A typical Chemicals peel (light peel) will take about 30 minutes. A topical numbing cream will be applied to maximise comfort. The peeling effect will take place 2 days following the treatment, just like you had too much sun for a day. Microdermabrasion or Dermaroller may be recommended prior to a peel for deeper penetration of the peeling agent when deeper peels are required.
Salicylic skin peel
A gentle yet effective introduction to skin peels. Designed to smooth the skin, reduce congestion and help fade hyper pigmentation this peel will gently remove dead skin cells with no downtime what so ever.
Used as a chemical peel, salicylic acid can be a very effective treatment against many different types of skin conditions. At the forefront, salicylic acid peels are used to dramatically reduce the appearance of acne and scars associated with the condition. However, salicylic acid peels have also proven to be effective against blackheads, whiteheads, signs of premature aging, wrinkles, calluses, psoriasis and uneven skin tone in general. In short, salicylic acid peels quite literally remove damaged skin to reveal the healthier and more aesthetically pleasing skin underneath.
Salicylic acid peels work by removing excess sebum (facial oil composed of wax, lipids and dead cells) along with attacking bacteria deep within pores.
Salicylic Peel designed to reduce the appearance of:
Upon application, the acid is then left to sit on the skin for approximately 10-20 minutes before being removed. Due to the differences in skin types, a dermatologist or trained specialist should be consulted for appropriate wait times to prevent any unwanted side effects.
While benefits will be noticeable directly after the first use, salicylic acid peels are generally performed 4-6 or more times on different occasions depending on how severe a skin condition may be.
Included in this treatment is a collagen mask, plus Cocoon’s 4 step skin treatment: aloe vera for soothing, hyaluronic acid for nourishing, aquaphor for moisturising and SPF 30 for protection.
The glycolic peel is one of the most commonly used chemical peels today. Using low concentration glycolic acid peels usually leave no side effects.
The process of using the peel is quite simple. A chemical solution, made up of glycolic acid and other components is applied to your skin. This skin treatment causes your outer layer of skin to eventually blister and fall off, revealing the fresh and regenerated skin below.
After using a glycolic peel, your skin may turn reddish and become more sensitive to sunlight so it is advisable to use SPF40 until the skin completely heals. After a brief period of time, however, you can go out in the sun just as you were accustomed to.
Rather than changing or damaging your skin, it merely facilitates the process of removing dead skin cells. As a result, collagen and elastin production is stimulated. These two components are two of the leading contributors to healthy, young-looking skin.
A Glycolic Peel is available in a variety of strengths and is customisable to suit all skins. For optimal results 2 series of 4-6 treatments per year is recommended.
Glycolic peels are also the fastest acting skin treatments available, and are often done on an outpatient basis. The effects can last up to a month and have been known to smooth out rough skin, slow down the aging process, restore the texture of skin damaged by the sun and regulate the balance of oily to dry skin in acne sufferers.
Included in this treatment is a collagen mask, plus Cocoon’s 4 step skin treatment: aloe vera for soothing, hyaluronic acid for nourishing, dermalift 5.0 for moisturising and SPF 80 UVE Block for protection.
Use a daily moisturiser with SPF80 and avoid sun for up to 2 weeks. It is important not to scratch or pick on scabs – use a cold compress whenever necessary.
What to expect of skin peel
Best results will be seen 2 weeks following a treatment session. It is important to continue with proper follow up care – proper cleansing with a daily moisturiser and sunscreen goes a long way. Annual treatments may be necessary for maintaining results.
Medical strength peels work by physically removing the topmost layer of skin, encouraging the production healthy skin cells. Sun-damaged and hyper-pigmented cells are exfoliated, while new collagen also plumps the skin from underneath, smoothing out fine lines and indented scars. Face peels can also help treat skin prone to pore blockage and acne by reducing debris overload.
Doctor will check your skin and choose which chemical peel is suitable for you.