Getting a salon facial done is a relaxing indulgence, not to mention the glow that it leaves you with. But you will all agree that this glow wears off quickly. Sometimes, a little too quickly, isn’t it? If you are among those who find that your skin tends to look dull and tired no matter what you do, then you might want to give chemical peels a try.
Chemical peels, as the name suggests, are a way to resurface the skin by exfoliating the top layers of the skin and stimulating growth of new skin cells underneath, giving you fresh, young skin. This is a very popular treatment in Melbourne for those with wrinkles, acne scars, skin pigmentation, uneven skin tone and sun damage. But there are many who get intimated by the term “chemical peels”, as it does sound scary. But there is no need to fear, as there are different types of chemical peels, and some are surprisingly gentle. The AHA Enzyme Peel at Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic is probably one of the gentlest peels you can experience.
What is the AHA Enzyme Peel?
AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acids. These are naturally derived acids from plant-based sources and are the mildest of all chemical peels. Glycolic, Lactic, Azelaic, Malic and Tartaric acids can all be called AHAs, and they work by dissolving the inter-cellular lipids and proteins that hold dead skin cells together. They also increase blood flow to the skin and increase cellular turnover as well as collagen production.
As these are extremely gentle and do not cause any heavy peeling, they are safe for most skin types, including sensitive and irritated skin as well. AHA Enzyme Peels are thus are a gentle way to exfoliate skin and reveal brighter, fresher skin. Having said this, it is best to consult with an experienced cosmetic practitioner to decide which type and intensity of peel would be best suited for your skin condition.
Why should you consider these chemical peels?
AHA Enzyme Peels are great for soothing and hydrating sensitive skin, and also good at softening wrinkles. Read on to know more about the other distinct advantages of AHA Peels.
- Brighter complexion
AHA Enzyme peels are often better at gentle exfoliation to get rid of the dead surface skin cells. This can also be useful in the case of sun damaged and pigmented skin. AHAs can help to inhibit melanin production, and result in noticeably brighter skin.
- Increases absorption of skincare products
As AHA Enzyme peels clear away the dead skin cells and other build-up on the superficial layer of the skin, and allows the underlying cells to better absorb the active ingredients in skin care products and serums.
- Fewer wrinkles and lighter scars
Pollution, hormones, lifestyle and food habits can wreck havoc on our skin, and can result in premature fine lines and wrinkles. As AHA Enzyme peels stimulate new collagen and skin cell production, the resultant skin is more youthful, with minimized pores and lighter scars.
Because of these three actions, these peels also give a more even skin tone and reduced skin pigmentation, and a more radiant appearance. At Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation for all those who are interested in experiencing the incredible effects of chemical peels.