare-up producing bacteria. Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory action allows for reactive skin to get a rest.
  3. Sensitive skin: Mild enough to use on sensitive skin, BHA will soothe easily-irritated skin by enhancing the skin barrier function. Ideal for skin that suffers from rosacea or milia or is susceptible to redness.

Begin the Journey to Great Skin

An experienced and knowledgeable team that understands dermal qualities and conditions thoroughly, alongside peel formulations, is an absolute necessity for safe and predictable results.

SAI provides this with a gold standard of service. Enjoy the benefits offered by a personalized protocol based on individual skin qualities and aesthetic goals. SAI is home to professionals poised to provide quality treatments for superior skin.

  • Contact Us today to schedule your Skin Assessment or call us on 011 883 3116 / 060 718 2178.
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  • See which treatments SAI recommends for summer skin preparation.

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