Aeras Clinical Chemical Peel
A chemical peel consists of blend of acids and other ingredients to help reduce clogged pores, oil production, and to dry out acne lesions.
The Aeras Clinical Acne Peel is specially formulated by our doctors with a unique blend of AHA + BHA acids to combat acne, and at the same time selected ingredients to soothe the skin and reduce redness caused by acne.
How does it work?
Chemical peels remove the outer skin layers through a process called ‘keratolysis’. This process loosens and sheds the outer layer of the skin and exfoliates. The acid molecules in the Aeras Acne Peel is hydrophobic, which means these molecules attach to the oil molecules in the clogged pores. When the acids are cleaned off, it removes these excess oil molecules that clog up the pores.
Exfoliation, combined with the reduction of excess oil, helps to unclog pores to reduce whiteheads and blackheads. The peel also reduces inflammation by reducing bacteria and help temporarily reduce skin oil secretions.
The Aeras Clinical Acne Peel is specially formulated for both sensitive and acne-prone skin due to its unique acid molecule size. Acids with both small and larger molecule sizes are blended together to achieve quick and sustained results which are ideal for sensitive skin types.
Chemical peel agents, such as glycolic and salicylic acids, are applied on the surface of the skin – they then penetrate through the skin layers to break up skin cells, causing the outer layer of skin cells to ‘fall off’ or peel. This causes the skin to renew itself to achieve a more even tone and a radiant complexion.
How often can I do chemical peels?
Chemical Peels can be applied every 1-2 weeks until desired results are achieved. While the recommended wait time between procedures is two weeks, those with severe acne can undergo this treatment every 7 – 10 days.
Is it painful?
The chemical peel is not painful but there will be a tingling sensation on the skin. Areas with open wounds are avoided.
Is there downtime?
Acne chemical peels are generally well tolerated. Some people can experience a pinkish flush or mild redness. Some can also experience very mild peeling of the skin, but is uncommon. This redness and peeling tends to be less pronounced with each consecutive peel. This is because the more oily the skin, more of the acid molecules are absorbed, and the more after-effects the skin will experience. You are advised to avoid strong sun exposure for at least 5 days after the peel.
How effective is the treatment?
Chemical peels can very effectively reduce comedones, papular and mild-moderate pustular acne. However, the more severe your acne is, the more redness you might experience from the peel.
Several treatments are required, and a chemical peel is usually combined with a laser or Aeras Healite II procedure. Up to 95% improvement can be expected for certain types of acne with a chemical peel.