What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world. It was commonly performed in ancient Egypt to help people achieve smoother, glowing skin.
Fast forward to this day and age, chemical peels are still popular because they are cost effective and offer safe and quick results.
Dr Edwin’s chemical peel consists of a blend of glycolic acid (AHAs), salicylic acid (BHAs) as well as antibacterial extracts such as Vacinium Myrtillus and Saccharum Officinarum. It was formulated to treat patients with active acne, whiteheads, pigmentation and dull skin. He believes that the superficial - medium chemical peel strikes a perfect balance between delivering results and minimising downtime.
How does it work?
Chemical Peels work by removing outer skin layers, dead skin cells and impurities.
This process stimulates skin renewal and collagen regeneration.
In addition, Chemical Peels also unclog pores and kill acne causing bacteria.
Benefits of Chemical Peel
- Smoother and brighter skin
- Active acne improvement
- Reduced blackheads and whiteheads
- Pigmentation lightening
- Wrinkle reduction
What can you expect during the procedure?
After cleansing of the face, 2 to 3 passes of chemical peel will be applied to the skin. Mild tingling or ant-bite like sensation will be experienced.
The total duration of the procedure will take between 5 to 8 minutes. The face will be cleansed thoroughly again to remove any remaining chemicals.
After the peel, a calming and hydrating mask will be applied to soothe the skin and minimise redness.
Despite being called a peel, most patients will not actually experience skin peeling after the procedure. However, some skin redness lasting 1 to 3 days may be expected.
Is the treatment painful?
Patients may feel a stinging, ant-bite like sensation when the peel is applied. However, this sensation is tolerable and disappears once the peel is washed off.
Is there downtime?
There is minimal down time. Some patients may experience a pinkish blush. Despite being called a peel, there should not be any obvious skin peeling after the procedure. It is suitable for all skin types.
How often can Chemical Peels be done?
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