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Chemical Peels

TCA peel, Jessner peel, Vitamin A, Enzyme & Pumpkin Peel

Chemical peels have been the cornerstones of glowing, smooth skin for over 30 years.  At Pearl Medispa, we offer advanced chemical peels to treat acne, skin pigmentation, acne scarring, melasma, sun damage, enlarged pores and aging skin concerns.  We also provide the usual superficial peels such as salicylic and lactic peels to give you softer, brighter skin.

Chemical peels remove surface layers of skin cells for treatment.  The treatment involves applying a solution to the skin to peel outer layers. We use advanced chemical peels such as the Jessner peel, TCA peel, Pyruvic, Mandelic and Vitamin A peel as the common superficial peels. A face peel refreshes your face by:

  • removing rough patches,
  • reducing pigmentation,
  • settling acne
  • improving skin quality.

The Best Face Peels.

The best peel for you varies according to your skin concern, however not as much as you would expect. This is because there are only a handful of active chemical peels. You can dress them up and call them fancy names, but that does not change a thing. The best known, glycolic acid peels, lactic acid peels, salicylic acid peels and vitamin A. Our therapist knows which peel is best for your skin and will customise it for you.

Chemical Peels, Superficial or Deep?

Superficial peels include AHA (glycolic and lactic acid), BHA (salicylic acid), vitamin C and Vitamin A. These light chemical peels improve acne, pigmentation, skin roughness and sun damage. A TCA peel or Jessner peel is a medium depth peel. The depth of peel positively impacts acne scarring, smoothing simple lines and correcting pigmentation inconsistencies.

Benefits of a Face Peel?

Our facial peels provide a range of advantages to your cosmetic appearance and skin health. By lifting the surface upper skin layers, a chemical peel can enhance the skin’s texture leaving your skin feeling more velvety and smooth. In addition, a chemical peel will restore a youthful impression by treating lines and creases caused by sun damage and time. Face peels may also improve mild scarring and reduce age spots, brown marks, freckles and melasma.

Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid & AHA Peels

AHA peels such as glycolic acid and lactic acid are helpful for pigmentation and photoaging (sun damage).   Sun damage presents with skin coarseness, fine lines and wrinkles. These are considered superficial peels and require multiple treatments to effect treatment. Lactic acid has become more generally used because it is less irritating than glycolic acid and more hydrating. However, glycolic peels still have a  place in cosmetic medicine.

Enhancing Chemical Peel Activity

The Enerpeel range combines active ingredients for an added cosmetic benefit. The best-known combinations of chemical peels are the Jessner peel.  The Jessner peel formula includes  Salicylic acid, Lactic acid and Resorcinol.

What are other treatment ingredients in Enerpeel Chemical Peels?

  • Hand peel combines TCA,  lactic acid peel and Kojic acid, a favourite ingredient for reducing sunspots.
  • Choices for acne skincare includes Jessner peel,  pyruvic acid 50% as well as Salicylic Acid peels. The Enerpeel SA not only delivers salicylic acid but active ingredients shown to decrease acne.
  • Mandelic Acid peel combined with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) for the treatment of rosacea.
  • The TCA peel range included 25% mixed with MSM (known to decrease inflammation, assist in healing) to protect the surface, TCA plain and a 40% TCA peel.
  • Other combination peels for Eyes and Lips TCA combined with the lactic acid in a gel form,  allowing treatment of delicate areas around the eyes and lips.
  • The range also includes TCA 40%, Jessner peel and Pyruvic acid.

What is a TCA peel?

A TCA peel was one of the first deep peels used for resurfacing. Because of the activity of the TCA molecules, it provides fantastic treatment results.

How deep does a TCA peel penetrate?

The depth of penetration is dependent on the strength of the TCA peel.

  • 3.75% is a superficial peel suitable for the treatment of pigmentation only.
  • 20% is shallow to a medium ideal for treating pigmentation and refreshing the skin.
  • 25% is slightly stronger than 20%, but even with the 5% difference in TCA strength, we start to see a vast difference in the ability to treat sun damage, pigmentation and melasma
  • TCA peel 40% is a medium-deep peel. They were traditionally used for the removal of pigmentation from sun damage. Doctors only perform 40% TCA peels.

Jessner Peel

A jessner peel is one of the most versatile peels available.  First of all, it is beneficial for both acne and sun damage and general skin ageing. Also, most people tolerate these peels. Unfortunately, the jessner peel went out of fashion for a while as laser treatments came into vogue. However, it has come fully back into the spotlight as an effective treatment with no actual downtime.

Jessner Peel Our Number One!

Most noteworthy, jessner peels are our number one peel. It is our team favourite and our treatment favourite.

What is the Difference between Chemical Peels?

Different chemical peels have different ph and, therefore able to penetrate the skin. A lower ph in a facial peel can penetrate for more significant treatment. For that reason,  a lower ph increases the risk of side effects. So we always balance the depth of penetration and the outcome.

Specialised Anti-aging Hand Peel

Ageing Hands present with a combination of pigmentation, wrinkling and dryness. Dedicated hand peels combine  TCA kojic acid and lactic acid peels to reduce age spots’ appearance, improve wrinkles, and dryness for hand treatment.  The only component of ageing hands that cannot be addressed is veiny hands, which require specialised filler or fat transfer to replace volume loss.

Face Peel Treatment Options

Skin Conditions related to sun damage:

  • Sunspots are scaly patches on the skin in sun-exposed areas. These are more common unfair skin people and can develop into skin cancer.
  • Elastosis is the thickening and coarsening of the skin in sun-exposed areas. Damage to elastin in the skin is challenging to treat.
  • Freckles or age spots are not harmful.  However, they are a risk factor for the development of skin cancer.
  • Changes in skin colour or Pigmentation:
    Pigmented Lesions are harmless and caused by an increase in melanin in the skin. They are produced from sun damage most often. However, it is crucial to differentiate malignant skin conditions.
  • Melasma is a map like tan skin discolouration occurring most commonly on the forehead. Treatment with peels is highly effective in combination with skin creams.  Jessner peels, TCA peels are both successful in reducing most melasma.

Other Indications for a face peel:

  • Face peels For Acne- Salicylic Acid and Jessner Peels are most appropriate.
  • Mandelic face peels settle Rosacea.
  • Sebaceous hyperplasia requires deeper TCA peels.

Why Choose Pearl?

We are a cosmetic medicine clinic, and though we do like a little bit of fluff, we are more interested in science and affordable skin treatments. Our therapists are trained to analyse your skin and develop the best facial treatment plan for you. We offer; advanced TCA peel, Jessner, and Vitamin A peel to improve textural and pigmentation concerns. In addition, combination AHA, BHA and enzyme peels offer a fast way to brighten and hydrate for radiant skin. We guide the right face peel for you with an obligation free consultation.

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