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Chemical peels

What can it do for you?

The chemical peel is one of the most honest skincare treatments around. It doesn’t hide behind a fancy name. It is what it says: a chemical solution that harnesses your body’s natural processes of renewal, which can largely be summed up as “discard old skin cells to make space for new ones.” In other words, it causes the skin to peel so that the new skin can grow in its place.

The idea of peeling away small amounts of skin might sound scary initially, but chemical peels are one of the most common treatments for correcting skin and achieving visible results – especially in winter when skin needs a bit of a lift – simply because they have proven so very effective in rectifying damage and renewing skin.

How do chemical peels work?
To understand the science behind peels, what conditions they can help alleviate and to be able to make an informed decision, it’s best to start at the beginning: how renewal naturally happens in the skin. Different chemical types have their own properties, but generally, chemical peel acids penetrate the skin and break the bonds between the layers of skin, so the top layers will start peeling off. The type of peel, its concentration and the exact chemical composition will determine how deep it penetrates. Light, Medium and Deep peels.

Light Peels - The light peel takes approximately three to five days to complete the shedding process. No downtime required.
Medium Peels - Medium peels usually persist for five to seven days. The skin may or may not flake and fall away. AHAs can produce some redness with little or no flaking, depending on the individual.
Deep Peels - May take several weeks to fully recover. This type of peel is usually effective in treating hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.

We shed a lot of skin, constantly. In fact, your skin seems to completely renew itself every 30 days or so (ideally). Why? Because you skin is there to protect the rest of your body – it is designed to grow quickly from the deepest layers through to the uppermost, so that it can shed. This process allows your skin to keep impurities out of your body.

Nearly every minute of every day, your skin has to fend off a barrage of attacks from pollutants, chemicals, ultra violet rays, changes in temperature and climate, bacteria and a host of potential infections. These all pose a threat to you, and your skin is there to save the day. And, naturally, fending off these elements has an impact on your skin in the long run, especially as we get older and the natural renewal process slows down a little. This “impact” (damage) can show up in a few ways, from photo-aging (from sun damage), wrinkles, lines and sagging, scarring, discoloration (including: melasma, freckles, and age spots), hyper-pigmentation, dehydration and even acne.

Generally chemical peels are done once every 2-3 weeks, until the desired results are achieved. Maintenance peels can then be performed once a month. With good sun protection, results can last months, even years. This is dependent upon the depth of the peel. The deeper peels generally provide a long-lasting effect.

Always, but always have a peel done by your expertly trained and trusted skincare therapist. You’ll go for an assessment first, as one specific peel or combination of peels and concentrations might be best for your individual skin. Your therapist will know just what’s right for you.

What to expect when considering a skin peel
Now that we have wrapped our heads around what chemical peels are and what they are used for, it’s important to note that, if you want to give your skin a bit of a pick-me-up, your first port of call should be your trusted skincare therapist.
  1. Your therapist will do an assessment beforehand, and make recommendations based on your skin and your requirements.
  2. More than one type of peel may be required to achieve results.
  3. A home-care and post-treatment regimen will be recommended for optimal results.
  4. Note that a chemical peel is not a once-off fix: several treatments over an extended period of time may be needed to achieve results safely.
  5. The peel is only part of the treatment: the entire treatment includes a whole array of products to prep and boost your skin.
NB - WE OFFER A VARIETY OF CHEMICAL PEELS (NIMUE LAMELLE NEOSTRATA & SKINTECH)

These treatments may only be offered once the client’s skin has been prepared with a course of rejuvenation treatments. For Nimue users on phase 1 and 2 homecare products only)

NIMUE 35% Glycolic Treatment R700
This is an active advanced Nimue facial treatment for the treatment of photo damaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin texture, dull complexion, dry and dehydrated skin, acne and hyperpigmentation. Improvement in texture and appearance of the skin. This treatment is a very superficial and light peel recommended in two weekly or monthly courses of 6 treatments.

