TREATMENT OVERVIEW I ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTABLES I DERMAL FILLERS I MESOTHERAPHY I THREAD LIFT I HIFU LIFT I SKIN PEELS I SKINPEN® I LED THERAPY I PRP I FACIALS
Rejuvenate your outer shell
In our strive to perfect and deliver holistic premium skin care we are excited to introduce our selection of medical skin peel treatments.
Peels can be used to treat a multitude of skin conditions. The most common conditions include acne, sun damage pigmentation and ageing skin. A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. The peel breaks down proteins within the skin to exfoliate superficial skin cells by necrosis through the application of an acid that works to remove the damaged skin cells and replaces these with a fresh batch of healthy cells.
> Reduce fine lines on facial areas
> Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage / and aging
> Improve the appearance of mild scars
> Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark (melasma) patches
> Immediate results that improve over time
> Rejuvenate the look and feel of the skin
> Help with specific acne
> Works well in conjunction with other facial treatments
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3 Basic types of peels
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Superficial or Lunchtime Peel
A mild acid such as a fruit enzyme is used to penetrate only the outer layer of your skin (epidermis) to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration, fine wrinkles, acne, dryness and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands. Light peels can be repeated every two to five weeks.
IMAGE: BLUEBERRY BASE FOR FRUIT ENZYME PEELS
Active ingredients such as lactic acids and glycolic acids are applied to penetrate your epidermis and portions of the upper part of the middle layer (dermis) of your skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to treat wrinkles, improve age spots, fine lines, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. A repeat of the procedure may be required to achieve or maintain the desired result.
IMAGE: COSMEDIX POMEGRANATE PEEL (SALON PRODUCT)
Deep (Power) Peel
In a deep chemical peel a higher percentage of active ingredients such as trichloroacetic acid or similar are applied to deeply penetrate the dermis to remove more damaged skin cells. The treatment addresses moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. In most cases you will notice dramatic improvement in your skin’s appearance. The treatment only requires one application for full effect.
IMAGE: ASPECT PROFESSIONAL POWER PEEL (MEDICAL GRADE PRODUCT)
About the treatment
Chemical peels can improve or treat wrinkles, discoloured skin and scars. They can be individual treatments or as part of a treatment plan combined with other cosmetic procedures. Chemical peels have different depths ranging from light to deep. Deeper peels offer more dramatic results but also take longer to recover from.
Not all skin is suitable for every peel due to skin type or condition and may require a gradual process building up to, amongst other factors, a higher barrier function. We can help determine the ideal starting point for your skin journey during an initial consultation.
Following a skin analysation, our clinical technician will then recommend a customised treatment plan targeting your individual goals and concerns.
Medical skin peels can help with..
Pigmentation & Freckles
Photo (Sun) Damage
Redness or Rosacea
Uneven Skin Tone
Volume Loss (face)
Necklines & Wrinkles
Thinning or Asymmetric Lips
Sagging Buttocks or Tummy
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Questions & answers
WHAT ARE MEDI-CHEMICAL PEELS
"Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that can be applied to the face, hands, and neck. They’re used to improve the appearance or feel of the skin. During this procedure, chemical solutions will be applied to the area being treated, which causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. Once this happens, the new skin underneath is often smoother, appears less wrinkled, and may have less damage.
There are a number of reasons people may get chemical peels. They may be trying to treat a variety of things, including:
WHATS YOUR PEEL
We found a great article on healthline.com that explains chemicals easy and to the point :). If you have any further questions regarding peel types please feel free get in touch with our friendly team.
"In terms of ingredients, there are a lot of different options to choose from. Because we’re all about simplicity here, here’s a list of common chemical peels, listed from weakest to strongest, with quick summaries of what they do.
This is the lightest peel of the bunch and is considered a “natural” option because it’s a fruit derivative. It’s especially great for people with sensitive skin or people who can’t tolerate acids.
But unlike alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), it doesn’t actually increase cellular turnover. Instead, enzyme peels work to remove dead skin and refine pores in a way that doesn’t make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
Mandelic acid improves texture, fine lines, and wrinkles. It’s beneficial for acne and helps hyperpigmentation without the irritation or erythema (redness) that glycolic acid can induce. It’s more effective on your skin than glycolic acid when used in combination with salicylic acid.
