Chemical Peels are actually an ancient treatment, and still one of the most effective services today. Mainly as the ‘chemicals’ are natural acids derived from fruits, plants and milks applied to the skin for beautifying results.


Today these chemicals have been advanced into pure, stronger and sophisticated ingredients to be applied on their own or a combination as a “Peel” or as an added ingredient to skincare products. 

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Superficial Peels

Only mild dryness for 2-3 days. Used for treating fine lines, dull skin, acne, pigmentation and rough skin.

Medium Peels

Skin flaking for 3-6 days. Treats wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation, sunspots and for skin tightening.

Deep Peels

Severe peeling and crusting for 7-10 days. Used in fair skin patients with severe acne scarring or deep wrinkles and sun lesions. Strict medical monitoring needed. 

How does it work?

They need to be broken down to be understood:

AHA (Alpha-hyroxy Acids)

BHA (Beta-hydroxy Acids)

TCA (Trychloroacetic Acids)


Primarily work on a surface level to exfoliate and remove layers of dead skin cells and promote healthier cells. Improves texture and feel.

Can be absorbed into the deeper layers to stimulate collagen production.


Primarily work to exfoliate, move deeper into the pores to break down oil, remove waste & debris. Naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory

Can be absorbed into the deeper layers to stimulate collagen production


Primarily exfoliates the entire surface layers & absorbed into the deeper layer to restructure and resurface all in one. 

Types - derivative

Glycolic - sugar cane

Lactic - milk

Malic - apples

Tartaric - a range of fruits

Citric - citrus fruits

Mandelic - almonds

Types - derivative

Salicyclic - willow tree bark

Types - derivative

Trichloroethanoic - chlorine bi-product

*efficacy is based on the strength of the chemical. The strength determines how deep it will penetrate

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