A chemical skin peel is a non-surgical solution to reveal newer, fresher skin for the face, neck and hands if you have any concerns regarding any of the list below then a chemical peel treatment may help.

Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) derive their name from the molecular composition of the acid. These products include the subcategories of glycolic, lactic, and citric acids. These acids dissolve easily in water and can penetrate readily into the epidermis and upper dermis. The overall effect is upper skin exfoliation. Oily skin must be cleansed prior to application in order for these acids to be effective.

A Chemical Skin Peel Can

  • Lighten dark patches, freckles and age spots
  • Reduce fine lines around mouth and eyes
  • Treat wrinkles caused by the sun, ageing and heredity
  • Control some types of acne
  • Improve appearance of mild scarring
  • Improve the look, colour and texture of skin

Your Sxy Beauty specialist will be able to select the right chemical peel for you and your skin type for optimum results.

How a Chemical Skin Peel Works


Eczema & Dermatitis, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Razor Bumps, Stretch Marks and General Toning & Texture.


Actinic Keratosis, Dark Circles Under Eyes, Dry Skin, Eczema & Dermatitis, Melasma, Psoriasis, Razor Bumps, Scarring, Sensitive Skin, Stretch Marks, Sun Damage and General Toning & Texture


Beta-hydroxy acids (BHA), namely salicylic acids, are also named from the molecular composition of the acid. These acids are unique in that they are readily absorbed by the fat properties of the skin. Skin is composed of water and fat molecules that limit penetration from the outside.

Different from alpha-hydroxy acid, this acid is unique in that it can penetrate into the pores of the skin. This helps clear the pores and exfoliate the skin. Beta-hydroxy acid also has anti-inflammatory properties that result in less irritation, burning and stinging.


Acne, Acne Scars, Adolescent Skin, Large Pores & Blackheads, Oily Skin, Razor bumps!

Selecting a Peel Strength

If this is your first time using a chemical peel, it is highly recommended that you start with a light peel and gradually move your way up to determine which strength is best for your skin. There are 4 main categories of chemical peels, each type providing different results.

Types of Chemical Skin Peel

  • Very Superficial Peel
  • Superficial Peel
  • Medium Depth Peel
  • Deep Peel

Chemical Peel Types

There are different varieties and methods of the chemical peel process. They vary by how deep the chemical penetrates the skin, the type of solution that is used, how much time the peel takes to neutralise, and how many coats are required.

There are basically three levels of chemical peels. Their risk, healing time and results differ by type. Below is a list of the characteristics, treatment and benefits of three of the most common chemical peels.

Superficial Peel

These superficial peels use mild ingredients including alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids.

N.B. Sun block must be used afterwards to aid the healing process.
A Superficial Peel Can…
  • Be used on all types of skin
  • Smooth out rough dry skin and improve texture of sun damaged areas
  • Control acne
  • Achieve visible results after a series of treatments

Medium Peel

Medium peels penetrate the skin more deeply and causes a second-degree burn.

N.B. Sun block must be used afterwards to aid the healing process.
A Medium Peel Can…
  • Smooth out fine surface wrinkles
  • Heal quickly
  • Remove superficial blemishes
  • Correct pigment problems
  • Be used on all body areas
  • Preferred for dark-skin
  • Repeat treatment may be necessary

Get In Touch

A chemical skin peel procedure takes about 30-45 mins but the results can be long lasting. For more information or advice on the right chemical peel for you please feel free to call Sxy Beauty for a FREE no obligation consultation.

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