The benefits of chemical peels

A chemical peel can literally strip away any old unwanted skin and reveal a new fresher you

The skin is the largest living organ on your body, producing and regenerating thousands of new skin cells every day and replacing dead ones. As we age, this natural process is slowed down. This can leave your skin with a rather dull appearance and complexion.  Dull skin can also accelerate the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and give you a tired, aging appearance.

Medical peels have been around for a very long time. They are used to create controlled shedding of old dull skin cells. The shedding is achieved by an application of an acid solution to your skin which will remove dead skin cells and promote the formation of new ones.

The benefits of a medical peel include:

  • reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • treats sun spots, age spots and pigmentation
  • can improve shallow acne scarring
  • leaves your skin with a smoother, more youthful appearance
  • reduces pore size


There are various types and levels of chemical peels depending on your skin concerns. Different peels will penetrate your skin at different levels to target your skin problems. The most suitable peel for you will be determined at a consultation with one of our highly trained skin consultants.

Recovery time

As peels differ in their penetration level to the skin, there are different recovery times to take into consideration. As a rule of thumb, the deeper the chemical peel, the longer the recovery time needed. Clients can return to their normal daily activities after a light facial peel and conceal redness with mineral make- up.

A medium or deep chemical peel can result in swelling and light crusting of the skin. This means more recovery time for your skin. Peeling may also follow and it can last up to 2 weeks.

Your newly revealed skin will be sensitive. You must ensure the use of maximum sun protection. You may have subsequent Chemical peels to maximise and maintain your results.

Here at Oo La La Cosmetic Laser Clinic, your therapist will guide you through the entire process from how to prepare your skin to the actual treatment, and what to expect afterwards. Your therapist will also guide you through your aftercare so the entire process will be a lot less daunting. Speak to us today to arrange a consultation for your skin.