A variety of skin peels are performed for clients at Fraser Clinic. Chemical peeling is basically an accelerated form of exfoliation induced by the use of a chemical agent such as Retinol and Alpha Hydroxy acids.
Light or superficial peeling agents induce a faster shedding of the outer layer of skin, where as medium depth peels create necrosis and inflammation in the epidermis or superficial dermis.
Fraser Clinic Appearance Medicine offers Vitamin A and acid peels for superficial resurfacing.
Chemical peeling creates beneficial changes in the skin in a number of ways:
The deeper the peel, the greater the risk of inducing scarring and pigmentation problems. For these reasons, Fraser Clinic advises more frequent lighter peels.
For Vit A peels skin will require to be 'primed' for two to three weeks prior to the peel to minimise the risk of over reaction and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation - a complication more likely to develop in those with darker or tanned skin.
Skin peeling takes its place alongside microdermabrasion as a range of treatments for photodamaged skin.