The benefits of skin peels

Peels have changed so much over the years however the name can still be a little daunting.  Many years ago deep chemical peels were a huge trend however these unnecessarily destroyed healthy tissue while trying to correct other skin conditions.

Todays peels are innovative, non – traumatic and we use them to stimulate healthy change in the skin to create a beautiful, renewed complexion with minimal downtime.

What is a peel?

A peel is a deep form of exfoliation that has some form of Aha (alpha hydroxy acid) or BHA (Beta hydroxy Acid) to encourage desquamation and promote skin renewal through new cell growth.

What will a peel do for my skin?

We have a huge range of peels at Mooi Skin to suit all skin types and conditions so we can improve pigmentation, ageing, problem skins and oily skins.  We will choose a peel for your skin type and condition to address your concerns and at the same time nourish  the skin.  Todays peels are game changers in the skin care industry and you will see positive visible changes from your first treatment.
A peel will continue working on the skin for 10 days following your treatment.

What is the difference between a peel and a microdermabrasion?

Peels use gentle and nourishing ingredients to exfoliate the skin and they do much more than just exfoliate the skin.  Peels are a nourishing treatment for the skin and at the same time as exfoliating they allow active ingredients to be delivered deep into the skin.

Microdermabrasion’s main action is to physically exfoliate the skin and attempt to stimulate collagen.  Microdermabrasion alone is an inadequate at improving any skin condition or aging concerns. The only way to truly change your skin long term is by good topical nutrition, which would take the form of your daily cosmeceutical grade skincare and progressing to nutritional peels, led lights and vitamin infusion treatments.

Microdermabrasion is an aggressive exfoliation treatment, with a purely physical effect that can aggravate conditions such as acne, rosacea, dry and ageing skin. We believe the temporary improvement in skin is outweighed by the negative long term impact.

Will my skin peel after my treatment?

This varies between clients and peels but yes there is a chance your skin will be a little flakey and peel.  This is the excess skin that is not needed and you will notice that new fresh skin is revealed leaving you with a more even appearance and a gorgeous glowing looking skin.

Do peels help with breakouts?

Yes!  Peels are one of the most effective treatments for breakouts.  A skin with breakouts and congestion often has a build up of dead cells and sebum in the pores.  A peel can penetrate into the pores to help unclogg those follicles causing congestion.  By removing the  top layer of dead skin cells this will also help prevent further breakouts as the oil will flow freely.

Are peels good for an ageing skin?

Peels are one of the best treatments to do if you are concerned with ageing.  We have some incredible peels to treat ageing, decrease sunspots and increase collagen.  We call these our tomorrow peels.  To have these peels you need to be on retinol 2 weeks prior to your peel.  They are designed to nourish the skin, remove dead skin cells, increase the natural moisturising factor and remodel collagen.
The end result is the surface of your skin will be smoother, more refined and have a healthy even glow all while your collagen is increasing and strengthening below the surface of the skin to give you younger, healthier skin sooner.

Which peel is the right one for me?

We need to asses your skin to determine what the best treatment is for you.  Book in for a skin consultation and your therapist can advise you on the right peel for you.