Treatment for Lamelle Chemical Skin Peels
Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (fruit acid) derived from sugar cane and it’s one of the most widely used peel ingredients for the treatment of photo ageing – or sun damaged skin.
The treatment begins by removing all impurities and oils – a cleansing process which is followed either by an exfoliation or degreasing step. Oils might prevent the penetration and action of the peel on your skin so this step is important to the success of the treatment. Our exfoliator contains Cathepsin D – an ingredient that mimics the exfoliating enzyme found in your skin.Cathepsin D only removes dry, denatured skin cells, which makes it particularly safe to use in all peel treatments.
This preparation phase is followed by the application of the Alpha peel solution which is applied with a brush. The gentler Alpha peel 20 concentration is applied in the same way as the stronger Alpha peel 30.
During and directly after application you might experience a tingling, itchy sensation which will quickly dissipate and soon become more comfortable. The peel will only be on your skin for a maximum of five minutes and as with any time dependant chemical peel, it must be neutralised to stop its action. By applying a neutralising agent all the active peel molecules are changed to salts. This chemical reaction produces heat so a quick tingle is very normal during this phase of the treatment.