A Chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure consisting of the improvement and smoothing of the facial, neck and hand skin based on the removal of the upper kind layers damaged by detrimental factors, using an acid solution. After the facial anti-aging treatments offered by Renew Skin & Health Clinic you will notice in the beginning changes such as a brighter and healthier look of your skin which will subsequently benefit from a gradual general improvement.

With the facial chemical peel treatment we use the latest and safest chemical solutions: Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) such as glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids, trichloroacetic acids (TCA) and carbolic acids (phenols), representing the three types of chemical peels: light, medium and deep.

The light chemical peel, also known as glycolic acid peel or AHA peel is a non-invasive treatment that removes the upper dead or damaged cell skin layers resulting in their regeneration. This type of peel ensures a mild treatment against fine lines, acne or acne scars, dry skin and uneven pigmentation. Processing of the light peel chemical solution depends on each patient’s needs. During the first consultation with the esthetician surgeon at Renew Skin & Health Clinic you will discuss about your expectations and he will explain all the procedure details including risks, benefits and downtime.

The Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) class represents fruit, milk and other natural sources derivates. Glycolic acid extracted from sugar cane is probably the most popular alpha hydroxy acid used by the doctors at Renew Skin & Health Clinic for chemical peels as it is efficient and has the fewest side effects. This type of cosmetic treatment is recommended for those who desire a shorter downtime than in the case of medium or deep peels. During light chemical peels, the chemical solution works on the skin for a relatively short period of time. When applied on the face or another part of the body, the alpha hydroxy acid solution weakens skin cell links enabling the upper layers to peel and fall off. Hence, the new skin layer that emerges has a fresher, healthier look displaying a harmonious texture and coloration.

For the light chemical peel procedure your skin is first of all thoroughly cleansed and then the chemical solution is applied on the appointed areas. Anaesthetics are not usually necessary for these kinds of treatments, however you can ask for the use of a sedative or anesthetic to avoid any type of discomfort. While the glycolic acid solution interacts with the skin you may feel a slightly warm stinging and tingling sensation. Concentration and acid contact duration with the skin are highly important. The stronger the concentration and longer the contact with the skin, the deeper and more profound the chemical peel. Therefore, a light peeling action time is of approximately 2-5 minutes if treating acne or blackheads and the acid concentration has to be between 35% and 70%.

The procedure may result in a slight redness of the skin that’s why the aesthetician surgeon will remove the chemical agent by cleaning the facial area with water or neutralise it with an alkaline solution that will soothe skin during the following 12 hours. Exfoliation usually takes place during the next few days, is not evident and regeneration is complete in 7 to 10 days. Multiple treatments are compulsory for optimal results and Renew Skin & Health Clinic specialist will schedule them over a few weeks time depending on your type of skin.

Facial peels help with your skin rejuvenation, favouring skin cell regeneration. Glycolic acid is so gentle in its action that it’s actually a main ingredient in skincare products so, patients who undergo a light peel can be asked to use such products to enhance their results. There are minimal side effects of a light chemical peel, the downtime period is short so you can easily resume your daily activities almost immediately after the treatment. After the rejuvenation procedure you will definitely notice that your skin has improved in tone, texture and pigmentation, continuous progress being developed in time.

Although the light chemical peel is a gentle, non-invasive procedure, in order to obtain perfect results, it’s important to resort to an experimented specialist to administrate your treatment. Renew Skin & Health Clinic is the right place: here, you are put first and our specialists are available to give you all the necessary advice to ensure the success of your treatment from the beginning until the end. So, trustfully contact us for a complementary appointment!