Chemical peels are not just a revival from the 1990s – they go as far back as the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks who were known to use various food acids to peel their skin.
Today, we know those food acids as AHAs, which along with other acids such as salicylic, retinoic, and carbolic acids, hydroquinone and vitamin C, make up the kind of chemical peels that treat a range of skin conditions from acne, melasma, age spots and freckles. Chemical peels are also more than just a product for pigmentation; the right peel can soften fine lines and wrinkles and fade away acne scars.
What Chemical Peels Do
Chemical peels cast off dull surface skin cells and trigger a chain reaction that reaches deep into the surface. As the topmost layer of skin is shed, living cells below are signalled to multiply and move up, thus replacing old and wrinkled skin with a healthier and smoother layer.
Chemical peels are the kind of pigmentation treatment that, by definition, cause visible peeling, although chemical peels of today (compared to those of the ’90s when demand for them spiked) also infuse the skin with active ingredients that diminish wrinkles, build collagen, and improve tone.
Chemical Peels for Acne and Fine Lines
The right peel can put an end to acne vulgaris by diving deep into the skin to unclog pores and kill acne-causing bacteria while also stripping the surface of blackheads and fading post-pimple scars. One type of chemical peel in Singapore that does this is Cutis Anti Acne Peel which contains salicylic acid derived from the willow tree.
Traditionally, the willow bark is used to treat inflammation, and this same medicinal property allows it to treat skin conditions accompanied by swelling and sensitivity such as cystic acne. Salicylic acid from the willow tree also has mild exfoliating and lightening properties.
Some chemical peels have also been formulated to increase the skin’s collagen production and to make more hyaluronic acid so the skin acts younger and healthier. This is how Cutis Vitality Peel works. Low percentages of multiple acids are often a better treatment for skin pigmentation than one type of acid at higher strength, which is why Cutis Vitality Peel contains a combination of such acids – retinoic, kojic, TCA (trichloroacetic acid, a relative of acid from vinegars) and carbolic acid or phenol.
Age Spot and Freckles Removal Using Chemical Peels
Cutis Vitality Peel is ideal not only for those seeking to soften their lines and wrinkles and reduce their acne scars, but also those who want melasma removal, and removal of other types of pigmentation such as age spots and freckles. Cutis Vitality Peel contains hyroquinone, long used in the aesthetic industry for its depigmenting properties that work at the cellular level. Hydroquinone inhibits the activity of tyrosinase, an enzyme that is vital in the production of melanin, which gives color to our skin.
A skin care specialist can create his or her own proprietary mineral blend to address very specific concerns such as tenacious pigmentation problems like age spots, pregnancy marks, uneven skin and other discoloration conditions of the face and body.
If you are looking for a superior skin whitening treatment that will reveal your youthful glow, the Cutis Crystal Peel has been specifically formulated for this treatment: It contains vitamin C, a vital vitamin for skin health which has a well-documented effect on reversing photodamage.
Cutis Chemical Peels have been developed by a highly trusted medical aesthetic clinic in Singapore that also offers laser and laser-like therapies as alternative treatment for pigmentation.