Lactic Acid is both a highly effective chemical exfoliant and a hydrating agent.
Lactic acid is the only AHA that is naturally occurring in human skin.
Hence, there are receptor sites specifically designed to recognise and utilise this form of AHA effectively.
Lactic Acid is naturally metabolised by our cells due to the fact that is a natural part of our body chemistry.
Lactic Acid’s larger molecular size makes it one of the least irritating AHA’s and hence more suitable for hyper-reactive skin types.
Action of enzyme peels
- Decongests epidermis by dissolving keratin cementing dead skin cells together.
- Stimulates production of new skin cells at the basal layer (thereby increasing the rate of cell turnover)
- Increases the natural moisture factor of the skin resulting in firmer texture.
Indications for enzyme Hydropeel
- Dull lifeless skin in need of exfoliation
- Sun damaged skin
- Hyper pigmented skin
- Acne and congested skin n
- Ageing skin
- Ageing skin
- One treatment every 14 days
- Begin with 20%. Gradually increase strengths up to 30% if tolerated
- 4 to 6 treatments recommended
- Prior reaction to a peel
- Herpes simplex (cold sores)
- Recent radiation treatment for cancer
- Pregnant or breast-feeding
- Accutane use within the past (6 months).
- Accutane should not be taken for at least six months after the peel.
- There are reports of scarring in people who have taken Accutane after a peel.
- Sunburn or significant sun exposure in the last two days.
- Surgery or cryosurgery within the last six weeks to the area that is treated.
- Aspirin allergy ( Salicylates)