Lactic acid is another good starting peel because it’s considered lightweight and gentle. It smooths skin, provides a glow, helps with minor wrinkles, and is better than glycolic acid in treating hyperpigmentation and general skin discolorations. In addition, it’s more hydrating.
This is by far one of best peels for treating acne. It’s oil-soluble, meaning it’ll effectively get into the crooks and crannies of pores to dissolve any congestion and debris.
Unlike glycolic acid and other AHAs, salicylic acid doesn’t increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun, which could in turn lead to UV-induced erythema. In addition to treating acne, it’s great for:
This one is a bit more intensive, and depending on its concentration, can fall into the “medium peel” category.
Glycolic acid increases collagen production, refines texture, brightens and refreshes skin tone, reduces wrinkles, and is a particularly excellent chemical peel for acne scars. And when I say acne scars, I mean the actual indentations left behind in the skin from old breakouts.
Like all the other peels mentioned thus far, glycolic acid also treats hyperpigmentation and acne — though less effectively than salicylic acid.
This is a medium-strength peel that’s made up of three primary ingredients (salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol). It’s a great peel for hyperpigmentation and acne-prone or oily skin, but should be avoided if you have dry or sensitive skin because it could be fairly drying.
This peel will cause frosting, when parts of your skin turn white during the peel due to the surface of your skin being exfoliated away by the acidic solution. Downtime could last anywhere from a couple days to a week.
TCA peel (trichloroacetic acid)
TCA is a medium-strength peel, and the strongest of the bunch listed here. TCA peels are no joke, so take this one seriously. Scratch that, take all of them seriously!
This peel is good for sun damage, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, and atrophic acne scars. Like a Jessner peel, this will have downtime (typically 7 to 10 days)."
WhAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED
A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands.
AM I SUITABLE
Superficial (light) peels are suitable for most skin types, however it is important to have realistic expectations. There is a skin age limit for effective results. We would like to invite you for an obligation free consultation and assessment to determine which peel is right for you.
Prevention is the best anti-aging weapon. Apart from a good regular skin care regimen, small preventative treatments starting before wrinkles and crease lines start forming permanently will relieve stress on your skin throughout the aging process and keep you looking younger longer with a lower skin upkeep costs over the years.
"Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.
Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, or soft tissue filler (collagen or fat)."
how soon will i see results
You may notice an immediate change after treatment. This is however not the final outcome. Optimal results are achieved after the peeling process concludes depending on the strength of the peel on average 10 days to 3 weeks after which the treatment can be repeated or stepped up for best results.
How long IS the procedure
Once we have discussed your treatment goals and performed a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you, the actual procedure takes about 30-60 minutes including prep time.
Are CHEMICAL PEELS SAFE
Yes, in general chemical peels are very safe when performed by a trained professional. As with any treatments some side effects or complications can occur. You may experience temporary redness or a slight tingle caused by the skin cell necrosis. This is a normal part of the process.
Blossom clinic deep peels are only performed by or under strict medical supervision of a registered nurse. We only select the highest grade products and follow safe practice procedures, so you can rest assured all precautionary measures are in place.
In addition, all chemical peels used at Blossom clinic are vegan friendly 100% cruelty free and come in recyclable packaging.
Click the link to read Webmd.com article on chemical peels, it also points out complications which we haven't encountered but its certainly good to be aware of.
WHY CHOOSE BLOSSOM
Our core beliefs in natural results and keeping up with the newest standards both translate to real value for our customers.
The aesthetics or cosmetic medicine industry is still in its baby shoes in New Zealand so we look to more advanced markets to deliver on our promise.
South Korea's K-beauty is the industry leader on a global level with state of the art technology and innovative techniques to achieve top results, that maximise life quality and minimise daily obstructions. All principles Blossom Clinic is deeply vested in.
Our team of trained practitioners consistently up skill themselves by participating in advanced online training sessions monthly and travel to South Korea for first hand training by a leading plastic surgeons and aesthetic professional on an annual basis.
...Knowledge that is brought back and applied to all our services.
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All Blossom Clinic cosmetic consultants are registered nurses, to learn about treatment risks and benefits please contact us for a consultation, or visit http://medsafe.govt.nz for further information.