Chemical Peel

A very popular aesthetic procedure that can be used as a preventive and corrective treatment for your skin at any age.

The procedure involves applying a chemical solution to the surface of the skin to produce the careful removal of dead cells and outer layers. The amount of skin cells that are removed depends on the type and strength of chemical solution used, and how long it is left on the skin.

How the Procedure works?

Chemical peels are usually described according to how deep they penetrate the skin.

  • Superficial peel – Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic acidA superficial peel removes just the outer layer of skin and usually addresses skin dullness and roughness, superficial wrinkles, acne, mild hyperpigmentation etc. A light peel may need to be repeated monthly for maintenance.
  • Medium depth peel – TCAA medium peel removes more skin layers and addresses uneven skin tone, acne scarring, deeper wrinkles etc. A medium peel may be repeated every six to twelve months.
  • Deep peel – PhenolA deep peel may be used if you have deep facial wrinkles, severely photo-damaged skin and severe scarring. It is the strongest chemical peel that needs careful patient selection, local anaesthetic, pain pre-medication, prolonged downtime and dedicated post-peel care.

8th Sense Recommends Superficial Peels

It is a no downtime and it can be used on any skin type

They return for a series of superficial peels as soon as they realise that there is no visible peeling but rather reviled “new skin” underneath removed dead cells.

This treatment is very popular on the face but can also be used on other body areas such as legs, hands, neck, shoulder etc. that suffer from the following:

  • Rough texture
  • Dull skin
  • Dark spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Enlarged pores

The advantages of superficial peels:

  • No anaesthetic is required, and patients only feel slight tingling sensation during the procedure.
  • Peels are virtually non-irritating and can be done on any skin type.
  • You can apply makeup immediately following the peel.
  • No downtime is required. You can receive this treatment during your lunch break and immediately return to your activities.
  • A series of six peels in sequence is done two to four weeks apart is recommended.
  • You can start as early as 18 years old to treat acne, and 20 years old to prevent skin aging and imperfections.
*Disclaimer: Treatment results will vary on a patient to patient basis. No guarantees can be made.