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Chemical Peel

This document has been prepared to help provide you with information about Chemical Peels, its risks, and alternative treatments. It is important that you read this information carefully and completely.


Chemical Peels are a mainstay in the cosmetic practitioner's armamentarium because they can be used to treat some skin disorders and can provide an aesthetic benefit. In addition, Chemical Peels may be readily combined with other resurfacing and rejuvenation procedures, often providing synergistic treatment and more flexibility in tailoring treatments to specific patient needs and conditions. At NoviSkin, we pride ourselves on offering our patients very specialised Chemical Peel treatments, unique to the patient’s skin condition.

Peels available at NoviSkin

  • NeoStrata® Chemical Peels
  • pHformular Resurfacing Peels

NeoStrata® Skin Rejuvenation System Peels

NeoStrata® Skin Rejuvenation System Peels are glycolic acid peel treatments specific for skin renewal. During this process, a high concentration of glycolic acid is applied to the skin for a short period of time (between 2 and never longer than 7 minutes per session) and then chemically neutralised to end the treatment. This procedure rapidly removes the dead and damaged layer of surface skin cells revealing fresh skin and stimulating cell rebuilding and restructuring of deeper skin layers. This procedure can help the skin to appear smoother, healthier, plumper and tighter, giving you that natural glow back.

Benefits of Glycolic Acid Peels (AHA)

Normalize keratinization process making the skin more:

  • Flexible
  • Smooth stratum corneum
  • Prevents clogged pores
  • Stimulates the process of epidermal cell renewal
  • Return to a more youthful state
  • Reduction of appearance fine lines and wrinkles
  • Moisturize
  • Humectant properties
  • Reveal naturally moisturised cells
  • Reduce dryness
  • Reducing scaling
  • Reduces visual symptoms of photo aging
  • Reduction in pore size
  • Dullness
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Reduces black heads
  • Improves surface texture
  • Helping with superficial acne scars
  • Photo damage
  • Improves collagen and elastin fibres

pHformula Resurfacing Peels

The action of controlled skin resurfacing is totally different than conventional peeling. Ph formula uses a unique bioavailability delivery complex (PH – DVC ) that ensures maximum controlled delivery of actives without any negative side effects. It is one of the first products to combine alpha keto , alpha hydroxyl, alpha beta and poly hydroxyl acids with the enhanced feature of PHDVC bioavailability delivery complex.

Benefits of pHformula Peels

At NoviSkin, we offer 4 different pHformula Peels. Each peel is made to target and treat different problems of the skin. Depending on your concern or problem, we are able to improve on the following:

  • AGE Peel -

    • Photo damage
    • Pigment changes
    • Lentigines
    • Telangiectasia
    • Dull sallow appearance
    • Keratosis
    • Unhealthy condition of stratum corneum
    • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • MELA Peel -

    • Pigmented skin
    • Melasma
    • UV induced Hyper-pigmentation
    • Post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation
    • Acne scarring
    • Post pregnancy pigmentation
  • VITA C Peel -

    • Sensitive patient
    • Allergic to AHA’s and/or PHA’s
    • Mild peel
    • Safe in pregnancy
  • CR (Chronic Redness) Peel -

    • Red sensitivity
    • Rosacea
    • UV induced Telangiectasia

Post Care Instructions

To promote healing you should:

  • Apply NeoStrata Bionic Face Cream, Post Resurfacing Cream, Neocica or Nutraderm Cream (all available for purchase at NoviSkin).
  • Avoid AHA products until the skin returns to normal.
  • Please avoid the application of make-up for the first 24 hours, the use of Lycogel Foundation is one of few exceptions that may be used (available for purchase at NoviSkin).
  • After each treatment, your skin is clean and fresh, by applying make-up (ie: foundation), you risk irritating your skin, prolonging the healing time and possibly other unforeseen complications.
  • For the first week after your treatment, no exfoliators are to be used and thereafter, only gentle exfoliators are recommended.
  • Avoid sun exposure and solartariums (such as sunbeds, tan-cans, etc) until skin returns to normal.
  • A sunblock with a minimum SPF 30 should be used at all times and reapplied during the coarse of the day.

Until your skin return to normal, you should not:

  • Peel the skin
  • Pick the skin
  • Scrape the skin
  • Scratch the skin
  • Exfoliate the skin
  • Wear tight head bands, hats etc.
  • Expose the skin to sun or sun lamps
  • Use a mask or exfoliator

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