Chemical Skin Peels
Light and Medi Peels available for refined skin and reduced pigmentation in Adelaide with Medicine of Cosmetics. Call now or book online.
ENZYME / AZYME PEELS
An enzyme peel is a product used to deeply cleanse and resurface the skin on the face by treating the upper layers of skin tissue. This product is called a peel because it literally helps to peel dead skin cells off of the skin. By removing dead skin cells, the face is left clearer with a more even tone and texture. Furthermore, by removing the dead cells from the skin, these peels help to promote renewal within healthy skin cells. Over time, enzyme peels can also help to diminish the visibility of scars, pigmentation and wrinkles.
An enzyme peel is often made with fruit enzymes that both nourish the skin and help to slough off the dead skin cells. The most popular are the enzymes found in papayas, but some peels and similar products also use enzymes from green apples. The skin-benefiting properties are also found in pineapple, pumpkin, and aloe.
Sometimes these kinds of peels are called restorative enzyme peels. This is because, in the process of peeling away the dead skin cells, the skin is restored and becomes healthier and more able to heal and renew itself. One of the ways that an enzyme peel can improve skin health is by reducing acne. By thoroughly cleaning the pores and removing dead skin cells that may be clogging the pores, a peel can help to improve clarity in the skin.
PRICE: $180 PER TREATMENT
Glycolic acid is an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which naturally occurs in sugar cane, it has the smallest molecular size of all the AHA’s allowing it to better penetrate the skin. It is applied to the skin in various strengths ranging from 20-70% for varying time frames depending on the desired result and skins response. It loosens the thickened surface layers that appear as dry, rough, scaly skin and stimulates the production of collagen in the deeper layers. As the uppermost layers are sloughed away, a smoother textured and healthier skin is revealed. Glycolic peels are used to treat mild sun damage, pigmentation and loss of elasticity.
PRICE: $120 PER TREATMENT
TCA 12% PEELS
TCA stands for tri-chloroacetic acid and is one of the original skin rejuvenation peels. They are recommended for men and women of all ages wanting to improve moderate to severe sun damage and or signs of ageing.
Superficial TCA Peels are designed as mild to moderate peels. Their strength, and therefore peeling effects can be increased, by layering the applications. The peel depth is dependent on the patient’s skin type, skin condition and desired outcome, though you will see a noticeable improvement after each peel.
PRICE: $300 PER TREATMENT + Recommended Skin O2 products for enhanced results.
NB: LED sessions are recommended to follow any peel treatment – LED sessions are discounted to $50 per treatment (usually $80) when following any other treatment.