Peeling Basics

To some people, the idea of a chemical peel is exciting – to others, a frightening concept. But there are many ways your skin can benefit from a chemical peel. And there are a number of ways to do it yourself at home rather than visiting a salon, and achieve fabulous results. But let’s start at the beginning.

What is a chemical peel?
‘Peel’ literally means ‘remove the outer layer’ or refine the surface of our skin. This process of removing the dead cells on the surface of the skin can result in an improved texture as well as visible appearance. In short, all chemical peels will remove the outer layers of the skin (how many layers depends on the strength of the peel) and consecutive safe superficial peels are very effective treatments to reduce wrinkles, pigmentation and even the skin tone. After just one session they improve the skin’s texture for a glowing complexion.

Is just one enough?
If you are looking to significantly improve your skin’s health, you will require in-clinic procedures that address key concerns such as wrinkles, laxity, and unwanted discoloration. Our KS peeling programs are based on different steps: activation, peels, repair and remodelling, using a new generation of Polyhydroxy acids. These are less irritating, are comfortable to use (little to no burning sensation that some people may have experienced) and better results compared to AHA. Outstanding results are achieved by applying gentle peels over a longer period of time, allowing the skin to heal but not regrow. Peel after peel, we remove layers of skin, in a safe way, avoiding downtime and minimising side effects. You should always prep your skin before a chemical peel and continue to use specialised products recommended to you by your skin care professional once the peel has been performed.

Combining specific at-home skin care with powerful in-clinic peels
We believe in skin programmes – long-lasting, comprehensive results are achieved by combining state of the art in-clinic procedures and advanced homecare. For each step, our cosmeceuticals optimise the results. The active ingredients protect from UV radiations and free radicals, reduce pigmentation, normalise the skin pH and control the cellular renewal.

Can you use just the ‘at home’ cleanse and peel? Are they safe?
Absolutely! The Ekseption homecare four step program is designed to start the
peeling process from the comfort of your home. It is completely safe. Every day it gently resurfaces the skin without causing harm, making it a perfect place to start your skin peel program. After two weeks of ‘prep’ on this program you then have two choices:

1. See a professional skin therapist at one of our locations for a professional peel. These are offered as a one-off treatment or as a course. The benefit of professional peels is you will get faster results and, in some cases, (like acne scaring, skin thickening etc) a better result.

2. Continue your homecare resurfacing program until you achieve your desired results.

Benefits of chemical peels:

  • Reduction of pigmentation, blemishes, scars, dry or flaky skin, excess oil and skin whitening.
  • Rejuvenation of wrinkles, increasing skin firmness and plasticity thanks to a boost in collagen production.
  • Improvement in skins visual appearance and texture: skin will become
    smoother, with a more even complexion.
  • Prevention of ageing and photo-ageing

Ready to get started?

The four step essential skin renewal pack is the prefect program to get you started on your skin peeling journey. We also have a skin renewal pack designed for combination skin.

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