Chemical peels are used to treat skin conditions such as acne, acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation, sun-damaged skin, fine facial lines, reduction in pore size and uneven skin tone and texture.
A chemical agent is applied to the skin in order to deeply exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin surface and texture by stimulating collagen production. This allows the uppermost layers of the skin to be sloughed away, revealing a healthier, more youthful and glowing appearance.
Our clinic sources high quality peels from reputable brands, such as Aspect Dr.
Different strengths of chemical peels are suitable for different conditions. Our cosmetic physician will advise the appropriate chemical peel for you.
Chemical peels are also best combined with other treatments to achieve desired appearance and results. Talk to our cosmetic physician for a customised treatment plan.
While many chemical peels do not require any skin prep, it is however highly recommended that you follow the skin prep advice by our cosmetic physician during your consultation for at least 2 – 4 weeks (depending on skin type and condition), prior to the scheduled chemical peel treatment.
At Ren Cosmedical, we care about your skin and encourage regular use of sun protection (e.g. sun screens, hats or umbrellas). It is therefore important that you maintain regular sun protection before and after scheduled chemical peel treatment for best results.
Minimum downtime (depending on peel strength) with minimal pain. Treatment takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
Possible slight redness, swelling, itching, skin peeling or flaking (depending on the strength of chemical peel used for treatment).
Hydrating moisturiser will be very helpful throughout recovery.
Treatment may not be suitable if you are:
- Pregnant (Not all peels are safe in pregnancy)
- Have active cold sore
- Have received facial chemical peels, microdermabrasion, waxing or threading in the last two weeks.
- Have diabetes
- Have autoimmune disease
- Have broken or injured skin around treatment area(s).
Please inform your cosmetic physician if any of the above applies to you or if you are unsure.
- It is advised to avoid skincare products with hydroxy acids or Vitamin A for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid heavy makeup and ingredients that can irritate your skin. If makeup is necessary, non-comedogenic mineral-based makeup is recommended as pores are less likely to be clogged. Ensure makeup applicators are clean and free from bacteria.
- Avoid excessive exercise for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure, always seek shade and use a combination of sun protection measures (e.g. SPF 50+ sunscreen, hats, umbrellas). Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.
- Talk to our cosmetic physician to combine your chemical peel treatment with other treatment to produce best results.