DRV Skin offers medical grade facial peels to target a variety of skin conditions such as pigmentation, acne, rosacea, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles. Having a skin peels treatment is an excellent non-invasive way to improve the look and feel of your skin.
What are skin peels and how do they work?
Skin peels work by deeply exfoliating and removing the top dead skin layer and stimulating the regeneration of new skin. The renewed skin is then clearer, smoother and more even in texture. Our skin naturally replaces itself every 28 days, but this process slows down as we age. The naturally derived acids in peels help to accelerate this process. The strength of the peel is adjusted to suit different skin types and treat different concerns.
Some of these concerns include acne, fine lines & wrinkles, texture, sun damage, pigmentation and even mild scaring. There are peels that are designed to give you an instant glow, while others that work over time to resolve deep-seated and ongoing concerns. Whatever the case, maintaining a programme of peels has many anti-ageing benefits for your skin. In essence, you’re kicking it into a process of cell renewal, which means smoother, brighter and rejuvenated skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your skin clinician will thoroughly consult with you to advise the most suitable peel treatment for your skin condition.
The skin is cleansed and a prep solution will be applied to remove surface oils and allow the peel to penetrate the skin evenly. Any sensitive areas that cannot be treated will be protected with a thin film of protective cream. The peel will be applied in 1–3 layers, depending on the depth required. The acids react with the skin allowing fresh skin to regenerate and emerge. A tingling, or hot sensation is normal.
After most peels, the skin may be pink to slightly flushed, and look shiny and tight. It is vital to apply sunscreen of SFP 30 or greater to the skin for the next week. You must also stay out of the sun, as your skin will be very sensitive to UV rays and could be damaged by sun exposure. For maximum results, a series of peels is usually recommended, and may be necessary for treating challenging issues such as hyper-pigmentation (age spots).
- Improve the freshness, smoothness and colour of the complexion
- Improve acne and blackheads
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Increase skin hydration
- Flatten mild scarring
- Improve irregular hyperpigmentation (age spots)
- Improve skin texture of the skin by increasing epidermal thickness and collagen thickness