Chemical peels are cosmetic procedures that work to help reduce lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone due to sun damage. Chemical peels are made from strong acids or basic solutions that are applied to the skin's surface to create a deliberate injury. As a result, the skin reacts by repairing itself by shedding dead skin cells and allowing fresh new cells to resurface.
The types of chemical peels vary, depending on what you wish to achieve. Mostly, chemical peels are recommended for the following conditions:
- Certain types of acne
- Age spots (lentigines)
- Skin discolouration/uneven skin tone
- Lack-lustre complexion
- Fine facial lines
- Rough-textured skin
- Sun-damaged skin
What is microneedling?
Microneedling also known as collagen induction therapy, is a process involving repetitive puncturing of the skin with sterilised microneedles.
How does it work?
The microneedles penetrate the stratum corneum and create small holes known as micro-conduits with minimal damage to the epidermis. This leads to the generation of growth factors which stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the dermis.
It's helpful to treat multiple cosmetic and dermatologic conditions.
Dr Tarryn Jacobs mainly advises it for rejuvenation and skin laxity as well as atrophic acne scars.