What is a Skin Peel?

how do skin peels work?

When we hear of skin peels we have visions of Samantha from Sex and the City’s red melted looking face. But are all peels can’t be like that can they?


Are All Skin Peels The Same?


A skin peel is a chemical exfoliant that is used on the skin to give a deep exfoliating treatment to essentially reveal a new layer of glowing skin.


Skin Acid Peels


The Ossential® Stimulator Peel uses 3 acids to exfoliate your skin Glycolic, Lactic and Citric.


AHA acids like these exfoliate the skin deeply with less downtime. Glycolic and lactic break down dead skin cells making it perfect for acne and oily skin while the citric acid helps to give an even healthy glow. The peel also contains antioxidants and anti-irritants to reduce any downtime or redness.


The Ossential®  Stimulator Peel can be done as a one-off peel for an event, a weekly treatment to target skin conditions or once a month for maintenance.


TCA Peels and Carbolic Acid Peels


TCA and Carbolic acid are much stronger solutions that may require prep and severe downtime. These go much deeper into the skin.


What Does A Peel Do To My Skin?


A skin peel is a resurfacing treatment that chemically exfoliates the skin by breaking down the dead stuck together cells that remain on your face. This stimulates cell turnover bringing fresh skin cells to the skin at a faster rate leaving you with fresh new cells.

The ZO Stimulator Peel improves skin texture and tone as the accelerated exfoliation of pigmentation creates a more even skin tone. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatories along with a unique multi-targeted brightening approach help to prevent new pigmentation forming and eliminate downtime.


The Peel is used to help improve:


  • Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Blemishes
  • Congestion
  • Dull skin
  • Fine Lines
  • Rough Skin/ uneven texture
  • Pigmentation

How Many Peels Should I Get?

The ZO Stimulator Peel works after just one treatment leaving you with a glow that you can still see for 3-4 days. Making it perfect for events such as weddings or work events. However for optimum results, the peel works best as a weekly/bi-weekly treatment this is help control skin conditions such as acne, pigmentation, and even lines and wrinkles. Maintenance can also be done once a month to help keep your skin at optimum health.

You can even add the ZO Stimulator Peel to your current HydraFacial regime, replacing the HydraFacials own peel with the stimulator. The is the ultimate way to deep clean, exfoliate, extract impurities and then sooth and eliminate redness with LED light therapy.

Is There Downtime With The ZO Peel?

No, due to the unique combination or brightening antioxidants and anti-inflammatories this is a no downtime peel. Also known as the lunchtime peel or the red carpet peel this is why it is chosen so frequently before events.


Have you ever tried a skin peel? The ZO Stimulator Peel is now available at Amara.

By Dr Paul Munsanje

Dr Paul Munsanje is the Owner and Medical Director of Amara and has 13 years industry experience.
Read more about him here.

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