Chemical Peels & Facials

Although our skin is able to replace old cells with new ones, over time this natural exfoliating process begins to slow down.Chemical peel treatment involves a solution of one or more exfoliating agents (such as AHA’s) being applied to the face to remove the rough upper layer of skin and to stimulate rejuvenation of the new skin cells. They generally result in tighter, smoother skin that is relatively free from fine lines and blemishes such as age spots and uneven pigmentation.Chemical peels are classified as light (superficial), medium and deep according to the depth that they penetrate the skin. Light and medium facial peels are used to remove superficial wrinkles and discolouration, and deep chemical peels are used for more severe conditions such as severe acne.

Generally, the deeper the chemical peel the longer the recovery time required. After light chemical peels. Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately, however medium and deep chemical peels can take longer to heal.Chemical peels can be repeated as necessary to achieve and maintain the desired resultsA medical cosmetic approach should be taken with the skin, as facial peels and  treatments are active with visible results. Each facial can and should be customised to suit your skin needs. The clients should receive a skin consultation with a skin professional before treatment. This includes a magnified inspection of your skin to show ageing areas, sun damage, infected areas, areas of higher sebum and congestion 

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acid facials 

Alpha and beta hydroxyl acids are well-known products with the ability to unglue bonds that hold dead cells to the surface of your skin, making it a very effective cleanser. AHA and BHA’s are found in most cleansers for daily skin care management. The LIVENOW facial range has formulated these ingredients for a more active treatment for the skin. Their benefiting properties lead to rejuvenation of the skin.  

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Lactic Acid Facial Peel (Cleopatra’s favourite)

The active component of this facial is a substance naturally occurring in milk and sugars. Like Cleopatra bathing in milk, Lactic Acid is suited for the exfoliation of normal skin types and has the added benefit of inhibiting tyrosinase production, which assists with pigment correction and even skin tone. It leaves the skin moist and glowing. Useful for dry skin includes a deep cleanse, skin analysis, peel, extractions and infused vitamins.

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Glycolic Acid Facial Peel

Glycolic Acid derived from sugar cane proven to be a very effective exfoliator. This peel has strong degreasing properties which makes it perfect for over productive oily skin. This peel helps control oils, reduce fine lines and provides a more even and smooth skin texture. 

Salicylic Acid Facial Peel

Salicylic base is derived from aspirin and is known for its smoothing benefits and acne corrective properties. The salicylic peel is effective where the acne is cystic and painful having a “drawing” effect. This also has the benefit of reducing the amount of cell waste that contributes to clogged pores and breakouts. This BHA is also an anti inflammatory agent, assisting to reduce redness and swelling of problematic acne.

 Vitamins that can be infused into the skin after peels

  • Niacinamide Vitamin B3: a strong antioxidant that targets impurities, lightens and brightens, and hydrates the skin. Try it >
  • C-Cerum (Vitamin C): targets skin integrity, collagen production, and strengthens elastin. Try it >
  • Vitamin A: to encourage turnover of skin and production of new skin. Try it >
  • Vitamin E: encourages the healing process of the skin. Try it >
  • Hyaluronic Acid: for overall hydration of the skin. Try it >
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    Chemical peels are great for:

    • Hormonal Pigmentation
    • Anti-ageing
    • Sun damage
    • Acne
    • Reducing pore size