What exactly is a peel? And does it involve me going into hiding for a week ....

Peels can sound a lot scarier than they are & it's understandable that some may shy away from them - however, not all peels end in a face you're looking to hide & if you choose the right peel for you ... you will be addicted as will your skin!

so what is a peel?

A peel is, at its simplest, is a form of advanced exfoliation & involve applying a chemical or natural solution to your face to expedite the exfoliation process.

what are the benefits of getting a peel?

A peel removes dull, dry skin cells from the skin’s surface to reveal smoother, more radiant skin underneath. Additionally, certain peels can be helpful for skin conditions such as breakouts and hyperpigmentation, as they stimulate rapid cell turnover. (learn more about qed treatments)

what are the different types of peels?
AHA and BHA face peels (the most natural option)

Otherwise known as alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy acids, these peels include glycolic acid, lactic acid & saliclic acid, all known to be quite light yet highly effective & can be performed without needing any downtime. Highly effective for both Oily Skin & Anti Ageing, these peels often use fruit enzymes & acids from natural sources (at QED we use Papaya) as well as active ingredients to penetrate & deliver anti-oxidants & vitamins deep into the skin encouraging quick regeneration of healthy skin cells. You will most likely feel a tingling sensation & your skin may be a bit pink at first, but it will then look instantly brighter & noticeably smoother.

TCA face peels (heavy duty option)

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels are considered to be more medium depth peels and help to treat pigmentation, sun damage and wrinkles. The downside of these peels is that they feel slightly more uncomfortable than lighter peels, you will have more side effects, such as swelling and redness, and you will need more down time.

Carbolic acid face peels (seriously heavy duty option)

Also known as a Phenol peel, this treatment is the strongest of the group & is usually done to help treat scarring, severe sun damage, deep lines & wrinkles. You may need to be sedated to have this peel done & can expect to be very red following the procedure with a need for downtime of at least 1 week (your skin will get scabby) & a healing time of at least 2 months. learn more about QED treatments

can anyone get a peel?

Considering what we all put our skin through, from the sun to stress, we all could use a bit of a reset. Almost all skin can receive a peel, however, you should speak with your Skin Therapist if you have any concerns.

 A 40 min resurfacing treatment designed to improve the texture & appearance of aged & dry skin as well as blemished skin. It is based around 25% AHA's, Papain (an enzyme found in papaya) & green tea extract. 25% AHA has been proven to increase collagen density & improve the elasticity of your skin. It also has moisturising effects which plump up the skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles.

For a dramatic, longer-lasting impact, we recommend having 1 treatment per week for 5 weeks. Some customers use it for an instant boost for a special event as after even one treatment, your skin in plumped and glowing for the next few days.