Original Article: www.mesoestetic.co.za
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is an effective anti-aging treatment which provokes accelerated skin regeneration in the superficial layers of the skin.
A chemical solution – which often consists of natural or synthetics acids with a pH much lower than that of normal, healthy skin – is applied to the face, hands or body.
The solution loosens or destroys superficial, damaged skin cells in order to evoke the formation of new healthy tissues in the deeper layers of the skin. This may improve many aesthetic concerns visible on the skin’s surface.
How are chemical peels applied?
It is a quick treatment that takes about 30 min in totals. Your skin is cleaned thoroughly and then the peel is applied using a soft brush. You many feel a slight burning sensation that lasts about 5-10 mins.
Chemical peels are available in various types and strengths to treat various different concerns.
How can a peel benefit my skin?
- Renders softer skin with a smoother texture.
- Reduces fine lines and softens wrinkles.
- Improves the appearance of mild scares and imperfections.
- Treats mild to moderate types of acne.
- Reduces age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma)
- Unifies skin tone.
- Brightens complexion, adding luminosity.
- Increases epidermal thickness, resulting in a stronger skin with plumping effect.
- Improves the appearance of enlarged pores.
- Purifies and oxygenates the skin.
- Increases the effectiveness of products through enhanced penetration of actives.
Mesopeel Glycolic – for all skin types
Mesopeel Lactic – Sensitive, dry, fine and/or dull skin types
Mesopeel Salicylic – Greasy, acne-prone, seborrhoeic skin
Mesopeel Mandelic – Thick, greasy, seborrhoeic skins, dyschromia
Mesopeel TCA – Skin aging
Mesopeel Melanstop – Dyschromia, hyperpigmentation and photoaging
Who is a good candidate for a chemical peel?
Most healthy people can undergo a peel safely. It is very important that your practitioner chooses the correct type of peel suited to your phototype (skin tone) and aesthetic concern. Mesoestetic peels offer a customised treatments options for everyone.
How often shall I have a peel?
For best results, superficial peels are usually recommended as a series of treatments. This can be between 3-5 sessions, 2-4 weeks apart depending on your concern., depth of peel and healing capacity of your skin. Thereafter, you can maintain results with a treatment every 8-12 weeks.
Superficial peels serve as a wonderful treatment to prepare the skin for other remodeling treatments as well. Your practitioner can advise you on combing treatments safely.
If you have a deeper or more aggressive peel (such a a TCA) it usually won’t be repeated more than 1-3 times a year, depending on the depth.
Why mesoestetic peels?
As one of the leading medical aesthetic labs in the world, mesoestetic offers the widest range of peels.
The company has their own biotechnology lab dedicated to continuously sourcing the best active ingredients, determining the optimal parameters for concentration and pH, and presenting them in the best possible formulations.
Mesoestetic peels offer a high safety margin, yet without compromising effectiveness.
Mesopeel Modified Jessner – Dark spots, irregular skin tone, aging.
Mesopeel Azelan – All phases of acne.
Mesopeel Piruvex – Moderate-severe aging.
Mesopeel Melanoplus – Melanic spots, lengtigoe, hyperpigmentation.
Mesopeel Bionic Age Recovery – Dull skin with a loss of skin density.
Mesopeel phenTCA – Moderate to sever aging, acne scars.