Having insecurities about blemishes, wrinkles or other imperfections on your face can be taxing on your self-confidence. As your visage, neck, and hands are some of your most prominent features
Having insecurities about blemishes, wrinkles or other imperfections on your face can be taxing on your self-confidence. As your visage, neck, and hands are some of your most prominent features, hiding behind a mask of products is not only expensive but also time-consuming and not a long-term solution.
Chemical Peels improve the texture of your skin through the application of a chemical agent which promotes the growth of new skin cells. This causes regeneration of the tissue, resulting in firmer, smoother skin and fresh-faced glow. There are three types of peels available: superficial, medium and deep. The variation used is dependent on your skin concerns.
Who Would Benefit From a Chemical Peel?
Patients with imperfections on their face, neck or hands can benefit greatly from this procedure, specifically those with:
- Uneven skin texture
- Uneven skin tone (pigmentation)
- Sun damage
- Large pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin brightening
- Acne and Acne scars
- Sun damage
What To Expect From Your Chemical Peel Procedure
Once the rejuvenated skin starts to surface, you can expect the area to feel smoother and firmer revealing a bright, healthy glow.
After your procedure, wrinkles and uneven skin tone are less prominent, resulting in a smoother finish.
Are Chemical Peels Painful?
Discomfort with superficial peels is minimal. An itchy, prickly, heated sensation can be experienced while the chemical takes effect on the skin.
Mild to medium discomfort can be experienced with medium depth peels. One can expect a hot, burning sensation. TCA peels are layer dependent; the more layers of peel applied to the skin, the deeper the peel will be.
With deep peels one can expect severe discomfort, it is therefore recommended that the patient be sedated before having this treatment. Deep peels are also only performed by a Doctor.
Is There Downtime Involved With Chemical Peels?
Superficial peels are quick, no-downtime procedures. The skin has been reported to feel slightly dry for 1 – 2 days post-treatment.
Medium depth peels are slightly more invasive. You may experience a heated sensation and the skin may appear pink for 2 days post-treatment. Tightness and dryness will usually set in from day 2 or 3. The skin can appear darker in certain areas but will become more even once flaking begins. The skin will also look older in appearance just before flaking occurs. Flaking will usually begin from day 3 or 4 and can continue for up to 1 week after your treatment.
Deep peels require downtime. The skin will appear red and swollen post-treatment and can continue for up to a week. The skin will feel sensitive for up to 1-week post-treatment. Peeling usually starts from day 3 or 4 and will be deep, and the skin underneath will appear pink for several weeks post-treatment. It is advisable to take a week off from work to recover from this treatment.
When we meet during your consultation, we will evaluate your selected area first to determine which chemical peel procedure to implement for maximum effect.
Each chemical peel, regardless of the type you’re having involves cleaning the skin before hand. Next, the specific chemical is applied to the area and left on for a recommended time, which is dependant on the type of peel you’re having. During this time you can experience some discomfort or burning. After the specified amount of time, depending on your desired results, the chemical is neutralised and wiped clean.
For those having medium to deep peels, oral sedatives and analgesics are administered during application to relieve pain.
Patients will need to clean the area frequently and thoroughly either with water or a provided, customised solution, depending on the area and the type of peel received. This not only ensures a speedy recovery but also prevents infection and changes in the skin colour. You can also expect to regularly apply a neutral, non-perfumed moisturising cream daily.
After any chemical peel, you can expect your skin to be sensitive to sunlight for up to two weeks. An over-the-counter sunscreen with a high UV factor should suffice, but patients are requested to clear it with their specialist first.
With over a decade of experience in the operating room as a plastic surgeon, Dr Nerina Wilkinson is not only qualified in the field, but she also understand the needs of her patients. She hand selects equally compassionate and reputable people to be part of her team to ensure a thorough and discreet service that benefits all our patients’ physical, emotional and psychological needs.
The Skin Science Team
About Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates
We are passionate about educating our clients on safe results-driven treatments and protocols. Our skincare programs are individually designed to deliver visible cellular change to transform your skin to optimum clarity and radiance.
Your experience starts with a computerized complexion analysis that objectively measures and maps your skin. A blueprint is designed where clients can be inspired to revitalize their skin and restore their natural beauty.
Dr Nerina Wilkinson has a passion for education and training
As a Trainer, key opinion leader and innovator, dr Nerina Wilkinson Empowers doctors and clients through her passion for education
Medical staff are trained at workshops and conferences in the newest aesthetic non-surgical treatments to deliver excellent but even more important safe results
“Thank you to the wonderful ladies at your skin clinic. I have always suffered from problem skin. They have over the last few months advised me on the correct skin care and through their dedicated treatments I am now proud to show my skin without wearing too much makeup.“