Chemical Skin Peel
The combination of glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid within a superficial chemical peel provides a skin exfoliant to chemically remove keratinised structures of the epidermis, restoring a radiant complexion. Safe and easy to use with no downtime.
Glycolic acid is a type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived from sugar cane (it can also be made synthetically). Due to its smaller molecular size, glycolic acid is more effective than other alpha hydroxy acids and when used correctly can improve the look and feel of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
Glycolic acid works in a number of ways, primarily through its exfoliation properties. On application the glycolic acid penetrates the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold dead skin cells together. This action allows the layer of dead skin cells to dissolve revealing the underlying skin.
This Treatment is for:
Glycolic acid is particularly effective for skin rejuvenation because of the following unique properties
Exfoliates by thoroughly removing the uneven, rough layer of dead skin cells, resulting in a more compact stratum corneum
Penetrates through the upper layer of skin to begin exfoliation from the bottom up, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Increases moisture retention by binding with water and pulling it through the stratum corneum, improving skin hydration and overall skin health
Reduces the amount of surface skin oil, which aids the removal of blackheads and other skin impurities and can help stimulate collagen production within the dermis
Benefits of advanced treatments for the skin and the aging process and how it can benefit your clients
The skin has three layers:
The epidermis – the outer layer we see
The dermis – made up of connective tissue such as collagen & elastin, the dermis serves as the skins structural support network
The subcutaneous tissue – contains fat cells, these cells help make the skin look plump or full. The skin ageing process is caused by many factors including:
Excess free radicals
Environment (e.g. chemicals, UV exposure)
Lifestyle (e.g. stress, smoking and diet)
Vitamin deficiencies The effect of the ageing process causes:
The epidermis thins. The cells and matrix lose their ability to retain moisture.
The dermal layer thins and produces less collagen. The elastin fibres responsible for maintaining skin elasticity begin to wear out.
The subcutaneous fat cells shrink, unable to support the weakening dermal layer.
The results of the ageing process include:
The loss of moisture retention result in dramatically dryer skin.
The reduction in collagen and weaker elastin fibres cause wrinkles to form and the skin to sag. The sebaceous glands enlarge but produce less sebum oil which further dries the skin.
Shrinkage of the fat cells makes wrinkles and sagging skin more evident. As the skin degrades wrinkles form and the skin’s texture and resilience diminishes. Skin rejuvenation treatments aid the remodelling of the epidermal and supporting dermal structures to gain improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.