NIMUE 7.5%TCA Treatment R750
This is an active advanced Nimue facial treatment an all-rounder for the treatment of acne, acne scarring, photo damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, dilated pores and fine lines & wrinkles. Provides deeper exfoliation resulting in radiant, smoother texture and lightening of pigmentation. This treatment is a very superficial and light peel recommended in two weekly or monthly courses of 6 treatments.

NIMUE SRC Treatment R850
This is an active advanced Nimue facial treatment progressive and superficial resurfacing of the skin, stimulating epidermal growth through the removal of damaged layers of the stratum corneum. SRC treatments may only be performed if clients are on Nimue Phase 1 & 2 homecare products. SRC is effective in treating of Enviromenttally Damaged skin (SRC-ED), Hyperpigmented skin (SRC-HP) and Problematic skin (SRC-P). This treatment is recommended in a course of 6 cumulative treatments done at 2 to 4 weekly intervals depending on the condition of the skin.

NIMUE Thermal Detox Peel R490
Nimue Thermal Detox Peel is the new to the Nimue advanced treatments available and suitable for all skin types. This is a flash treatment for individuals with tight shedules, spending less and less time on their skins as time is their most valuable commodity. Nimue Thermal Detox peel is multi-functional and time-saving, offering instant results. This is a 4 in 1 treatment combining a foaming action with a theromsensory mechanism that deep cleanses, detoxifies, oxygenates and exfoliates the skin. Treatment benefits: decreases impurities and excess oil, refined pore size, softening of lines and wrinkles, smooth skin texture, Enhanced radiance and Increased hydration. Recommended to treat, dull complexion, build-up of impurities and congestion, rough texture, enlarged pores as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment recommendation once every 2 weeks with the exception of sensitive and hyperpigmeted skins that will be limited to once every 2 months.

NIMUE Smart Resurfacer Treatment R980
Nimue Smart Resurfacer Treatment is the newest addition to the Nimue’s.cutting edge technology and has a unique concept: Waterless and based on acid strength for easier penetration. Smart Refurfacer treatments may only be performed if clients are on Nimue Phase 1 & 2 homecare products. Suitable for all skin types. This is a medium depth peel, used to improve the appearance of scars, discolouration, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, without negative side effects like discomfort, pain and downtime. Treatment benefits: Smoother skin texture, more even skin tone, reduced pore size, improved radiance, increased cell renewal, reduced congestion and breakouts, reduced fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment reccomendation once every 4 weeks.

Beta Chemical Peel
The Beta peel is a light superficial chemical exfoliation with no downtime and the concentrations of salicylic acid vary between 15%, 20% and 30%. The differences between the percentages indicated the depth of penetration. The beta peel range is designed to create peeling of the skin and is focused on the treatment of pigmentation irregularities which include solar pigmentation, melasma and post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation conditions, congestion and oiliness. Treatment recommendations: a course of 6 cumulative treatments done at 2 weekly intervals depending on the condition of the skin.

Prices:
Beta Peel 15% R600
Beta Peel 20% R820
Beta Peel 30% R920
Retinol 0.3% (Optional) R200
(Prepaid packages available – includes Lamelle Barrier cream for post treatment)

Beta Plus Chemical Peel
The Beta Plus Peel 15% & 20% offer a less inflammatory peel option that’s anti-infective and suitable for drier and sensitive skins types. Beta Salicylic acid peels are a bit stronger and penetrate a little deeper for more dramatic results. Focussed on the treatment of acne, some hyper-pigmentation and ageing. Treatment is recommended in a course of 6 cumulative treatments done at 2 weekly intervals depending on the condition of the skin.

Prices:
Beta Plus Peel 15% R450
Beta Plus Peel 20% R560
Retinol 0.3% (Optional) R200
(Prepaid packages available – includes Lamelle Barrier cream for post treatment)

Lacti-firm Chemical Peel
The lacti-firm peel is a light superficial peel, designed for no visible peeling in most cases and no downtime. Shedding will be accelerated but is not severe enough to cause social downtime The key ingredient of the lacti-firm peel range is Lactic Acid & DMAE. Lacti-firm Peels are indicated for the treatment of skin textural irregularity, poor skin complexion, hyperpigmentation, improves the appearance of fine lines, hydrates, firms and enhance skin-care product penetration. The lacti-firm peel range consists of different concentrations of lactic acid, 30% and 90%. The differences between the percentages indicated the depth of penetration. This treatment is recommended in a course of 6 cumulative treatments done at 2 weekly intervals depending on the condition of the skin.

