Unlike most peels, this is a non-acid peel. It works using a concentrated Retinaldehyde (Vitamin A), and behaves differently than traditional acid-based peels.
Our skin cells are constantly renewing, but as we age the rate at which our cells renew (AKA our skin cell turnover) slows down. Vitamin A causes a dramatic increase in cell turnover, to the degree that most of our clients experience mild to moderate flaking of the outer layers of skin following this treatment. The skin cells are renewing at such a rate that dull, keratinised cells on the surface are literally pushed off by new cells coming through. Increased cell turnover helps to fade pre-existing pigmentation on the skin, leading to a more even skin tone.
Vitamin A also reduces oil production in the skin, making this treatment incredibly effective for treating acne, breakouts, congestion, blackheads, and enlarged pores.
This treatment is effective in fading PIH(post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation) – the residual red/pink/brown pigment that can sit in the skin for long periods of time following breakouts.
Other effects of this high dose Vitamin A in the skin include a thickening of the Dermis (which naturally thins as we age, leading to wrinkles, fine lines and sagging), increased collagen and elastin production, reduction of fine lines/wrinkles, and accelerated healing of any pre-existing breakouts/acne lesions.