Banish bad skin days
Medical grade peels are deep skin exfoliation and hydration treatments that improve the skin’s appearance. We offer a unique combination of medical grade facial peels that have immediately visible results: your skin is hydrated, rejuvenated and you look and feel younger.
Peels are applied on the face, neck and hands. They work by exfoliating the outer layers of the skin and dead skin cells, thus revealing the healthier, younger skin beneath.
We recommend getting in touch with one of our skin experts who will advise upon the most appropriate treatment for your skin type.
What are Chemical Peels?
Few people have perfect skin. However, some of us sometimes experience more complex issues than just an occasional pimple. If your skin has been damaged by severe acne, sun exposure, or other conditions, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance. Chemical peels can help.
Chemical peels are non-invasive cosmetic procedures that improve the appearance of skin not just on the face, but also the neck, legs, arms, or body, with the exception of sensitive areas such as near the eyes or on the genitals. By exfoliating the uppermost layers of skin, a chemical peel can reduce the appearance of skin abnormalities, revealing the smooth, healthy skin below. Chemical peels can also promote collagen production.
How are Chemical Peels Performed?
Our skin naturally sheds layers and produces new ones throughout our life. However, this doesn’t occur in a uniform manner, which can leave skin uneven, blotchy, and even rough in spots. In addition, blemishes and wrinkles are not improved by this natural process. That’s where chemical peels come in.
A chemical peel is composed of an acid-based solution that is applied to the skin. The acids in the solution exfoliate the skin by chemically weakening the bonds that hold skin cells together, loosening the uppermost layers of the skin. This will allow those layers to easily be removed, revealing healthy, smooth, new skin below. This process can also boost the growth of new skin cells and encourage the production of collagen, which is vital for the skin’s firmness.
The name chemical peel can be a bit misleading. Not all chemical peels cause the skin to peel. Some acids treat the skin by peeling it at the microscopic level. Also, you may experience different results depending on your skin type. Those with thicker, oilier skin may not peel much at all, while those who have thin, more sensitive skin may peel a lot.
During your chemical peel procedure, our medical aesthetician will apply the chemical peel solution to the area of skin to be treated, and then gently remove the dead skin cells. Chemical peel treatments usually last less than an hour, depending on the area of your body you’re having treated. All chemical peels are performed on an outpatient basis. You may see results after just one treatment, but depending on the severity of your skin condition, multiple treatments may be needed to achieve optimal results.
Immediately following a chemical peel, your skin will be sensitive to sun exposure. You may also experience redness, crusting and flaking of your skin. This is completely normal, and will only last a few days, or possibly a couple of weeks, depending on the strength of the peel. Once the treated skin has flaked off, beautiful, new skin with fewer blemishes, wrinkles and blotches will be revealed. If you properly care for your newly revealed, healthy skin, you can achieve long-lasting results.
When you come in for your free consultation, we’ll discuss your skin concerns with you, and examine your target area to determine how to achieve the best results for you.
At Evincy, we offer a high-quality peel that addresses:
After Your Chemical Peel
To ensure optimal results and avoid complications, it’s important for you to follow your aesthetician’s instructions, and properly care for your skin after you’ve had a chemical peel.
To help you with your aftercare, we include a Post-Peel Prescription with your Glow Peel. To help calm, soothe and protect your skin for the few couple days immediately following your chemical peel, this kit contains three high-quality products:
- hydrating cleanser
- soothing recovery cream
- gentle sunscreen
Chemical Peel Timeline
After your chemical peel procedure, you can expect to see the following results at these intervals:
The First 8 – 12 Hours
When you leave the clinic after your chemical peel, you may have a slight yellow tinge or overt shine to your face. You will not be able to wash your face until the next morning, as the peel needs to remain on your skin for a minimum of eight hours to be fully effective.
The next day (or later that evening, depending on what time your peel was applied), you’ll cleanse the treated area with a dime-sized amount of the Cleanser, rinse with warm water, and pat dry. Do not scrub.
Next, apply a nickel-sized amount of Recovery Cream to help inhibit redness and inflammation. If you’ll be outside during the day, apply the Sunscreen for broad-spectrum UV protection. Throughout the day, you can reapply the Recovery Cream and sunscreen as necessary to keep your skin protected and comfortable.
24 – 48 Hours
The skin on your treated area will begin to feel very dry and tight. You may observe some spontaneous peeling. If you had the chemical peel on your face, the peeling will usually start around your mouth, but it can start on any area of your face. Your skin may also turn brown, become tight, and then peel. During this entire period, and through all of these events, it’s very important to keep your skin hydrated.
3 – 7 Days
Your skin will continue to peel. DO NOT PICK OR PULL AT YOUR SKIN. This can cause skin discoloration, and/or scarring.
If you experience blistering, apply polysporin—an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment or cream—and return to the clinic so your aesthetician can assess your condition. You may also experience acne breakouts, and/or continued redness in the treated area. You will continue to peel up to seven days or more after your chemical peel is performed.
7 – 10 Days and Beyond
Once your skin has stopped peeling, you’ll see clear, healthy, new skin on the treated area. We highly recommend you continue to keep your skin hydrated, and protect it with sunscreen to avoid damaging your newly revealed skin.
Chemical peels are not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.
Improve the appearance of acne and scarring and reduce age spots, freckles and other superficial pigment discolouration.
We offer a variety of affordable peels and one of our experienced Skin Therapists will advise you on which is the most appropriate for your skin type and needs.
- Skin Repair
- Improved appearance of large pores
- Reduced appearance of pigmentation