Prices:
Lactifirn 30/10 R540
Lactifirm 90/10 R600
(Prepaid packages available – includes Lamelle Barrier cream for post treatment)

Retistore & Retistore Plus Chemical Peel
Lamelle Retistore Peel is a light superficial chemical peel with minimal discomfort, visable peeling and improvement is smoothness, firmness and texture.The key ingredient of the Retistore peel range is Retinoic Acid ( form of Vitamin A) coupled with very effective skin restoration complex which means very impressive skin improvements with very little discomfort and virtually no risk. Retistore peels, are indicated for the treatment of anti-ageing, poor complexion, hyper pigmentation, fine lines and uneven texture. This treatment is recommended in a course of 6 cumulative treatments done at 2 weekly intervals depending on the condition of the skin.

Prices:
Retistore R1020
Retistore PLus R1070
(Prepaid packages available – includes Lamelle Barrier cream for post treatment)

Easy TCA R1500
Medium depth chemical peels for skin regeneration.Skintech Easy TCA peels are indicated for the treatment of Photo ageing, acne and post acne pigmentation problems (melasma, chloasma, post-inflamatory hyperpigmentation) ichtyosis, keratosis, letigines, scars and stretchmarks). This treatment is recommended in a course of 4 cumulative treatments done once every 8-10 days.

Easy Droxy Complex R980
Superficial depth chemical peel. AHA complex peeling allowing a better efficacy. Patented technology combined peel in thick gel for a better application. Easy Droxy Complex are indicated for the treatment of Photo ageing and prevention of skin damage due to excessive exposure to the UVA/UVB, superficial wrinkles, skin fragility, early photo-aging & chrono-aging, smokers skin, dull skin, acne prone skin, dry skin. A combination of: Glycolic+Lactic+Citric+Salicylic+KojicAcid. This treatment is recommended in a course of 4 cumulative treatments done once every 8-10 days.

Easy TCA Pain Control R2000
Medium depth chemical peels for skin regeneration as opposed to destroying the skin layers, a patented technology with maximum comfort & greater efficacy on pigment problems. Easy TCA Pain Control is indicated for the treatment of Photo ageing and its consequences, acne and post acne pigmentation problems (melasma, chloasma, post-inflamatory hyperpigmentation) ichtyosis, keratoses and letigines. A solution that includes antioxidants is added to the TCA, ensuring a consistent, predictable and safe result with almost zero discomfort. SkinTech’s Post Peel Mask is applied afterwards, significantly reducing destructive inflammation and reduced redness, with almost zero social downtime following the peel. As the new formula is also more potent, fewer treatments are needed to achieve your desired result. This treatment is recommended in a course of 4 cumulative treatments done once every 8-10 days.

Pixl Peel
Pix’l Peel treatment is a combination of Skin needling treatments with EASY TCA and that a course of 4 treatments, once every 4 weeks will be required for optimum results. The procedure first involves having the local anaesthetic cream (Lidocaine) applied for 30-45 minutes. After the local anaesthetic cream has been in contact with the skin for the required amount of time, the area will be cleaned with an antiseptic solution. The treatment area will be treated until slight pin-point bleeding followed by the EASY TCA. application. Once the entire area has been treated, a post peel mask will be applied and can stay on for a minimum of 12 hours.This is a treatment to treat severe sun damaged, aged and acne scarring skins. (Skin types 1-3 only).There will be tightness which is normal and expected. By day 3 the skin starts to flake and then actively peel. This lasts for about 3-5 days. Some patients however can take about a week to actively peel. Pigmentation spots can become more defined in some cases. Sun exposure must be avoided completely after treatment and that a sunblock must be used daily in combination with the Post peel products.

Prices:
Package of 4 treatments – including preparation products R6000